WHAT TO EXPECT

WELCOME

Welcome to Pillar Church of 29 Palms!

To help visitors understand how we gather as a church, we have provided a description of our weekly service below. Generally, our services are characterized by solemn contemplation of the Bible and its doctrines, passionate corporate singing, and friendly interaction with one another and our guests. 

WORSHIP SERVICE

When & Where

Time

Sunday — 10am

Location

Luckie Park Community Center
74325 Joe Davis Drive,
29 Palms, CA 92277

VISITING PILLAR

What to Expect

Service

As we begin our time of worship, we sing several songs, offer prayers and hear Scripture read. Preaching at Pillar Church is generally expositional, meaning that it seeks to declare the point of a particular Biblical passage. Sermons usually last around 30 – 40 minutes and are packed with material for reflection. All preaching is driven by the Gospel, the Bible’s main message of God saving sinners through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. After the sermon, we sing a song or two in response to what was preached and then close in prayer.

Post-Service

A typical service is finished by 11:30 am. Those who wish to help tear-down and clean up do so, while others tend to stay after to spend time discussing the sermon or events from the past week over a cup of coffee.

Music

The music we sing at Pillar Church is a blend of old and new. We love the doctrinally rich hymns of the sixteenth century and we find blessing in the choruses of the twenty-first. Most of us who are comfortable with music from one particular era have discovered, while at Pillar, that we have come to enjoy other songs we had not previously encountered. We strongly prefer congregational singing, which emphasizes the gathered body singing praise to God with one voice, over performed music, which tends to spotlight the abilities of some while encouraging passivity in the rest.

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

What about my kids?

We offer childcare for children 5 and under during the worship service. Our childcare volunteers are all screened, trained, and background checked to ensure your child’s safety. Currently, the children are going through a New Testament study by Truth:78, a ministry of Desiring God.

FAQ

Questions?

What kind of church is Pillar?

Pillar is a baptist church in friendly cooperation with the Southern Baptist Convention. However, our congregation is made up of members from various denominational backgrounds. Our teaching is from a Reformed perspective and we embrace complementarianism in both the home and church. We are led by elders, served by deacons, and governed by the congregation.


How long are your services?

Our services usually last about an hour and a half. Each Sunday service consists of prayers and readings from Scripture, 6 songs, a time for communion, and a sermon lasts about 35 – 40 minutes.

Why do you meet in a community center? 

Our Sunday worship services are held inside the Luckie Park Communicy Center. We do this because we are a church plant that has only been gathering in 29 palms for less than two years. Often times church plants meet in schools, homes, and whatever spaces they are able to find as they pray about and pursue a more permanent location.

PLAN YOUR VISIT

Let us know you’re coming!

New to Pillar? We’d love to help you plan your visit! Fill out the form below and we’ll connect with you before you visit.