FAQ

When I come, what do I do with my kids?

We have worship first; so, your whole family will come into the auditorium for a time of singing, prayer, and communion. There are kids activity bags at our Connections Center in the lobby. These bags are available for any children who would benefit from a book or coloring sheets to get through a worship service. Before the sermon, children ages 2-6 are dismissed to Children’s Worship where they will get a lesson, songs, and activities aimed at their age group. After worship, there are Bible classes for all ages.

 

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

Dress is casual. You will see people dressed in a wide range of clothes from jeans to suits. We want everyone to feel at home.

 

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

The main things we’d love for you to bring is an open heart and an open mind. If you have a Bible, we’d love for you to bring it. If you do not have a Bible, we will help provide you with one.

 

I’m new! Can I take communion?

Communion, sometimes called the Lord’s Supper, is open to anyone who follows Jesus. We don’t authorize who can and cannot take communion. It’s a personal decision that should be based on your relationship with Jesus. During this time we remember his sacrifice, his transforming power at work within us, and we’re able to connect to fellow Christians (1 Corinthians 10:16-17; 1 Corinthians 12:13).

 

Why are there no guitars or pianos during the singing?

God specified the use of instruments to be used in Old Testament temple worship along with animal sacrifices, incense, and special priestly garments. We no longer live under the Old Testament law (Galatians 3:24-25; Ephesians 2:14-15). Since Jesus and the apostles did not use musical instruments in the early church, we simply “sing and make melody in our hearts” as the early Christians did (Ephesians 5:19).

 

I notice your church is a “church of Christ.” What exactly does that mean?

Church is not a place you go to but a family of Jesus followers. The “church of Christ” you see on our building goes back to the Restoration Movement, a time to restore Christianity to the way Christ had intended. But it’s so much more than just letters on our building. The church we read about in the Bible was established fifty days after Jesus’ death and resurrection when 3000 people submitted to him and were baptized for the forgiveness of their sins. Those were the first members of Christ’s church. So, when we say that we are a “church of Christ” we are saying that we are a congregation of that church that began in Acts 2 (Acts 2:41-42,47).

 

What does “placing membership” look like or what does it mean?

There is no formal process for placing membership to a congregation in Scripture. The process varies depending on whether you have obeyed the gospel or not. Placing membership means you want to associate yourself with and be recognized as members of the Broadway congregation. Membership is not required to attend a worship gathering or event but some ministries require membership to participate.

Those interested in this next step will meet with our church leaders to discuss where an individual is on his/her spiritual walk. We’ll also collect some information from you to help build your Broadway profile and to let others know who you are. We believe that the best way to get to know someone is through conversation and service. Our ministries offer many service opportunities and events throughout the year, so, once you’re ready, we’ll put you in contact with the appropriate ministry leaders so you can help serve others and serve God.

If placing membership is your next step, let us know and we’ll work together to schedule a time for you to meet with our leaders.

2855 Broadway St
Paducah, KY 42001

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