About Real World
Who We Are
Simply put, we are Real People, living a Real Life, serving a Real God! Pastors Jim and Laurie Williams started Real World officially on Easter Sunday of 2004 with a vision to present the Gospel of Christ in a fresh, non-religious way that hits home with today's un-churched society. Colossians 2 speaks plainly about the disappointment of the religious and worldly systems of today. Real World's purpose is to combat that disappointment and provide a home for those seeking after the answers in life that only a personal relationship with Jesus Christ can provide. Whether it's great music, a bible-centered message, or just meeting someone like you to spend some time with, step into the "Real World" and come experience God's un-changing love for yourself.
We Are Multi-Racial
Multi-racial churches don't just happen because people tend to hang out with others that are like them. Being multi-racial is something we must be intentional towards, that is why Real World will always be multi-racial. Black, White, Hispanic, Asian, etc. Whatever your ethnic background, you are welcome AND you will fit in with us! We are intentional about everything from music style to our sermon topics in promoting and encouraging multi-culturalism. Heaven will be full of all races, so why would the church here on earth be any different?
We are Multi-Generational
Real World includes ages 8 weeks to 80 years and there's a reason for that. We encourage ALL ages to participate in everything! From our ushers and greeters to the singers and musicians on our worship teams you'll find a place to fit in here regardless of your age. So whether you're single and fresh out of school, newly married with no kids, married with little ones, or grandparents of little ones, there's a place for you to feel a part of God's incredible family!
We Are Multi-Denominational
While it's important that we are affiliated with the General Council of the Assembilies of God, Real World is also part of the inter-denominational group of churches known as Christ Together. Through this organization we participate in multi-church community outreaches because we are very aware that Real World cannot reach and change the community on our own. We've learned that by joining forces with many other churches in our community we've become much more successful!
Been a while?
So, you haven't been to church in a while and you're wondering what to expect? Well look no further! This should answer all your questions and hopefully put your mind at ease about visiting with us for the first time. Our services start at 10:00am and run about an hour and a half. There's typically 30 minutes of music followed by prayer, then a break, announcements, then a 30 minute message. We don't point out our first time guests, but you may have to put up with some smiles and a hand shake or two!
What kind of music?
You'll experience a mixture of musical styles. From today's contemporary worship music to songs from yester-year's Top 40 with a few select word changes, you're bound to hear something you like! Plus, no song books or hymnals to have to look through. We've got you covered! Look up and read the words right on the screen in front of you! Also, are you a musician or singer? Be sure to touch base with one of the band members before you leave to find out how you can get involved!
How should I dress?
Take a look at this picture of Pastor Jim. He's wearing jeans and a nice shirt. AND he's preaching! God asks us to come to Him just as we are. He also cares way more about what's on the inside than on the outside. Sooo, wear what you want, as long as it's tasteful! Oh! And once a year you'll get to wear your pajama's to church, but more about that later!!
What about my kids?
If you have kids ages 0-11 years we have something specifically for them on Sunday mornings! First of all we have a nursery for your babies 0-36 months. They will be cared for, played with, and prayed for while they are there. If you have any special needs for your child you can let the nursery workers know at check in. We also have a fun-packed childrens church called Real World Kids for the rest, with 3 break-out classes for agesPreK-K, 3-5 year olds and 6-11 year olds. These will offer a time of teaching a simple bible lesson, discussion, crafts and prayer. Ask one of our greeters when you get to the church and they will be happy to point you in the right direction! Also, for your peace of mind all of our children's workers have submitted to a criminal background check!!