Entering the sanctuary, the atmosphere is
extremely casual. Lots of noise, laughing and conversation, before the
service begins. Very few are "dressed up."
Service begins, all but the platform
lights go off, and we stand, sing and worship for about 20-25 minutes.
We love to worship of God! Music is a contemporary "light-rock" style
with the occasional hymn, more like what you might hear on 88.1 KLOVE
Radio. Some people raise their hands in worship.
After worship, the lights come up and a
Service Leader takes the mic, greets the people, offers a thought from
Scripture, a few announcements and then we take up the offering.
Sometimes there's a musical selection, a video or perhaps a word of
At this point, we release children, K
through 3rd grade for two Children's Church classes, and parents take
their infants & toddlers to the nursery.
After the children are released, we have
a 5 minute "Meet and Greet" time. People are "all over the place" saying
"hi," or breaking for the bathroom.
Then the pastor (somehow) gets everyone
back in their seats for the sermon. His messages run about 35-40
minutes, usually an exposition on a passage of Scripture. (He uses the
Service concludes with prayer and/or a song, and prayer ministers are
available up front to pray with anyone who would like prayer.
On the way out, we give our visitors a
small gift to show our appreciation for you choosing to worship with us!