Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about Vision Church RDU.
What time do you gather and how do I get there?
We gather weekly on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. at 318 Gilbert Ave. Raleigh, NC 27603.
What kind of people make up Vision?
Vision is a diverse community of people from various racial, ethnic, socio-economic, educational and cultural backgrounds. Here we are all simply seeking to know and love God, live in community, and see our city transformed by serving it as we think Jesus would. Tim Keller, a pastor and thought leader says “[the] new human community that the Bible requires…doesn’t fit any culture but challenges them all at some point.” This is the dynamic we pursue and seek to create, and this is true community. Practically speaking, this means some of us are just exploring faith in Jesus for the first time, while others have been in church our whole lives. Some of us come from wealth, while others have spent most of their lives making ends meet and even poverty, but in this community none is greater than any other and everyone is welcome.
What if I’m not used to being a part of the church?
You are the reason we started Vision and we love you. We want to be a welcoming place for those who are curious about God but have never felt comfortable in church. We want Vision to be a place where you can learn, apply and wrestle with who God is and what He desires for you. It’s okay if you don’t have it all figured out yet, none of us do. We like to say, “You don’t have to clean yourself up first to come and meet Jesus.” This is a “come as you are” environment.
What will the worship service be like?
At Vision we try and keep it simple. It’s relaxed but passionate. We don’t need to be flashy or put on big productions for people to meet God. We believe that Jesus is enough and always will be. No matter when you attend, we follow a basic pattern of meeting together that is traced back to the early Church. We teach from the Bible. We pray, we sing, and we respond by taking communion together. The goal through it all is to love God and know him better by making God’s unchanging truth accessible and applicable without watering it down or being judgmental.
What should I wear?
At Vision, you’re welcome to wear whatever you’d like. There is no set dress code, although most folks dress more casually. Just be you.
What about my kids?
Vision loves kids! We believe that children are a blessing and should be taught about God in a fun learning environment and in a relevant way.
Can I invite my friends?
Absolutely, please do! We seek to be a welcoming environment for people who are curious about Christianity or who are seeking to belong to a community of believers.
How old is Vision?
Vision had its first public relaunch worship service on October 21, 2010 in the Ezra Center. We launched with a team of 30 people and have settled in at about two-hundred. By God’s grace, we have continued to grow steadily.
What kind of church is Vision?
We are an interdenominational Christian church, which means we have a ton of people from all different backgrounds. It’s pretty amazing how diverse we are: from Catholics and Baptists, to Pentecostals, Charismatics, and Apostolic, Jesus has done something wonderful here and we’re excited to be apart of it.
Who leads Vision?
Vision is elder-led, deacon served, member mobilized, and multiplication-minded. Vision has 3 elders that safeguard Vision’s doctrine, provide direction, and institute discipline. We also have a dynamic and very diverse leadership team. Meet the team here
How can I get involved?
That’s a really great question. Visit the Connection table on your way out at a weekend service, or jump into a Community Group in your part of the city. Community Groups are the life-blood of Vision Church. It’s how we live out the gospel on mission in community. You can also keep up to date on various mercy and justice efforts we are involved in throughout Raleigh or join a ministry team and get involved there as well.
Contact us to find out more about Vision Church!