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?
Sunday morning worship services are currently being held at Mathews Manor on US Highway 11 in Springville, Alabama. We have two services: one at 8:30 am and one at 10:00 am.
With respect to the current governmental mandates and regulations, we do ask that masks be worn at this time.
Please enter through the front doors of Grace Hall and our ushers will guide you to the chapel area for seating.
We are currently embracing a family-style worship setting, as nursery services cannot be provided at this time. Please do not let this deter you from joining us. We enjoy having the children with us in worship!
What should you expect from a church plant, particularly Christ Church PCA?
Maybe you are asking what it is like to attend worship at a wedding venue. If so, come join us and see. The venue is a place, and we believe we can worship in any place. We won't always worship in a wedding chapel, but a big part of us will miss these days where we pitch in together to prepare a place where people can come to worship the Living God.
Maybe you are asking what kind of people are involved in a young church. 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?
We long for the day when we can all be together in worship and start meeting on Sunday mornings for Sunday school. Until then, we gather for the first worship service at 8:30 am and have fellowship outside of the venue following the service as the second service crowd gathers inside at 10:00 am.
What will my kids do on Sunday mornings?
*Currently, we are gathering as an entire family - including the little ones!
While we may not have Sunday school and Children's Church, we are providing children's bulletins that correspond with our worship service as a way to include and entertain children in a meaningful way.
We are having Sunday night Bible studies for the youth that adhere to health and safety guidelines at this time. For more info on this, please email email@example.com.
Feel free to read the descriptions below to learn about how we usually care for and teach our children and youth. Hopefully, one day we will be back to our regular children and youth ministry activities!
On a typical Sunday morning in the Children's Ministry, we begin with Sunday School for nursery-aged children (birth-4) 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 9:00 am. Our worship service follows at 10:00 am. Then on Sunday nights, our youth meet at the Back Shack (109 Pine Street) 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 are your nursery policies?
At this time, nursery services are not provided due to health precautions. We simply ask parents to use their own judgement in masking older children.
Instead, we are embracing entire family units as we worship together. Children are a joy to have with us during this time, so please do not hesitate to join us!
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!