We realize moving to two services will require each of us to sacrifice some of our personal comfort and be risk-takers to make room for those who God will bring to be part of our community. This is part of being mission minded and desiring to see His church grow.
What will our morning look like?
Following the sermon, parents will be dismissed to pick up their children from the GroveKids Small Groups, and rejoin us for our response time. We greatly value this opportunity for kids to rejoin their parents after they have had their own Small Group teaching time. We believe that children need this opportunity to have worship modeled for them by other believers and that the children are a valuable part of our corporate worship gathering.
LIFEtime and PowerUp
As the service ends, there will be a short break before LIFEtime Classes and PowerUp for Young Families begins.
We encourage our young families who were part of the 9:30 service to stay for PowerUp, which consists of worship (led by our kids worship team), Bible stories, wacky skits, hilarious activities, and various media methods for communicating the virtuous life God desires us to live. PowerUp is not a drop off program, so parents attend with their children in order that they can hear the same teaching together, and throughout the week they can have conversations around what they have learned.
PowerUp and LIFEtime classes will conclude at 12pm, the perfect time for you to head out for lunch as a family, or to invite another family to join you for lunch at your house.
If you do not have children in GroveKids Small Groups, or you do not attend LIFEtime classses, we encourage you to consider attending our 11:15am service.
Relax at home in the morning and have a nice brunch with your family or friends before arriving at the church at 11am to grab a cup of coffee as you enter the sanctuary. Our two services will be virtually identical: featuring the same worship team, the same songs, and the same sermon delivered by the same pastor.
There will be no drop off children’s programing during the 11:15am service. At this point we do not foresee having a fully staffed nursery during the second service, but our hope is to work towards implementing a full nursery ministry during the 11:15am service in the months to come.
Our second service will conclude at 12:30pm – but with the great brunch you had at home before arriving at church, it won’t even seem that late.
So Lets Do It!
Starting on January 14, 2018 we will no longer have a 10:30am service, we will have a 9:30am and an 11:15am service. Come join us for one!