WHAT HAPPENS DURING A SERVICE?
How long is it? What's Up with the Hand Raising?
We start with worship - typically have a mix of contemporary songs and traditional hymns. Don't worry about knowing the songs, we provide the lyrics so you can sing along, and of course you don’t have to! But our talented worship teams, music and energy are contagious, so you might find yourself tapping your feet and singing along pretty quickly! After worship, we’ll make a few announcements to let you know about events coming up and opportunities to serve our community, and we will take an offering. One of our pastors will teach for about 30 minutes. Before and after the service, we hope you’ll stop by our bookstore, help yourself to a complimentary cup of coffee or ask for prayer from one of our prayer team, if needed. From start to finish, the total service time is about an hour and fifteen minutes.
I heard that people raise their hands in service - what’s with that? Yes, the rumors are (somewhat) true! However, we do not believe that God is a God of fear or confusion, so you will not see people doing anything that does not bring glory to God and light to others. We do not believe in being weird “just because” and we want to be welcoming to everyone, whether you just hum along in worship or want to raise your hands high. How you worship God is up to you, but we encourage everyone in our services to mindful of those around them and respectful of other people’s comfort levels.