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Frequently Asked Questions
Listed below are some questions we often encounter. If your question isn't covered here, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 1. WHY IS QUEST UNIQUE?
- Honestly, we're probably not too different from other churches. We're simply trying to be faithful to God and our neighbors in our own unique place and time. Quest started in 2001 as an urban, multi-ethnic church plant. We try to model Christlike faithfulness to God and compassion to people. We believe in one true God, the beauty and brokenness of humanity, and the hope of renewed creation. We believe in a "salvation" that runs deeper than a status; the Way of Jesus is a path of incarnational living and the Church is called to walk humbly, love mercy, and seek justice.
- 2. WHERE AND WHEN DO YOU GATHER?
- Our church is located in Interbay, just south of the Ballard Bridge, at 3233 15th Avenue West. We currently meet at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Sundays. Quest also exists in the form of several ministries that meet and serve throughout the week, including our community groups that exist in several Seattle neighborhoods and nearby suburbs.
- 3. WHO IS QUEST FOR?
- People. We're a fairly diverse group of people, bringing together people of various generations, ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, and religious histories. Quest involves people living in many of Seattle's neighborhoods as well as a few of the nearby suburbs. Because of our proximity to a couple of Seattle's major universities, we're fortunate to have many undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and those in the post-grad years among our congregation. In our urban, transient context, we constantly welcome new faces into our congregation and bless and release members who are moving on to other cities around the nation and globe.
- 4. WHAT KIND OF MINISTRY FOR KIDS EXISTS WITHIN QUEST?
- During both of our Sunday morning services (9 a.m. and 11 a.m.) our children gather downstairs to learn, sing, and grow in their awareness of God and God's Kingdom. Those in preschool through fifth grade gather for Global Village, while Petit Village exists for babies (0-14 months) and toddlers (15-36 months).
- All of our volunteers undergo thorough screening and background checks.
- For more info about our children's ministry, talk to Global Village director Katey Hage (email@example.com).
- 5. HOW DOES QUEST MINISTER TO MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS?
- Amplify, Quest's youth ministry, gathers during a portion of our 11 a.m. service on Sundays, allowing students to "do life" and grow in their spirituality together.
- 6. IS QUEST AFFILATED WITH ANYONE? ARE YOU HELD ACCOUNTABLE TO ANYONE?
- We started out as a non-affiliated church, but in 2002 we decided to connect with a larger network of churches called the Evangelical Covenant Church. The ECC represents much of what we have always valued and emphasized within Quest, so we are proud to be in relationship with that larger community.
7. WHAT IS QCD OR Q CAFE?
- QCD stands for Quest Community Development. QCD is a separate non-profit, non-religious, 501(c)3 organization launched by Quest for the purpose of meeting valuable needs within our communty. Within the organizational structure of QCD we operate Q Cafe, a coffeehouse and live music and arts venue. QCD and Q Cafe are not any sort of religious tactic or "means to an end" geared at building up Quest. QCD and Q Cafe were birthed because of our conviction to be good to our neighbors—bringing beauty into brokenness. Though it's not a religious organization, we hope and recognize that QCD can be used by God as part of God's larger movement to renew creation.