WHAT DENOMINATION IS CIBOLO CREEK?
Cibolo Creek is a nondenominational church. In other words, we are not members of a particular religious denomination. As an organization, Cibolo Creek is a self-governing community of people led by teams of leaders sharing responsibility for the direction and welfare of our church family.
Cibolo Creek is home to people from all different kinds of religious and non-religious backgrounds, not just people who all grew up in the same denomination. Everybody is welcome at Cibolo Creek. Together, we are attempting to learn all we can about what it means to be followers of Jesus Christ.
WHAT IF I DON'T BELIEVE IN GOD OR JESUS?
Everybody is invited to Cibolo Creek. You are part of the reason we started this church. We wanted to serve people who have doubts, suspicions, fears or opposition to some or all of what they think church is about.
But keep in mind we are a church with a deep faith in Jesus Christ! So we spend a lot of time talking about God and the Bible. We invite you to be a part of the conversation and wrestle with the same questions we all seem to struggle with from time to time when it comes to faith.
WHAT TIMES ARE YOUR SUNDAY MORNING SERVICES?
At present, we offer two identical seventy-minute services at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Dress is casual. Each service includes some time for worship through music, prayer and teaching. Communion is served on the first Sunday of each month.
WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO GET PLUGGED IN?
It is hard to say which is the best way, but three come to mind.
Sunday Morning Services - Our Sunday morning services are the front door to our church. Start there. Our services are a great first step to getting acquainted with our church family. You’ll meet a few people, hear about events and activities going on in the life of our church and get a feel for the personality and the purpose of our church.
Community Groups - At Cibolo Creek, we offer people the opportunity for people to participate in what we call Community Groups. Community Groups are gatherings of ten to twelve people committed to meeting regularly for the purpose of sharing in each other’s life. Groups share meals together, pray for one another, study the Bible together, help each other and talk about ways to encourage spiritual growth in each member of the group.
Volunteer Ministry Teams - We have found that the best way people find to get plugged into our church – to really feel like they are part of the family – is to volunteer in some capacity. Volunteering is a great way to help others, but more importantly it is a great way to get to know people and make some great friendships. As we say it around here, helping each is what a family does. As you take an active role in some area of ministry where your time and talents are put to use, your sense of belonging and ownership increases as Cibolo Creek becomes “your church.”
DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING FOR KIDS ON SUNDAY MORNING?
Yes. Cibolo Creek offers two different ministries specifically geared to serving kids of all ages.
Adventureland - Our Adventureland Ministry is the name for the program we offer for children from preschool age to fifth grade. It is a Sunday morning service designed just for kids! It is creative, energetic, friendly and safe. Your child will be surrounded by lots of their friends and a team of attentive adults who want to make Adventureland one the best hours of your child’s week.
Student Impact - For students in Grades 6 through 12, Cibolo Creek offers Student Impact. Our Sunday morning Student Impact service offers junior and senior-high school aged young people the opportunity to talk about critical issues in the life of teenagers and how God figures into their world.
Check out the Adventureland and Student Impact pages on our website for more information.
WHY DOESN'T YOUR BUILDING LOOK MUCH LIKE A CHURCH?
Here at Cibolo Creek we have a deeply held belief that the church is not a building. A church is a group of people gathered together in a commitment to follow Jesus Christ. Therefore as a group of people, a church can meet anywhere and be a church. Long before we had the building where we meet today, we were a church that met in an elementary school cafeteria.
The design of our current facilities is purposely related to our church’s mission. In our commitment to serve people who were otherwise uninterested or suspicious of all things religious, we decided to keep our building from looking very “churchy.” We asked our architect to design something that looked like a place where a group of people could get together for a variety of activities without a lot of stereotypical features that might turn off some people and set others up with preconceived ideas of what our church might be like.
We’ve heard it all. From looking like a Starbucks to a Mexican restaurant, our building has been a bit of a conversation piece. As we see it, that’s actually a good thing. So go ahead, tell us what you think the building looks like. We’re making a collection. But as your momma use to say, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” Check out the church that meets in that unusual looking building. You just might find that there’s a whole lot more to a church than stained-glass and steeples.
WHAT ARE YOUR SUNDAY MORNING SERVICES LIKE?
The format of our Sunday morning service is pretty simple. Our primary goal is to ensure that everybody feels included in what we are doing and free to participate to the degree they are comfortable.
We offer the opportunity for people to participate in worship through music. We believe that people of faith have been singing songs and using music as an integral expression of worship for centuries. We continue to carry on this important legacy of letting music guide us into honoring God and focusing our hearts through the act of praise. Our musical style at Cibolo Creek is described as contemporary; similar to music you might hear performed by a band with instruments like acoustic and electric guitars, bass, keyboards and drums.
We usually share a few announcements about important events occurring in the life of our church so people have a chance to participate in what’s going on and meet a few people while they’re at it. We also take a few minutes to bow our heads in prayer just to honor God with a demonstration of our need for His help. You won’t hear any “thee’s” and “thou’s” when we pray. We pray like we normally talk because we understand prayer to be a conversation with God.
Each Sunday, we tackle some topic of significant spiritual value. Most of the time, the topic is related to a larger subject that we are discussing in a series of talks that may last several weeks. For example, it may be a series of talks on the topic of marriage or the issue of worry. It always centers on the Bible and what it has to say about that particular topic.
Our pastor’s favorite picture for how he approaches each Sunday morning is one of two people having lunch together. He just wants to talk about something in a way the two of you’d have a conversation in a restaurant. That’s his style. If you’re not really interested in being yelled at, beat up or talked down to, you’ll find Cibolo Creek a great place to learn more about what God has to offer us through the wisdom found in the pages of the Bible.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR IF I DECIDE TO ATTEND?
Wear whatever you a most comfortable wearing when you go casual places. At Cibolo Creek, you’ll find quite a few people wearing what most companies call “business casual.” You’ll also find a lot of people wearing blue-jeans and shorts; sneakers or sandals. You won’t see many ties and suit-coats though, unless that’s what you choose to wear. Our pastor is always in an open-collar shirt; most of the time it’s tucked in. We’re pretty laid back here at Cibolo Creek and are more interested in the fact you’re here than what you’re wearing.