Where are we?
Our church is located in the beautiful town of Bayview on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille. We currently hold our services in the local Community Center. During the summer, we hold occasional services across the street on our property--future home of our new facility.
God has placed us in the heart of several growing communities. We consider ourselves a regional church and have members from Athol, Careywood, and Rathdrum.
PO Box 101 Bayview ID, 83803
Focus Hour at 9:30am
Worship Service at 10:30am
What kind of people go here?
What kind of people go here? Sinful people! But also forgiven people. If you fall into one of these two categories then you belong here.
Our church is multi-generational. People of every demographic attend here, from kids, teens, young adults, parents, and grandparents. We offer programs for people of all ages, and believe churches glorify best when they consist of people of different ages and life stages celebrate a common Savior.
What's the music like?
Music during our Sunday services features a mix of traditional hymns and contemporary praise music.
Our music is led by piano, guitar, and a small vocal team. All of our songs are directly picked to accomplish one thing: glorify God for what's He's done.
We try to keep our music as simple as possible, yet performed in a way that is beautiful, high-quality, and engaging.
Do you have programs for kids?
We believe that church is for everyone, including people of all ages. Because of this we have programs available for kids and teens of all ages to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.
During Sunday, we have a nursery during both services available for infants and toddlers. This nursery is led by trained, background-checked teachers who love what they do. Likewise, during worship service we offer children's church for kids aged K-5th. This gives them a chance to worship, learn, and grow in a setting devoted to their own age group.
We also hold teen events for youth aged 11-18. This includes monthly youth events with a focus on fellowship and challenging teens to think deeply about Christianity.
What's the preaching like?
Pastor Stephen preaches exegetically from Scripture. This means that a sermon will never be based on any text other than the Bible. It also means that each sermon will seek to draw out the truth already in Scripture, instead of infusing whatever man-made ideas are popular at the time.
The sermons also follow an expositional format, meaning that each message works through a part of Scripture "verse by verse." Sometimes this means going through an entire book if the Bible or a particular section (e.g. the Birth of Jesus in Luke 2).
Pastor Stephen likes to use a myriad of methods while preaching, and uses his time as a high school teacher and his love for fun to infuse sermons with vibrant illustrations and visual aids.