Information for Visitors

Welcome to Truth Reformed Bible Church. We aim to provide a challenging and edifying experience for both members and visitors in our Sunday service of worship, preaching, and teaching.

Here is a little of what you can expect on a Sunday morning:

1. We love the Reformation doctrines of Martin Luther and John Calvin. This does not make us unique. Thankfully, many churches faithfully proclaim the central teachings of Christianity, and we join with those churches every Sunday in heralding God’s Word. We maintain an unwavering commitment to the orthodox teachings of Christianity as revealed in the Bible and recorded in the ecumenical creeds.

2. We hold the doctrine of Christian unity highly and dearly. We embrace Ephesians 4: 4-6, which says, “There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.” We treat all Christians as brothers and sisters, regardless of positions held on doctrines that are not essential for salvation (often referred to as “doctrinal distinctives”).

3. We take worship seriously. The Sunday morning service is an opportunity for God’s people to gather together and offer their corporate worship to God. All Christians are welcome to join us and participate in public singing, Scripture reading, and prayer. However, while non-Christians are welcome to attend, we do admonish them to not participate in worship until such a time as they can do so authentically. God prefers non-Christians to not speak to him at all than to address him with empty words.

4. We take communion seriously. We practice communion weekly. We use bread and wine (a non-alcoholic substitute is available upon request). Two requirements must be met in order to receive communion. 1) The recipient must be a Christian. 2) The recipient’s heart must be right with God and with men (Matt 5:23–24). All visitors who meet these requirements are welcome to join us after speaking with the elders. We follow the historical church practice of accepting, as fulfillment of both requirements, a letter from the visitor’s Session attesting to the visitor’s good standing in his own congregation.