What to Expect

We’re so glad you’re here. You’re invited to be a part of this community of people who love God and are passionate about worship, awesome music, growing faith, serving the poor and suffering, and shaping children and students. As you navigate this site, we trust you will discover your meaningful way to connect.

What is the Vision of Christ Church?

We believe that Jesus calls us all to live out his command to "love God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind … and to love your neighbor as yourself." At Christ Church that call is lived out through our vision. We find More to Life by reflecting the love, hope and joy of Jesus Christ to our community.

What are the Services Like?

We offer six weekend worship opportunities, each with the same message but different styles. Formal or casual, traditional or contemporary, reflective or dynamic ... chances are we have a worship service that will fit your lifestyle and personality. Please click here for worship times and styles.

Can I get a copy of the sermon?

The easiest way to see a past message is to [watch the video]. To subscribe to our podcast, [click here]. Copies of this week’s sermon are available on CD for $2 at the front desk of the Fort Lauderdale church offices. You may also order past sermons. 

Will I be singled out as a visitor?

We hope that you find us to be a friendly congregation—we want you to feel as comfortable as possible when you visit our services. While we would love a chance to meet you, you don’t have to identify yourself as a visitor. We are a big enough church for you to slip into a worship service and check us out without identifying yourself to anyone, if that is what you choose. During the services you’ll have the opportunity to fill out a Connect Card, sharing information about yourself if you wish, and listing any prayer requests. You can also stop by the Information Table to learn more about the church and our ministries, and receive a gift! 

What should I wear to the worship services?

Our gym services tend to be more casual, and the sanctuary and chapel services more formal. (But remember, this is Florida, where "formal" is still fairly casual and comfortable.) Children generally wear comfortable clothing. But the general rule is: Come as you are! We want to meet your real life needs, and aren’t so worried about what you wear.  

Are there weekend programs for my children?

Yes. Please click here for programs for infants through 5th graders on Sundays at Fort Lauderdale. Our Children's Discipleship also offers programs such as Afternoon Adventures, Summer Camp, Christmas Camp and others. Please click here for more information on Crosswalk Children's Discipleship. You may also contact Pastor Monique McBride, pastor to schools and families by phone at 954.771.7300 x202, or by email

Are there programs for my teenagers?

Yes. Students are a vital part of our church community! Please click here for information on Student Ministries, or call the church office at 954.771.7300.  

Do you offer any recovery programs?

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered 12-step ministry for people dealing with all kinds of life's struggles—Relationship Issues, Co-Dependency, Sexual Integrity, Chemical Addiction, Alcoholism  ... and so much more. Celebrate Recovery meets on Friday nights at Christ Church from 7-9pm for worship, a speaker, fellowship, and men's and women's small groups. Participation is confidential and anonymous. For more information about Celebrate Recovery, click here. For details about Celebrate Recovery at Christ Church, please click here to contact Rich Storts or call 954.771.7300.