The Worship Place in Sun City has scheduled special events in August and September for their 20th Anniversary Celebration.
The theme of the season is “To God Be The Glory” and it starts off with a dinner program and concert August 31. This event was sold out in a matter of hours however all are welcome to special services every Sunday in September, which will commemorate the anniversary in different and special ways.
Festivities conclude September 30 at 5pm with a joint ice cream social and bluegrass concert featuring The Country Boys. This event is open to the public and all are welcome.
The Worship Place was founded in Sun City in 1998. It is an interdenominational church that seeks to create a community within a community. “Our vision as an interfaith church was to welcome everyone without regard to canon,” says Pastor Allen Christopherson. “We aspire to make people comfortable with Bible-based news of Christ and we observe traditions of many denominational churches.”
In 2016, thanks to the great growth in Georgetown schools, services and amenities, they expanded to a second location—Rocky Hollow—just outside Sun City, as an extension of that vision.
“Both churches continue to grow and we always have open doors; you don’t have to live in Sun City to be a member. We have many focuses, including a women’s ministry and a discipleship for younger families who want to be more spiritually mature,” he says. “We are also trying to cultivate leadership roles and make good use of the talents and time of those who want to serve.”
The Worship Place has always believed in member mobilization to engage each person with service that will be fulfilling. “We try to match people up with what they love or what they are good at so they feel engaged and satisfied. This is part of what enables the whole body of Christ to move.”
“My greatest dream,” Christopherson adds, “is to turn on the nightly news and hear reports, not about violence or problems, but about what God is doing in this community; that people are showing their communities how to love and forgive without expectation. It takes all of us to do it and we are thrilled to have a house inside and outside of Sun City to help guide people in that kind of walk with God.”
The Worship Place in Sun City (811 Sun City Blvd) has services at 9 and 11am Sunday. Rocky Hollow (375 County Road 245) has blended worship at 10 am Sunday. Both sing classic hymns with rich lyrics and several musicians and singers. Both locations offer traditional services, Bible study, men’s and women’s groups, as well as support groups and praise teams. Visit twptx.org for more.