1. WHAT IS A WEEKEND SERVICE LIKE?
Each weekend at Plattsburgh House of Prayer, you’ll find a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with contemporary worship music, and a practical forty-five minute message from our Lead Pastor or guest speaker. You’ll also be given a bulletin with information about the church, future events, and upcoming weekly services to help you make the most out of your experience with us. Children are well-cared for in a loving, quality nursery and fun-filled Childen's Church.
2. WHAT DO I WEAR TO ATTEND SERVICES?
You’ll find everything from casual clothes to business suits at our Weekend Service. Come in what is comfortable for you, because Plattsburgh House of Prayer is not about what you look like or what you wear. We invite you to join us and come as you are.
3. I'M NOT SURE ABOUT GOD, AM I STILL WELCOME?
Absolutely! All your questions may not be answered but we happen to believe that with God the undeniable always trumps the unexplainable. Questions may yet exist but experiencing God leads to trust. Sometimes all the questions don't get answered.
4. HOW CAN I GET CONNECTED?
We offer different ways to get involved such as; small groups, volunteer opportunities, weekly services, and events! These options will help you build long-lasting friendships, learn more about our church, and give an opportunity to grow in your faith while staying connected.
5. IS PLATTSBURGH HOUSE OF PRAYER PART OF A DENOMINATION?
No. We are an autonomous local church that is self-governing and self-supporting. We are in close fellowship with Orlando House Of Prayer and Christian Fellowship Center for accountability and relationship.
6. WHO IS THE SENIOR PASTOR ACCOUNTABLE TO?
The Senior Pastor is the executive overseer of the general vision and direction of the church. He works within the Leadership Structure in giving direction to the overall vision and future of the church and is accountable to the eldership.
7. WHO RUNS THE CHURCH?
The eldership has the accountability of the overall vision, doctrine and major structural changes. The church in the book of Acts provides a biblical pattern of eldership rule. Elders are chosen and ordained according to the qualifications found in Titus 1 and 1 Timothy 3 and are the legal directors of the corporation and the spiritual governing body of PHOP.
8. WHAT KIND OF RELATIONSHIP DOES PHOP HAVE WITH OTHER CHURCHES?
We believe there is one Body of Christ with many expressions as seen in the varied local churches in the Champlain Valley Region. Through our Senior Pastor we are in regular relationship and communication with many different kinds of churches in the region and around the country.
9. HOW IS THE CHURCH FUNDED AND HOW IS MONEY HANDLED?
At PHOP you'll find a bunch of people who have experienced God in a real way. It's the generosity of these regular people that fuels the life change that takes place here and helps others connect with God. These people give a tithe (ten percent of their earnings) and offerings to what God is doing in our midst. There is strict accountability in the handling of all monies, from the counting process through the accounting process. Financial decisions are made by the eldership. A financial report is reviewed monthly by the eldership and an annual report given to the congregation. The church books are reviewed by an outside CPA.