WHAT WE ARE ABOUT
Whether this is your first time checking out a church, or your first time in a long time, we’re glad that you’re here and we hope that we see you at one of our Sunday or Monday Services. You can expect a casual environment, a tasty snack and a great cup of coffee. Worship lasts about 20 minutes and the teaching will last about 30 minutes.
WHEN DO I NEED TO GET THERE?
On Sunday it's a good idea to arrive at least 15 minutes early because our services are quite full. Sunday Services are 9:00 and 11:00 at Main Street.
On Monday nights we offer you a dinner or appetizer which is served at 6:15 PM and continues throughout the worship service if you happen to be running late. If you just want to join us for the Service its good to come 10 minutes early. Monday night Service starts at 7:00 at Main Street.
WHERE DO I PARK AT THE MAIN STREET LOCATION?
On Sunday you are welcome to park in the spaces in front and to the east of our building, (the Farmhouse restaurant allows us to use their lot on Sunday) but we ask that you respect the spaces for retailers such as Dollar General near us. There is also extra parking available across the street at the Furniture Outlet that also allows us to use their lot on Sundays and after business hours.
We do ask that Members use the satellite parking lot across the street on Sunday whenever you can in order to make room for Visitors who may be coming to the Foundry for the first time.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
We invite you to come as you are, whether you want to wear a suit or shorts and sandals, ripped jeans or a dress. Most of our members and attendees tend to dress pretty casual.
We invite you to relax! God put the wiggle into our children; let their wiggles be worship.
INFANTS & TODDLERS
You are welcome to drop your child off with the nursery attendants where you will receive a pager in case your child needs you during the service. The nursery is split between infants and toddlers. Parents are welcome to check-in their children before or during the worship service.
3 YEARS TO 5TH GRADE
Please check in your children prior to service at the Kids Check-In Desk. SHAKEOUT is our Walk-Out Worship Program where children will be dismissed during the worship service to their age appropriate classes. Parents are invited to walk with them or just send them off. It is your call.
Middle School and High School students attend the regular service with adults on Sunday and Monday Worship Service. We also invite them to come to youth group on Sunday nights at Main Street for a chance to go deeper in their faith, ask questions and build friendships. Middle School meets from 6:00 - 7:30 and High School meets 7:30 - 9:00.
What We Believe
We believe Jesus, the Son of God, entered our broken world and lived a life that reveals God to us and tells us who we are: beings created by God in God’s image who suffer in a broken world.
Jesus lived a life of perfect obedience to God and suffered and died on a cross to create the way for people to be reconnected to God, as we were created to be. God brought Jesus to life again—defeating death—and Jesus returned to his Father in heaven.
Because Jesus died and rose again, we can live in hope for a better life in this world and in eternity with God.
To connect with this new life and hope, we need to recognize that we have big issues that we can’t fix ourselves, accept Christ’s claim that he is the Son of God and the way to new life, and allow God to lead us into a new relationship with him.
Tables – “Are you prepared to make room?.......Really?”
With out you we’re not us, there’s a seat for you. We laugh hard, loud, often and there is nothing better than a table with good friends.
There is something sacred in gathering and we will gather and do life together for every reason possible. We do life together– the good, the bad, and the ugly. We love sharing life together.
1 Thessalonians 2:8- “so we cared for you. Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well”
Transformation – ”If you’re coming to stay the same, you’re in the wrong place”
Jesus called out to the broken, the weary, and those burned out on religion. No matter how hard each of us may try, we can not live as we should in our own power, but we don’t have to. So, come as you are and learn to live in Christ through the transformational power of the Holy Spirit. Experience God at work through personal devotions in the Word of God, prayer, small groups, worship with other believers, and missional living. It is our desire to be transformed into Christ’s image, and never attempt to transform Him into ours.
Romans 12:2: “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God,what is good and acceptable and perfect
Seriously Fun – “We take the gospel seriously but not ourselves”
Imagine the joyful abandon of a child encountering Jesus, full of trust and excitement. We hope to be a place you look forward to coming to, not a taxing, boring religious hobby. We will laugh, celebrate and enjoy this faith together. As Romans 12:15 says, “rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.” We will also remember that we worship a Holy God, we take seriously Jesus’ sacrifice to save us from sin and death and we believe in the supremacy of scripture. It is the Gospel we take seriously, not ourselves.
John 2 , Proverbs 17:22, Psalm 126:2, 1 Corinthians 11:27-31
Courageous Obedience – “Obedience to Christ is worth the risk”
God values faithful obedience. The world values success. We choose to obey God, which means we are willing to take risks without guaranteed outcomes, even if it looks like failure in the world’s eyes. We strive to make decisions based on the principle modeled in Acts 15:28, “It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us.” We are willing to try new things and will end a good thing, to do something better. When mistakes occur, we will strive to learn and grow. We will hold method, position, and control loosely, to obey courageously.
Matthew 16:15-23 & Proverbs 24:16
upside down & inside out leadership – “Never too early to start and always too early to quit.”
Jesus flipped the world’s model of leadership upside down when he taught us that you have to serve to lead (John 13:1-17). A godly leader is continually being transformed and empowered through the Holy Spirit from the inside out. We value the discovery, cultivation and employment of these gifts and will courageously empower new leaders to serve in real leadership roles. We will keep our eyes open and stay curious to spot potential in others, generously contribute to their development, and send them out with open hands if God calls them away.
Scripture: Philippians 2:3-7, Ephesians 2:10