It is no accident you are here! God has led you to explore this church. That is awesome!

If you are looking for peace in your life right now, know that many have come to this church and met God here and found it. You may see the Christians here and wonder how to have what they have. 

If you are looking for a church home, but have not yet found one, look no further. You've come home. You're next step is to simply begin worshiping and serving with your new family.

Come visit us… we’ll be expecting you and look forward to journeying with you.

Warmly, 
John Fullerton 
Lead Pastor

 

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The following is a typical Sunday morning lineup.

9:00 am
Coffee and sweets in the “Soul Café” This allows people to gather before we worship with a cup of Starbucks in hand

9:30 am
Contemporary Worship Service This service has full worship band with drums, guitars and multimedia presentation

10:30 am
Coffee and sweets in the “Soul Café” This allows people from both Sunday services to visit together

11:00 am
Traditional Worship Service Same message but different style. This service features a choir, pipe organ and timeless hymns.

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Driving Directions

From the North (Palm Harbor, Tarpon Springs, Chicago) Take U.S. 19 or Belcher south to Curlew Road, go right (west) on Curlew until County Road 1, turn left (south). Go to first stop light and turn right (west) on Michigan Boulevard. Go 1.25 miles and church is on left.

From the South (Clearwater. Largo, St. Petersburg) Take U.S. 19 or Belcher north to 580 (Main Street in Dunedin), go left (west) until County Road 1, turn right (north). Go 1.27 miles and turn left (west) on Michigan Boulevard. Go 1.25 miles and church is on left.

From the East (Oldsmar, Tampa) Take West Hillsborough Road (580) east. This turns into Tampa Road. Where Tampa Road and Curlew Road split in Oldsmar, take Curlew Road west. Go four miles on Curlew Road to County Road 1 and turn left (south). Go to first stop light and turn right (west) on Michigan Boulevard. Go 1.25 miles and church is on left.

From the West (Caledesi Island or Texas) Kick, paddle, paddle… come ashore, walk .3 miles east on Michigan Boulevard. Church is on right.

Parking
We are a Florida church with lots of grass. Park in the paved parking spaces or in the grass. Note that there is more parking behind the Worship Center than in front. Handicapped spaces are well marked.

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What to Expect

We want you to feel right at home when you visit. We know what’s it’s like to visit a new place with people you haven’t met. In order to make this the best possible experience for you, we want you to know what to expect. We will go out of our way to:

Be clear about Jesus.

Present as clear a picture as we can of the positive, hopeful, life-changing message of Jesus Christ Make sure you feel welcome. Our commitment is to make sure you feel accepted, valued and never judged. 

Make what you wear a non-issue.

You will be dressed perfectly. Jesus cares about you, not your clothes. We feel the same way. Let you be anonymous We won’t single you out or make you feel awkward. We’ll introduce ourselves, but not be pushy.

Talk in words that make sense.

We won’t talk in “Bible talk” (thee, thou…) and if we use special words, we’ll carefully explain them.

Not pressure you to give NO guilt.

Believe it or not, we don’t care whether you give money. You are our welcome guest today.

Take care of your children.

We are as nuts about the safety and care of your children as we are about Jesus.

Love you.

God loves you and because of that you will be loved here.

 

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Ministries for children and youth are provided during 9:30 worship service on Sunday and Youth Bible study takes place at 11:00.

Nursery

Our professionally staffed nursery is available for children from birth through age three/four from 8:30 am until12:15 pm.

Elementary Age Students

9:30 Orange Club

Orange Club is our elementary age Sunday school program.  The  Scripture-centered curriculum combines engaging videos, and large and small group activities, that touch on key issues that are relevant for the age group.  Orange Club takes place in Kirk Hall every Sunday from 9:30 to 10:30 am. Parents can sign children in and out in Kirk Hall.  

11:00 Children's Programs

ASL (American Sign Language) Class for all elementary and middle school age children is offered in Kirk Hall from 11:00 am - 12.

*Note to Parents

All elementary age children are required to be signed in and out by a parent which gives us permission to take your child to the children's activities. At the end of the activity, when we release children to their parents, another signature is required. The sign-in sheet for Sunday is at the entrance to Kirk Hall.

Middle and High School Age Students

Middle School and High School youth attend 9:30 worship together and enjoy fellowship between the services in the Soul Cafe. Youth Bible Study is offered for Middle and High School Youth combined beginning a 11:00 am and concluding at 12:00 pm. 

For additional information about children and youth ministries, email us or call the church office at (727) 734-5493.

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How St. Andrews Works

HOW ST. ANDREWS WORKS

We organize ministry along the lines of the counsel given to Moses by his father-in-law, Jethro. When Moses, the leader of Israel, was working himself silly and creating a bottleneck in ministry, Jethro told him,

“What you are doing is not good. You and these people who come to you will only wear yourselves out….You must be the people's representative before God and bring their disputes to him…. But select capable men from all the people—men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain—and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens. Have them serve as judges for the people at all times, but have them bring every difficult case to you; the simple cases they can decide themselves.” (Exodus 18:17-22)

With that model of empowerment and shared ministry in mind, things get done around St. Andrews by people who serve in one of the six following ways. It is our own version of “thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens.”

The worker bees
Like fruit on a branch or leaves on a tree, these are the people who give the whole church its shape. Very important. A person on the prayer team or stuffing bulletins or washing dishes for a churchwide meal is such a person and we could not (and should not) function without them.

Team leaders
These are people who organize groups of worker bees to do specific tasks. The mission trip coordinator or baptism team leader or kitchen team leader are examples.

Ministry leaders
These are people who lead a group of team leaders. Ministry leaders are willing to take on more responsibilities and include the work of deacons and certain staff members. The Deacon for Prayer Ministry, Youth Minister and Creative Movement ministry leader are all examples of such leaders.

Ministry directors
These are people who lead a group of ministry leaders. All of these are staff members of the church and meet regularly for prayer, planning and coordination of ministry. The Director of Fellowship and Discipleship and Director of Operations are examples of ministry directors.

The lead pastor
John Fullerton is our lead pastor and in addition to being the primary teacher of the church and moderating the Session (board of elders), he is responsible for leading the ministry directors to accomplish the mission purposes directed by the Session. Pastor John works closely with Pastor Joy Laughridge who is Pastor for Outreach and Ministry, but also the lead pastor's key adviser.

The ruling elders
They are called "ruling" elders because they are to measure everything that happens in the church against the standard set forth by God in the Bible. When the active ruling elders join the pastors to contemplate matters before the whole church it is called “The Session.” The proverbial buck stops at the Session in the church. They articulate the mission outcomes the lead pastor and others are to strive to produce.

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