WHAT TO EXPECT
Sunday Service is where we gather together for worship and receive Bible teaching. It's the place where we're reminded of what's true, and where we're spurred on to live out what we believe the other six days of the week. It is also where we can invite friends to hear the simple truth about who Jesus is and what he's done for them.
We know that going to a church for the first time can be an intimidating experience, full of questions like "What is going to happen?" "Will I be dressed right?" "What will the music be like?" "Will there be people there like me?" We don't want you to be unsure about trying out Summit Creek Church, so here is what you will want to know.
BEFORE THE SERVICE
There is no need to dress up; feel free to come in casual clothes. When you walk in, people will greet you and be friendly but not invade your space. Free coffee, tea, and donuts are available, and you are welcome to bring your food and drinks into the service.
KIDS & YOUTH
We also have an excellent Kids' Program with trusted and trained workers where your children can learn about Jesus in an age-appropriate way and in a safe and exciting environment. We are open to receiving your kids 15 minutes prior to service, and there will be a host outside of the Kids' Space to help you to find out where they should go.
Our Kids' Program during service is for infants through 5th grade. Middle and high school students are encouraged to attend the service. Visit the Kids & Youth page for more information.
WORSHIP & OFFERING
We start our services with worship by singing songs to God. The worship music is current, ranging from modern hymns to contemporary worship songs. Some respond naturally to God's presence by raising hands, kneeling, or clapping. We just want you to worship in a manner that's real; for us at Summit Creek, this means low-key, non-hyped, heartfelt responses to the Living God. We also offer the opportunity during our services for those who would like to give to God's church. If you are visiting there is absolutely no obligation to give.
After announcements, the pastor will teach from the English Standard Version of the Bible (if you don't own a Bible, we would love to give you one when you visit). Because we believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, we teach it as it is, rather than teaching our own opinion. We aim to teach the Bible in a way that is clear and understandable to all, regardless of church experience, and also in a way that challenges us to put it into practice.
As the last worship song plays at the conclusion of each service, those who would like to have someone pray for them will be invited forward, and someone from our prayer team will pray for them. We find it important to have an environment where no one feels pressure to go forward to receive prayer, while those who would like God's help with specific things have an opportunity to ask him.
AFTER THE SERVICE
The service lasts for about an hour and 15 minutes. Please feel free to hang out and meet people afterwards. We would definitely like to meet you! For parents, please pick up your kids within 15 minutes of the service ending.