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What to Expect


We know it can be a little unnerving to step into a new thing, especially when you’re not exactly sure about the details that matter to you. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about the church to give you a picture of what Linn Valley Community Church (LVCC) looks like week to week.

Below are a few questions that individuals might have about LVCC. If we have not covered one of your questions, then be sure to contact the church office with your questions at 913-757-3019 or


At LVCC we try to keep it pretty simple. Our service is typically relaxed, but focused. We don’t believe we need to be flashy or put on big productions for people to meet God. Besides, not worrying about that allows us to really delve into our Bibles and learn together.  We believe that Jesus is enough with or without pomp and circumstance!

Here’s what you can expect during an average worship gathering:

During the 10AM Sunday gathering, our LVCC Worship Team strives to lead a balanced blend of contemporary worship music with some of the deep and meaningful hymns written throughout Christian history. As we sing, our focus is not ourselves or the people around us, but on expressing our love and connection with Jesus Christ.  No matter what kind of voices we have, we encourage all to sing with our whole hearts!

At LVCC, we believe that the Bible is God’s gift to us.  In His immense love for us, He has shown us who He is and what He’s done for us. Every week, Pastor Dave teaches straight from the Bible in a way that is helpful and challenging. If you forget to grab your Bible, absolutely feel free to use one of ours!  There should be one (next to the white hymnal) in the tray under every seat.  If you don’t own your own Bible, please talk with our pastor, he has one for you to take home as our gift to you. :)

One of the greatest privileges we have as followers of Jesus is being able to pray with boldness and confidence. We’ll pray together throughout our time and if you would like to have someone pray for you more individually, any of our deacons, parishioners, or our pastor would be honored to pray with you after the worship gatherin'.

Communion is something that Jesus began the night before he died as a way for his followers to remember and participate in his death on the cross. At LVCC, we celebrate communion together every month right before the message. LVCC welcomes all Christians who actively trust Jesus for salvation, who are willing to turn away from their sin to receive communion with us. Each month our deacons and greeters give us the symbolic sacramental elements -a small bit of bread and grape juice- as a way of participating in and identifying with the body and blood of Jesus.  We don't take or receive grace of our own accord, it is a gift that was given to us.

If you are our guest, please do not feel obligated to give anything financially – We hope that everyone would feel free to prayerfully give as God leads, in one of the offering containers at the back of the sanctuary prior to or after service, during the taking up of collection, or even here online, under "Giving" in the "Ministries" pulldown menu.


What you’ll encounter when you attend LVCC is a diverse Biblical community where people seek to know and love God, live in community with others, and transform the world by serving as we think Jesus would. Practically speaking, that means the some of us are just checking out Christianity for the first time, while others have been in church their whole lives. LVCC members span all different ethnicities, ages and backgrounds. One of the most unique things about us is that we are home to Christians stemming from quite a variety of denominations and life experiences.  Here, everyone is welcome!


LVCC is a family-friendly environment. We believe that children are a blessing from God and are a vital part of every local church. We do not offer a separate “children’s church” during our regular Sunday gathering as we believe children are a part of the entire church family. Families are encouraged to worship together. We know that having kids in worship with us brings some extra “kid noise” with it – and we honestly like it that way. We love having families with kids of all ages worshiping together -that said, we do have a nursery available for children ages 4 to infants staffed by church members dedicated to keeping children safe and to communicating with parents. 


You are one of the reasons we started LVCC. One thing LVCC wants to be known for is to be a comfortable place for those who are curious about God, whether those persons have ever felt comfortable in church or not. We want LVCC to be a place where you can learn, apply, and wrestle or embrace who God is and what He wants for you. It’s okay if you don’t have it all figured out yet!  Only He truly does anyway.


At LVCC, you’re welcome to wear whatever you’d like. Some wear ties, others wear tattoos, and we love our mixed bag of people. There is no set dress code, although the attire is generally more on the casual side. Just be you, of course.  Come as you are!


Absolutely, please do! We strive to be a welcoming environment for people who are curious about God, Christianity, and/or bonding with a community of believers.