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WHO WE ARE

Putting Love Into Action

Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Discipleship is a journey of growing in love for God and love for others.  True love always involves action—it is a verb! That’s why, as individuals and as a congregation, we put a premium on gathering in worship, growing in groups, and serving in missions. We are known for not only what we say, but for what we do locally, regionally, and internationally. Those that come to Advent truly are the hands and feet of Christ, serving in any way they can.

Advent was chartered in 1987 in preparation for the anticipated growth in the Five Forks area. As our zip code has grown, so have we; and thirty years later we are a large, vibrant congregation from a variety of faith backgrounds.

On February 8, 2017, during a renovation project, our sanctuary caught fire and burned. What we hoped would be a short-lived stint in our Christian Life Center gym has now been extended for a significantly longer period of time. However, we firmly believe that God meets us wherever we are and invigorates our worship wherever we gather, so we certainly hope that you will come worship with us and experience the ways God is moving among us at Advent. We hope to move into our new sanctuary in 2019.

PLAN YOUR VISIT

The best way to get to get to know us is to come visit us!

We know that people experience God through different styles of worship, so we strive to do both traditional and contemporary worship with as much excellence as possible, offering God our best.

Sunday Mornings

For most people, Sunday morning worship services are the first introduction to Advent. Each Sunday morning we have three services in our Christian Life Center:

8:30 am Traditional Service
9:55 am Contemporary Service
11:15 am Traditional Service

Get an idea of what our sermons are like by listening to our previous sermons.

WHAT TO EXPECT

When should I arrive?
What should I wear?
Where do I park?
Who can help me find my way around the church and campus?
Where can I bring my child for Nursery Care on Sunday mornings and/or Sunday Morning LifeGroups for children and students?
When should I arrive?

Typically, you should arrive about 15 minutes before the worship service starts to allow plenty of time to make your way to the worship space of the Christian Life Center, get a bulletin, and find a seat. You may want to arrive a few minutes earlier if you need to take your children to Children’s Worship or to the Nursery.

Greeters, in red vests located at all the Christian Life Center entrances, will welcome you and provide you with a bulletin and any other handouts for the service. Ushers will be available to help you and your family find a seat.

What should I wear?

Our congregation spans a range of ages and backgrounds. The pastors wear robes for the traditional services but business casual in the contemporary service. You’ll see people in the worship space dressed in all styles—from jeans to business attire.

Where do I park?

Parking is available in marked spaces all around our Christian Life Center and in a parking lot behind our Christian Life Center at the back of our property. Our Parking Team members will be wearing yellow vests. They are available to assist you with parking in the most convenient space available.

Who can help me find my way around the church and campus?

In addition to Parking Team Members, there are Greeters and Ushers at all the entrances of the Christian Life Center. Greeters will be wearing red vests at each entrance. There are also welcome centers at each entrance with greeters to answer your questions, provide maps of our campus buildings, and provide you with more information about Advent. Should you need help finding your way around our campus, please do not hesitate to ask one of them. They will gladly show you to your destination. If you’d like to preview our campus layout, you can download and print a map at your convenience.

Where can I bring my child for Nursery Care on Sunday mornings and/or Sunday Morning LifeGroups for children and students?

Sunday Morning LifeGroups for students and children and our Nursery are located in the Education Building on our campus. Upon arriving to the Education Building, there is a Visitor Check-In where one of our Children’s Ministry greeters will be able to help direct you to the appropriate classroom.

NURSERY CARE

Children ages 6 weeks–3 years are invited to participate in our Nursery Ministry. Children are cared for in a warm, loving environment by fully trained caregivers. We ask that all bags be labeled and no food other than formula or breastmilk be brought into the nursery.

The Nursery is located in the Education Building. Upon arriving, there will be a check-in station for Children’s Ministry where one of our Children’s Ministry Greeters will be able to greet you and to help you navigate our campus.

GET CONNECTED

What does Advent have for you and your family?

Advent is an inclusive community that has something for everyone, every age, and every life stage.

Adult Ministry

Student Ministry

Children’s Ministry

Missions

Worship

Event Calendar

Contact Us

Still have questions about what we do or who we are? We are here to help.

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