We know visiting a church for the first time can be a real step of faith – especially a non-denominational church! Therefore, we would like to give you a glimpse of Abundant Grace, before you even step through the door.
The main doors open into our fellowship hall. The Sanctuary will be through the doors to the right, and bathrooms, kitchen and Children’s Church to the left. The worship service starts at 10 am, but feel free to come at 9 am and enjoy a donut and cup of coffee! Adult Sunday school is from 9:15 to 9:45 in the main sanctuary. It is an interactive Bible study, going through a book of the Bible verse by verse.
We open at 10 am with prayer and testimonies, and then praise and worship. We sing contemporary music with some older songs & hymns mixed in as well. We have communion every Sunday, and then a brief teaching from God’s Word on giving for the offering. Following announcements, we have a meet & greet, affectionately known as "half-time". It is at this point children 10 and under are dismissed to go to children’s church or nursery. After this is the sermon, and then closing prayer and song.
Though you can find more detail in our statement of faith, a summary of what we believe might be referred to as “Charismatic Conservativism”. Partly modern, partly traditional. Pastor Link is a CBC Colorado grad (’03), so if you’re familiar with Andrew Wommack, then you’ll doctrinally know where we stand. Baptism in the Holy Spirit, tongues, anointing with oil, laying on of hands, prayer for healing – yes. Darkness, disco balls, smoke machines, acting disorderly – no. We find it unfortunate that chaos, confusion and foolishness has been often associated with Holy Spirit baptism.
After worship, there is a time for prophecy and tongues with interpretation - but you typically won’t hear tongues in our church service otherwise. Why? 1Cor 14. Tongues builds up the individual, but not the body – unless there is an interpretation. All things are to be done decently and in order.
As a visitor, you’ll be warmly greeted, but don’t worry – we won’t try to make you sign anything or put you on an email list. Nor will we point you out and make you stand up and introduce yourself (unless you want to do that, then go for it). However, be sure to take one of the beautiful flowers in front of the pulpit when you leave as our gift to you!
So, there’s a breakdown of our service; but you may be asking, “What is AGF about? What is its purpose? Its mission?”. Well, I’m glad you asked!
The primary mission of AGF is to be a Bible training center. One comment often heard from people is, “Sitting through a sermon here is like going to Bible college!” Having a thorough, working knowledge of God’s Word is what we’re about. We seek to get the Word out by every avenue possible. We are a teaching ministry, and knowing God’s Word and continuing in the Apostle’s doctrine is our central focus.
Besides teaching on Sunday morning and Wednesday night, Pastor Link writes a weekly article based on his sermons for the newspaper and website. He also writes daily devotionals Monday through Friday, and has a published book with 365 of those devotionals. His messages are recorded, and free CD’s are available to take and listen to, then hand out to others. Pastor Link also has a daily radio show on AM 630 KSLR in San Antonio, TX, that can be heard at 6 pm Monday through Friday. Our vision is to one day have a national and international radio ministry, and reach the world with the Eternal Truth of God’s Word.
Our secondary mission is to support foreign missions – particularly the persecuted church. While we’re not the sole supporter of any one missionary, we contribute monthly to many different missions and ministries around the world.
Finally, our mission is to build strong, healthy Christian marriages and families. We believe the Bible gives very simple yet detailed information on the roles of husbands, fathers, wives, mothers and children – and when followed, produce the best fruit and happiest homes.
I pray this has helped you get a feel for who we are and what we’re about. Come by some Sunday at 10 am and check it out for yourself. We would love to have you!
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