Welcome to Abundant Life
We get it. Visiting a new church can be frightening. There are a ton of questions that run through your head. Where do my kids go? What should I wear? How do I meet people? Don’t worry, we are here to make you feel at home.
The mission of Abundant Life is “to equip people to live the abundant life God desires for them.”
God never intended for us to go through life alone. Throughout the Bible, we see the importance of being in community. Authentic life-change happens in the context of relationships.
We believe that by equipping people for life, we will be giving them the tools to live the kind of life God wants them to have.
When we do life together, our problems become smaller as God uses others to bring support and encouragement to our lives.
When and Where are the Services?
Our Sunday service meets at 10am at 1330 N. Cedar Avenue in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Before service, feel free to join a morning life group at 9am. On Wednesday nights, join us at 7pm for a Bible study in the main sanctuary. United Youth (12-18 years old) meets every Wednesday night at 7pm for worship, games, and a message.
What Should I Wear?
At Abundant Life, we want you to feel comfortable and be yourself. Some people dress casual while others dress up. The most important thing is that you come as you are.
What is a Service Like?
We begin each service with a time of lively and powerful praise and worship. Announcements and offering are taken up, then a word is given by our Lead Pastor Jay Jones. After the message, we enter into an intimate moment of worship and prayer before ending the service. After the service, you are free to leave or you can stick around and fellowship with other members of the church.
What Do I Do When I Arrive?
When you walk through the front door into our lobby, you will be greeted by a friendly smile and hello. There will be a 5-minute countdown video before the service begins, so grab a seat and get ready to worship. Stop by the coffee bar in the lobby on your way to check your kids into our LifeKids Children’s Ministry. Our hospitality team members are always nearby if you need help or have questions.
Where Do My Kids Go?
Our LifeKids Children’s Ministry provides an opportunity for kids to learn about the love of Jesus from Birth to 5th Grade. Our teachers have a passion for sharing the Gospel and teaching the foundations of being a follower of Christ through worship, Bible stories, arts and crafts, and much more. Visit the LifeKids check-in kiosk at the back of the building, where our team will register your children and give them a name badge with a parent pick-up tag. Please let us know if your child has any allergies or special requirements during the check-in time. At the end of the service, simply show your parent pick-up tag to the teacher in your child’s classroom, and your child will be released to you.
How Do I Get Connected?
the two ways to get involved at abundant life are through life groups and the growth track.
Life Groups are a place you can grow with others to become more like Jesus and reach the potential God has put inside you. We base our Life Groups model on the early church as described in the Bible in the book of Acts. In Acts, you can read about how small group meetings in homes helped lay the foundation for tremendous growth in the first church in Jerusalem. Life Groups meet on Sunday mornings and at various times throughout the week. You can find out more about Life Groups here.