What You Need to Know
Worship assemblies: Sunday @ 10:30am and 6:00pm
Study assemblies: Sunday @ 9:30am & Wednesdays @ 7:00pm
When should I get there?
Our service times are above, but we’d love it if you arrived a few minutes early to let us say hello and help you feel welcome!
Where should I park?
We have reserved the parking places closest to the front door for visitors to our services. If they are full or you would prefer to park farther away, there’s parking in front of, behind, and to the side of the church building.
What should I wear?
You will find that we are a church with many demographics, and that extends to our dress. On Sunday, most dress in business or business casual clothing, while Wednesdays are more informal. What’s important is to dress in what you’re comfortable with and come with a heart ready to worship God.
Where should I go when I get there?
Walk right in! There are three main entrances to our church building, you’re welcome to use any of them. Greeters will be on hand to welcome you and answer any questions you have.
What about my kids?
During Bible class periods, we have classes for all ages. Your kids would be welcome to go to class with kids their age, but they’d be just as welcome to go to class with you and the other adults in the main auditorium. It’s all up to what you and your family are comfortable with.
During worship periods, we all gather together in the main auditorium. However, there is both a cry room and nursery available for parents with young children.
How long do the assemblies usually last?
Both Bible class and worship assemblies usually last about 45 minutes. After Bible class on Wednesday night, we gather together in the auditorium for about 15 minutes of worship and study.
Every Sunday in our worship assemblies, we perform what we call the “five acts of worship”:
- Singing (Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16)
- Praying (1 Tim. 2:8)
- Taking the Lord’s Supper (Acts 20:7)
- Giving (1 Cor. 16:2)
- Preaching (Acts 20:7; Rom. 10:14)
We want to do Bible things in Bible ways in all things, including our worship. Our goal in worship isn’t to entertain or make ourselves feel good, we just want to please God. For more on how we worship, check out what we believe.
In every Sunday morning assembly, we give our members an opportunity to give money to support the Lord’s work. However, if you’re not a member of JCOC, we don’t ask or expect you to give. We’re just delighted you’re sacrificing your time and energy to worship God.
If you have a Bible, you will definitely use it when you visit with us. But if you don’t have one, we will have one that you are welcome to have as our gift to you.
Absolutely! We believe all people are made in the image of God, regardless of the things they may have to do differently because of their physical bodies.
If you need help with taking care of your special needs friends or family during worship or want to visit with us but are worried, please let us know and we will have someone ready to help you when you arrive.
We don’t have a children’s church — we love having children in our worship services! It’s a perfect time for them to be touched by Jesus and His Word and see their parents worshipping Him.
However, we do have a nursery and cry room provided for those who need changing, feeding, etc. (We also have a private area in the nursery for nursing moms.)
Any other questions?
We’d love to answer any questions you have.
We were drawn to Jacksonville church for its group of loving and friendly people. They are truly a caring family. I would recommend you visit anytime you are in the area.Larry & Kelli Sewell // JCOC Members
We love the Jacksonville church. Its folks are Christ-centered, active, inclusive, humble, and evangelistic. We also like that the shepherds, preachers, and teachers care about our family's spiritual growth and that the youth and college groups have such an inspiring, integral role in the work of the church.Cade & Amy Somers // JCOC Members
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