Sunday: 10:30am & 6:30pm
Wednesday: 7:30pm – 8:45pm
Monday Night Prayer: 7pm
The following information is provided in the event that some aspects of our worship service are new to you. Some of the things you may notice include the following…
Impact Family Church is a Spirit-filled church! The Bible says that “…where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty” (2 Corinthians 3:17), and that praise is “…becoming and appropriate…” for God’s people (Psalms 33:1 AMP). Our services are characterized by exuberant praise and worship, with uplifted hands and hearts (1 Timothy 2:8). Our music style is contemporary and upbeat.
In the New Testament we find the early church lifting up their voices and praying out loud. Many times there is a need or a petition the Church, as a whole, presents to the Lord in prayer. This is known as “unified” or “corporate” prayer. You’ll find several of these scripture references in the Book of Acts such as: “…they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, ‘Lord, you are God…” (Acts 4:24)
This is one of the fundamental doctrines of the Lord Jesus Christ listed in Hebrews 6:1-2. Through the laying on of hands, the “anointing” or God’s power is transmitted from one person to another. The Bible teaches different reasons and situations for laying on of hands. When Jesus and others ministered to people for healing, it was often done through the laying on of hands. Jesus said believers would lay hands on the sick and they would recover (Mark 16:18). Many times hands are laid on an individual who comes forward to receive ministry. By the laying on of hands, people are ordained and set apart for ministry. It is also one way for people to be healed, filled with the Holy Spirit and to receive a blessing.
The Apostle Paul, in chapters 12 and 14 of I Corinthians, refers to the different ways the Holy Spirit moves in the Church. These “gifts” or “manifestations” are initiated by the Holy Spirit so we try to be sensitive to what He wants to do in any particular service. For instance, God may give “a word of knowledge” regarding those in the congregation with a particular need to whom He wants to minister. Or there may be a “prophecy” – (a verbal message inspired by the Holy Spirit) – which edifies, exhorts, and comforts God’s people.
The Bible also speaks of different kinds of tongues. In the Book of Acts, when believers were filled with the Holy Spirit, they spoke in other tongues (Acts 2:4). There is one type of tongues that requires a public interpretation to be in order. There is another type of tongues that has a devotional purpose and no public interpretation is required.