Welcome to Forward
The Coffee is On
Everyone is welcome at Forward Church. We want you to feel it as soon as you step in the door, so our volunteers strive to welcome people individually, and have a coffee ready for you. Come a bit early, check in your children (they’ll have a great time, guaranteed), check out our free wifi in Perks Café, find your place in the main auditorium, and have a great morning with us!
Join us in the lounge!
We’re Expecting You
If you’re new to Forward Church, we’d love to meet you in our Connect Lounge following the service. Drop in to introduce yourself! A friendly volunteer host will be waiting there to greet you, give you a Welcome Gift, introduce you to some of our staff and to answer any questions you might have. This is a great first step towards getting connected at Forward Church. We look forward to meeting you there!
You’ve started attending Forward Church. Now what?
Find Your Best Next Step
Beginning your journey at Forward? Don’t know where to start or ready to take that next step? Wondering how to connect? You’re invited to an interactive 3-week small group experience called First Steps. God has an incredible purpose for your life, and First Steps is designed to help you connect with that purpose and discover your best next step as you explore what it looks like to follow Jesus, connect to the church, discover your purpose and make a difference. We encourage you to attend all three weeks in a row, but if you can’t, you can simply make up the missed session as your schedule permits. First Steps Experience runs several times a year and is also a prerequisite for taking the steps of Baptism and Membership at Forward Church. Check out or register for our next First Steps Experience.
Exploring life’s big questions at Alpha
How Faith Fits
Alpha online is a series of interactive sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith over Zoom.
Each session looks at a different question, and is designed to create conversation. It includes an engaging video introduction, followed by breakout groups. There is no pressure, no follow-up and no charge; it’s just an open, informal, and honest space to explore and discuss life’s big questions together.
Alpha is offered all over the world. Find out more.
Find your unique place to serve and grow…
In a Group and on a Team
Giving up your precious time to serve goes against the conventional wisdom. You may think, “My life is already stretched to the max.” But if you’re feeling frazzled and disconnected, the very best way to get to know others is to serve alongside people who have similar passions and gifts as you. Serving at church is more than volunteerism – you are building up the living body of Christ. Forward Church is different than some churches, where a small percentage do all the work and everyone else observes; at Forward we ask everyone to be in a small group, and on a serving team. We have so many serving teams that it is possible to pick one that really dovetails with your gifting!
Your baptism celebration awaits…
Taking a dip for the best cause on earth
At Forward Church we practice baptism by immersion. Baptism is symbolic of the fact that Jesus died, was buried and rose again and it is a public declaration to the world that you are a follower of Jesus Christ. That is worth celebrating and you can invite your friends and family to cheer you on, along with our entire church family. Stage fright? No problem, we promise to make it easy for you. If you have made the decision to become a follower of Jesus, he has specifically asked you to be baptized. Attend First Steps Experience to find out more about baptism, to participate in the next baptism service and to plan your celebration!
Membership is saying, “I’m in!”
Fully Part of a Caring Community
What is membership and why should I become a member of Forward Church? After your baptism, membership is a great step to fully enter into the life of the caring community we call Forward Church. Learn what we are all about by exploring our beliefs, mission, values, purpose, and approach to ministry by attending our First Steps Experience. Beyond being a great way to understand more about the church, First Steps Experience is also a prerequisite for church membership. Are you ready to be all in?
Join our next First Steps Experience.