Sharing God's love one soul at a time

acts 2:42 framework

Churches often deal with the issue of member retention: after a member joins the church, what will motivate them to stay and be active members? We looked at the early church to see what they did to deal with this issue. Acts 2:41 tells us of how that on the day of Pentecost, they that “gladly received this word were baptized”, and how 3000 souls were added to the church that day. Verse 42 of this passage then tells us that the church did four things after the addition of new souls. We have adopted these four principles as a framework that our church will follow.

Continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine

Each week, we will offer the opportunity to study and hear God’s word in a variety of formats for a variety of age groups. Bible Study and Scriptures & Tea will allow students to gather in a classroom setting to study the word of God in groups led by a teacher. The preached Word of God will allow the word to be taught in an expository manner in large group settings.

Continued stedfastly in fellowship

After services, we encourage you to stay and fellowship with us during dinner. After the conclusion of the Sabbath when the sun goes does, our youth fellowships with various activities for all ages in our game room and kids zone, while the adults can fellowship in our large comfortable atrium. During the fall, you can also join us outside after service around the fire pit as we view the lake!

Continued stedfastly in breaking of bread

Dinner will be served most Sabbath Days, to give members the ability to break bread, or eat together. During Scriptures & Tea, breakfast snacks, tea, and coffee is served. Our community dinner is a combination of food brought in by members that adhere to our Dietary Law.

Continued stedfastly in prayers

Our church was built on prayer, and we pray several times during each service. Each Sabbath Day service concludes with a unity prayer, where we stand in a large circle holding hands or we bow down before God in worship, as we cry out unto God!

About Us

Worship by the Lake
We guarantee that at least 10 people will either greet you with a smile, give you a hug, or shake your hand!

The Abundant Grace Church of the Living God is a non-denominational church that was formed in the summer of 2014. Our church was formed by believers who were in need of a place to worship and serve God on the Seventh Day Sabbath. Built on a foundation of prayer and the Word of God, members would gather together each week to fellowship and have church services in the living room and dining room of our pastor. After 11 months of house services, God blessed us with space in Trotwood which serves as our current campus. The same love that we shared when we formed our church, is still felt today every time we come together. This strong love amongst founding members has led to our Abundant Guarantee: If you visit our church, we guarantee that at least 10 people will either greet you with a smile, give you a hug, or shake your hand! We invite you to come and put our guarantee to the test!

  • Scriptures & Tea (Sabbath School)

    Saturday - 1:00 PM EST

  • Sabbath Afternoon Service

    Satudray - 3:30 PM EST


Those that labor among us
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Bill Houston

Pastor Bill has served as leader since the church’s inception. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Wilberforce University and a Master of Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University. Pastor Bill is a man of faith. Pastor Bill and his wife Sheila are the proud parents of Tahylor and William.

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