Looking for a church home, or just a place to worship on a short stay in Phoenix, can be a daunting and discouraging experience. I hope this letter gives you a sneak peek that makes you feel more at home when you visit!
One thing you’ll notice when you visit is that we do some things differently. For one, we don’t own the building where we meet. You’ll also find we’re hard to define in terms of worship style. We are a mix of liturgical, evangelical, and charismatic style all blended into one expression of worship! During every service, we all participate – speaking, praying, praising, and receiving communion – because we believe worship is the work of all the people, not a show for you to watch. Some might be intimidated by not knowing what to do or say the first the week, but we have everything available for you to follow along (and by the third week you’ll have it down pat!). These values are rooted in our identity, that insists that worship involves the whole church, the whole person, and the whole gospel.
But most of all, we hope that when you visit you will see the Spirit of Christ working among us. That’s the Church: the family of God, formed by Jesus Christ and filled by the Holy Spirit. We pray every week before service begins that everyone who comes will hear and experience the love of God for them personally, through our worship together.
If you’d like to find out more, keep exploring this site. You might find the pages for our Liturgy particularly helpful if you visit, and the Worship and Community pages present the breadth of our life together. Also, don’t hesitate to email me at Pastor@SolomonsPorchPhx.com. I would love to get together to share our stories, answer your questions, and let you know more about what God is doing here. I look forward to meeting you soon!
+ Bishop Kenny
for the whole Solomon’s Porch family