To make Christ known in the community through acts of loving service.

Assembly Times



Morning Worship – 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Classes: Auditorium and Classrooms

Adults & Teens – 11:15-12:00 a.m.

Downstairs In Main Building

Children’s Classes – 11:15-12:00 p.m.

Caretel Inns of Lakeland

Worship With Russ Hicks – 10:00 a.m.

Willows Assisted Living

Worship With Russ Hicks – 11:00 a.m.


Fellowship Hall

Open Bible Study, Sundays – 5:00 p.m.

Ladies’ Class, Tuesdays – 9:00 a.m.

Men @ Joe’s Cafe, Fridays – 6:45 a.m.

Sometimes times and locations change.

Steve’s Latest Blog Posts

  • UnpluggedOctober 12, 2016 - 8:38 am

    Unplugged.  There is a sense of transparency and honesty that comes when musical artists go back to the basics without modifying the sound or creating special effects.  There is something neat about getting back to the basics; all natural, simple, pure. Ours is a church that celebrates worship in song, unplugged.  While the song leader’s voice […]

  • Humility and ChildlikenessOctober 9, 2016 - 9:07 am

    When we contemplate what Jesus requires for His followers, humility is a key concept that underlies every aspect of our faith and hope.  For example, consider the following, personal questions: When I know that I am right, that means everyone else is _________________ unless _______________________________. When I know that I am saved that means everyone […]

  • WORSHIP NIGHT IN AMERICASeptember 29, 2016 - 10:37 am

    Join Chris Tomlin, authors/pastors Max Lucado and Louie Giglio and many more national faith leaders and musical guests for WORSHIP NIGHT IN AMERICA: An Evening of Unity and Prayer For Our Country at the Church of Christ of St. Joseph 7:00 pm on Tuesday, October 25.   This is a exclusive, nationwide, one-night event with tens […]

Upcoming Events

  1. Worship Night In America:

    October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:10 pm
  2. Worship @ East Main

    October 30 @ 11:15 am - 2:00 pm
  3. Fall Festival

    October 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Worship

    November 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  5. Bible Classes

    November 6 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Do Not Be Angry: Trust God’s Providence

October 16, 2016

In Matthew 5:21-26 Jesus addresses the source of our anger. When its all about me my anger makes sense to me; but, where does God fit in?  When its all about HIM, my anger helps me determine where I fit into God’s providence.  What is He working to bring about in me as I examine myself and my relationships with others.  What God allows us to do is to learn to depend upon Him to react in a way that is consistent with the cross of Christ.  This challenge is as big as life itself!

Be Humble


October 9, 2016

The story of the Pharisee and Tax Collector who both went to the temple to pray is instructive to the 21st century Pharisee…like me!  The Pharisee was not a legalist because he gives credit for his righteous behavior properly to God.  Not only did he do what was required by the law, he played it safe by doing even more.  Yet, Jesus says that he did not go home justified.  Apparently, the Pharisee put confidence in the fruit of God’s work in him and concluded that he was, therefore, righteous before God.  Suddenly passages like Romans 3:21-31, for example, make sense to a modern-day Pharisee like me.

Do Not Be Anxious About The Necessities of Life

September 18, 2016

In Matthew 6:25-34 Jesus addresses the contrast between the pursuit of money versus the pursuit of God (Matthew 6:19-24).  The source of our anxieties are often based in our desire for the things of this world rather than living by the will of God.  We obey His commands when we learn to trust God for the necessities of life to do His will.  When we are absorbed by the pleasures of this world and become anxious about them we lose sight of God’s will in our lives.