What to Expect
When you are a guest at South Main, we want you to feel comfortable, so here is a snap shot of what you can expect when you honor us with a visit.
Our door greeters will help you with any needs you might have. In our auditorium, feel free to sit anywhere. Dress is typically casual – please do not let dress hinder you from joining us.
One of the unique things about South Main is that the music is ‘a cappella;’ that is, we sing without the use of musical instruments. We love the beauty and joy of worshiping God from our hearts with our voices. We believe you will find the singing meaningful and uplifting, with everyone being invited to participate.
Prayers and Sermon
When you honor us with a visit you will hear spoken prayers and a lesson from God’s Word. We believe in the power of prayer and God’s Word, so these aspects will take up a considerable amount of our worship time. The lesson is normally 25-30 minutes long. We hope you find it refreshingly Bible-centered and applicable to your life.
Communion is the heart of our worship time every week. We participate in this celebration of what Jesus did for us on the cross and his life. We do this to proclaim the Lord's death until he comes. During this time, trays of unleavened bread (symbolizing the body of Jesus) and cups of grape juice (symbolizing the blood of Jesus) will be passed throughout the auditorium. You are welcome to participate or to pass the trays to the next person.
(1 Co. 11:26, Mark 14:22-25, and Acts 20:7)
Trays will also be passed to collect a weekly financial offering. As our guest, you are not expected to make a donation. This is a way we give back to the Lord out of our hearts to provide for the needs of others first.
Kids for Christ
After our offering, our children 3 to 6 years of age are offered a children's worship in a safe and secure area next to our auditorium. This is optional and we would welcome parents to visit and attend this with their child.
At the close of the lesson, our minister will “extend an invitation.” He will encourage those who wish to ‘respond’ to come to the front of the auditorium while the congregation sings. At this time, if you need help spiritually in any way, please come forward.