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What to expect as we worship together...

Sunday gatherings at Life Church

the welcome:  Someone will be ready to help you find your way around and also direct you to any information that you need to make your visit more enjoyable.   We do not point out or make our guests identify themselves so you can sit back and check things out without fear of being overwhelmed.  We offer connection cards that can be completed if you would like to request more information or let us know what you thought of the experience. 

schedule:  We start at 10 AM and our time together is wrapped up within 90 minutes or less.  Just before our time together "officially" begins we encourage people to greet each other.  This may seem a bit awkward at first, but after you meet a few people and get to know them better, this becomes something to look forward to each week.

what about the kids?  We hope to make Sundays at Life Church a highlight of the week for your kids!  Parents can check their children into our Nursery, for infants through age three, or into Life kids, for ages 4 through 6th grade, to begin their age-appropriate learning adventures!  Find out more about weekend Life kids and our Wednesday night opportunities on the "kids and students" page.  

 To promote security, the adult(s) who checked-in the kids will have to return to the kids areas after the adult service to pick up their kids.

These environments are carefully planned to be safe, fun, engaging and meaningful for the kids, but if you would prefer to keep the kids close, we also enjoy having children with us during the message for adults.  Our pastor and his wife have six children of their own and work to engage all ages in the messages.  Actually, some of the examples for the kids help the adults to remember the truth being taught.  Either way, your kids are always welcome here!   

relaxed dress:  We encourage everyone to dress comfortably for a time of learning together with family and friends.  Most wear relaxed clothes for the weekend while a few just feel more comfortable wearing casual dress clothes.  We don't make a big deal about anyone's outward appearance.  Everyone is welcome here.

music:  Most of our times together start with music from a live band.  We are fortunate to have gifted musicians that use their talents to help us refocus and lay down many of the distractions and worries from our week.  We use a modern style of music that is refreshing to most who are young at heart.  The music may sound modern but our focus is ruly ancient as we purpose to experience God's presence as we sing together and worship our amazing Heavenly Father.  When we encourage everyone to sing together, the words of the songs are displayed on screens so you can participate if you would like to. 

messages/teaching:  We usually teach in a series of connected messages and provide some study notes that will help you to follow along or could be used later to go back and dig a bit deeper on your own.  These notes are also available online with our video and audio archives on the listen page.

On Sundays we primarily read from the New Living Translation (NLT) of the Bible because it is the same translation as the study Bible that we provide as a free gift on our resource table.  We often draw from several translations of the Bible with the intent of making the scripture that we are studying as clear as possible to anyone who may be listening.  You can listen to any of the messages that we have recorded in our audio archives.

 

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financial gifts:  Near the end of our times together we have the opportunity to give financially to support the ministry.  We believe in being intentional, generous and cheerful when giving.  Guests will not feel pressure to participate but we do welcome you to look around and watch us give cheerfully.  If you feel like you want to participate in some way, complete your connection card and put it in the collection bags when they are passed.  If you would like to participate by giving you can read more about the process on our support/donate page.   

making it real:  At the end of most of our Sundays you have the opportunity to stick around and get together with a few others in smaller groups to talk.  It's great to hear an inspiring message, but it is even better when we can actually help each other think of ways to atpply that truth to situations in our lives.  You will not be pressured to stick around but this is a good time ask questions and even get to know some others.   

 

In all that we do together our hope is that you will experience a refreshing time with genuine people who are seeking to learn more about life with God.  We hope you will visit one of our weekend gatherings sometime soon and discover that this is not all about us, it is truly all about Jesus!

 

 

The life tech team