Frequently Asked Questions
If you are on campus to access our Children’s Building, Adult Education Building, or Fellowship Hall, you’ll want to park in the front lot of our property. If you are coming to the church office or our missions building, veer to the right, go up the hill and park in the parking area to the right of campus. If you are coming to the sanctuary, you can park in the front lot, or you can drive to the back of the property to find plenty of extra parking as well. Here’s a map of our campus.
Yes! Childcare is offered on Sunday mornings during all our worship times. Know that children and babies are always welcome to stay in worship with their caregivers – even with their wiggles and giggles! We also know that sometimes adults prefer to have their little ones in the nursery where they can play. It is available for your family when you choose.
For classes and other gatherings, please contact Jennifer Barkis at email@example.com or call 512-288-3836 x213 to make a reservation in advance. Reservations help us plan for a healthy balance of children and caregivers. For a detailed explanation of our ministries with children, see the Children’s Ministries section. For details on children’s Sunday school classes and nursery care, please check this page.
Wear what makes you comfortable! You’ll find folks in their Sunday best as well as others who dress more casually in shorts and flip flops. Come as you are. We’re not concerned with what you’re wearing and simply celebrate your presence with us.
On Sunday mornings, our 8:30 and 11:00am services are typically “traditional,” meaning you will hear musical offerings on an organ or piano, hymns will be sung, and the congregation participates in a call and response format for the liturgy. As we come out of COVID, we are looking to relaunch a band-led, contemporary worship experience as well. So, stay tuned for those forthcoming plans!
In the meantime, you can watch one of our services online to get a feel for what we are offering now.
Once a month, we also offer “Messy Church” on Saturday evenings. This is a hands-on worship experience for all-ages. We explore themes of our faith through casual conversations, activities, and a shared meal over a two-hour period.
For more information about our worship, click here.
We practice “open communion,” which means that you don’t need to be a member of the church or a Methodist in order to participate nor do you need to be of a certain age. All are welcome to receive this gift from God. “Taste and see that the Lord is good!”
We encourage you to fill out a Connection Card that you will find in the bulletin (worship program). Sharing your contact information with us will allow us to personally follow-up with you and help you get connected to our community. (You will not be automatically added to email lists or mailings, nor will your contact information be shared broadly. We are grateful to be entrusted with a way to connect with you and will protect your privacy.)
There are further engagement opportunities as well – please let us know if you’re interested and we’ll get you in touch with the leader.
Know that church membership is never a requirement to participate.
We extend an invitation to join the church at each Sunday worship service. You may join at that time, or you may make an appointment to meet with one of the pastors to learn more.
When you make the decision to join the church, you will be asked 2 questions: 1) Do you affirm you faith in Jesus Christ? And 2) Will you support this congregation through your prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness? Read more about that here.
As members, we require adults to be baptized. This sacrament is a holy covenant between you, God, and the congregation signaling new life in Christ, adoption into the family of God, the forgiveness of sins, and a commitment to patterning your life after the way of Jesus. There is much more to the meaning of baptism and the pastors would be honored to talk more with you about it and answer any questions you may have.
Know that we honor baptisms from other Christian denominations whether the water was sprinkled or poured on your head, or you were fully immersed in water regardless of your age at the time of your baptism.
We will be honored to baptize anyone at any age (adult, teen, child, or baby) and receive you into the family of God. For those unable to answer for themselves, we invite their parents or guardians to answer for them and covenant together to ensure they will come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. We will join with you in your commitment to Jesus and promise to walk each day together to encourage one another and hold each other accountable.
Again, there’s so much more to baptism than can be captured in a FAQ, so please reach out to our pastors so we can share more!