Starting Point Class

This class is designed for new believers and guests. It addresses 8 common obstacles of the Christian life and how to overcome them. If you are new to Michael Memorial, have questions about Christianity or simply need a refresher course, this is the class for you.

Starting Point is taught by Pastor Tony and allows you to get to know what makes Michael Memorial such a special place. The class meets every Sunday after the Morning Worship Service in the Conference Room (directly behind the Sanctuary). Everyone is welcome to join us!

  1. "SECURE IN GOD" A discussion about how to have assurance of salvation.
  2. "GROWING IN GOD" A discussion about things we can do that increase our growth in God.
  3. "UNDERSTANDING GOD" A discussion about simple tools to help us study and understand the Bible.
  4. "TOGETHER WITH GOD" A discussion about God's purpose in making the church a family.
  5. "PARTICIPATING WITH GOD" A discussion about finding our place of belonging in God's kingdom.
  6. "GENEROSITY IN GOD" A discussion about how God's generosity changes our heart.
  7. "GIFTED BY GOD" A discussion about how God has uniquely gifted each of His children.
  8. "FLOURISHING IN GOD" A discussion about discovering who we really are and how we can flourish in Christ.

What should I expect?

Our morning Worship Service begins at 9:00am with a blend of contemporary praise music and traditional hymns. Our adult choir prepares our hearts for the message delivered by Senior Pastor, Tony Karnes. Evening worship begins at 5:30pm. This service also features contemporary praise music blended with hymns followed by another message from God's Word.

What should I wear?

At MMBC, we encourage you to come just as you are. Most people attend services in business-casual clothing. But you will also see some suits and ties as well as blue jeans. The most important thing to remember is that God sees our heart and God cares about our heart more than He cares about our style of clothing.

What about my kids?

No matter what age your children might be, we have a special spot for them. Our Nursery is available for the tiniest baby to Kindergarten age. You may utilize this service during any Worship Service and during Small Group Bible Study.

For 1st through 4th graders, we offer Kingdom Kidz at 9:00am on Sunday mornings. This interactive worship experience is held in our East Sanctuary and is designed just for kids. At 10:45am the children move into Small Group Bible Studies where they build a faith foundation through the Children Desiring God curriculum.

What about my teenager?

Teenagers, 7th through 12th grade, attend No Posers University on Sunday mornings at 10:45am and a Youth Bible Study on Sunday Evenings at 5:30pm (Youth Impakt). No Posers University and No Posers Student Ministry is located in the youth building and is directed by our Youth Pastor, Bryan Yates.

On Wednesday evenings, teens have an opportunity to fellowship at the Cafe before the worship service which begins at 6:30pm. The teens are able to participate in a worship service with a praise band in the youth building. There are also numerous activities and ways for teens to serve during the year.