Since we do a few things unconventionally, here is more information on a few common questions we typically get.
Children and Youth
Integrate Sunday occurs on the first Sunday of every month. On this Sunday we do not have an organized children’s class. The sermon is designed to engage children and adults. In fact, we encourage quiet conversation during the sermon so that parents and adults (including those who do not have children!) can help engage the kids around them in the service. Parents, it may also be a good idea to bring a few supplies (colored pencils, paper, etc…) to the service.
Each Gathering is made up of different groups of people and meets in a variety of settings. So depending on those variables their experience may vary. However, many Gatherings have children and special provision is made for kids of all ages so they feel a sense of belonging in the church family. Their experience could consist of a simple lesson, craft, and/or video, but it always includes worship, reading the Bible, and prayer time together with the adults.
FFN is a parent/adult-led service that happens weekly on Friday nights from 6:00-8:00 p.m. We follow a curriculum called “The Gospel Project,” and every adult who is a part of FFN has access to this curriculum. This allows families to start the week off with reading the week’s passage, engaging in object/activity lessons, memorizing Scripture, and discussing age-appropriate questions about God’s Word together. Then on Friday night, we come together as a church family to review and deepen what everyone has learned in a group setting. Families commit to coming regularly, sharing roles, and encouraging each other in this God-given responsibility to raise the next generation to follow Jesus.
General + Gatherings
Before joining a Gathering, you can visit in-person at the CTC multiple times and even every week. We do, however, encourage you to visit a Gathering outside the CTC as this is the primary way to engage as a church to make disciples. The many Gatherings worship corporately a few times a month at the CTC on a rotating schedule. If you “Schedule A Visit,” you will be put in touch with our Gatherings Coordinator who will expertly guide you through your first visit.
After you “Schedule A Visit” and have experienced our corporate service at the CTC our Gathering Coordinator will help organize a visit with one of our Gatherings. Gatherings typically meet in homes but also in other meeting places as well. The designated Gathering Leader will then contact you directly with any other necessary details. At a Gathering you will experience a schedule similar to this:
09:30 a.m. Prepare & Fellowship
10:00 a.m. Opening prayer
10:05 a.m. Gathering-led worship
10:20 a.m. Bible Discovery
11:15 p.m. Closing prayer
Over four consecutive Sundays, this is a course designed to help you gain a clear vision of The Nations Church and how you can get involved with this vision God has given us. You will interact with God’s truths about the believer’s FREEDOM in Christ, STRENGTH through the power of the Holy Spirit, and God-given PURPOSE to fulfill for His kingdom. You will also be given the opportunity to become a member of The Nations Church so you can serve in one of our ministry teams and certain roles in the Gatherings. Check our “Events & Sign-ups” to see the next scheduled Growth Track. You can take Growth Track anytime before or after joining a Gathering.
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