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What to Expect (FAQ)

What should I expect when I attend?


At M1 you should find: -A friendly welcome, a clean facility, and something warm to drink. (free) -Awesome children's ministry and a safe, secure nursery. -People just like you with problems, issues, and struggles. -Quality contemporary music and an understandable, life-relevant message. -A specific request that guests not contribute in the offering (seriously). -A perfect place for imperfect people.




What should I wear?


CLOTHES! Seriously, we have a casual and friendly atmosphere at M1. God is more concerned about hearts than the latest fashions. Most people are dressed casually in jeans.




What about my children?


Ages 0 - 11 M1 Kids Church meets during each Sunday service at 9:30 & 11. Our M1 kids pastor, Chris Young, and his staff jam pack the service time leaving most kids wishing it were longer! Boring a kid with the great news of God’s plan for our lives should be a sin! On Wednesdays separate discipleship programs for boys and girls are available and meet throughout the building. Ages 12 - 18 Youth Pastor Ryan Kersten leads the growing Encounter Yth at M1! They meet every Wednesday at 7:00 pm for a powerful time of worship, teaching, games, and friendship. Frequent activities add to the opportunities your teenager will have to build solid relationships with God and each other. On Sundays ages 12-18 join with the adults, usually sitting in a group near the front.




What is the atmosphere like?


Open. Authentic. Real. If you haven’t been to a church in years, or attended one last Sunday, we strive to make you feel at ease. You will be greeted warmly, but need not fear being hugged by 7 people you have never met!




What is the music like?


Music at church should encourage people to participate, not lull them to sleep. Expect live modern worship music with a full band. We sing mainly newer songs with a sprinkling of freshly arranged hymns.




What does the church do on Wendesday evenings?


Ages 0-4 A fun discipleship program called Rainbows is available for ages 3-5. They meet in Nursery 3 and 4. Separate classes are held for infants (Nursery 1) and toddlers (Nursery 2) . Ages 5-11 Separate discipleship programs for boys and girls are available and meet in the KidZone behind our main building. These groups have a balance of discipleship and fun activities. Ages 12-18 Youth Pastor Ryan Kersten leads the growing Encounter Yth at M1! They meet for a powerful time of worship, teaching, games, and friendship. Frequent activities add to the opportunities your teenager will have to build solid relationships with God and each other. Adult Men and Women – LifeGroups They are many different LifeGroups that meet at 7pm on Wednesday. Many meet on site at the Church. These are circles that gather for support, study, and prayer. Each LifeGroup averages between 7-15 people.




What are the messages like?


Pastor Mark speaks conversationally and loves to use illustrations, movie clips, funny stories, or whatever else it takes to communicate the main truth that God has laid on his heart. He usually speaks series of message that will last 4-5 Sundays. Click here to see a recent message.




What does the church believe?


Check out "What We Believe"





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Fill out the information below and let us know you are coming to church. We want to make your church experience great when you choose to visit M1!

419-529-6501

office@mansfieldfirst.com

1000 McPherson St.

Mansfield, OH 44903

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