WORSHIP & TEACHING
All of our worship and teaching centers around Jesus and His work for us. This is called the Gospel (ancient Greek for ‘good news’). As a church, we never want to assume that everyone knows the Gospel. Because of this, we proclaim it in our music, prayers, preaching, and celebration of the Lord’s Supper. Worship is not about what we can do for God. Rather, it is about what He has done and is doing for us. We are reminded of this in John 3:17: “For God did not send his Son [Jesus] into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” All that we do seeks to reflect the Gospel.
At Narrative Church, we follow a modern liturgy. This simply means that our church services follow a pattern of songs, prayers, and Scripture readings, as well as a sermon and the Lord’s Supper. If you would like to know more about what this means, please feel free to email Pastor Ted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
where & when
Narrative Church gathers every Sunday morning in the cafeteria at Hopewell Middle School. Worship starts at 10am but please feel free to show up around 9:40 to grab some pour over coffee! Follow the white Narrative signs past Union Hill Elementary (blue roof) and park in the west parking lot of Hopewell Middle School (it’s the building with the dark red roof).
WHAT TO EXPECT
As you enter through the double doors of Hopewell, you will be greeted and given directions to the cafeteria. If you are running a little behind, no worries! Just come on in through the double doors and take the first right down the ramp directly in front of you (by the commons). The cafeteria will be at the end of the ramp on your right. Come in and grab a cup of coffee. As you meet people, you will notice that people wear what they feel comfortable in at Narrative - everything from jeans and a tee shirt to their Sunday best. Please fill out a connection card at the Connect Center so that we can stay in touch with you and keep you up to date with what is going on at Narrative.
At Narrative, we love our kids. Because of this, we set some optional time aside just for them during the sermon. Some of our volunteers will escort them to the commons (right next to the cafeteria), where they will share God’s love for them through Bible-based activities and teaching. These activities are designed for children aged four through twelve. The kids return to worship with their parents at the end of the sermon so that they don’t miss Communion. If you happen to come on the fifth Sunday of the month, we will have Family Worship, which means that the kids will stay with their families during the service.