At our weekly Sunday Gathering, we gather to sing historic and modern hymns, and to hear God's word read and proclaimed in a challenging yet relevant manner.
On the first Sunday of every month, we celebrate the Lord's Supper to remember and participate in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Worship at Sunshine Baptist is a blend of contemporary and ancient practices, incorporating both modern and traditional music. Most Sundays, worship follows a regular order of service (or "liturgy" in the historic vocabulary of the church). Elements of our service are also influenced by the Church Year (if you are not familiar with the Church Year, check this out.) All our services make time for Psalms, hymns, spiritual songs, silent confession, scripture reading, preaching, and prayer. Once a month we celebrate the Lord's Supper (all baptized Christians are welcomed to participate after a time of solemn reflection).
The answer to that question depends partly on how you define the term "family integrated." We strongly believe that discipleship should encourage opportunities for appropriate intergenerational relationships. We also recognize that people have different developmental needs at different stages of life. Taken as a whole, we strive for a biblical approach that balances these realities. Children and infants are welcomed into worship. We do not have and will not have separate worship services for young children (though we do have a room parents can use if children get fussy or hungry, but using that space is totally at the parents' discretion). Our church is not heavy on "programming," but we sometimes organize activities like VBS that are designed specifically to minister to young children. When we do church work days, mission activities, or other community building activities these are almost always fully intergenerational.
On Sunday our Bible study groups start at 9:30. Worship is at 10:30. Mid-week gatherings take place on different days at different times.
On any given Sunday you will find some people in traditional church attire (think ties and jackets for men or dresses for women) while other people will be dressed more casually (think jeans and t-shirts).
Our Sunday morning services are usually about an hour in length (sometimes a little longer on Communion Sundays).