Sundays | 10am | the Y - Modified due to COVID-19
We are currently gathering together for worship at 10am on Sundays in the gym at the Cooper St. YMCA (7120 S. Cooper St. Arlington, TX 76001). Click here to read more about our health and safety policy. We have childcare available for Birth-K(age 5) in the KidZone during the service, and encourage older kids and families to worship together in the gym. Click here to read more about Family Worship.
We will also be streaming our worship gathering on Zoom (password: thefields) for those who would prefer or need to take advantage of that option during the pandemic.
Why the Y?
Since we gather for worship in a YMCA gym we encourage you to come as you are. It's not the building or our clothes that are important, but that we are together and our hearts are ready to worship Christ. Click here to read "Why the Y?"
What to Expect
We hope you feel welcomed and loved like family when you come to The Fields. When you come inside the Y, you can check-in or register your kids at the welcome desk. There are signs directing you from there. Just past the welcome desk there is a resource table, as well as some coffee, tea, and water for you to enjoy. If you have a Bible, bring it. If not, we have some for you under each seat and some nicer ones on a table at the back of the gym if you'd like to take one home. There are sermon notes pages and kids service guides for you to take advantage of every week. We hope you will take some time to fill out the Info Card and place it in the Offering Box so we can reach out and say thanks for joining us and answer any questions you may have.
Our services are centered on the Gospel of Jesus Christ since we believe everything in God’s word points to Jesus. Hebrews 13:8 says “Jesus is the same yesterday and today and forever.” It is our hope that our entire worship service will bring glory and honor to God and deepen our understanding of Him and His sacrifice. We truly believe this will lead to changed lives through the gospel of Jesus Christ and work of the Holy Spirit.
Throughout the service we spend time worshiping God through music by singing songs together. We believe this unifies us with a common lyric and melody to help us remember who God is and what he has done for us. We sing a mixture of hymns, praise songs, and even original songs. All of our songs are rooted in Gospel-centered truth and you will often see Scripture references on the screen for song lyrics.
Each service includes several prayer times. We pray for specific nations and peoples around the world. Before the sermon, we stop and pray for the reading and preaching of God’s Word, that our hearts and minds might be transformed by the truth of the Gospel. To close our service, we often end in prayer for specific concerns in our church, city, culture, and world.
There is always a time of reading and preaching from the scriptures and our normal practice is to preach straight through entire books of the Bible. We believe this helps us to better understand what God was saying to His people then and what He is saying to us now.
Baptism & Lord's Supper
When someone has put their faith in Jesus for the forgiveness of their sins, we come together to celebrate through their baptism. We use the YMCA indoor pool for baptisms at the end of our service. It is important for us to celebrate the Lord’s Supper together as a church to remember Christ’s crucifixion. We do this frequently, especially when the scripture we’ve preached addresses Jesus’ death.
At the end of each service, one of our pastors commissions us with the benediction “You are sent out to be the church in the world.” It is a reminder of our vision and mission as a church and a call to action to show and share the gospel as we go out into the world.