You’ll notice that everyone is dressed comfortably, wearing anything from “office casual” to jeans and a t-shirt. We're 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're doubting or don’t believe, you're welcome here. We would love to have the opportunity to talk with you and to lead you to biblical answers for your concerns.
We know it’s not easy visiting a church for the first time and a number of questions 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'll be welcomed as you come in. As you enter the lobby, look around and speak with our people about what's going on at Redeemer, ask questions, grab some coffee, and come on back to the theater where we meet.
You'll 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 comfortable theater seating, so come in and feel free to join with us as we seek to know God and one another.
At 9:00 am, come join 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 what God teaches us about life together.
During this time, we also have a class for the children who are interested. They're taught Biblical truths through story and discussion so that they too can grow in faith and develop an understanding of God’s Word.
At 10:00, we gather for worship. We encourage families to worship together with us and are committed to helping families move in that direction. While worshipping together 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.
Because we are mobile, you might see people begin taking down and moving everything that's not 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's likely that some of us are headed to a restaurant nearby for lunch and we'd love to have you join us for a meal. If we haven’t asked you, we want you to know that you're invited to join us and not to be surprised if we welcome you to do so. We're certain that you will find that we're 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.