We know that showing up to a new place for the first time can be intimidating, but at Dilworth, it’s our desire that you feel right at home from the moment you pull into the parking lot! Each week, we want you to be able to experience the great music, encouraging messages, friendly people and spirit-filled atmosphere that is the Dilworth experience. We know that you may have some questions. Like...What should I wear?...What’s available for my kids?...What should I expect in church? Here is a quick look at what you can expect each week at Dilworth Church of God.
What should I wear?
Worship services at Dilworth are exciting, casual, and relaxed. There is no dress code! You'll see folks in suits and folks in jeans loving Jesus side by side! Dress however you feel comfortable and you’ll fit right in.
What’s available for my kids?
We have an exciting children’s ministry known as Kid’s Konnection. Our kids ages 6-12 meet in “The Jungle” every Sunday morning during the adult worship service and encounter God on their level. While in the Jungle, children have the opportunity to interact with a variety of wild and wacky characters doing all sorts of crazy things all in an effort to learn more about God. And whether it's Farmer Cobb, Elmer, Rover or even the obnoxious Ricky Rulebook, Pastor Lee always seems to get them on the right track. The surprise is that while Pastor Lee was teaching them…he was also driving his sermon home to the kids in the “audience.”
What should I expect in church?
From the moment you pull on the parking lot, you’ll be made to feel at home. Our greeters will help you find anything you need, including the right spot to drop of your children, depending on the time of your arrival. After dropping off the kids, as you come through our foyer, one of our greeters will hand you our bulletin, filled with more information about everything that is going on here at Dilworth, along with a connection card so that we can get to know you a little better. Just fill it out and drop it in the offering or give it back to one of our friendly greeters.
Enjoy the Dilworth experience. We sincerely hope that this will be the best hour of your week. You will discover the phenomenal praise and worship led by Sis. Marie and the Fresh Fire Music Ministry; and the Word of God will come to life as Pastor Kimberly leads you through practical, timeless truths with insight, humor, clarity and understanding.
What does your church believe?
Dilworth Church of God is a part of the Church of God (Cleveland, TN) denomination. The Churchof God believes the whole Bible to be completely and equally inspired and that it is the written Word of God. The Church of God has adopted the following Declaration of Faith as its standard and official expression of its doctrine.
In the verbal inspiration of the Bible.
In one God eternally existing in three persons; namely, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
That Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived of the Holy Ghost, and born of the Virgin Mary. That Jesus was crucified, buried, and raised from the dead. That He ascended to heaven and is today at the right hand of the Father as the Intercessor.
That all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and that repentance is commanded of God for all and necessary for forgiveness of sins.
That justification, regeneration, and the new birth are wrought by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ.
In sanctification subsequent to the new birth, through faith in the blood of Christ; through the Word, and by the Holy Ghost.
Holiness to be God's standard of living for His people.
In the baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent to a clean heart.
In speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance and that it is the initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost.
In water baptism by immersion, and all who repent should be baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
Divine healing is provided for all in the atonement.
In the Lord's Supper and washing of the saints' feet.
In the premillennial second coming of Jesus. First, to resurrect the righteous dead and to catch away the living saints to Him in the air. Second, to reign on the earth a thousand years.
In the bodily resurrection; eternal life for the righteous, and eternal punishment for the wicked.