FAQs

What time do the worship services begin and end?

On Sundays, we have: 8:45AM – Sunday School and  at 10:00AM – Morning Worship. On Wednesdays, we have Prayer/Bible Study at 7:00PM and Choir Rehearsal at 8:00PM.

Where is overflow parking at the GoldenSword International Fellowship Church?

Overflow parking is up the street on Garden Avenue in a municipal parking lot (Sunday’s meter restrictions are relaxed)

How does one become a minister at The Worship Center?

Contact our Church Administrator for information at 914-268-0098.

Who should I contact for information regarding baptism?

For baptism times and scheduling, please contact one of our Ministry Coordinators at 914-268-0098.

Who should I contact for information regarding baby dedications?

For baby dedication times and scheduling, please contact one of our Ministry Coordinators at 914-268-0098.

Who should I contact to schedule a wedding?

Contact the Executive Assistant of Finance at 914-268-0098.

Who should I contact if I want to rent space within GIF’s facility?

Contact the Executive Assistant of Finance at 914-268-0098.

Why are we non-denominational?

Denominations are man-made and are not located within the Bible. They are functions of tradition and not truths. No authority, other than God, guides the means, faith or order of our church. We are committed to God’s Holy Word. – Mark 7:6-8

Why do we stand during the reading of scripture?

And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people; (for he was above all the people;) and when he opened it, all the people stood up. – Nehemiah 8:5

Why do we use flags during praise and worship?

In Exodus 17:15, Moses built an altar and the name of it Jehovah Nissi: (The meaning of Jehovah Nissi means the Lord My Banner in Hebrew). The flag symbolizes Jesus as our banner. Different flags have different meanings and are symbolic of praise, worship, adoration, intercession and spiritual warfare. We physically wave flags to express our love and gratitude to Christ, our Savior. – Psalms 20:5

Why are musical instruments used in worship service?

” Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.” – Psalms 150:3-5

Why do we clap our hands during praise and worship?

“Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples! Shout to God with the voice of triumph!” – Psalms 47:1

Why do we praise God with our voices?

“I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” – Psalms 34:1

Why do we lift our hands?

“Thus I will bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in thy name.” –Psalms 63:4
”Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord.” – Psalms 134:2

Why do we dance during praise and worship?

“And David danced before the Lord with all his might; and David was girded a linen ephod.” – II Samuel 6:14

Why do we stand when we praise?

“And the Levites, of the children of the Kohathites, and of the children of the Korahites, stood up to praise the Lord God of Israel with a loud voice on high.” – II Chronicles 20:19

Why do we bring God the tithe?

“Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts. And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts.” –Malachi 3:10-12

Why do we give God offerings?

“But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work” – II Corinthians 9:6-8