What to Expect

Here are some things you can expect while visiting one of our Worship Gatherings:

Atmosphere

We are people, not connected by common interests, but a common need- an everlasting committed relationship with Jesus. So that means that we all come from different cultural, socio-economic, ethnic, national, occupational, and religious backgrounds. So expect to meet all kinds of people here at Fellowship Church.

We want to promote a relaxed atmosphere. So don’t feel like you have to act formal or different than you would at home. Be yourself, that’s who we want to meet.

We definitely don’t have a dress code. You’ll see people dressed in jeans, shorts, t-shirts, and tennis shoes. It’s up to you how you dress, but we encourage you to dress casual. So come as you are! You are welcome here with us to hear the Message of Jesus!

Children

We know that your children are the most important thing to you. And we encourage and respect that. We also know that when you visit a church, you want both you and your children to enjoy your experience. And most importantly you want your children to be in a safe environment where they are protected and cared for.

At all of our worship gatherings, we offer Nursery for children 6 months to 3 years, and Kid’s Church for children ages 4 through 9- PLUS a special class for 4th,5th, and 6th graders at our Sunday morning, 10:30am service.

Our Children’s Program volunteers are selectively picked and constantly supervised to make sure that your children are well cared for while you attend our weekend worship gatherings.

Please sign your kids in before the start of the service, as the Children’s Programs run the entire length of our service. Sign-In will begin 30 minutes before the start of the service in the Cafe’, and you can leave your child in their class or the nursery 15 minutes prior to the service’s beginning.

If your child has any problems while in the Children’s Program, we’ll have one of the Children’s Program page you during the service.

Find out more about Fellowship Church Kids’ Ministry HERE.

Worship

At Fellowship Church we believe that every aspect of our lives as Christians is worship. However, we gather together on the weekends to worship the Lord Jesus Christ corporately together as a community. This is done through both music, and the teaching of God’s Word.

We invite our guests and our members to worship God freely however they feel comfortable. If you like to sing, that’s fine! If you don’t like to sing, that’s fine too. Everyone Worships in different ways and you will probably experience many of those as you gather with us.

You may see people raising their hands, dancing, sitting quietly, singing, clapping, kneeling, or even crying. But don’t feel pressured to worship God in a particular way. If you are moved to worship God, do so in the way that you feel honors Him the most. We only ask that your worship be to God and not to create a distraction to people worshiping around you.

Music

We understand that music is a very important part of our culture, and because of that, we like to connect people to God in worship through music at each of our weekend worship services.

There is no one ‘right’ genre of music to worship God with. Everyone has different tastes when it comes to music, so you may hear several different styles of music while attending Fellowship Church, but usually our music is rock-inspired and pretty loud . We believe that God created all things which are good and that all styles of music can be good and can be redeemed to bring glory to God.

There are times when our music may be loud to celebrate the goodness of God. And there are times when our music may be quiet to reflect on His faithfulness. Either way, we hope you enjoy the musical portion of our gatherings as we offer up praise to the Lord.

Teaching

We believe that creative, clear, practical, relevant, and exciting Bible teaching is a key catalyst for life transformation through Christ.

As you visit one of Fellowship Church’s services, you will see that we put an enormous emphasis on teaching and studying the Word of God. It is a form of worship to the Lord Jesus Christ. It enables us to grow in relationship with Him. It helps and encourages us to connect in authentic, encouraging, and accountable relationships with each other. It urges and motivates us to serve and meet the needs of the world around us. And most importantly it introduces people to an everlasting committed relationship with Jesus Christ, while encouraging Christians to share the grace, love, and hope that they have found in Jesus Christ in a tangible way with everyone.

You will experience both topical and expository teaching here at Fellowship Church as we find both styles are beneficial in the world we live in.

We invite you to read through the portion of Scripture that our teacher is, while they are teaching, so that you can understand the text in a deeper way. Most of the time we will display the Scripture on the screen towards the front of the auditorium, but we will also have Bibles available for you if you would like one to read along with or to keep.

We also have all of the passages of Scripture listed in the order that we are studying them, along with small group notes and announcements, weekly, for you in YouVersion Events to follow along on your smart phone or tablet.

Giving

Our church operates on the funds that God blesses and entrusts us with. God has revealed through His Word that these funds are to come from the tithes and offerings of the church’s people. We encourage sacrificial giving as a form of worship to the Lord and for the ongoing work of the Church. However, if you are visiting us for the first time, are still checking us out, or are not a Christian, then please feel absolutely no pressure to give. This is a privilege and a responsibility for Christians who regularly attend our gatherings and the members of our church. You can give online HERE.

Sacraments

Fellowship Church observes two ancient traditions of the Christian faith: Baptism and Communion.

When someone is saved by Jesus Christ and becomes a Christian we encourage them, because of the Scripture’s command, to be baptized in water. Being baptized identifies the Believer with Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection. It is a public proclamation of the personal decision you have made to follow Christ. Let us know on a Connection Card, on your next visit, if you’d like to be baptized, and we’ll contact you to schedule a weekend to do it, as well as answer any questions you may have. Baptisms usually take place on the first weekend of the month in all of our services.

Communion is taken to remember Christ’s body broken, and Christ’s bloodshed for the forgiveness of sins. We observe communion most weeks at the conclusion of our Worship Gatherings. We invite every Christian to join us in observing it.