1. Hybrid Worship between Traditional and Modern Practices
Worship at Christ Church is a combination of a highly liturgical form (from the Book of Common Prayer) with a fusion of traditional and contemporary styles. Eucharist is celebrated every week, while old hymns are commonly arranged and remixed with contemporary sound.
2. Open and Inviting Atmosphere
There is a tremendous feeling of warmth and intimacy for both a visitor and a long-standing member in this church. We use our music to help people connect with God. Our core values are: to know and experience God’s grace, mercy, and love; to give thanks to God through engaging worship; to be an inviting, welcoming, and nurturing people and place; to teach and encourage one another to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ; and to love and serve God, one another, and the community beyond Christ Church.
3. Children and Youth
Christ Church’s Children’s Ministry is entirely led by lay volunteers from the church, ministering to over 300 children every weekend. This exemplifies the tremendous support from the members of the church of the numerous ministries of the church, drawing one to be a participant in the life of the community.
Two staff persons, along with significant help from lay volunteers lead our Youth Ministry. The Youth Ministry is all about building relationships—with God, with each other and with people in our community, both near and far. Participants enjoy everything from discussions, lock-ins, and fellowship to volunteering and mission opportunities.
Our preschool is an active ministry of Christ Church Episcopal. It opened in the fall of 2006 with 24 students and has grown to 76 students this fall. The preschool’s mission is to provide a developmentally appropriate Christian environment for the children in our community. It offers a safe, loving and nurturing environment with low student to teacher ratios.
Christ Church believes everyone should have the ability to share one’s gifts in our community and the world, and be fully part of the common life God has given us. We have 10 official ministries ranging from the Mission and Outreach Ministry to the Music and Arts Ministry with over 140 opportunities to get involved with. Many unofficial ministries also exist.