WHAT CAN I EXPECT IN YOUR SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES?
We believe worship is about honoring our great God for who He is, and we want to free people from distractions that might keep them from experiencing God's presence. Here is a general overview of what Sunday mornings at Village Church look like:
- Attire: From casual dress to Sunday best, show up in whatever makes you comfortable.
- Music: Our worship band leads us primarily in a contemporary style, with song selections ranging from traditional hymns to modern choruses.
- Message and Response: Our pastor delivers challenging messages from God's Word. Services end with a time for response, which you may do publicly at the altar or privately in your seat.
- Communion: We serve open communion every week. All who confess Jesus as their Savior are invited to take communion, regardless of your church home or membership. Servers present bread pieces that are taken individually and dipped in a juice cup.
- Diverse Expressions: God has made us wonderfully diverse, and we welcome varied expressions of worship. Whether it's kneeling, raising hands, clapping, shouting, dancing, or just sitting silently, feel free to worship as the Holy Spirit moves you.
Do you have a children's program and will my kids be safe there?
Yes, absolutely. Our Village Kidz ministry take place in a safe and secure area, under the supervision of highly trained volunteers and staff members (all of whom pass a background check). Each Sunday, children are checked in and given a name tag to physically identify them. After service, a parent or guardian must show a corresponding ID slip in order to claim their child.
Why don't you have Sunday School?
Village Groups are our alternative to Sunday School. Rather than meet on Sunday mornings, Village Groups — most include a dozen or so people — typically get together in homes on an agreed-upon evening for fellowship, study, and prayer. We believe Christ-centered community happens most effectively in this way, with group members building deep relationships and investing in one another's lives.
Why don't you take up an offering?
Rather than taking up an offering during Sunday services, we have a secure offering box on the wall in the back of the sanctuary, where attendees can give as an act of worship when entering or leaving service. Of course, you may also give your tithe or offering online. As an organization, Village Church practices Biblical stewardship, with 10 percent of every dollar received going to another local ministry or an international mission.
How can I learn more about Village Church and/or how can I become a member?
Take our Discover class for an in-depth look at the history, values, ministries and other aspects of Village Church. Typically offered twice a year, the Discover class also offers an opportunity to meet and talk with Village Church staff members, where they will answer your questions one-on-one. After you complete this course, we invite you to become a member if you decide this is the local church body God has called you to be a part of.
How can I become a Christian?
That's a great question – the most important one you could ever ask, in fact! Jesus said that anyone who enters into a personal relationship with Him is a friend of His and has eternal life. To learn how you can begin this new life as a follower of Jesus, click here. And of course, we would be happy to discuss these matters with you in person. If you would like to make an appointment to meet with Pastor Jonathan, please email VillageChurchPC@gmail.com.
What does Free Methodist mean?
Many people remark that Village Church doesn't feel like a denominational church. We believe that's because we belong to a denomination, the Free Methodist Church, that's more passionate about building the Kingdom of God than some of the lesser details that sometimes get in the way in denominational churches. With headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana, the FMC has a mission “to love God and people and to make disciples” and a vision “to bring wholeness to the world through healthy biblical communities of holy people multiplying disciples, leaders, groups and churches.” We consider two primary advantages to being a part of this denomination: (1) We are accountable to godly leadership; and (2) We are part of a worldwide body of believers. We don’t live in isolation, but share in the work of Free Methodists throughout the world. Learn more about the Free Methodist denomination here.