WHAT TO EXPECT
Moorpark Presbyterian Church welcomes you! We are glad you are here. We are your friends and neighbors, making new friendships, caring for each other and our community and learning to live together as a people of God. Some of us are single, some married, some are younger, some older, some are parents and some children. We come from different races, professions, interests and political outlooks. We come from different church backgrounds and no church background. Some of us know a lot from the Bible and some of us, until recently, have never read the Bible. We are people like you who are ready and eager to welcome you.
What can I expect when I come to Moorpark Presbyterian Church?
• You can expect a warm welcome without being overwhelmed.
• You can expect joyful, heartfelt worship and inspiring, relatable, Biblical preaching.
• You can expect engaging learning opportunities for all ages – kids, youth and adults.
• You can expect imperfect, loving people doing their best to follow our perfect, loving God.
• You can expect to be accepted as you are and invited to enjoy God and grow in Christ.
What should I wear? Where should I go? Will I be asked to do anything?
We want you to feel comfortable; people wear everything from Hawaiian shirts to business casual. We just ask that people dress in a way that is respectful to others.
When you arrive, come into the Sanctuary – the big building on your right as you face the campus from the parking lot. Our greeters will be there to help you.
You can participate as much or as little as you feel comfortable – no pressure.
I have young kids. I have middle schoolers. I have high schoolers. Where do they go?
For young kids: They can stay with you for all the service, stay through the Time for Young Disciples children’s sermon and then, for children through fourth grade, you can accompany them to Children’s Church or child care or, if they are under three, you can take them to Nursery care before coming into the service. We also have a ‘Cry Room’ in the sanctuary for families with young children who might feel more comfortable in this space. Whatever you decide, our greeters and ushers can help guide you.
For middle schoolers and high schoolers: They are invited to stay in worship with you and their friends. You can contact Youth Ministries Director Dave Hubbard.
Is there a communion? Is there Sunday school? Is there coffee?
Yes, yes and yes!
The first Sunday of each month we celebrate communion. All who trust in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior are welcomed to partake.
We have Sunday school for all ages between services. Adults and children meet in the classrooms in the education wing and youth meet in the lower level of the sanctuary.
On the patio, we have coffee, tea, water and some baked treats and fruit as well. Join us before, between and after services. We’d love to get to know you and answer any questions you may have.
Sunday Service during the Summer is at 9:0a.m.
An American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter is Available.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His saving death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to His Father on high, and in His eventual return to power.
We believe in the Holy Spirit who is at work in the world, convicting people of sin, restoring them to God and providing His presence, power, and instruction to enable us to live a godly life.
We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the inspired Word of God and the final authority for our life and faith.
We affirm the teaching of the historic statements of faith of the church including the Nicene Creed and the Apostle’s Creed.
We believe that we are, by nature and by our own actions, separated from God and that we cannot heal the separation in our own efforts.
We believe in salvation through faith in Jesus Christ alone. Faith is not inherited but comes as a personal decision to surrender our lives to Christ and receive the new birth He offers.
We believe that faith without works is dead.
We believe that God calls all disciples, men and women, to use their talents and gifts in His service. God calls us to minister to the community and the world in words and in compassionate actions.
We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers through our Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that the church is the body of Christ on earth to show the world what God desires for human life and relationships.
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