There's a fair amount of variety in our weekly gatherings but it's not chaotic.
Expect to be welcomed and to welcome - at the door, by the person you sit near/next to. Church services are about recognising God's invitation to come to Him, and so we welcome one another as part of that.
Expect the Deaf community to be in the service and for New Zealand Sign Language to be a normal part of our services. Every other Sunday we have Deaf Community in the auditorium, other weeks they meet in a Deaf only/signing only context in another room a short distance from the auditorium.
Expect singing - we have a number of music teams that help lead us in sung worship, sometimes lively, sometimes reflection, with hymns and contemporary songs. You don't HAVE to sing, but do expect times of singing during the worship service.
Expect to have the children in for some or all of the service - our children's ministry includes time inside and outside of the service. There's also a creche for the youngest people in our congregation. The children's programme will launch usually about 20-25 minutes into the service and the leaders and children head out into their own groups. There are children's groups from 0-13 years old during the Sunday morning services.
Expect us to read the Bible and to hear a sermon of 25-40 minutes. God's Word is where God speaks - we have an emphasis on understanding God's Word so that we can live by it. Teaching is approachable and meaningful, seeking to bring challenge and comfort to us.
Above all expect to meet with God as you meet with His people. He is the one who has changed our lives by the love of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit.