frequently asked questions
What do you believe about Jesus?
We believe that Jesus is God's only Son, is God in the flesh, and is Lord of us all and things. We believe that Jesus was crucified, died, and rose again, and that through his death and resurrection, Jesus is rescuing all the world. We also believe that Jesus ascended into heaven, that he will return to judge all people, and that he has sent his Spirit to continue his mission on earth. (That's just the tip of the iceberg of what we believe about Jesus, God, and life, but it's a good start!)
What's one thing I should know if I'm thinking about joining this church?
Sooner or later, we will let you down. Our church is filled with recovering sinners. We make mistakes, say stupid things, and sometimes hurt each other. However, we believe that God's grace is much more powerful than our brokenness. So when we mess something up, stick around and look for the ways God's mercy pops up in surprising places. Those moments of God's grace say more about who Jesus is and what Jesus is doing than any sermon could.
Why don't you have any instruments?
Singing worship songs without instruments is an old and meaningful tradition for Churches of Christ like us. It started as an act of hospitality toward churches who couldn't afford organs and pianos, and that spirit of hospitality is the reason we continue that tradition today. Just like every person is welcome in God's presence, every person is included as an essential part of our music; our singing literally wouldn't be the same without you. It's not the only way to worship God, but we think it's a great expression of God's hospitality.
What is Communion? Should I participate? And how?
Communion (also called the Lord's Supper) is shared every Sunday during worship. The simple practice of eating bread and drinking grape juice is deeply significant for us; it symbolizes the death and resurrection of Jesus, and our commitment to act that story out in our own lives. All are welcome to join us in sharing communion. The "elements" will be brought to you on trays; break off a piece of bread, take a cup, and eat/drink them in your seat when instructed.
What should I wear on Sunday?
Like most churches, we have no dress code (official or unofficial); whatever you wear, you'll be more than welcome with us. Most people wear the sorts of clothes one might wear to work, to go golfing, or to visit family. If you show up in a suit and tie--or gym shorts--you might be the only one, but that's perfectly fine. We're simply grateful to have you with us.