Sunday morning is our main time of gathering and worshiping as a community. Here is what you can expect on your first visit.
At 10:00AM friends and family begin to arrive. If you have children, follow the yellow feet on the floor and head on over to the Kingdom Kids Corner to get your nursery aged or elementary aged kids checked in with one of our qualified volunteers. If you have questions, be sure to ask someone for help.
After your kiddos are checked in or after you arrive, make yourself a cup of hot coffee or tea and be sure to check out our welcome table. There you will see information about upcoming events, tithes and offerings, as well as a brochure about CCA. Make sure you pick up a connect card and fill that out as soon as you can or you can complete our digital connect card before you arrive. Our church family is warm and welcoming so make yourself at home and don’t be shy; start up some conversation with others while waiting for worship to start.
When the countdown timer hits 0:00 at 10:35, the worship team will lead us in singing praises to the Lord. Our worship team picks songs that are contemporary in style and are sure to lead us into the presence of the Lord. At CCA, everything is about Jesus and what he has done for us. You’ll see this reflected in our prayers and the songs that we sing.
After the first two songs, we move into a time of welcoming and greeting one another. Then, announcements of upcoming events and general things that are happening with our church family will be given. During this time we will explain ways that you can worship God through giving of the finances he has blessed you with. We give because Jesus first gave everything for us. We are blessed to be a blessing to others.
Then, we move into a time of learning and encouragement from God’s word as Pastor Kai or various guest speakers share the message for the week. Not only are we passionate about the word of God, but we also like to have fun, so don’t be afraid to laugh, say and encouraging “Amen,” or interact during the message. One thing is for sure, you will leave our time together having learned more about our Amazing God and how to magnify and multiply Jesus in your own life.
At the end of every message, Pastor Kai almost always gives an invitation to follow Jesus for those who have not yet made the decision to do so. You can feel confident in bringing friends who don’t yet know the Lord, knowing that they will be loved and welcomed at CCA.
After the message, we will spend the rest of our time worshipping some more through music and also taking the Lord’s Supper together. We welcome anyone who professes Jesus as their Lord and Savior to take communion with us. Communion is available every week in a self serve style. During communion you will see family and friends together leading one another in taking communion. This is a great way to remember the gospel of Jesus and to speak the truths of Jesus into one another’s lives. Don’t be surprised if someone asks you to join them in taking communion. It means they care about you and want you to feel like a part of our family.
At the end of our time together Pastor Kai usually leads us in a benediction where he prays over our church family and sends us out to be the church wherever we are and to magnify and multiply Jesus in our everyday lives.
If you happen to visit on the first Sunday of the month, you can stay after the gathering and attend our monthly Pathways class. This class is where you can meet some of our leadership, learn more about CCA, and learn how you can grow in your faith with us. The class is only 15-20 minutes long. We will have snacks and if your kids are with you, we will make sure they are looked after during the class. Sign up online for our next Pathways class.
We hope to see you one of these Sundays. For more information about our weekly gatherings, Children’s Ministry, Nursery, or Growth Groups, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.