What to Expect
Dinner church is church, but over dinner. We meet Sundays at 5 p.m. to encourage each other to know and live the teachings of Jesus, ask questions, grow friendships, and of course – share a meal.
You’ve never been to a dinner church? We understand. Visiting probably feels like you’re crashing someone’s dinner party. But don’t worry – you’re not.
Here’s what to expect when you visit us. First, you can expect a place for you at our table!
Around 4 PM a few folks will arrive to finish dinner preparations and make sure our tables are ready. Some may be practicing on the guitar or queuing up a video.
When you enter through the main doors, our meeting space is to the left, then right. There are signs pointing the way.
We eat dinner together at 5 PM. Cooking is rotated around a handful of folks that love to cook, so our guests and most of our group just has to show up and eat! We value a gathering of simplicity and rest. We want your Sunday morning to be restful and your evening free of dishes!
Dinner is buffet style, with gluten free options. And there’s plenty of good coffee! (Decaf too).
Around 6 PM someone will lead our group in singing. We are led by whatever instrumental gifts we have. Christians have been singing together since the first century. There are many ways we experience the music, and we welcome them all. Some stand, some sit. Some sing out loud, others listen and think about the words.
We spend time reading Scripture together. We always try to leave room for questions and discussion, but there will be no one calling on you. It is up to you how much you want to speak up. We are open to hard conversations and ALL the questions you have about Christianity and the Bible.
Our pastor will lead us in prayer and often gives opportunity for our group to share our Jesus stories from the week. The weekly gathering of Jesus’ people, the church, has always been about growing in our knowledge of the teachings of Jesus, remembering what he did for us, building each other up in Jesus-shaped love, and partnering with each other to share that love with our neighbors (Acts 2:42). That’s really all our gatherings are about.
We conclude by 7:30, but those who want to stick around to chat or help clean up are welcome.
Still not sure? E-mail Pastor Brett at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions.