What to Expect

Here’s what you can expect when you visit The Barn:

We almost never begin our service on time. We’re too busy catching up with old friends and making new ones.

Chances are you’ll be greeted like family when you walk in the door. We might not be the place for you if you’re looking to disappear into a crowd.

Our music is a mix of modern and ancient choruses and hymns. We have a rotating group of people who lead us, each of whom has their own style. None of them are professional musicians.

We love kids, and we believe singing together as a family is edifying for children and adults alike. This often results in extra noise, but this only adds to the joy of worship.

We have an excellent children’s program for preschool and elementary-aged kids during the sermon. Or, if you prefer, you can keep your kids with you.

We’ve remained true to our roots as a bible study by including a guided discussion time immediately after the sermon. This is our opportunity to wrestle with the text together as we work out what it means to follow Jesus right here, right now, in Nevada County in the twenty-first century.

After the structured part of the morning ends, we share a meal together. Because we believe growth and connection happen in the natural fellowship that occurs around the table, each of our families brings food to share every week. If you’re visiting, please just come: there’s always enough!

And, of course, the connection doesn’t end there. When you’re a part of The Barn, you might find yourself joining a midweek gathering at someone’s home or jumping into a text group for prayer and encouragement. Your kids might have playdates with other families from The Barn. When you’re sick or having a baby, we might show up at your door with a meal. When you’re moving, let us know when and where to show up with our trucks. If the storms of life (real or figurative) knock you down, we’ll be there to help you pick up the pieces.

So, what are you waiting for? No need to dress up (unless you want to). Come, just as you are. We’re looking forward to meeting you.