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What's so different?
Several things, actually. For instance:
services. A meeting of "The Island Church" isn't come
in, sit down, and listen. There will be time for discussion,
questions, and very practical application of the truths of Scripture.
Those who attend even input on what will be studied!
application. We want to put into everyday life what we talk about.
Live what we believe; Live like we believe.
Wednesday nights. We're not going to have a Sunday service
initially. We're trying to "break the mold" as to how church
is done. Plus, some may be interested in trying this model on for
size, and still remain active in their church. Thus, no conflict.
Music as an aid
to worship; not a focal point. Music is certainly important. But
too often, it becomes something between a rock concert and a talent
show. We'll use music to focus our attention on God and our response
to His Word, Truth, and Love.
Easy to read
Bibles. We want people to read their Bibles, bring them along to
church. Our official translation is easy to read and understand:
"The New Living Translation Bible" (NLT). Of course, the
best translation is the one you read!
welcome. If there's something you don't understand, ask.
plates. We still have financial needs, but a place will be
available to submit offerings before or after the service. It removes
the widespread feeling that church is all about the money.
membership. Click on the link, "Partners-In-Ministry",
and you'll see that 'members' are actually 'partners', and are
actively involved in the work, support, and ministry of "The
strange. We're not some weird cult group. We are a mainstream
Christian church that feels that the current way church is done in our
country isn't getting it done, and we're going to try and bring new
testament church principles and practices into the twenty-first
century. We honestly think that if you give "The Island
Church" a test-drive, you'll find it refreshingly different in a
good way, and you'll be challenged to live your faith 24/7/365.
will continue to develop our distinctives as we move forward.
Can we keep you informed?
Scenes from a recent service