What to Expect

WelcomeMany of us have been right where you might be; uneasy about entering a new church or community.  At Sunrise, we want to put your mind at ease.  When you walk through our front doors, you will be greeted with a smile and an introduction.  We’ll ask your name, because you are beautifully created by our God in a specific way.  You’re not just a common face, but a new friend.  We want you to feel comfortable, so we’ve created a casual environment where you’ll be at home in flip flops and shorts, or even more formal attire if you wish.  We invite you to come as you are, because that’s how Jesus invites us to come to Him.  Whether you are a spiritual seeker who is just starting to ask questions about God, or a committed Christian who wants to sink the roots of your faith even deeper, you will find a place for learning, celebration and encouragement at Sunrise Church.  Upon the conclusion of your visit with us, we trust that you feel valued, appreciated and remembered at Sunrise.

Our History & Present
We are about to celebrate our church’s 25 year anniversary!  The Sunrise church family began in 1995 in a school here in Lafayette, IN.  Sunrise is a group of servants with love to share, inspired by the love of Jesus Christ. We love to support and further develop relationships within the church, but we love the mission of going out and sharing Jesus with our community!

Our music is led by our praise band.  When you worship with us, you’ll notice that our band does not overpower the voices of the congregation, although we do have some very talented musicians and vocalists.  We are not putting on a performance, but rather giving the church an avenue to worship their Creator and Savior.  Many of the songs we sing are heard on contemporary Christian radio stations, but we also sing a mix of the powerful hymns of our faith.

We know as a parent you need to be sure that your children are in a safe learning environment. We also know that your children are looking for a fun place to learn. We provide quality childcare for infants and Toddlers until the age of 3. We also offer structured programs in Children’s Worship (during the worship service) for children ages 3 through 6.

BibleTeaching the Bible
For those who are investigating the claims of Christianity, the Bible is explained in a way that allows each person to learn at his or her own pace. We look at real-life issues and how the Bible helps us understand and address them. For those who already have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, Sunrise provides the opportunity to worship God in a meaningful way with messages to deepen one’s spiritual life.

The giving of our tithes and offerings is another way that we worship God and acknowledge that He is in charge of every part of our lives, including our finances.  If you are a guest, while you may give if you wish, please accept our worship service as our gift to you.