I'm still new to the church thing. What's a good first event for me?
That depends on who you are. Some people want a large meeting where they can come in the back unnoticed. Others dislike highly "religious" environments, so a church service sounds scary or worse yet--boring. At The Feast Church we try to provide a lot of different events so you can meet us where you're comfortable. Here's some of the options:
SOCIAL EVENTS-About once a month we will have a purely social event. This is not a bait and switch! We really just want to provide a context for you to hang out, meet new people, and get to know people who are part of our church. We will have a BBQ together or go out for karaoke or bowling or just meet up at a restaurant for a meal. If you need a social connection first, this is a good place to check us out.
SERVICE EVENTS-Some people are interested in helping their community. They know church is a good place to do that, but they aren't so sure about the spiritual parts. Our service events are times we serve others because of our faith, but usually doesn't include a lot of spiritual language or conversation. We will do things like clean up a neighborhood or prepare a meal for the homeless. It's a time to be good to others. We host these events about every other month.
THEOLOGY CHATS-A Theology Chat is a meeting in a more intimate space to discuss the things that make faith hard. We talk about things like "Why is there suffering in the world?" or "Did Jesus really raise from the dead?" The conversation is open and there are no bad questions or unwanted thoughts. This is a smaller setting (good for those who learn best in small groups) but it is of a medium spiritual intensity. Faith is talked about in a questioning, not dogmatic, way, but we are talking about big issues of Christian teaching.
BIBLE STUDIES-Most weeks we have two groups that meet in homes to study the Bible together. These are smaller groups and the assumption of the group is that those present consider themselves followers of Jesus. That doesn't mean others are unwelcome, it just means that we study with the purpose of going deep and the underlying principle that the study will teach us how to live. Those with a previous church background sometime find this a best first step, because it let's them learn what we believe and how we teach.
WORSHIP-Many people do not like to come to a church service first. But some do! Worship is our largest gathering and is less interactive than most of our events. So those who want to come in and observe more than participate may find Worship a first good step.
SO WHAT IS THE BEST FIRST STEP FOR YOU?
Whatever it might be take it! If you want to know more about these or any other events that we host, you can send us an e-mail through our CONTACT link or you can check our CALENDAR as well. We'd love to hear from you.