We want our weekly services to be a place where people from all different walks of life can explore answers the life’s big questions by discovering what it means to truly know and follow Jesus.
What to Expect When You Come
Each week we worship together through music, prayer, scripture reading, and a message that explains the Bible by showing us a different way to live. Dress casually, plan for the service to be about an hour and 15 minutes long, and bring your kids to experience our age-graded ministries that take place during most of the adult services.
Partnering with Parents
We create fun and safe environments where your kids can learn what following Jesus is all about. We partner with you to provide parenting tools and strategies needed to help your child explore faith, grow together with others, and make a difference by following Jesus. Learn more about these and other Ministries.
More Ways to Explore Faith...
We also offer Starting Point classes for those asking questions about faith and learning about the Bible and Christianity. Ask us when our next Starting Point class will be held.
Following Jesus isn’t as easy as you might think, especially when you try to do it alone. The promise of life in Jesus is that we are not alone, but connected to God and others in meaningful ways. The primary way we experience biblical community is through our small groups. These are typically groups of 8-12 people that gather together on a regular basis to encourage, challenge, and care for one another. They provide an opportunity for growing spiritually with others in ways that attending weekly church services cannot provide alone.
We believe that baptism is biblically ordained; meaning, God designed baptism to be practiced in his church. This is the first public way of communicating one's personal choice to become a follower of Jesus. We want to publicly celebrate those who have come to faith in Jesus and choose to be obedient in baptism.
Ordinances of the Church
Water baptism is only intended for the individual who has received the saving benefits of Christ’s atoning work and become His disciple. In obedience to Christ’s command and as a testimony to God, the Church, oneself and the world, a believer should be immersed in water in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Water baptism is a visual and symbolic demonstration of a person’s union with Christ in the likeness of His death and resurrection. It signifies that a former way of life has been put to death and vividly depicts a person’s release from the mastery of sin.
As with water baptism, the Lord’s Supper or Communion is to be observed only by those who have become genuine followers of Christ. This ordinance symbolizes the breaking of Christ’s body and the shedding of His blood on our behalf and is to be observed repeatedly throughout the Christian life as a sign of continued participation in the atoning benefits of Christ’s death. As we come to the table with an attitude of faith and self-examination, we remember and proclaim the death of Christ, receive spiritual nourishment for our souls and signify our unity with other members of Christ’s body.
God instructs us, through the Bible, to give regularly, generously and sacrificially out of all that He gives us—all as part of our worship of Him. Scripture shows us there are many benefits when we give. The most important one is that it makes us more like Christ and gives us a heart more for Him.
What we do with what we have directs our heart. Giving to God reminds us that He has given us everything we have and can be counted on to meet every need we will ever have. We give to a local church out of obedience and desire to see people grow in their personal relationships with Christ. The Church is His plan, through Jesus, to reconcile the world to Himself. We give to advance the Gospel through His ministry.
Make A Difference
God sent Jesus not only to bring us a new kind of life, but to give us the mission of making a difference for him by serving others. We carry out this mission by sharing the story of Jesus and showing others the kind of love Jesus shows us. God also uses serving to help us grow spiritually and connect with others.
Learn more about Serving others in our church, in our community, and in our world.
Serving Others in the Church
Sampa Church is only as good as the people serving. Serving in a ministry area is a great way to connect with people around the church while using your skills and talents for others. Please let us know that you are interested in serving and we will help you find the best place for you to serve utilizing your gifts and talents.
Serving Others in the Community
We are forming partnerships in the city that will provide us with opportunities to serve. This can also be spontaneous individual choices you make to serve someone you know or see that has a need.
Serving Others in the World
We are in the process of developing our serve the world strategy.