As you come to Connection Church we understand that everyone explores a new church at their own pace. We want to be there to help and support you however we can along the way. Through Connection Course we've provided a simple process for you to follow as you choose to find out more about our church.
Below you will find the 4 steps of Connection Course and how you can take each step as you make the connection.
"Meet The Team" is a short reception following every Sunday morning service. It gives you the opportunity to come and meet some of the pastors and leaders of the church and ask any questions you may have about Connection Church while enjoying some light refreshments. We also count it as an honor and privilege to meet you and get to know you as well.
We hope to see you soon as you come Meet The Team!
Our "Invitation To Run" luncheon takes place once a quarter. At this free luncheon you are invited to join the pastoral staff for lunch in The Lounge following the Sunday service. The Bible often speaks of the church in terms of a "family" so Invitation To Run gives us the opportunity to have lunch like a family and better get to know each other. At this luncheon you will hear more about the ministries the church has available for you and your family and how you can get involved.
Whether you've been coming to Connection Church for a few weeks, months, or if it is your first time, we'd be honored to host you at our Invitation To Run luncheon.
Now that you've been to Meet The Team and Invitation To Run, whether you've decided that Connection Church is the place for you or, perhaps, you want to know everything about Connection Church, Starting Blocks is the next step to take. Starting Blocks is a 7-Session video series (each session is only about 20-25 minutes long), that is accompanied by a booklet, where Pastor Jeremy will explain the heart behind Connection Church, WHY we do WHAT we do and HOW we go about doing it. You can complete the sessions at your own pace. Once you complete Starting Blocks, you are eligible to begin serving in one of our wonderful ministries.
The Bible says to "know those that labor among you." Starting Blocks helps you to know all you need to know about us, and helps us to know how we can better serve and equip you as you follow the Lord, Jesus Christ. Simply pick up a Starting Blocks booklet at the Information Center and return it to the Information Center once you've completed it. We will return your booklet to you.
Pass the Baton is the final step of Connection Course and takes place bi-annually. It is a one-time class that takes place on a Saturday, from 9 am - 2 pm. Completion of Pass The Baton is the equivalent of church membership. However we think the more appropriate title is "ministry partnership." That's what church membership is all about, partnering together for the Gospel of Jesus Christ! 1 Corinthians 12, and many other verses, describe the church as one Body, made up of many parts. Only as we all work together and fulfill our place in the Body of Christ will we truly exemplify the true church of Jesus Christ. You are valuable...and you are needed!
The difference between being a member and an attender means being a participator, not just a spectator, a belonger, not just a bystander, a contributor, not just a consumer. We look forward to passing the baton to you as we partner together to reach our city and the world with the life-giving message of Jesus Christ!