What To Expect
Thank you for visiting our website. Please enjoy your time here, click around to learn more about our ministries and what we believe, read through the Frequently Asked Questions below, listen to a message or two from Pastor Walker, and let us know if you have any further questions.
We invite you to experience Phillips Temple Church in person. We know that looking for a new church can be intimidating, so whether you’ve grown up in church, never been to church, or are coming back to church, our desire is that you feel welcomed and accepted. We look forward to meeting you and your family.
WE ARE ALL GOD’S PEOPLE
What kind of church is Phillips Temple Church?
Phillips Temple Church is a member of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Denomination.
What time and how long are your Sunday services?
Phillips offers two services on Sunday at 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Both of our services offer great worship music, a relevant message, a welcoming, loving atmosphere, and friendly people who are eager to meet you and connect with you.
Our services are virtually identical, so feel free to come at the service time that is most convenient for you.
Our services last approximately 1.45 hours. We recommend arriving about 15 minutes before the service to allow time for parking and seating.
What is your worship like?
Our gifted musicians and singers also present original worship songs and music as they allow the Holy Spirit to flow through them.
We also believe in worshiping God through dance and drama. Phillips has a special focus in the creative arts. We use music, song, dance, drama, as well as technology, such as video presentations, to worship God and teach His word.
We are excited to use our anointed time of praise and worship as an avenue to worship God. We want everyone who comes through the door to experience the life changing power of worship through music, according to Psalm 100:1-4.
Where will my kids go?
Phillips Temple embraces the concept of the total family worship experience. Children and Youth are a vital component of our worship and there are many opportunities for children and youth jnvolvement. Ministries currently available for children and youth, ages infant- teenagers, include:
Church School – 2 years – 18 years. Age appropriate classes for Pre-school, Elementary, Middle School and High School each Sunday morning from 9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
Chosen Generation Children’s Church provides an alternative worship service for children from Pre-School to Elementary School age. Services held 1st, 2nd, 3rd Sunday mornings during 10:00 a.m. worship hours.
Christian Youth Fellowship (C.Y.F.) centers around youth ages 12-17. Teen Church meets each 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sunday during 10:00 a.m.worship hours.
My Brother’s Keeper serves as a mentor/nurturing ministry for young men, ages 5-17. MBK was born out of a need to provide a positive alternative for young men in order that they may see positive role models and to foster positive decision making habits for young African American males. MBK meets on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays each month at 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
My Sister’s Keeper serves as a mentor/nurturing ministry for young ladies, ages 5-17. MSK was born out of a need to provide a positive alternative for young ladies in order that they may see positive role models and to foster positive decision making habits for young African American females. MSK meets on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays each month at 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Young and Gifted Choir for Children and Youth, ages 5-17, provides ministry on 4th Sunday each month, which emphasizes children and youth worship participation.
H.L. Burton Junior Usher Board, comprised of children and youth, ages 4-17, provides ministry on 4th Sunday each month, which emphasizes children and youth worship participation.
The Grandsteppers of the Nu Generation drill team provides ministry to children and youth with an emphasis on spoken word scripture recitation in a Christian military format. Ministry consists of children, Youth and Young adults.
Phillips Temple embraces Proverb 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
What should I wear?
There is no dress code at our church. Many people dress up, and just as many come dressed casually. When you worship with us you should be comfortable. Your comfort may be traditional church attire, jeans and sneakers or business casual. Come as you are! Matthew 11:28-30
Will I be asked to give an offering?
As a guest, you are welcome but not expected to make an offering. The Tithes and Offerings portion of our service is a time of celebration at Phillips. Our members are excited to give as part of their commitment to God and the church, according to Luke 6:38.
As a visitor, will I have to say anything or be singled out?
No, You will not be asked to say anything or introduce yourself as a visitor. As our way of welcoming you, we ask First Time Visitors to complete a guest information card that will be collected during the worship service.
If I need prayer, will Phillips pray for me?
Phillips is a praying church. We have intercessory prayer before our 8am service. We pray corporately:
Also Intercessory Prayer is Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. We pray corporately at both Sunday Worship Services. If you wish, you may also send prayer requests through the SUBMIT PRAYER REQUEST tab on our website or call the church office. Your prayer request will be forwarded to one of our ministry leaders.
Does your church take Communion?
Communion is taken on the first Sunday of each month. All believers in Christ are welcome to participate. 1 Corinthians 11:23-29
Who attends Phillips Temple?
Our members and visitors are young and old, single and married, with and without children. Our members include families with children and teenagers, young adults, young married couples, seniors, and singles of all ages.
Need More Information?
On Sunday mornings, hostesses, ushers and friendly Phillips Temple members are always on hand to talk with you and answer any questions you might have about our church. You may also contact the church office at (317) 925-2000. We look forward to getting to know you!
We welcome people from all backgrounds and hope you’ll join us for a Sunday Service!