at 2802 E South Mountain Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85042
(24th Street & Baseline Rd)
WHAT KIND OF CHURCH IS PRAISE CITY?
PCC is an independent, non-denominational, multi-cultural, Spirit-filled, Spirit-led and Bible centered Christian church. We are passionately pursuing the presence of God in our worship and seeking the truth, life and wisdom found in His Word.
Simply put, we are all imperfect, messy and even broken people whose lives are being healed and transformed by the grace and power of God as we follow the example of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Although we are growing, we are not a large congregation. We are a small church family that is warm, friendly, accepting, loving and life-giving.
Our Statement of Faith shares what we believe are foundational doctrines as taught in Scripture.
HOW SHOULD I DRESS?
There is no dress code. Come in whatever you're comfortable in.
IS THERE SOMETHING FOR CHILDREN?
We have Kid's Ministry for infants - 6th grade on Sunday mornings. 1st-6th grades are dismissed from the sanctuary after worship and before the teaching.
IS THERE COFFEE OR FOOD AVAILABLE IF WE DON'T GET A CHANCE TO GRAB SOMETHING AT HOME?
We have complimentary coffee, fruit and pastries available before every service.
HOW LONG WILL THE SERVICE BE?
The service begins at 10am and ends about 11:30am
WHAT WILL THE SERVICE BE LIKE?
Our services are more contemporary vs traditional or liturgical. Our schedule is simple with worship and teaching being the two main parts of our service. Our worship leaders and band open the service with contemporary, congregational songs that unify our hearts and focus our attention on God. One of our service hosts welcomes everyone, highlights a few things on our calendar and then the team continues to lead us into deeper worship.
We desire to be sensitive to how the Holy Spirit may be moving, so we often have "worship windows" where we may linger at the end of a worship song and just sing a refrain or pray for a few moments together before moving into the teaching.
The messages are sometimes connected in a series and are always based on Scripture. Pastor Laurie's delivery style is more teaching than preaching. She uses humor and personal experiences to help communicate Biblical truth and is known for her transparency. Laurie teaches
most often, but she has also developed a teaching team, so there are several others included on the teaching rotation.
WILL GUESTS BE RECOGNIZED IN THE SERVICE?
The service host will welcome guests in a general greeting from the pulpit, but will never ask you to raise your hand or stand up or point anyone out specifically. Praise City is a safe place to worship without being put on the spot if you are new to our church.
WILL GUESTS BE EXPECTED TO GIVE IN THE OFFERING?
We do believe in the Biblical principal of tithing and we have been blessed with members who desire to honor God with their time, talent and treasure and are faithful and generous in their giving. However, we do not pass a traditional offering place in the service. We have options for online giving, text to give and we also have offering towers that are placed at the back of the sanctuary for those who bring a physical offering on a Sunday. There is no offering taken as part of the service where a guest would be expected to participate.
DO YOU SERVE COMMUNION IN EVERY SERVICE?
Communion is a part of our worship service on the 1st Sunday of every month. We do honor communion as sacred and with great reverence. All believers who have surrendered their life to Jesus Christ are invited to participate. Children that are old enough to have given their life to Christ and understand the meaning of communion are also invited to participate. We defer to parents discretion as to whether it's appropriate for their child to participate.