By Ty Woznek
Evening services have a different feel to them. Dress casual. We will have beverages for you and an inviting atmosphere. The doors will be open at 6:00pm, so if you are grabbing a quick bite to eat, you're welcome to eat here after working, or before your heading off to work after service.
Cross-Examining God is a gathering, so we the Lord's Table, giving, connect cards, and other aspects of how we do worship will take place. If you have any questions, you are free to ask them. Tables will be set up in the Worship Center so there is a place for you to place drinks, write notes, and engage with us. If you are a guest with us, you are under no obligation to give. We will explain why we do what we do.
The core focus of Wednesday night services will be making a positive case for Christianity. We'll state what we believe, why we believe it, and discuss objections to it. Many people have been talked out of Christianity because they've never been truly talked into it. If you're skeptical, feel free to ask questions. We are here to help you understand Christianity to the best of our ability.
The core focus will also deal with why some of us have walked away from church, or have been tempted to walk away from church. While God is loving, sometimes God's people are not. Difficult issues that Christianity faces will be discussed. We are not saying we are the perfect church that has all the answers. Nor are we here to say why we are better than everyone else. Our goal is to humbly offer the reason for the hope that is within us.
At the end of every service there will be a Q&A time to ask questions about what we are discussing on a particular night. On the 5th Wednesday night of a month we will have a potluck and an open ended Q&A. Sometimes we will answer "I don't know, we'll get back to you." This is not a dodge, but a reality that we don't know or remember everything at once. We will take your questions seriously. A mentor of mine once said "Without questions, learning doesn't take place."
We look forward to seeing you tonight and on Wednesday nights in the future.