What To Expect
If you are thinking about visiting for the first time, that’s fantastic! We know that visiting a new church can be a daunting experience. So, here are a few things to know before you arrive:
1. We are still working out the kinks.
You may notice that our official "launch" date is January 7th. That's because we are starting something new, so some things will be awesome and some things may need some work. We hope that you can see the heart behind what we are doing during this PREVIEW period. If you have suggestions, or would like to volunteer to help, we would love to hear from you.
2. The ceiling isn't going to fall in on you.
However bad you may think you are, we promise that you are going to fit right in. None of us are perfect and we don’t expect you to be. God loves you and we will love you, too.
3. Don't get worried about what to wear.
Maybe you like dressing up. Some of our people do, too. But, most of us are wearing jeans and a t-shirt. Believe it or not, the pastor has never worn anything but blue jeans to preach in. The thought is, God looks on the inside and we look on the outside. So, if we decide not to judge you, then you don’t have to worry about what to wear. Good deal.
4. Church starts at 11 AM and lasts about an hour.
You might want to get here a few minutes early to drop off the kids with our awesome kids workers and grab a cup of coffee. You will quickly get engaged in our immersive worship experience. The time will fly by.
5. The music is strong and the teaching is interactive.
The musical style is pretty "current" and it is turned up loud enough that you will feel good singing along. The teaching is practical and relevant to everyday life. Your bulletin has a "fill-in-the-blanks" notes section to aid with the message.
6. We will take up an offering.
We think it is important to support local ministries, as well as worldwide initiatives. For that reason, we take up an offering, but don’t worry. We don’t expect you to participate until you feel ready to. Giving is between you and Jesus, so believe us when we say that we won’t judge you.
7. People will have their phones out.
We want you to check-in on Facebook while you are here. Not only is it cool to tell people you are at church, but we support missionary organizations that get more funds for every time we check in. If the pastor says something that you find inspiring, share it with your friends.
8. Lastly, we are real and want you to be real, too.
We are all real people and we are honest about ourselves and our lives. You don’t have to pretend to be someone you are not. Just be yourself and trust that we need someone like you in our family.