We were created for worship. Our purpose in this world, ultimately, is to bring honor and praise to God because we were created by Him and for Him (Colossians 1:16). We can be assured knowing that as we draw near to God in a spirit of worship, He draws near to us.
HOW WE WORSHIP
1st Corinthians states that “whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” so ultimately our daily lives should consist of worship – right from the moment we wake up and until we go to sleep. Ultimately all that we do should be done as a personal offering up to our Creator. So, whether it’s your job, your studies or your artwork, we perform it in a way that we know will ultimately bring fame to Christ. This is absolutely the true essence of worship.
AT THE EXPERIENCE COMMUNITY
We believe Worship to be the entry point into our community and we do that corporately through a couple of different venues: Our four weekend services (Saturday 5&7p / Sunday 9&11a) and our Worship Nights (Feb, June, Sept). Ephesians 5:19 talks about “addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart.” Our services are designed to create an atmosphere for the community to freely express our love for God through song.
These outlets serve as introductions to The Experience and are primarily led by our worship and production teams. The mission of both teams is to lead people into a genuine relationship with Jesus Christ by creating an innovative and welcoming service where those in attendance are led to worship, challenged to serve and encouraged to prioritize their lives around the principles and values found in God’s Word. If you feel your talents would lend itself to this mission, please feel free to contact us .
Starting at a new church can come with a lot of questions. How do you get plugged in? Where does the church stand on certain issues? What’s the best way to find a Life Group?
Our Next class is designed to help with these very types of questions! We start off our evening with tours around the building starting at 6:30 p.m. along with some pizza and coffee. At 7:00 p.m. we will make our way into the sanctuary where we will share how the church came into existence, along with the testimony of our lead pastor. Afterwards, we’ll wrap up with an open time of Q&A and an opportunity to meet the team to find the best way to get connected!
WHAT IS COMMUNITY
We believe that as Christ-followers we are strongest when we are pursuing Christ with other people. If we attempt to live the Christian life apart from intimate and genuine friendship and fellowship, we are more vulnerable to Spiritual attack and prone to deception. This is why we strive to create an environment in our small groups (Life Groups) where people are allowed to live transparent lives with one another and are safe to confess failures, struggles, and inconsistencies. Authentic community only happens when we give each other permission to be honest without fear of rejection. Life Groups exist to build relationships, discuss and learn the Bible in a small group setting, and give people the opportunity to pursue Christ together as a people united by His grace.
WHAT WE OFFER
Young Adult Groups
Care Groups (Divorce Care, Griefshare)
Support Group (Foster/Adoption, Infertility)
WHERE TO START
If you're feeling overwhelmed and don't know where to start the best place to come is LifeGroup Central. LifeGroup Central is a collection of small groups that meet in the Loft on Wednesday nights at 7 pm. The group is diverse, consisting of people both young and old, couples and singles. We begin with a short teaching and spend the rest of our time discussing scripture and digging into the lives of the people around us. Even if it's not the group for you it's an excellent place to meet people and start the process of finding a group.
As you begin this journey in following Jesus, what does it mean to be His disciple? Often what happens is that people believe that coming to church is the same as walking with Christ. The purpose of church is actually to help you walk with Christ. Church offers teaching, opportunities to serve and community as you live out your faith.
Many people do not understand that a relationship with God is a moment-by-moment and day-by-day decision to follow Jesus.
Jesus says it this way:
Then he said to them all, “If anyone wants to follow after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow me. - Luke 9:23 CSB
Many of us have different backgrounds and have been told different things about what is important in a life of faith. In understanding this, we have created a nine-week course on the fundamental ideas of following Jesus.
This class is for brand new believers as well as for those who seek to take a fresh look at what they believe. The material is based around a scriptural approach to the Christian life and we give you information to verify for yourself in how God wants you to live.
We strongly believe in showing Christ's love through giving generously to our community. Jesus tells us time and time again how important it is to serve others as a part of leading a Christian life. A genuine commitment to others is ultimately a commitment to Christ. It will make a difference in the choices you, the people you invest in, the way you spend your time and how you look at others.
HOW DO I SERVE?
We have many opportunities to serve within our church, city, nation and world. Aside from prayer and serving, your giving has allowed us to support numerous organizations and missionaries around the globe. 20% of every dollar given to our church is given back through community and world initiatives.
Through church wide service projects such as Yard Day, Help Portrait and the Fall Festival, we show love to our friends and neighbors in our community. You can serve by volunteering with Bar Ministry, 5000 or Jail Ministry.
We support churches out of state to ensure that we show God's love by loving others in the Faith. Because of your tithes and offerings we're able to fully support these churches, pastors and organizations emotionally, financially and spiritually.
Overseas, we support missions, missionaries and ministries to bring Christ to the nations. We work with Child Evangelism Fellowship, Kings Castle, Compassion International, Shai Fund, Love for Ethiopia and many more.