Hey, It's Ben. I'm a Pastor at ABC and we want you first time at ABC to feel as easy and simple.
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When you arrive at ABC you will be welcomed by some of our friendly hosts. In fact if you click on the plan your visit we will be ready to show you around. Arrive a few minutes before 10 AM and our host will show make sure you can get a coffee and donut. They can also show you around to our kids area, nursery or whatever is applicable to you.
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What should you wear? Unless its Easter you probably won't see anyone in a suit and tie. Many people wear Jeans during the cold months and shorts during the summer. We don't get caught up with what people are wearing because we know that Jesus wants us to focus on our hearts. Typically you will see me preaching in Jeans and a button up shirt. You can feel free to wear what you feel comfortable in.
Our worship service starts at 10 AM and wraps up aroun 11:15 AM. We welcome everyone at the beginning and open with prayer. We want you to be aware of some of the scheduled activities so we share those. Then someone from the band will invite the congregation to join in song. The band will lead everyone in three songs most of which you can find on K-Love, Spotify or Air1. Childrens chat is next. Its a chance for the kids to go up front for two minutes and then head back to the kids church area. Thats when we jump into a thoughtful, encouraging discussion that applies to our lives through the lens of scripture. Our messages have real life application and offer encouragement for your week ahead. We have one more song and a prayer before we close our service.
I had an experience at a church once that made me very embarrased. I was asked what my name was from the pastor and didnt answer. The reason is kind of funny. It's because I did'nt speak the spanish and I was in a spanish speaking church. We wont call you to stand up and introduce yourself. We won't put you on the spot. We want you to feel like family when you come to ABC. So we do our best to make it simple and easy.
Currently we don't even pass the plate. We have a box in the foyer for offerings and prayer cards. We want you to feel no obligation to give. When you are invited to someones home for dinner you don't pay for the meal provided. If you feel lead to give thats between you and God. Our members cheerfully give because they see ABC as their spiritual family and its one of the ways that we can serve each other and Jesus. In fact we donate large portions of our giving to other non-profits within Hamilton County and around the world. We also serve directly from our site by supplying food for our 24/7 outdoor yellow food pantry.
Our kids have a safe, and fun filled enviroment with our teachers in the nursery and kids church area.
The nursery is for infants through four years old and includes toys and activites. Our kids church area is for 5-5th grade and includes discussion, crafts and games. Just a warning your kids are going to beg to come back to ABC because of the fun they have.