Our Philosophy

Our Sunday morning service (we call it our “gathering”) is driven by our belief that God most clearly manifests His presence when the church meets together. Because of this belief we make three things a priority when we gather together: prayer to God, music for God, and studying the Word of God.

On Sunday mornings we meet for one hour to do these three things. Our prayers are honest and sincere. Our music is not directed at being contemporary or traditional, but instead on being a means in which people can fully express their love and devotion to God (whether the songs are old or new). Our preaching is biblical and relevant, with the goal of helping people know better what God wants from their lives. We are not flashy or showy, but we do our best to honor God when we come together. We really hope that you will come visit us. If you choose to do so, the information below will help make your visit easy and comfortable. If you can’t find the information that you need, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


FIND US

When

Service at 10:00a
Prayer at 9:30a

Where

28995 SW Brown Rd.
Wilsonville, Oregon

What to Expect

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    First Thing

    When you walk in the door of the school you will be greeted by one of our friendly volunteers. They will hand you a tote bag, a gift to thank you for coming. In the bag you will find a welcome packet that contains information about our church that we think you will find informative and helpful.

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    Information Card

    Along with information about our church, the welcome packet also holds the information card pictured below. We hope that when you visit you will fill it out and return it to us by dropping it in the offering basket. The reason for this is that we want to be able to get in touch with you to thank you for coming, connect with you further, and invite you back. In fact, we value follow up with you so much that we want to offer you an incentive to return this card. If you return a filled out card we will give you a $5 Starbucks card. Don’t like coffee? We will donate the $5 to Wilsonville High School or the Wilsonville Public Library – your choice. To receive the Starbucks card, drop the information card in the offering basket when it is passed (make sure to have your address on it so we can send you the Starbucks card) or hand it to a greeter on your way out (they will hand you the $5 Starbucks card).

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    Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate

    Once your in the door, we recommend grabbing some coffee. We provide HOPE Coffee, a Honduran roaster that gives all profits to local churches. If coffee isn’t your thing we also provide tea, hot chocolate, and apple cider. Please grab some, we make it for you.

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    The Service

    Once we start the service, things will go like this…

    Welcome
    One of our leaders will welcome guests and invite everyone to greet each other.

    Song
    Lead by our band, we will sing a few songs to God.

    Prayer
    Most Sundays we ask people to raise a rock (physical), paper (financial), or scissors (relationa) to represent the type of prayer we need. Then everyone is invited to pray for those around them.

    Some Sundays people are invited to pray for those outside our church (i.e. foster children, victims of violence, or missionaries).

    Sermon
    After a short video summarizing our current sermon series, someone will teach the Bible.

    Communion
    Everyone is invited to partake of the biblical custom called Communion (or the Lord’s Supper). As we drink from the cup and eat the bread we remember and proclaim that Jesus died for our sins.

    Response
    We always hope that God impacts people during our gathering; therefore, we finish our time together by asking people to respond to God through song, commitment (through the cards in the blue bin), and offering.

Thinking of Visiting?

We would love to be able to know you are coming. Just click the button over to the right and shoot us an email.

Gathering FAQ’s

Our Sunday morning service (we call it our “gathering”) is driven by our belief that God most clearly manifests His presence when the church meets together. Because of this belief we make three things a priority when we gather together – prayer to God, music to God, and studying the Word of God.

On Sunday mornings we meet for one hour to do these three things. Our prayers are honest and sincere. Our music is not directed at being contemporary or traditional, but instead on being a means in which people can fully express their love and devotion to God (whether the songs are old or new). Our preaching is biblical and relevant, with the goal of helping people know better what God wants from their lives. We are not flashy or showy, but we do our best to honor God when we come together.

At Creekside we really want to meet you and so we hope you will come find out about our gathering for yourself.

We provide childcare for ages 0-Kindergarten.

Children who have finished Kindergarten sit with their guardians in the church service. They are provided headphones and learning packets. The headphones allow children to watch a Bible story video on an internet connected device. The packets reinforce the teachings heard on the kid’s audio through a variety of activities.

We understand that this is a different approach from most churches. The reason we approach children’s ministry this way is that we believe God most clearly manifests his presence when the church meets together. Because of this, we think it is important and valuable for children to be with their families during our services. For this reason and others (i.e. children learn by example and Scripture seemingly points towards children going to church with their families) children stay in the service with their families to sing, pray, and learn.

We believe a church should be like a family and families are not always quiet. We understand that children make noise – sometimes at the wrong time. At Creekside we have made a commitment to accept the distractions because we believe so strongly in the benefit of children staying in the church service. Our primary goal is not that children will be quiet, but that they will connect more fully to God and the Church.

This said, we ask that you, as a parent, prepare your child ahead of the service by talking to them about listening quietly when appropriate. Please note that sitting and/or playing quietly at the back of the room with parental supervision is acceptable.

Honestly, dress comfortably. Need us to be more specific? People wear everything from jeans and a t-shirts to dresses and collared shirts (check us out on Instagram).
Yes. You can listen to our Sunday sermons on this site or you can download them on iTunes.
Not at this time. It is something we are working towards being able to offer.

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