WHAT TO EXPECT
At Christ Church we are a people embracing our need for Jesus, delighting in Him, and joining in His work of redemption so that all things reflect the goodness, truth, and beauty of our triune God.
Where do you meet for worship?
We are located at 114 Watterson Parkway, in Trussville, Alabama.
Additional parking is provided at J.R. Millington's dentist office in front of the property and across the road at Nelm's Pharmacy.
What should you expect from a church, particularly Christ Church PCA?
At Christ Church there are people who are mature in their faith, people who are young in their faith, and people who are wondering what faith is. You should know that however you describe your faith, you are welcome here. Also, you should know that we have a simple approach to ministry. We are focused on proclaiming the Gospel message, while worshiping and living together in light of the Gospel as a community of people connecting in Jesus.
What is the Sunday morning schedule?
Our Sunday morning consists of two worship services, one at 8:00 and the other at 10:45.
We have Sunday school for all ages beginning at 9:30, and immediately following that is a time for fellowship among believers from 10:15-10:45.
Nursery services are provided for children ages birth to three years old. Additionally, during the second worship time, Children's church is provided for those aged 4-3rd grade.
What will my kids do on Sunday mornings?
On a typical Sunday morning in the Children's Ministry, we begin with Sunday School for nursery-aged children (birth-3) and for school-aged children (K4-5th grade). During the worship hour, nursery is provided, as well as Children's Church for older children through 3rd grade. Children's Church is designed for children who are not quite ready to sit through the entire Worship service. They begin the worship service with the church family, but will leave the worship service during the sermon for Children's Church. Our goal of Children's Church is to prepare the children to worship with the body of Christ and to learn how to listen to the preached Word. We do this by singing songs based directly from Scripture, and by hearing an abridged version of the same sermon the parents hear. Generally, one of our pastors will video this sermon ahead of time.
Then, throughout the year, we will hold special events for the children and the community. There is a Christmas Celebration, singing at the Christmas Eve Service, an Easter Celebration, and VBS in the summertime.
The average week for a Christ Church Youth begins with youth Sunday School and congregational worship. We have separate Sunday school classes for the middle and high school students, both of which meet at 9:30 am. Then on Sunday afternoons, our youth meet at the church for a time of worship, fellowship, and teaching followed by small groups. Throughout the week, students meet with staff and volunteers for one-on-one discipleship and small group Bible studies. Our goal in each of these venues, whether it be large group, small group, or one-on-one, is to reach students for Christ and equip them to serve His Kingdom.
In addition to our regular weekly ministry, the Christ Church Youth will join other youth for camp and various retreat opportunities throughout the year. Many of these opportunities are connected to our participation with Reformed Youth Ministries.
What should I wear?
This is something we certainly do not want people to stress about in their preparation for Sunday morning worship. You will see men wearing jeans or slacks, polos, button-downs, or a jacket. You will see the ladies wearing skirts, pants, jeans or dresses. Depending on the weather, or your mood - please come as you are!