at Chestnut Grove School
Our family service
It’s a service for everyone, believer or not. It’s called a family service because it’s when our church family meet. If you are not used to church things (or want to know what kind of church we are), here’s a brief low-down of what happens when the family get together:
During the Service
At our main Sunday service we do many of the things that Christians have been doing for millenia:
Our service aims to be accessible to children of whatever age. We always have a kids’ talk and a kids’ song as part of the main gathering. During the sermon for the adults, the children go off to their own age-appropriate activities.
We also aim for this service to be welcoming to those looking in on Christian things. Every week there will be people with us who wouldn’t yet call themselves followers of Jesus. We love to have newcomers join us, so we give a warm welcome to all, regardless of background.
DWELL - our evening gathering
During term-time, we meet in the canteen at Chestnut Grove Academy at 6pm every Sunday for Dwell. The name is taken from Colossians 3:16, where we are encouraged to allow the message of Christ to dwell in us richly as we sing together. Dwell is therefore a less structured time of sung worship and prayer, with a topical talk from God’s word at its heart. Conversations usually continue over a drink in a nearby pub afterwards.
Autumn 2021: We will be examining THE BIG STUFF – massive truths from the Bible that connect with real life.
During the Gathering
There’s lots more going on besides our Sunday meetings. Whatever age or stage you are at, you can feel part of Church life at CCB.