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Velocity Christian Church

Velocity Christian Church opened March 9, 2006 as a “plant” church of the Virginia Evangelizing Fellowship. Unlike most churches, the Sunday services are held in a movie theater. The Sunday morning service begins with music from a rock band playing Christian songs for praise and worship. The pre-recorded sermon comes either from Community Christian Church in Chicago or Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky and is projected on the movie screen.

Velocity is one of 5,000 Independent Christian Churches. There is no governing board, but there is a collective goal of teaching individuals about Jesus Christ as opposed to leading people to a specific denomination. They are a full gospel church, which means they believe that the Bible is flawless, and entirely inspired by God.

It is also the belief of those with Velocity that its unconventional style of worship and teaching has the potential to reach those who might not have been as receptive to other church environments. Aside from a sermon on a movie screen, other practices that are characteristic of this church are impromptu dramas, interviews, and small group activities. These practices are meant to help the member or visitor feel less like a “spectator” and more like a “participant.”

In addition to Bible studies for men, women, youth, and children, as well as small group meetings throughout the week, Velocity is involved with the surrounding community. The church assists Rock Church with donation projects, and works with single mothers and at-risk children through the Fresh Start organization.

Velocity has nearly 200 current members, most of them coming from the surrounding suburbs. There is no dress code for the service, and childcare is offered for children over three months.

Sources:
www.velocitychurch.com

Velocity Christian Church
Short Pump Regal Cinemas
11650 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23233

Profile prepared by: Alexis Liverman
August, 2007

 

 

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