3 Freechurch St Maitland
Time: 10:15am Sun
Phone: (888) 555-5555
Here’s how a service at MPC will basically run, some of these things might be weird if you’ve never been to church before, but we think each of these things are important parts of following Jesus together:
We love singing about Jesus and what he has done for us at the cross. We think music is really helpful for communicating, and learning, and really enjoyable.
When we get together on a Sunday we’re getting together because we follow Jesus and that means we have a relationship with the God who made the universe – so we talk to him – usually we say something about how great he is based on what we’re thinking about that Sunday, we say thanks for the good things he has given us (especially Jesus), we say sorry because we do wrong things, and we ask him for things – we pray about the things that are wrong with the world, and that more people would meet Jesus. If you come along and you don’t know Jesus already – you are, quite literally, an answer to our prayers.
Because Jesus is for everybody we want to speak about Jesus in a way kids will understand. Kids Talks happen every week at Maitland and Cessnock. They happen just before the kids head out to Kids Church.
We live in a multimedia world, and so we use multimedia to communicate themes and ideas and to challenge us to think outside our own little world.
We believe the Bible is all about Jesus. It tells us who Jesus is, who we are, and how we should live if we want to follow Jesus as our king. We want all services to be based on the Bible, and we want to make what the Bible says clear and engaging.
This talk is often called a “sermon” but we call it a talk as we think the Bible speaks into our lives – it’s a chance for us to hear from somebody about how the bit of the Bible we’ve read is about Jesus, how Jesus answers big questions for how we live now, and we hope it will raise questions for each person hearing it. We aim to go for about 25 minutes but sometimes they’ll be a bit longer.
We hope this final bit of singing will help us reflect on what has been said, and how we’ve been challenged.
We really want what goes on at church to be clear, interesting, and easy to understand – so feel free to ask questions if we’re not clear enough, or there’s something we haven’t explained in a way that clicks for you. We want our Sunday Services to be something you can come to, hear about Jesus, and something you’d be comfortable inviting your friends to come along to – we want the good news of Jesus to be presented in a clear and relevant way every week. Why not come along this Sunday?