Who is Solomon’s Porch Christian Community?
We are a new (Founded in November 2016) church in the Nashville area that focuses on making disciples of Jesus Christ in the pattern established by Christ and His Apostles in the Scriptures. We meet Sunday mornings @ 10:30 am for Community Worship and Thursday evenings @ 6:30 pm for Community Discipleship.
What does Sunday Community Worship look like?
During our time of worship we devote ourselves to the same things the early church devoted themselves to in Acts 2:42 where it says, “they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” This passage guides our Community Worship. When we gather on Sundays, first we spend time learning the “Truth” from the Scriptures. Then we take the Lord’s Table, “Together”. After that, we share a common meal that everyone contributes to, “Table“. Finally, we spend some time at the Throne of God, reading Scripture, singing hymns of praise, and offering prayers to Him who is worthy.
We want our worship to reflect the multigenerational faithfulness we desire in our families so we include our children in our Sunday morning Community Worship. We do provide other times and environments where children are discipled in the church using catechisms and other activities that occur along demographic lines. But we as a general principle resist generational fragmentation (see our Core Values).
What do you do to create a multi-generational environment in your Community Worship?
One of the reasons we meet the way we do is to enable our children to be with us as we worship. Each Sunday we begin with a pastoral lesson especially for the children. We provide a color page for them to complete during the sermon, helping to keep their little hands busy. We firmly believe the family is the “normal” organic model for making disciples. We understand that not everyone lives in an intact family unit. But we still believe that the “best practice” is to equip the head of household to lead their children’s personal discipleship, rather than for the Church to usurp that responsibility, and deactivate the parent(s), who are divinely charged with that role. We want to make sure we are discipling our children well, raising them as part of His body, allowing them to experience worship and discipleship right along with us.
We are pretty sure it was noisy and distracting on the plains of Moab that day, but it was also sacred, and sometimes there are more important things than perfect order and efficiency.
Where do you gather for Worship on the Lord’s Day?
Solomon’s Porch will be renting the Banquet Room at Cedar Crest Golf Club located at 7972 Mona Rd Murfreesboro, Tn 37129 when it is available. Our meeting times will change slightly so please take note.
R. C. Sproul’s Foundations Series: 10:10 am – 10:55 am
Children’s Catechism Class: 10:10 – 10:55
Community Worship: 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
November 5th Mack Home
November 12th Mack Home
November 19th Mack Home Cedar Crest Golf Club in Murfreesboro, TNNovember 26th Mack Home Cedar Crest Golf Club in Murfreesboro, TN
We will post December’s dates/location place later this month
If you are interested in worshiping with us and have further questions, please email Jeremy Mack at email@example.com or call 615.995.6906