COME and JOIN US...
COME and JOIN US...
Over the years we have come to understand our identity as a church. We are not about buildings or programs. We don't motivate or measure people by how often they attend, how much they give, or how great they are or aren't at serving. We are made up of people who have never been in church before, stopped going when we were kids, swore we would never go to church again, or moved here with no family in the area.
We operate with a different approach and mindset in our journey with God and one another. We don't pretend to have it all together or play prosecutor, judge and jury with the world around us! We are people who desire to know and be known by Jesus. We seek to know each other beyond the perception that people attempt to present on social media or the appearance of having it all together.
We spend time hanging out in the Bible with one another not for the sake of finding information to separate us from the world or fix all our problems but rather to reveal three realities in every person's journey: love God, love ourselves, and love others. Can knowing God be as simple and beautiful as that? We seek to move past empty theological debates, the hopeless pursuit of finding identity in what we do instead of who we are in Christ, and creating division with others by the way our culture tells us how we are to identify ourselves (political views, sexuality, ethnicity, etc.). We remind each other that we are fully embraced by God though the grace that only Jesus can give us, and that because of this, we are finally free and able to embrace each other.
Maybe you are like us: maybe you're trying to find your way in this life, maybe you have no religious background, or maybe you're just done with religious activity that brings no life. No matter where you're at, we want to invite you to take a risk and check us out.
Come and join us on Sunday mornings at 10:07am.
Pastor Peter Rufener
Answers to common questions
Answers to common questions
We meet Sunday mornings from 10:07 to 11:17 with a time for coffee and connecting afterwards. We're located @ the 5th Corner Building on 211 Willis Road in Saline.
No. The offering we take each Sunday is given by those who consider Saline Community Church their church home. We recognize that guilt, obligation and pressure are used to in the church to get people to give to build bigger buildings and more programs . This is not how we approach giving.
You'll find a wide range of styles at Saline Community Church, from jeans to dress pants for men and jeans to dresses for women. What you wear is not important. You won't be judged by your style of clothing. Instead, you'll be welcomed because you decided to come!
Nursery (newborn through age 2): A nursery is provided each week during our gathering at 10:07 a.m. Our purpose is to serve little ones by providing a safe, loving, fun and comfortable environment and to give them a wonderful first impression of God and His Church.
Our children's ministry seeks to assist families in introducing their children to Jesus. We have adults who value and invest in our children. Our approach is very down to earth, coming alongside each child as he or she encounters Christ.
On Sunday mornings, our Nursery and Preschool kids meet in their classrooms throughout the worship service (10:07-11:17). Children in Kindergarten-5th grades have a specific time where they can learn and grow. Sometimes there start up with the adults and other times there are downstairs the whole time.
We encourage you to come and focus on building relationships. As that grows we want to come alongside and join with you in finding your passion.
We do not motivate by guilt or try to shove the Bible down your throat. We believe that questioning and doubting spiritual beliefs is important and a critical part of our journey with God. We do not expect you to come and believe just like us or else you can't belong, but rather to come and join us with all your questions and doubts as we encounter Jesus Christ.
It would be great to have you visit. We encourage people to come at least three times to get a good feel for who we are. We believe that you will find SCC to be a place where you can connect and journey with God and others. We are not a perfect place, but rather a place where people can be real and grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. We find that the people that are drawn into our community are people who have never been in church, people who went to church as a kid but have not gone since being a teenager, people who have had bad experiences with church and people who have moved to the area looking to lay down roots.
At SCC we offer a lively and engaging environment for Children where they can learn and experience the love of Jesus.
We have two different age groups that kids are engaged in:
Our nursery/preschool is staffed by people who deeply love kids and are committed to care for our little ones. We have a cozy space with lots of toys where the children connect with each other and have fun while hearing a Bible Story each week.
Children in grades Kindergarten-5th grade begin the service upstairs with their families. About midway through, they are dismissed downstairs with their teacher. Each month there is Main Theme and Bible Verse that the kids walk through. They explore different stories in the Bible and given a safe place to express their fears, hurts and questions.