What to expect

Doing new things for the first time can be quite daunting. Even when you try something for the first time in a while, you can feel a bit apprehensive!

For many, visiting a church, can feel like this! We try to make our Sunday meetings as welcoming and understandable as we can. We hope you find the following information useful!

What does a Sunday meeting look like?

Worship

Our Sunday meetings start at 10am and finish by around 11.45am. After a short welcome, we usually kick off with a time of singing songs of worship led by a band (or sometimes just a single musician). Following a short break for notices, we have some Bible teaching from one of the leaders of the church or a guest speaker.

You’ll find that the style of worship is quite informal, and people in the church contribute freely by reading from the Bible, praying, or bringing a word of encouragement.

You are very free to stand, sit, kneel; to take part or to simply observe. Please join us in singing if you know the words. To help you, you’ll find the song words are displayed on the screen.

Once a term we have an extended time of singing songs of worship, followed by communion and the opportunity to receive prayer.

Am I expected to give money?

Giving

It is important to us that guests do not feel under pressure to give anything. What's of primary importance to us is that you connect with Jesus! All of our giving is in response to him and part of our worship. During the service, members of the church will have an opportunity to give money into a general offering for the church (though many do this via standing orders or other online means), but if you are new to church, please do not feel obliged do this – this is for people who call Jubilee their home church. Find out more

Do you take communion?

Communion

We take communion roughly once a month, usually following a message from the Bible. Generally we stand together and believers will take bread and wine to celebrate what Jesus has done for us in his death and resurrection. In response to the message that has been brought, we will then often stand together and have another short time of singing songs of worship, usually following this there will be an opportunity to receive prayer.

What style of message is communicated?

Message

Here at Jubilee we tend to work through a series of messages that follow a book in the Bible or a particular theme. These messages usually last between 30-40 minutes. You can visit our media section to listen and download past messages. Every Sunday we seek to communicate the Word of God in a way that is both practical and relevant to our daily lives.

Can I receive prayer?

If you would like to receive prayer for any concern or illness you may have, there will be people available at the end of the meeting who will be very happy to pray with you. If you would like someone to pray for you today please contact our church office: info@jubilee.org.uk

What happens after the service?

Refreshments

After each service, tea and coffee is served, along with cakes or doughnuts. This is served in the foyer area outside the main cinema screen on the second floor. There will be plenty of opportunities to chat to people and you'll find members of our welcome team, wearing welcome lanyards, who would love to chat to you. So why not plan to take some time to chat with people, ask for prayer or pick up some literature from our Welcome Table?

Welcome booklets & keeping in touch

When you arrive a member of the welcome team should give you a small brochure which will give you some more information about Jubilee. If you don't receive one please ask! Inside this brochure is a "Let's Keep In Touch" card. We'd love to keep in touch with you if you'd like that, so please do fill in the card with your contact information. Don't worry you'll be reminded about this during the meeting and you can hand these to the person giving the notices, a member of the welcome team or you can pop it in the box on the welcome table before you leave. Alternatively please visit our contact page here.

Activities for children & youth

On Sundays we host a full range of activities for children and young people and you can find out more on the relevant pages on this website. We can also provide support for children with additional needs.

Accessibility

QUAD is a fully accessible building, with an automatic front door (push button), a lift to the upper floors and accessible toilets on every floor. Access spaces are available in the main cinema screen, and can be used independently or can be situated next to seats for carers or companions. The layout plan for our adult meeting room is available here.

If you would like to discuss your access requirements with us, we'd be really pleased to hear from you, please contact the church office.

Additional Needs

Jubilee has a passion to support families, parents & carers and believe that this is a vital part of who we are as a church family. We want everyone to feel valued, accepted, welcomed and cared for! An important aspect of this is support for parents & carers with children who have additional needs. To find out more click here.

Can someone show me around?

Would you like to come to church but don’t want to come by yourself? Or do you just want someone to show you around? Then we can provide someone to help, contact: welcome@jubilee.org.uk.

What kind of people attend?

People from every background imaginable attend Jubilee, we accept people wherever they are in life, so our Church is filled with people just like you!

What should I wear?

Come as you are! The dress ranges from casual to professional.

What kind of music can I expect?

With a wide variety of contemporary praise and worship, our Sunday mornings are an upbeat time of celebration and reflection.

Do I have to be a member to come?

All are welcome, but if you would like more information regarding membership or want to be involved in serving then please contact: info@jubilee.org.uk.

What kind of church are you?

Jubilee Church is a bible focused, charismatic church, based in Derby, in the UK. We are a ChristCentral church, part of the Newfrontiers family of churches. Our vision is to build a large vibrant City Church that gathers centrally on a Sunday and has small groups meeting in and impacting local communities all across the City. Find out more

Where do our meetings take place?

On Sunday mornings we meet at QUAD. This multi-million pound arts & film centre is right in the heart of the city of Derby. We also have an assortment of other meetings, including our small groups, which meet weekly in homes around the city and our church wide prayer meetings which take place monthly.

What if I have more questions?

You can always email us at info@jubilee.org.uk or alternatively contact the church office and ask for David who will be more than happy to try and answer them!

Jubilee Church is a ChristCentral church, part of Newfrontiers, a member of the Evangelical Alliance and a registered charity, no. 1097142.

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