CYPRESS MEADOWS

NEW TO CYPRESS MEADOWS?


WHAT TO EXPECT


If you’re interested in stopping by one of our weekend services for the first time,

we want to help make that experience as stress-free as possible.

 

First things first, you’re going to want to arrive about 15 minutes prior to the start time of the service you choose. This will give you a chance to park, grab a cup of Haitian Singing Rooster coffee, and get acclimated to our campus.

Where do I go when I get there?

          As you enter our property, you'll see parking on your right for first time visitors. There is also parking on your left next to the main building for families with small children. The grass lot on your left, as well as along the driveway is general parking.

          Once you step through the front doors of the biggest building on our campus, the main auditorium will be straight ahead.

          If you have children under 3 years old, you'll check them in to the Treehouse on the left side of the lobby. If you have children who are 3 years old or older, you'll want to bring them to the Studio 4:12 building on the south side of our campus.

          If you need anything during your stay, please stop by the large Events Board on the patio, or feel free to ask anyone with a lanyard or name tag. We’re a friendly bunch, and we’re here to serve you.

What’s Service Like?

          Each service is approximately 60 minutes long. A typical weekend includes 3 worship songs, announcements and offering and an encouraging message from our pastor. We also share communion on the first weekend of the month. To get an idea of what to expect, check out 

What should I wear?

          Come as you are. You are welcome to wear whatever makes you the most comfortable. Most people wear casual attire. Dressing up is not expected or required.

Before + After Service?

          We encourage you to leave plenty of time to check in your kids, stop by the patio for a cup of Haitian coffee, meet other folks, and attend a service. We would also love to give you a welcome bag, with information on our church as well as a gift. Simply stop by the tall table at the Events Board on the patio after service.

Can I attend if I’m                ?

          Fill in the blank with whatever concern you may have about belonging. The answer is “Yes”! Everyone is welcome at Cypress.

What about the Kids?

          We offer dynamic teaching and ministry to your kids that goes beyond childcare. During each service, our team is committed to providing a safe and exciting experience for your little ones to learn how much God loves them.

          Our desire is to create a distraction free environment for adults in our services, so we encourage every parent to check their kids in to their appropriate area. Take a break, on us! We provide a place for your kids to enjoy, from birth through middle school.

Newborn to 3 years old

          If you’ve got kids that are within the newborn to 3 year old range you’ll want to check out the Treehouse. The Treehouse is located just outside the main auditorium doors. Within the Treehouse you’ll find an infant nursery, a classroom for children who are walking but not yet 3 years old, and a family viewing room especially designed for families that need a quieter, more baby friendly, atmosphere to enjoy the service together.

3 years old through 1st Grade

           If you’ve got kids that are 3 years old up to 6th grade, feel free to explore Studio 4:12, the smaller of the two buildings on our campus. The Clubhouse houses classrooms for children who are 3 years old through 1st grade. 

2nd through 5th Grade

          Our 2nd through 5th graders meet for Kid’s Connection in the main room of Studio 4:12 for worship and then break out in to grade-based small groups.

Middle and High School

         Anchor is available for Middle Schoolers in the Amped Student Ministry room for the 11 am service on Sunday mornings. High Schoolers are encouraged to attend service in the main auditorium.

 

          Classes for newborn – 5th grade are available for all services.

How do I find Community?

          Glad you asked! In our opinion, the best way to experience community at Cypress is to spend some time on our patio before or after service. This will give you a chance to meet other folks, and meet our friendly volunteers who will be happy to answer any questions you may have. You can also stop by our Events Board to check out the groups, meet ups and classes that are currently going on.

OUR STORY


The Horse Stable…

In June 1981, Douglas Poole graduated from seminary one Sunday and the very next weekend he and his wife Jacque joined up with a couple dozen other dreamers in a horse stable that had been flipped to a church. They had a dream of building a community of faith, hope and love that would reach spiritual seekers and build believers. A place people could call their “home” and understand that they are worthy of love and belonging. And that dream had taken root in their soul. They had no idea what God was going to do…they only knew God’s heart for people and they wanted to be a part of whatever He was up to in this world.

 

The Adventure Begins…

The church quickly outgrew the confines of the stable and over the years it has undergone four projects of additions. In 1990, a separate and new auditorium was constructed and then remodeled in 2016 to double seating capacity. Today more than 700 people call Cypress their church home and worship at one of its multiple services. 

 

And Beyond…

God has taken Cypress on quite a ride since those early days. And throughout the past 36 plus years, Douglas and the Elders of Cypress never lost sight of that original vision of being a community of faith, hope and love for everyone…regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey. We have sought God and His grace together; we have built a school in Haiti and an orphanage in Kenya together; we have laughed and cried together; prayed and worshiped together; and shaped the future for the better together.

 

Through it all, God has remained faithful…and we believe the best is yet to come!

WHAT WE BELIEVE


We believe…


There is one God, who is infinitely perfect, existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


Jesus Christ is true God and true man.  He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.  He died upon the cross, the just for the unjust, as a substitutional sacrifice, and all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.  He arose from the dead according to the Scriptures.  He is now at the right hand of the Majesty on high as our great High Priest.  He will come again to establish His Kingdom of righteousness and peace.


The Holy Spirit is a divine person, sent to indwell, guide, teach and empower the believer and to convince the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment.


The Old and New Testament, inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for salvation of men.  They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice.


Man was originally created in the image and likeness of God.  They fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death.  All people are born with a sinful nature, are separated from the life of God and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ.


Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all men, and those who repent and believe in Him are born again of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of eternal life and become the children of God. It is the will of God that each believer should be filled with the Holy Spirit and be sanctified wholly, being separated from sin and the world, and fully dedicated to the will of God, thereby receiving power of holy living and effective service.  This is both a crisis and progressive experience wrought in the life of the believer subsequent to conversion.


Provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for the healing of the mortal body.  Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil are taught in the Scriptures and are privileges for the church in this present age.


The church consists of all those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood and are born again of the Holy Spirit.  Christ is the Head of the Body, the Church, which has been commissioned by Him to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the gospel to all nations.  The local church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together for the worship of God, edification through the Word of God, prayer, fellowship, the proclamation of the gospel and observance of the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper.


There shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust; for the former, as resurrection unto life; for the latter, a resurrection unto judgement.


The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent and will be personal, visible and premillenial.  This is the believer’s hope and is a vital truth that is an incentive to holy living and faithful service.