SUNDAY GATHERING

We gather together corporately every Sunday morning at 10:00 am. Our gatherings are casual and you should feel free to come as you are, whether you prefer jeans and t-shirt or a tie and jacket.

The purpose of our gathering together is that that God would be glorified and the body would be edified through the preaching of the Word. Our Sunday gatherings follow a liturgical order, in which we seek to worship God through confession, adoration, hearing the Word of God preached, and committing ourselves to the mission of God. It is our hope that the structure of our Sunday service would lead you to experience the gospel mercies of Christ and worship of God abundantly.


PARKING

Parking for guests, families with small children, and those needing special assistance is available behind the church building.

Additional parking is available in the two lots across the street. Street parking is also available on the side of the street near the building.

On Sunday mornings, parking attendants are stationed near the back lot as well as the lots across the street. These individuals are here to assist you in finding parking and crossing Columbus Street safely.

wheelchair access

There is a wheelchair ramp located on the east side of the building that can be accessed from the rear parking lot.

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KIDS MINISTRY

The mission of Maranatha’s Kids Ministry is to assist families in imparting gospel truths that speak directly to the hearts of children. We desire to provide children and families with a God-centered, Christ-exalting, Scripture-saturated view of themselves and the world around them.

We have two different classrooms for our children at Maranatha. The Pre-School Room is primarily for children that are old enough to sit independently and participate in group activities but cannot yet read, while our School Aged Room is for those who are able to read. Both classrooms utilize “The Gospel Project” curriculum, which seeks to share the gospel of Jesus Christ through all of Scripture.

When you arrive at Maranatha, look for the Kids Check-In Booth in the Welcome Room. Here you will check-in your child/children to the appropriate classroom and receive a pager, which allows our Kids Ministry Volunteers to contact you during the service if needed. There will be Kids Ministry Volunteers located at the check-in booth to answer any questions you may have about the content or process of our kids ministry. We value family integrated worship at Maranatha, for this reason, our children remain in our main gathering space with their families until after the first set of songs. Children are dismissed to their classrooms during the passing of the peace. Kids Ministry Volunteers will form lines for both classrooms in the welcome room during this time and walk the children to their appropriate classroom. When service has concluded parents are responsible for signing their child/children out of their classrooms. Children are not permitted to leave the classroom until a parent/authorized guardian has signed them out.

All Kids Ministry Volunteers must be members of Maranatha Community Church. Additionally, every Kids Ministry Volunteer has a background check on file with the church.


COMMUNITY GROUPS

The church gathers together corporately on Sunday mornings and lives life together throughout the week in community groups. Our four community groups meet weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm. Community groups are hosted in individuals homes in the Pickerington area. Community groups are designed to edify the body through consistent fellowship, discussion and application of God’s word, prayer, and service. A normal community group night is likely to include informal hang out time, discussion of the sermon text from the previous Sunday, and prayer. Groups typically last 2 hours. Please use the button below if you have further questions regarding our community groups or how to get involved.


MEMBERSHIP

Church membership is a declaration of an individual’s citizenship in the kingdom of God. It is a formal covenant between the local church and the Christian, in which the church affirms an individual’s proclamation of faith and commits to shepherd them toward maturity in Christ, and the individual submits themselves under the care and leadership of the church.

If you are interested in becoming a member of Maranatha Community Church we would invite you to attend our Foundations Class. This class is held quarterly and walks through our beliefs, our core values, church membership, church governance, as well as what it looks like for you to get involved. Contact us for any questions about membership or attending a Foundations Class.