?'s about Del Rey Church
I’ve been in churches that were like fashion shows, how do I dress for church?
Wear what is comfortable to you. It’s common to see jeans, shorts, khakis, etc. Pretty much, wear what you wear to a family gathering. We don’t care about style, but we do encourage modesty as a virtue. And while most folks at Del Rey Church are comfortable in casual attire, we do have some who prefer to dress-up for church gatherings. Some find significance in dressing up as an act of respect, which we understand and welcome. All of this to say, you are welcome to wear a nice dress suit or jeans and a t-shirt. Overall, we enjoy the diversity of clothing styles and the cultures of the people who come, so -- as we say -- "come as you are."
Can I come to church and just check it out?
Yeah. That’s cool.
What if I don’t believe all this Jesus stuff, can I still come?
Yeah, absolutely. And we would encourage you to be open and talk with us about it. God is big enough to handle doubts and we are not closed minded, so we think there’s answers to doubt. DRC is a safe place to question and a real place where you can find answers.
Do you guys stalk people like weird cults and come to my house?
No. That stuff creeps us out too.
Can you tell me more about how your church worships?
Our main worship service is held on Sunday mornings at 9am or 11am. With that said, it is important to emphasize that we believe worship is for every day of the week. The Sunday Morning Worship Service is a place where all are welcome to visit. Here you will find community and an emphasis on the teaching of the word of God in a simple, yet sound, biblical approach. Throughout the week we get together in smaller groups called Community Groups to bond with each other, learn and worship God. We also provide more in depth studies during the week through our Bible Institute. Worship is not just gathering, fellowshipping or learning, so we also offer a wide variety of volunteer opportunities during the week.
How does baptism work? How can I get baptized?
That is an awesome question and we have a section of our website devoted to this, so click here.
Do you have communion and can I take it if I am not from your church?
Yes we have communion. We serve it every Sunday and in smaller settings for times of fellowship. Jesus told His followers to take communion together, which a small meal for Christians to participate in as a way to remember Jesus. Some churches only let you take communion if you are officially a part of their church (this is called the "closed table" view). We do not hold this view and frankly we are concerned by it (we hold the "open table" view). Communion is a meal that all Christians are invited to enjoy. So, if you are a true Christian, then you are welcome at the communion table in our church. When we serve communion, if for whatever reason you don’t want to participate, it is not a big deal at all. But if you are a Christian and you want to partake, we love having you join along.
Do I need to bring anything?
No, unless you’re on meds or something you would bring anywhere else. Just bring yourself. If you have a Bible, that is always good to bring along. If you don’t have a Bible, let us know and we’ll get you one. If there is anything you need, we’ll gladly supply it.
I am a young guy looking for a single girl to marry – have any?
Yeah, but we’re a family so the girls in this church have a lot of big brothers watching so you’d better look out. The same goes for ladies looking for a husband. It’s great for young godly people to meet at church and that’s ideal. We encourage it in fact, but this is not a meat market! (Just keeping it real)
What are all these “denominations” that churches have?
Denominations are different kinds of traditions within Christianity. While there are some denominations that concern us, for the most part we don’t care about one’s denomination – what’s really important is Jesus and what one does with Him. With that said, we are passionate about out traditions and want to encourage denominations to have more open dialogue with each other and above all, to work together for the common good of our communities and for the glory of God.
What does it mean to be a Protestant church?
Protestantism is a movement within Christianity that started over 500 years ago. Around that time, a group of Christians started to vocally protest some things (hence the name Protest-ant) in the church. Take a quick glance at a history book and you’ll see the crazy stuff so-called Christians were doing like crusades, selling tickets to heaven and outlawing the Bible from the public. It is worth noting that these Protestants were not the first to protest the hypocrisy and theological compromise of those who had really hijacked the church. Protestants did not set out on their protest to start new churches, they just wanted to reform the Christian church in the ways it had strayed, hence, Protestants are often called Reformers. We are proud to be Reformers of the historic abuses that so-called Christians have led. And we readily apologize to the world for the sins of those who have taken the name of Jesus but have not represented Him.
What the heck is an evangelical and why are you one of those?
The word evangelical has taken on a lot of meanings today. In the media it is portrayed as a political party and often as a weird looking one at that. The truth is, evangelicalism is a movement that began in the early 1900s among Protestants in America to confront the lack of passion, unorthodoxy and immorality in many churches. Evangelicals are those who believe that: the Bible was in-errantly written and inspired by God, Jesus is the only way to God, how we live matters and telling others about Jesus is important. Within the evangelical movement, Del Rey Church has its own distinct flavor and beliefs, but generically speaking, we are unashamedly evangelical.
What does it mean to be an “Evangelical Free Church”?
The Evangelical Free Church is a denomination of Christianity. an association of autonomous churches united by a mutual commitment to serve our Lord Jesus. The term evangelical refers to our commitment to evangelize, that is, tell others about Jesus. The term free means our local church is self-governing and free from outside rule: however, we still belong to a larger body of churches for accountability, support, resources, and shared beliefs.