What to expect:
Deep Water is fun, relaxed and passionate. People are here because they want to be. At Deep Water you'll find people who have been following Jesus for years, people who have been following him for just a little while, and people who aren't sure what they believe yet. Deep Water is made up of people from all over, from all ages. There are hard core sporty types and people who are all artsy and creative, people who look like they just stepped out of a catalogue and people who have tattoos and piercings. people who come from healthy places and people with mental illness, people who struggle and people who are broken. Wherever you are on your journey, you can feel welcome and at home here.
What not to expect:
Boredom. We think going to church should be fun, engaging and useful, and that making Jesus boring is a sin. We work hard to make sure things are clear and understandable, and we do our very best to make sure that Sunday mornings are a great experience.
Rituals. Sometimes some folks will stand when we sing. Some people will put their hands up and some won't. Some people will close their eyes if someone is praying, but there's no right or wrong thing to do. If you want to get into it, cool. If you want to just sit back and relax, great. Just do whatever you're comfortable doing.
Fancy Pants. We're not really a “get all dressed up and go to church” sort of crowd. Some folks will be rocking their business casual, but most of us will just be in jeans and t-shirts. Just wear whatever you're comfortable in!
Pressure. We want to give you space to just check stuff out. We won’t ask you for money, push you to do or say anything, or point you out as a new person. We will be friendly, open, and glad to meet you.
Perfect People. Jesus is helping us to become more like Him, but we aren’t there yet. We have flaws and issues, and we readily admit it.
To be the only First-Timer. We get lots of first-time attendees at Deep Water, and we love to have them. We've structured things to make checking Deep Water out as easy as possible.