People can’t change people, only God can do that! However, people can love people and we are going above and beyond to show love to the 757 during Month of Love. There are literally dozens of opportunities to get involved and serve our community this August! Go to community.church and register today to help the 757 live fully alive as we love and serve our community.
In the reality of life we are so often looking for that “one thing” that can truly help us, truly change everything. When we decide to follow Jesus, we experience that “one thing,” only it’s not a thing at all, it’s a person. The Holy Spirit is the ultimate game changer for our lives and in order for us to experience Him as our game changer, we have to get to know Him better. That’s exactly what we are doing this July 8–29. It’s game-changer time.
Middle and high school students! Join us for a special Alive United as we kick off the summer! This night is filled with all kinds of water fun, summer treats, and an outside service with an awesome message and music. Come ready for bowling slip ‘n slide, water balloon home run derby, slip ‘n slide kick ball, color war, free hot dog bar and more. Every student who comes gets sunglasses, and everyone who brings a friend gets a floatie!
A special Memorial Day experience at the Western Branch Campus is still happening inside tonight. Bring those friends whose outdoor party plans got rained out! The hot dog bar, freedom pops, balloons, and fun activities are starting at 5:45pm, followed by service at 6:30pm.
Come hang at this outdoor event designed for men. Have a great time and get connected. We’re serving a nacho bar, slider bar, Krispy Kreme and more. Experience team competitions of all kinds and claim the $5K grand prize for the winning team!
Friday, June 1
Western Branch Campus
Good Friday at Community is a service like no other. We know Jesus died and rose again to give us the greatest hope for a future worth living. Good Friday commemorates the passion and death of Jesus on the cross as we come together to remember his sacrifice for our freedom. The service is a dynamic time of worship, reflection and communion to prepare us for fully celebrating Jesus rising from the grave only a few days later. Join us for this unique experience kicking off Easter weekend!
A new day, a new dawn. Jesus defeating death changed everything. No matter who we are or where we’ve been we can expect that a new dawn is coming in our lives! Get ready for a weekend packed with experiences for the whole family. Egg hunts with awesome prizes, outdoor Western Branch sunrise service, fun photo ops for all, powerful worship music, creative service elements, encouraging messages—this Easter is going to be a blast!
Choose from 8 services across 3 campuses, and expect great things as you encounter Easter like never before.
Sunday, April 1 / 10:45am
Sunday, April 1 / 9:30am, 11:15am
Western Branch Campus
Sunday, April 1 / 6:45am (outdoor sunrise service) 8:30am, 10:00am, 11:45am
Monday, April 2 / 6:30pm
Hundreds of 6th–12th graders from all Community Church campuses throughout the 757 take over the building, once a month. Live DJ, music, games, food, prizes, VIP juniors and seniors.
This month: Are you in for the win? EVERY student who fulfills our February/March #ftw challenge receives a prize! Students who came to Alive United February 18 received a sealed envelope listing the name of a mystery prize, challenging them to return with their sealed envelope March 18 to win what’s inside! Prizes include multiple sets of Dre Powerbeats3, Alive hoodies, hats, shirts and more. Didn’t get an envelope? Don’t worry. Every person walks away with something. Don’t. Miss. Out..
We want to be known. There is a longing inside so many of us. But what does it mean to be known? To know our identity? To know our impact on others? To be known has little to do with people knowing our name and everything to do with Whose name we are living by. What we do with our life matters more than whether or not people know we did it, and what we do is a result of who we know ourselves to be. Even when the author is unknown, the impact can be known, it starts with Jesus. Join us for this new message series as we learn to live a life the matters beyond our name.
Fasting is one of life’s greatest game changers. Need an answer to prayer? Need wisdom for a decision? In a season of life change? When we fast together as a church things change, situations change, lives are transformed, and walls are broken down; true freedom can happen. In our hunger from fasting we learn to depend on God more; in our time saved from eating and meal prep we pray more. Fasting hits the reset button of our soul and renews us from the inside out. Fasting doesn’t make God love you more, but it causes you to be in a place to be able to experience more of His love. Fasting as a church will bring individual breakthroughs and a supernatural unity!
Beginning January 7th we are doing a 21-day fast together as a church. In 2018, we are focused on experiencing God’s freedom in all areas of our life. We believe this is the year when many will find His freedom for the first time, but also many who have dealt with the same issues year after year will experience living fully alive, living free.
Biblical fasting takes a lot of discipline and strength — strength which you can only receive from God. Your private discipline will bring you rewards in Heaven. (Matthew 6)
When you give God your first through fasting, prayer and giving at the beginning of the year, you set the course for the entire year.
Should I fast?
Are you in need of healing or a miracle?
Is there a dream inside you that only He can make possible?
Are you in need of a real encounter with God?
Do you desire a deeper, more intimate and powerful relationship with Jesus?
Are you ready to know what God wants for you?
Do you need to break free from struggles, addictions, or difficulties from your past?
Is there a friend or loved one that needs Salvation?
Full Fast – Drink only liquids
Daniel Fast – Eat no meat, no sweets and no bread. Drink water and juice. Eat fruits and vegetables. Learn More
Partial Fast – For those who choose to or cannot do the full or Daniel fast we encourage you to do your best. Try a no meat, no sweets, and no caffeine or something similar.
Remember, when a fast is doing what we are supposed to, we are focused more on God than we are on the food. Avoid spending large amounts of time doing meal prep.
If you have a medical condition or are concerned about fasting for medical reasons please talk to your doctor.
Christmas at Community will be an experience for the whole family!! This year we are excited to celebrate Jesus and enjoy the the season. We will have interactive services, singing carols old and new, petting zoos, giant ice slide, family photo booths, hot cider and more!
Seasons – they happen and we don’t get to choose them. Many of us look forward to certain seasons and not so much the others. What if ‘Tis the Season wasn’t just about one season though, what if every season was your season? What if there was something special, something amazing God has for us even in the seasons of life that seem the most difficult? This holiday season, ‘Tis the Season. ‘Tis the Season for us to discover what Jesus has for us in each and every circumstance and season of our life!
Veterans Day is coming soon and we want to honor our Veterans here at Community Church. As a way of showing our gratitude we will be having a Veteran’s only VIP area at each campus on Sunday November 12. Come enjoy some great food and drinks. To our Veterans, no matter where you served, or what branch of the military you are, know that we honor you and are so thankful for your service.
Current Message Series (October 14th-15th – November 11th-12th)
Throughout Stronger, we have a ton of exciting things going on throughout the entire series.
Dates: September 22nd | 6:30pm
Location: Western Branch Campus
It’s time to thank and celebrate all those who serve to make Community Church happen! We’re going back to the 90’s for our Serve Team Celebration! Grab your walkman, set your AIM away message, page all your serve team friends, and head to the Western Branch Campus on September 22nd when the doors open at 6:30pm. Dress in your best denim tuxedo, acid washed pants, and track suits. Heavy hors D’oeuvre will be served, and don’t worry, it will be more than Lunchables. Childcare is available, but space is limited, much like in your covered wagon in the Oregon Trail!
Dates: August 12th-13th
Location: All Campuses
The weekend of August 12th & 13th , each person who brings a first-time guest will receive a specially designed free t-shirt for themselves and their guest. So be a bringer, get a t-shirt and watch God change people for the better!
God created the world and by Holy Spirit He lives inside of us. The Church should therefore be the most creative people group on the earth today. When we tap into what God has put inside of us, we are able to lead the way creatively.
Some are all about words; some are all about actions; we are all about both. We speak God’s love from our mouths and we demonstrate it with our actions. Proverbs 3:27, Ephesians 4:15
God loves you and therefore He is not ok with you staying the same. We are either growing closer or further away from Him. We can keep moving forward because Jesus has changed us from the inside out.
Everything we do represents Jesus. God doesn’t ask us for perfection; He asks us to bring our best…always! Colossians 3:17 ESV
You’re blessed when you’ve worked up a good appetite for God. He is food and drink in the best meal you’ll ever eat. Matthew 5:6 MSG
No matter the day, the decision, or the circumstance, the first step is prayer. We believe God answers bold prayers–and small ones too. Matthew 6:33 ESV
Our words have the power of life or death. We choose life! Ephesians 4:29 ESV
We approach God knowing that He loves us and therefore, we can love Him. We approach people the same way, no matter what…we lead with love. Matthew 22:37-39 ESV
Life is about more than merely surviving. God wants us to live a full, satisfying, awesome life. John 10:10 ESV
Dates: December 9th & 10th
Location: All Campuses
Dedicating your child allows you to express your public commitment to be intentional with the limited time we have influencing our kids’ lives by sharing love and hope of Jesus. Child dedication is a special milestone for your family, and we’re so excited to share this experience with you. Registration coming soon.
Month of Love
Dates: Month of July
Location: all campuses
The month of July is a call to be intentional. Intentionality makes a dream turn into a plan which turns then, into a reality. Every one of us can do something about: empty stomachs, empty hands, and empty hearts in Hampton Roads. More Details coming soon
Location: Western Branch
The first Wednesday of every month, we meet together for a time of worship, prayer, and communion. First Wednesday is a dynamic experience that leaves you feeling renewed and energized, ready to take on the upcoming month for Jesus. If you’ve never experienced a First Wednesday – the time is now!