If you are tired of “Religion,” and ready to have an up close and personal relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we welcome you to Church Done Different…here you will find that.
If you fear God and imagine that He looks down at you from high above, only to judge, punish and condemn you for your sins…let us introduce you to God the Father, who is: “…compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.”(Psalm 103:8) You are created in His image (Genesis 1:27), and are the apple of His eye (Psalm 17:8). He has known you even before the beginning of time (Jeremiah 1:5), so intricately that every hair on your head He has counted (Luke 12:7) and your name is tattooed on the palms of His hand (Isaiah 49:16).
If you lack guidance, feel unworthy or hopeless. Perhaps you desperately rely on the approval of others or have turned to drugs/alcohol to get you through each day. Perhaps you feel depressed, without purpose or lack direction…we open our arms and extend to you a very warm welcome. The Spirit of God is already within you…He is the: “Great Comforter,” (John 14:26) and can bring healing to your life today!
Welcome to Church Done Different…a safe place, where you can truly just come as you are to praise and worship the Lord. Your money isn’t any good here. A collection plate is never passed around. God does not need your money, but perhaps you will give Him your heart instead. The word of God says: “…if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved…”
Here at Church Done Different, we are not entertainers, therefore, you will never find a show…only humble folks that love the Lord and wish to gather in His name, to give thanks and praise. We are also not “Religious.” Therefore, rigid rules, memorized prayers and synchronized, rehearsed group behavior is non-existent.
Pastor Barry does things just a little different…it’s so simple that it may actually shock you. He reads scripture directly out of the Bible and let’s the word of God speak for itself. The word of God inspires interaction and sparks conversation! We also listen to music of praise and sing along to the lyrics on the big screen. Sometimes we watch inspirational videos in between scripture.
On most Sundays, we have communion then break bread together in fellowship through a home cooked meal. It is our pleasure and an act of love. You are encouraged to bring a dish if you like, but it’s never required…just come. Jesus loved to break bread with His friends. Sharing a meal and time in fellowship after service is so much fun!
And no, you are not mistaken. Pastor Barry (also known as Grandmaster Barry Rodemaker), is a 9th degree black belt and owner/founder of Erie Institute of Taekwondo and Martial Artists of The Faith Worldwide. On Sunday’s, our Dojang is “flipped” into a church and we gather there to give thanks and praise to God!
Please feel free to come as you are. If you’re the fancy type, then go ahead and dress to the nines. And if you are more laid back, T-shirts and yoga pants will do just fine! Lol!
Just be you!
Choose to surrender your life to God❤️
Choose to praise Him, for He is worthy to be praised! (Psalm 145:3)
See you Sunday!