what to expect
Everyone is welcome at Holt Church of the Nazarene. Whether you are simply seeking to understand what the church is all about, to discover who Jesus is, or are looking for a new church home, we would be delighted to have you attend our worship service.
People often ask, What should I wear to church? Don't worry, when you arrive you will find people dressed in all kinds of attire. There are those who like to dress up a bit to come to church, but there are also those who are comfortable in jeans and a t-shirt. Come and be comfortable. We are about worshipping God, not modeling our wardrobe!
Our worship services are every Sunday at 11:00 A.M(ish).
We relate in a relaxed way and we come as we are. We don't act like church in the way most people know it. We think church is about real people sharing life together, asking real questions, seeking a real God who loves and cares about us all, and will someday return to set all things right. We believe strongly in the blessings of having an intergenerational church. Our services have individuals from all generations and all walks of life. If you are a family with children joining us, we want to encourage you that we know God put the wiggles and giggles in kids! If your child makes a little noise as we worship, it is ok! Here at Holt Naz, we believe that every member of the Family of God is involved in raising our little ones and that our little ones have an important part to play in our Church! Because of that, our children are often with us throughout the duration of our service. Our children take part in leading various church activities such as offering time, announcements, greeting, and even music! We have a special kid's moment, table activities, fidget baskets, and more to engage them in learning about God! We also have a "baby believers" area with a few quiet toys for your littlest ones to play with. We invite you to experience worship together as family!
Please, come in and make yourself at home. Our services usually begin with a time of music led by our worship team in which people may stand or choose to sit. The songs are usually a mixture of familiar titles along with some that might be new to you. If you know the songs, please sing with us, if not—don't worry about it and just relax and worship the Lord.
During services we will have a time to recieve tithes and offering. Giving back a portion of what the Lord has given us remains an important part of Holt Naz's worship. We want our member and guests alike to feel welcome to give as the Holy Spirit leads.
The sermon seeks both to teach and to inspire, to offer both guidance and motivation. Our goal is for the Scriptures to literally come alive in your heart and mind! If you have a Bible, you are welcome to bring it with you or use your favorite electronic version of the Bible on your phone or other electronic device.
We believe that prayer is an important way of connecting with God. There are times of prayer throughout the service. Additionally, there may be a time during the service when you are invited to come forward for a special time of prayer at the altar.
At least once a month our worship service includes a time to celebrate Communion. You don't have to be a member of the church to take part. This is a good time to reevaluate where you are in your spiritual walk. Maybe you need to make a recommitment to the Lord, and taking part in Communion may become this affirmation. Simply listen to the instructions given and you are welcome to participate.
We are a part of the global Church of the Nazarene. To learn more about our shared beliefs & values, click here.