Our Church Building

Our Church Building

Our church building has a unique architectural design among the local area churches, people have questions regarding this architecture from the bell tower to the interior layout of the sanctuary. Allow us to describe the essence of Reformed worship and explain how our  sanctuary was intentionally designed to contribute to the glorious worship of God according to the Scriptures.

Sanctuary

The focus of all our worship is to bring glory and pleasure to God, and to “enjoy Him forever“ as the Westminster Shorter Catechism puts it.  Our sanctuary is as much a part of our offering to God as our praise and singing. The original building was built during WWII and featured a unique dome with a cross over the bell tower.  The newly renovated building has recovered the original architecture and provided a new extended entrance. The inside was…

Bell Tower

One of the distinguishing features of this downtown neighborhood of Enterprise is the cross over the dome.  It is one of the few Protestant churches of the south to have this feature.  The symbol of the dome is to represent the world, and the cross on top is a reminder that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior over the world and “His kingdom rules over all” (Ps. 103:19).

Pulpit

Inside the sanctuary the most prominent feature is the elevated central pulpit, because the Protestant Reformers made preaching of the Word the key part of worship.   The Word of God, we must remember is “living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart” (Heb. 4:12).  By God’s blessing, preaching that is faithful to the Word is a spiritually transforming event.…

Two Symbols

In addition to the pulpit, the font and the table up front reflect the unity of Word and sacrament; where the church celebrates the two special events; baptism and the Lord’s Supper, commanded and blessed by Jesus Christ as holy signs and seals of the covenant of grace.  Together the congregation gathers around the preached Word and shares in the blessings of these visible symbols of our cleansing and forgiveness through Christ.  The two pictures Christ gave to his followers…

Our Music

The choir is a part of the congregation.  There is in our public worship a biblical pattern of praise, adoration, and offering, where the whole congregation is engaged in giving God the glory due to Him.  Our desire is to provide worship that is God-centered and exalts the beauty and majesty of our Sovereign God.   The musicians and singers are not a dominant feature up front, but support the worship and praise of the whole congregation.  It is our…