Frequently Asked Questions

We get a lot of questions about our church and so we compiled a quick guide to answer the most common ones...

  1. Where do you hold services? Starting on August 25 we will hold monthly preview services at the Chapel at Chestnut Square in McKinney. We plan to move to weekly services in January.

  2. Are you Catholic or Protestant? We are a church for anyone who wants to explore Christianity and learn more about Jesus. While we are Protestant, people from all different backgrounds call Ascension home. Don't count yourself out! We aren't a club!
  3. What is a service like? Our serivces run for about one hour and ten minutes. Each time we worship we sing songs praising God (some of them are old and some of them are new). The whole congregation gets involved in the service through call and response, kneeling, making gestures like the sign of the cross but no one is expected to do any of that. If you just want to sit and watch that's fine too. Expect a sermon based on a Bible passage that goes for about 20-30 minutes. We will have Communion (where we eat bread and drink wine to remember what Jesus did for us) and all baptized believers are welcome to partake. After the service we have coffee and cookies and spend some time getting to know each other while the kids run around and play.
  4. How should I dress? The pastors will be dressed in special clothes but just come in whatever makes you comfortable. Some people dress up while others wear shorts. It's not a fashion show, it's just friends getting together for a greater purpose.
  5. What if I don't believe any of this stuff? That's OK too, you are welcome to come and explore the Christian faith. We treat non-believers as kindly as we treat believers and we are eager to answer your questions or hear your criticisms.
  6. What does Anglican mean? Anglican is just the label for the Christian tradition we follow. Anglican basically means English and we use that label because we trace our roots to the English Reformation. We are biblically based movement with ancient roots that help us live in the world today. You can learn more here.
  7. What about my kids? We currently have professional childcare for ages 4 and under. Elementary age children are invited to join their parents in the chapel. There will be events and camps for kids and we are working on building out our children's ministry. Teens get treated like adults and are encouraged to find a place to serve in the church. They get to get involved!

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