… Come as you are
You’ll notice that everyone is dressed comfortably, wearing anything from “office casual” to jeans and a t-shirt. We are not concerned about your attire, but simply glad that you came. So just be yourself.
We also want to be a place where you can get your questions answered. If you are doubting or don’t believe, you are welcome here. We would love to have the opportunity to talk with you and to lead you to biblical answers for your concerns.
… When you arrive
We know it’s not easy visiting a new church for the first time and there are a number of questions that can run through your mind. “Do I belong here? Am I really welcome? Will the people be unfriendly, or too friendly? Will it be easy to leave if I don’t enjoy it? Will they ask me for money? Will my kids enjoy it? How should I dress? Am I welcome if I don’t believe?” Well, here is a little of what to expect at a Redeemer Worship Gathering…
We meet at the movie theater, which we hope is a familiar space, so come on in! We love to have new people join us as we gather together and you will be welcomed as you come in. As you enter the lobby, feel free to look around and speak with our people about what is going on at Redeemer, ask questions, and feel free to come on back to the theater where we meet.
You will notice signs directing you to our meeting and nursery spaces, and we will be happy to show you around. As you might expect, there are cup holders and theater seating, so come in and feel free to join us.
… Foundations Class
At 9:00, come on back to the theater and join with us in our weekly discussion as we talk about things that matter to us in our life and in the church. We might be learning and talking about a life on mission with God, why theology matters, what is the church, or any number of topics, but our goal is to grow together and learn about what God teaches us about life together.
During this time, we also have a class for the children who are interested. They are taught Biblical truths through story and discussion so that they too can grow in faith and develop an understanding of God’s Word.
… Worship Gathering
At 10:00, we meet as a church in the theater. We encourage families to worship together with us and we are committed to helping families move in that direction. While this is a goal, we also realize that everyone has days where nursery is helpful, so we do provide a nursery for children birth to five years old.
In our worship gatherings we worship and praise God, we teach from the Bible, we pray, and we take the Lord’s Supper together. We may include times of silent reflection, corporate reading of creeds or confessions, and reciting of Scripture. All our gatherings are modern but biblical in nature. Our goal in corporate worship is to realize and experience the presence of God and give thanks for who He is and what He has done.
… After the worship service
Because we are mobile, you might see people begin taking down and moving everything that is not the normal decoration for a movie theater. We welcome questions and conversation, no one is too busy to speak with you so please either pull us to the side or jump in and we can talk together as we get things ready for the activities that are about to begin at the theater.
Also, it is likely that some of us are headed to a restaurant nearby for lunch and we would love to have you join us for a meal. If we haven’t asked you, we want you to know that you are invited to join us and not to be surprised if we welcome you to do so. We are certain that you will find that we are a warm, loving family in Christ that would love to get to know you better. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you.