If you are new, here’s what you can expect on a Sunday morning at MAC.
You are WELCOME – As you walk in, you may notice the wall with this message: It doesn’t matter who you are, where you’re from, what you’ve done, what you’re like, or what your circumstances are right now, in Jesus’ name, you are welcome here!
What should I wear? – If you are a suit and tie person, go for it. If you prefer jeans and a t-shirt, that’s great too. God cares a lot more about our hearts than the clothes we wear, so come as you!
Coffee – Feel free to come early and grab a cup of coffee at the cafe (our treat!) and meet some people before the service. You are welcome to bring your coffee into the worship service if you like.
Kids – We are a family, and we love the sound of kids in church! We know that kids make noises, and that’s ok – don’t feel like you have to take them out of the service. If you prefer, you can also make use of the cafe area where the service is streamed live or check your little ones into the nursery and toddler area where our awesome children’s volunteers will care for them during the service.
Music – We usually start off the service with a handful of worship songs where you can participate. We have a rotation of six different worship teams ranging in age from teens to seniors. Most of them use a full band including drums, bass, piano, keys, acoustic guitars, electric guitars and vocals – and include worship songs by artists like Crowder, Chris Tomlin, Elevation Worship, Paul Baloche, Hillsong, Rend Collective, Phil Wickham and Jesus Culture to name a few. Our more senior team will usually include piano based hymns and classic gospel songs. Variety is good – it’s what families do!
Prayer – Usually a time of group prayer led by an individual, and sometimes an opportunity for individual reflective prayer.
Giving – If you are new or visiting, don’t feel obligated to give. Those of us that call MAC our church home take this time to participate in giving that funds both our ministries here in Morden and our workers around the world.
Children’s Program – Part way through the service, children ages 3-4 are invited downstairs to a program just for them. They have opportunity to get to know each other and get comfortable in the classroom by playing with toys, colouring, and doing puzzles with the teens and adults who take turns hanging out with this great age group.
Message – Our aim is to teach the truth of the Bible, challenging us to live more like Jesus in our world today: loving God, loving others, taking care of those in need, and bringing the good news of God’s love and forgiveness to the places it is needed most.
Coffee Break – What could be better than a coffee first thing in the morning? More coffee! ….and a great opportunity to get to know a few more people.
Classes – From September through May, we have Christian Education classes – by age groups from children through to adults – downstairs, after the worship service. A great time for discussions and more relationship building with those in your peer group.