YOUR FIRST VISIT: WHAT TO EXPECT
Virginia Beach Christian Church (DoC) has been a congregation of faith that 'Love is Building' here along the Great Neck corridor for over 50 years now; but we are asking ourselves how we are called to be church TODAY.
If you are moved to visit for worship, fellowship, prayer, or just out of curiosity, here are some things to know:
1) We have two main worship services. Both are outlined in a bulletin. The 8:40 am service is more 'Praise and Worship'. Of the two, it is more informal and intimate in setting and feel. The 11:00 am service is a more 'traditional' worship service. We use the Chalice Hymnal and worship is bolstered by a choir. Both services are places to be present for God in a welcoming community of faith that is faithfully gathered.
2) We celebrate open communion every week. This is central to our understanding as Disciples of Christ and all are welcome to partake as they feel the Spirit lead.
3) As a congregationally organized and led body, we emphasize lay leadership; women, men, youth, and children.
4) Like many Disciples Churches we embrace a variety of understandings, thoughts, and ways of being. This even includes dress. Come as you are.
Worship is not about doing the right thing in the right place at the right time as much as it is about being present for and to God. Together we are the body of Christ that is doing the work of the Realm Come Near.