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 might feel like you’re crashing someone’s dinner party. But don’t worry – you’re not! We would love to meet you!
This spring we are doing things a little differently. We are still gathering at 5 PM for dinner, prayer, and worship. Then, from 6-7:30 PM we are hosting a unique opportunity to study the Old Testament with Pastor Christina. If you would like to know more, there is information here. You are invited to join us at 5 or at 6, and you will learn something new each week, even if you haven’t been attending from the beginning! Much remains the same, but we will resume our normal dinner church described below in May.
Here’s what to expect when you visit us:
Between 4:30-5 PM a few folks will arrive to help prepare our space for gathering.
We meet in our “dinner church room.” When you enter the front doors of the church turn left then right.
We value a gathering of simplicity and rest. We want your Sunday morning to be restful and your evening free of dishes!
Around 5PM someone will lead our group in singing and a time of prayer. 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.
Dinner is served from 5:30-6 PM.
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 listen or speak up. We are open to hard conversations and ALL the questions you have about Christianity and the Bible. We also spend time praying for each other and the relationships we are growing in our neighborhoods
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.
Starting on January 17, our gatherings will be a little different. We will still start at 5 PM for dinner. Then from 6-7:30 we will be offering a class on the Old Testament. Check it out.
Still not sure? E-mail Pastor Christina at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions or text 262-327-3612