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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Dreams for the Future

DREAMS FOR THE FUTURE

With humility and gratitude before our God, we believe God is calling us to strengthen the following realities over the next ten years.

Emphasis on God and Not Us.
Our first priority in our corporate life is not to meet human need. Our first priority is recognizing, honoring, worshipping, loving and serving God. When we worship, we think first about honoring God. When we teach, we teach from God’s Word. When we serve, we serve not just out of human compassion, but because we are aware we are serving God as we do so. It’s all about God. We will benefit and find blessing, but it is all about God.

Commitment to Giving God Our Very Best
In the beginning of all creation, God was more pleased with Abel’s sacrificial offering over Cain’s mediocre offering. Since that time, God has continually asked the people of God to show him respect by giving the best of our time, energy, money and attention. God doesn’t deserve our mediocre gifts or leftovers; God deserves our best and “firstfruits.” We will give God the best.

Commitment to Intelligent, Passionate Evangelicalism
This marries the Great Commandment to love God with all we’ve got, including our minds, and the Great Commission charging us to make new and mature disciples. Our message as a church will neither be academic treatises nor drippy “me and Jesus” talk. Head and heart will be engaged in ways that inspire mission. Intelligence and passion in faith will both be developed leading us to serve and reach out to others.

Open Conversations on Mystical Encounters
We will create spaces such as time in class, meetings, retreats or personal sharing in which people who have personally encountered the mystery and wonder of God can tell their stories. Passion breeds passion.

Emphasis on Empowerment vs. Influence
We will emphasize empowering individuals of the church in their God-given ministries over creating a “culture of personality” in which an individual exerts influence and asks people to join in his or her vision. Leadership by influence is important, but it is secondary to the empowerment model.  Empowerment style of leadership creates a more creative and transforming environment.

Extremely High “Love Quotient”
We will demonstrate a measurably higher capacity for caring about and for each other. The success of this is directly linked to the ability to establish and sustain small group ministry, develop highly functioning caregiving and outreach ministries and leverage greeting ministries for weekend services.

A Clear Path to Maturity
We will show people a clear path toward becoming an “extraordinary” Christian. Each month, we will hold five discipleship seminars which outline and embody the path to maturity in this church. These seminars provide concentrated periods of attention on each of the five core ministries and what they mean in our church.

For more information or to comment contact Pastor John by email or call the church office at (727) 734-5493.

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