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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Our Commitment to Maturity

OUR COMMITMENT TO MATURITY

We are committed to helping people mature in believing, living and exhibiting the following core competencies. Beliefs are developed through practices which together produce virtue, or Christ-like character.

These competencies are in three areas:
Beliefs - Thinking Like Jesus
Practices - Acting Like Jesus
Virtues - Being Like Jesus

After each belief, practice or virtue described below, a statement summarizes how a mature Christian might express that competency.

BELIEFS

Trinity
“I believe the God of the Bible is the only true God; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.”

Salvation By Grace
“I believe a person comes into a right relationship with God by his grace, through faith in Jesus Christ.”

Election
“I believe my salvation is based entirely on God’s initiative and grace.”

Authority of the Bible
“I believe the Bible is the Word of God and has the right to command my belief and action.”

Incarnation
“I believe Jesus Christ is God in the flesh—fully human and at the same time fully God.”

Atonement
“I believe Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross paid the price for my sins.”

Personal God
“I believe God is involved in and cares about my daily life.”

Identity in Christ
“I believe I am significant because of my position as a child of God.”

Work of the Holy Spirit
“I believe God lives inside me in the person of the Holy Spirit.”

Covenant
“I believe those who put their faith in Jesus become participants in a covenant of love with God.”

Church
“I believe the church is God's primary way to accomplish his purposes on earth today.”

Sacraments
“I believe Jesus has given the church two sacred and symbolic actions—baptism and the Lord’s Supper—also called sacraments.”

The priesthood of all believers
“I believe ministry in the church is the privilege and responsibility of every Christian.”

Humanity
“I believe humans were created in true righteousness, but the sin of the first humans has led to a corrupt nature in need of redemption.”

Compassion
“I believe God calls all Christians to show compassion to those in need.”

Eternity
“I believe there is a heaven and a hell and that Jesus Christ is returning to judge the earth and to establish his eternal kingdom.”

Stewardship
“I believe that everything I am or own belongs to God.”

PRACTICES

Worship
“I worship God for who he is and what he has done for me.”

Prayer
“I pray to God to know him, to lay my request before him and to find direction for my daily life.”

Bible Study
“I study the Bible to know God, the truth, and to find direction for my daily life.”

Single-mindedness
“I focus on God and his priorities for my life.”

Spiritual Gifts
“I know and use my spiritual gifts to accomplish God's purposes”

Biblical Community
“I fellowship with other Christians to accomplish God's purposes in my life, others' lives, and in the world.”

Give Away My Time
“I give away my time to fulfill God's purposes.”

Give Away My Money
“I give away my money to fulfill God's purposes.”

Give Away My Faith
“I give away my faith to fulfill God's purposes.”

Give Away My Life
“I give away my life to fulfill God's purposes.”

 VIRTUES

Joy
“I have inner contentment and purpose in spite of my circumstances.”

Peace
“I am free from anxiety because things are right between God, myself and others.”

Faithfulness
“I have established a good name with God and with others based on my long-term loyalty to those relationships.”

Self-Control
“I have the power, through Christ, to control myself.”

Humility
“I choose to esteem others above myself.”

Love
“I sacrificially and unconditionally love and forgive others.”

Patience
“I take a long time to overheat and endure patiently under the unavoidable pressures of life.”

Kindness/Goodness
“I choose to do the right things in my relationships with others.”

Gentleness
“I am thoughtful, considerate and calm in dealing with others.”

Hope
“I can cope with the hardships of life and with death because of the hope I have in Jesus Christ.”

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