What to Expect
One of our favorite theologians, Dallas Willard, once said, “God is the happiest being in the universe.” We hope our worship services reflect the joy & wonder of knowing Jesus.
Every Sunday, before our worship gathering begins, we invite everyone to join us at 1:20 pm for our Sunday Chapel time. We play reflective music, and spend time in quiet prayer (in fact, if you’d like, a member of our prayer team would be happy to pray with you). In the busy-ness of our hectic schedules, we find that Sunday Chapel is a valuable time to settle our hearts and seek the peace of Jesus.
Our Sunday worship gathering begins at 1:30 pm and lasts about 80 to 90 minutes. Please feel free to dress casually; you’ll see folks in shorts & t-shirts, jeans, and other casual clothes—be comfortable!
We invite children to join us for the first part of the service, and then our volunteers will lead them as a group to our Anchor City NextGen Sunday school, where they’ll continue their adventure with Jesus in a safe, creative, loving environment.
We usually sing about 3 or 4 worship songs together. We invite you to join in—not because God needs it, but because there’s something so powerful about joining our voices in worship to God together.
Next, we spend time greeting one another and sharing updates and announcements in the life of our church community.
For those who are members of Anchor City, we also have a time of offering where people can contribute financially to what God is doing through our church. We hope that the work God is doing in and through our church is worth investing in!
At some point during our sermons—which are usually about 25-30 minutes long—we usually break into smaller groups of two or three for further discussion (although, if you’re kind of shy, no one’s going to force you to share!). We believe God’s Word is meant to be shared together in friendship.
We wrap up with a song and the benediction (which is a prayer of blessing given by one of our pastors). After our service concludes, we spend time in conversation with each other over light snacks.