What to Expect
We are a diverse group of Christians gathered to share God’s grace in a myriad of ways in our daily life. We hope you discover how you might grow in faith and discipleship by being a part of our ministries.
When you come to the church campus, wear what makes you feel comfortable. You don't have to hide your tattoos or piercings. Restrooms are located inside the Worship Hall and in the breezeway to the courtyard.
Worship is held Sundays in English at 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., and in Spanish at 11:30 a.m.
All of our worship gatherings can be described as traditional in the sense that we follow the traditional pattern of Christian worship:
- Gathering - The assembly joins together for praise and worship of Almighty God. There may be singing, acts of confession and forgiveness, prayer and testimony, other acts of praise and announcements.
- Proclamation (Word) - The scriptures are opened and read aloud to the assembly. The minster or a lay person preaches the good news of Christ while reflecting on the day's readings. Other acts which proclaim the good news and God's promise of salvation, such as music and dramatic presentations, may also take place.
- Response (Thanksgiving) - The assembly responds to the word. Responses include music, prayer, testimony, baptism, profession of faith and profession of membership in the church. In gatherings with Holy Communion, the actions of Jesus in the upper room during the Passover celebration are recalled and the supper is celebrated. In gatherings without Holy Communion, prayers and acts of thankfulness for God's mighty work through Jesus Christ are observed.
- Sending - The assembly is sent forth to serve God and neighbor. Announcements, music, singing, prayers and blessings may be observed. A time of fellowship and involvement may occur afterward.
How we observe and a celebrate worship can differ slightly between the different gathering times and depending on the day of the month and year, but all of our worship gatherings contain these core elements.
Bible Studies and Life Groups
Weekly Bible Studies are held to give people an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the scriptures.
No experience is necessary when coming to Bible Study. People come to a study with a lot of different backgrounds, beliefs, questions, and ideas. You don't have to bring a bible. Feel free to ask any questions during or after the study.
Life Groups are generally based around elements that unite people, usually by age and common interest. Just like with Bible Study, Life Groups require no experience with study or discussion. Just come as you are and enjoy the time of fellowship with others.