What do you look for in a church? Powerful worship? Fellowship opportunities? Music ministries? Children and youth ministries? The list of identifying features for choosing a church are as a numerous as house-hunting factors.
So why would you want to check out
- “Handprint” Guided- At our core is a longing to see God’s handprint on our lives. We look for glimpses of how He is shaping us and using us. We believe that He has a unique purpose for each one of us. The excitement of our walk with Him increases as that purpose becomes clearer. We look for these glimpses in people’s lives, and celebrate the closeness of God.
- Informal and Involved- If you came into one of our worship gatherings you would probably take note of how informal it is. For instance, the worship gathering is preceded by conversations and encounters between the people. The music is a mixture of old and new, and the people are encouraged to worship as they feel led. When I communicate the morning’s message I usually engage people in dialogue and stand in the center aisle. My hope is that people feel comfortable enough to be involved in the worship of our Lord, instead of thinking worship can only happen in one certain way.
- Creative- We understand that people learn biblical truth in a variety of ways; and come close to God in a variety of ways. We seek to be creative in our teaching to help facilitate this learning and promote spiritual yearning. That creativity comes out in our worship and education. Each worship gathering is designed around a theme that comes from scripture; and therefore each gathering is different.
- Community focused- We have established strong links with a grade school close to us, and we seek to impact the students of that school, as well as the people of our neighborhood. For instance, we will sponsor a summer day camp aimed at the students of that school. Going to our creativity, we will teach cooking skills at that camp, craft skills, and basketball skills, and the cost for students to attend is simply a commitment to read three books during the summer months.
- Biblical- We see one of our most important purposes as being the teaching of scriptural truth. We long to help people gain a biblical worldview on issues and problems that they encounter each and every day. The Bible is our source of truth, and our worship is usually aimed at a certain book of the Bible that is being studied. Our Sunday Morning Classes includes a “Route 66” class that gives participants an overview of the Bible and its different books.
Perhaps a few of the things I’ve written intrigue you. Check us out and get your own firsthand opinion. We’d love to have you join us on our journey.
Because of Jesus,
Rev. Bill Wolfe