On your visit, you can expect it to feel like church! You won’t mistake it for a rock concert, a theatre, a Broadway musical, positive-thinking seminar, or a political rally. It feels different than anything else throughout the week – it feels like church!
You won’t find rock music necessary to get people involved in the singing. The hymns are alive and well and sung with a passion! You will find some old music and some new songs, but all of them will still sound like they belong to God. God deserves quality and you’ll find that, too!
Because God is the audience of our church service, you’ll find it a little more formal without being stuffy. You used to dress up to go to church because it was about God, not because you were trying to impress people! That hasn’t changed at City View. Everyone knows that your dress affects your attitude. Promoting casual dress just doesn’t reflect the attitude we want to promote towards God. If you’re not convinced, no problem! You will still find a welcoming environment free of concern that someone is judging how you are dressed.
You will also find that we still believe in preaching God’s Word. It will be direct and unapologetic, but it will also be truth! Our goal is not to make you laugh or make you cry or even to help you feel good – our goal is to help you change by understanding how God’s truth affects your daily life! We have found that when people do good, feeling good is automatic and longer-lasting.
Every service will end with an invitation to respond to the challenge from God’s Word. That such a holy God would take time to speak to us is an awesome idea and demands that He receive a response from us! The pastor and his wife are always available to pray with you if you need to accept Christ as your Savior or need further help from God’s Word.
Basically, it will feel like church should feel. Not too trendy. Not too traditional. In fact, we like to think it feels… timeless!