Just ask anyone who has fellowshipped with us. Graceland is a unique experience with a heavy emphasis on the body life of the church. We embrace a plurality of leadership patterned by the New Testament and the early church.
The worship service has an open and relaxed feel to it where we encourage folks to participate and children are always welcome. We have a cry room close by for those moms who want to stay close to the action but tend to their babies needs. We have several experienced Bible teachers who do the teaching, but we also encourage audience participation. We follow-up with a short responsive prayer time which is open to all. Then after a caffeine fix and snack time fellowship, we break into smaller groups for a relaxed discussion time with questions geared towards digging deeper into the message or other practical topics. Here again, we encourage group participation and encouraging one another in where our faith is now. During the week we have several small groups that meet in homes where folks are encouraged to Be the Church rather than just go to church.
Graceland is not really geared for those who want to be mere spectatators in their Christian walk.
If you have a hunger for God’s Word and want Relationship not Religion, then come join the team at Graceland. You’ll find people from all walks of life and backgrounds… just sinners saved by God’s grace. Everyone is welcome.
Here’s a summary of what you can expect:
- A contemparary worship style that is geared for all ages
- Preaching/teaching that is centered on the Word of God
- Small Breakout Groups to make the message more personal
- A plurality of leadership
- An emphasis on members functioning in their individual gifts
- Encouragment to “Be the Church” not just “go to church”!