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.
When the weather is nice and social distancing advised, we are meeting outside around the grill.
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!
Here’s what to expect when you visit us:
Between 4:30-5 PM a few folks will arrive to get the grill ready and set up our space to be comfortable outside.
We meet in the shade by the front entry doors.
The grill is hot by 5 PM, which is when our guests begin to arrive. We ask our regulars to bring something to put on the grill. We always plan something to share. So just come! Often there is a side or two to share, there are always cold drinks in the fridge and a Keurig coffee maker available. We value a gathering of simplicity and rest. We want your Sunday morning to be restful and your evening free of dishes!
Around 5:45 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. We also spend time praying for needs 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.
You may choose to arrive at 5 or 5:45 PM. Our goal is to conclude between 7-7:15 pm, but those who need to leave early are free to do so. Those who can stick around to chat, help clean up, or take leftovers are appreciated!
Still not sure? E-mail Christina at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions or text 262-327-3612