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What to Expect

 
The first thing you will notice about Garden of Prayer when you walk through our doors is the welcoming spirit of our GOP family and everyone who makes it up. We are a church that welcomes everyone, absolutely everyone as a beloved child of God with sacred worth.
 
 

Worship

 
We worship with deep passion and a commitment to authenticity, welcoming people from many Christian backgrounds. We are grounded in the wisdom of scripture and sermons, while also bringing and sharing relevant messages that apply to life. Pastor Johnnie R. Haynie connects through worship by sharing meaningful messages, offering uniquely fresh perspectives, and being insightful, powerful and real.
 
 

Elements of our Worship

 
Gathering
Transitioning from our life in the world to our life together in the presence of God.
 
 
 
Prelude
A time to observe silence and prepare for worship while hearing a musical piece that enhances the services.
 
 
 
Praise & Worship
These elements help us all fully participate in worship, recognizing God’s greatness and power.
 
 
 
Praying
We pray in worship with both spoken and silent prayers.
 
 
 
Giving
Giving allows us the opportunity to joyfully extend support for the church in the spirit of being part of the meaningful work of the church.
 
 
 
Preaching
Our Pastor preaches a sermon during worship which consists of interpreting a text, and sharing that interpretation, so that that truth may come alive in our living.
 
 
 
Invitation
All present are invited to make Jesus Christ the Lord of our lives and publicly affirm the desire to become his disciple, as well as to become a member of Garden of Prayer Missionary Baptist Church.
 
 
 
Benediction
The words of the Benediction, delivered by the pastor, sends us forth with the blessing of God’s power over our lives.
 
 
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