What to Expect
We gather Sundays at 10:30am down the street from 5th Street Market. We know that going to a church for the first time can be an intimidating experience full of questions like, “What’s going to happen?” “Will I be dressed right?” “What will the music be like?” “Will there be people there like me?” While our services look a little different than normal at this time, we don’t want you to be unsure about what it’s like to visit Summit Creek Church, so here is what you will want to know.
BEFORE THE SERVICE
There is no need to dress up, so feel free to come in casual clothes. The doors will open at 10:15am. After checking in at the door, an usher will help you to find a seat in our auditorium. Per state guidelines, masks are required for the duration of our service.
KIDS & YOUTH
Middle schoolers and high schoolers, as well as kids ages 4 and up, will join us in the auditorium for service. There will be childcare available in our large Kids' Space for kids ages 2 through 3. We ask that kids younger than 2 remain with their parents in the auditorium. We will have activity books and crayons available in the auditorium for kids who want them.
To see more about what our Kids' Program will be back to looking like soon, visit the Kids & Youth page.
DURING THE SERVICE
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 people respond naturally to God’s presence by raising hands, kneeling, or clapping, but we just want you to worship in a manner that’s real. At Summit Creek Church, this means low-key, non-hyped, heartfelt responses to the Living God. We will have two songs before the teaching, and one song after.
After announcements, a 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. We hope that you will leave challenged and encouraged to put it into practice.
AFTER THE SERVICE
The service lasts for about an hour. Once it ends, please feel free to hang out and meet people in the parking lot afterwards. We would definitely like to meet you! For parents, please pick up your kids as you are leaving the building.