At Waypoint we take our faith seriously, but not ourselves.
We invite you to join us no matter where you are on your spiritual journey, but also we want you to feel challenged and encouraged to take one more step along that journey.
Why come to Waypoint?
But, this is what we are really like.
Where is Waypoint Community Church?
The church of Waypoint is found in the corporate towers, CMSchools, The Oxford House, Poppy’s Bagel, Huntersville to Mint Hill, Providence Prep, Southend, The Oxford House, and serving throughout Charlotte but on Sunday’s we gather for corporate worship in the Belk Chapel of Queens University, near the corner of Radcliffe and Selwyn Ave. Learn more about our location & get directions.
Why 10:00 am?
Because we tend to overschedule our lives, we want to meet at an hour that leaves sufficient time for folks to linger after the service and get to know one another without the pressure of rushing off to the next activity.
What’s the dress code like?
Since we worship a God who put on human flesh to come to us—in all our flaws and mess—we worship however we feel comfortable. Some may like the comfort of blue jeans, while others may like the discipline of putting on ties and Sunday dresses. So you are invited to gather in whatever makes you comfortable.
How long is the service?
Our worship service will run less than an hour. There is a worship song that sings repetitively: “How long must I sing this song?” Rather than droning on, worship should be engaging, inspiring and equipping. It should be a time of inhaling the Spirit to be exhaled out into the city. We don’t want to hold our breath, nor do we want shallow breathing—neither will give us the stamina to continue on in the race.
What about my kids and youth?
The phenomenon of extracting children and youth from worship is a recent development in the church. At Waypoint, all children are invited to participate in worship. However, we also recognize that families often prefer nursery for very young children, and we believe that preschool children benefit from a focused time of biblical foundation. So we offer BaseCamp Children’s Ministry.
Where are the Wednesday Night Suppers?
Rather than over-program our lives, Waypoint’s mission is to equip you to live out the gospel where you are. So if you want Wednesday night suppers, we will equip you to invest and invite people out for dinner. If you want to do missions uptown or in Peru, we will help you rub shoulders with folks who have been there and will help guide you. Our goal is not to guilt you into another church event, but to push you out into the community to live the Gospel daily.
What’s Worship Like?
At Waypoint, one of our core values is Authentic Worship. Our worship gatherings seek to produce authentic times of prayer, praise and teaching.
- Musically, we desire to draw people into the worship gathering with excellence. We do not limit our song choices to hymns nor songs of praise, but seek authentic expressions of worship that bring us one step closer to Jesus Christ.
- Our times of prayer are not scripted rote prayers, nor awkward petitions for our great-aunt’s dog’s bunions, but we share with one another authentic expressions of where we have seen God at work this week, and where we need God to work.
- Our time of teaching is Biblically-centered and Christ-focused. Teaching is not a lecture, but an invitation to explore God’s story and see how it weaves our stories into His story.
Instead of using stale language of the church that people struggle to understand or connect with, we strive to use language, music, visual art, video and experiences from ordinary life to draw us into the extraordinary life of Jesus Christ.