WHAT TO EXPECT
Sunday mornings are our favorite part of the week. Every Sunday at Skyline:
– We have Donuts, Coffee & Other Refreshments, complimentary and available for you.
– Our band will play loud music.
– One of our pastors will welcome everyone and say hello.
– You will hear a Biblically based, relevant message to challenge you.
– After about an hour, the service will be over. You may check out your children and the campus pastor will be near the front doors to meet you.
On Sundays, we have a place designed just for kids. At Skyline Kids, your child will have a Bible lesson similar to the message you hear in worship but designed for them as well as a time for crafts and fun activities. Your kids will love it!
WHEN DO I NEED TO GET THERE?
While there is no hard fast rule as to when you should arrive, we’d invite you to plan on showing up 15-20 minutes before the service time. We have coffee and donuts available for you and it will give you some time to get your kids checked in and find a good seat.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
You’re invited to come as you are, whether it’s a suit or shorts you feel most comfortable wearing. Everyone tends to dress pretty casual.
FOR MY KIDS?
We have age specific ministries for your kids while you are in worship. From babies to upper elementary, we have a secure area designated and staffed by kid-friendly leaders ready to spend time and share stories, crafts and activities many of which will coincide with the message our pastor is bringing.
Your kids will have a blast.
After the service, our computer checkout system will generate a ticket for you to give to our volunteers who will then bring your kids out to you. The safety of your children is a huge deal for us.
What We Believe
We believe the Bible is timeless in it’s truth. We are committed to communicating the Gospel of Christ in a way that our culture understands.
We believe that the church, as Jesus intended, is a place for broken people to find healing and purpose through a relationship with the Living God. We are uncompromised in our stance that Jesus Christ is THE WAY, THE TRUTH, and THE LIFE. There is no other path to God, but through Him.
We believe there is only one true, living, and eternal God and that the Godhead is revealed as Father, Son and Holy Spirit (the Trinity).
Genesis 1:1, 26, 27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14
About the Bible
We believe the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the inspired and infallible Word of God, and they provide the only reliable guide of Christian faith and conduct.
2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20,21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5
We believe that God created people in His own image to bring him honor through obedience, and that when people disobeyed God, they became fallen and sinful creatures, unable to save themselves. (Infants, we believe are in the covenant of God’s grace and that all persons become accountable to God when they reach a state of moral responsibility.)
Genesis 1:27; 2:7; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1, 2
We believe that every person can experience a saving relationship (salvation involving regeneration, sanctification, justification, and redemption) through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ. Christ has provided for this relationship through his sinless life, death, resurrection, ascension, and intercession.
Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 1:12, 14:6; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1
About the Christian Life
We believe that Christians should live faithfully by serving in and through the local church, praying diligently, witnessing earnestly, practicing tolerance, showing loving kindness, giving as God prospers, and conducting themselves in such a way as to bring glory to God.
1 Chronicles 16:11; Matthew 28:18-20; John 15:7-14; 1 Corinthians 13; 2 Corinthians 7:14; Matthew 6:1-13; Acts 1:8; Matthew 18:15-17; Galatians 5:22-23; John 13:35; Matthew 23:23; 1 Corinthians 16:2; 2 Corinthians 9:6-7.
About the Church
We believe that the Church Universal is the Body of Christ, the fellowship of all believers. We believe that a local church is a fellowship of Christians, a part of the body of Christ, and that it is imperative that every Christian be a member of a local church for worship, nurture, and service.
The Church Universal: Matthew 16:18; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 12:12-24, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23.
The Local Church: Matthew 18:17; Acts 2:38-47; 11:19-30; Revelation 1:4; 3:22. Worship and service: 1 Corinthians 14:12; Hebrews 10:25; James 1:26-27. Nurture: Ephesians 4.
We believe that baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances instituted by Christ to be observed by Christians only. We practice baptism by immersion and believe participation in the Lord’s Supper should be open to all Christians.
Baptism: Matthew 3:13-15; 28:19; Acts 2:41; 8:12; Romans 6:3-5; Colossians 2:12; 1 Peter 3:21.
Communion: Matthew 26:26-29; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29.
About Last Things
We believe in the personal return of Jesus Christ, and in the bodily resurrection of the dead. We believe that God will judge all humanity by Jesus Christ and that He will reward the righteous with eternal life in heaven and that He will banish the unrighteous to everlasting punishment in hell.
John 3:16; John 14:17; Romans 6:23; Romans 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15; 1 Cor. 2:7-9
Meet Pastor Lance - O'Fallon Campus
I came to faith early in life, but like most, I had my moments where I drifted in my walk with Christ. I spent most of my teenage years performing music in Christian circles all the while with one foot in the world and one in the church. As my college years drew to a close, God began to work on my heart in a big way. That led to a deep burden for pastoral ministry and preaching. My journey into the pastorate began in 1998. Since that time, I have served on staff as a worship pastor, church planter, and as lead pastor.
Meet Pastor Jason - Bethalto Campus
Jason is our campus pastor in Bethalto, Illinois.
I was born and raised in the church and had plenty of moments of rebelliousness. In my early twenties I essentially walked away from everything I had known. I no longer cared about myself, other people, or my faith. Looking back it all came down to one individual who God placed in the right moment of my life and asked me to come to church with him. I did and it changed my life. Little by little things began to change and I had the opportunity to go on a trip to Rwanda, Africa. That trip changed my life.
Upon returning I began to seek out opportunities to minister and not long after enrolled in college towards a Bachelors in Bible and Christian Ministry. In the meantime I married my wife Annie and our first child was on her way! I took my first full time pastoral job in a tiny community in central Illinois.
After a few years, there was a draw to do mission work and my family and I ended up on the Island of Saipan out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean! It was there our son was born and not only was our family growing, but our church family was too! God blessed the ministry and things were looking good!
Again, after a few years God whispered and allowed us to have the opportunity to move quite close to home in the community of Bethalto, Illinois and serve at Skyline.
You could say God took us half way across the world to bring us back home!