WHAT TO EXPECT
We are eager for you to join us for a worship service! Our weekly gatherings are characterized by an eagerness to connect with our holy God through truth, worship, community, and mission.
We emphasize the truth of the Bible and its practical application for our lives; we worship God through song by focusing on substance over style, participation over performance, and modern music that is multi-generational; we value the building of community through small groups that meet on Sunday mornings and throughout the week; and finally, we are on mission to spread the good news of Jesus Christ in South Florida and the world abroad.
Beginning on Sunday morning at 9:30am we come together for Bible study in small groups called "Growth Groups." In these groups, we learn about God’s Word and its application to all areas of life. Children also have Sunday school groups. Following that, we begin our Sunday morning service promptly at 10:45AM. Nursery care is available during worship services for children ages birth-4 years.
The content of the gospel shapes our services. Each week, as we gather for corporate worship, we celebrate the gospel of Jesus Christ with a four-fold order of service: 1) Praise to God 2) Confession of Sin and Thanksgiving 3) Bible-centered teaching, and 4) Response to the Word.
The music we sing at SHBC is a blend of old and new. We strongly prefer congregational singing, which emphasizes the gathered body singing praise to God with one voice, over performed music, which tends to spotlight the abilities of some while encouraging passivity in the rest. Congregational music also promotes substance over style, which allows us to learn doctrinally-rich music.
Preaching at SHBC is expositional, meaning that it declares the point of a particular biblical passage and then seeks to apply that truth to our lives. All preaching is driven by the Gospel, the Bible’s main message of God saving sinners through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
After the sermon, we encourage folks to stick around and continue building relationships. It is not uncommon to see people praying for one another, making plans for the upcoming week, or visiting our Bibles and Books bookstore.
If you have any further questions about our service, please feel free to contact us.