Out of the Box Worship Center is a place for regular people to grow together. For those of us who think church is too boring, intimidating, or irrelevant to our already stressed out lives. Our purpose is to launch personal relationships with Jesus Christ in ways that matter. We don’t care who you voted for in the last election, and please, don’t feel the need to pretend about anything. Come exactly as you are. When we say everyone is welcome, we mean it. No matter what your spiritual background or past, we’ll all grow together.
Out of the Box is a member of the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Traditionally, we have emphasized the following.
- God will comfort, guide, and forgive every person, no matter who they are or what they’ve done.
- The Bible is the word of God, and the foundation of our beliefs.
- Jesus, the son of God, died on the cross for all everyone.
- Serving others and Christian faith go hand in hand.
- God loves everyone and wants every person to experience the joy, peace, and power of living in relationship with him.
- People need a community of grace for their spiritual journey—a place where they are loved and accepted before they ever clean up or straighten up.
What To Expect
|8:45 | 10:00 | 11:15
Pastor: Ronnie Collins
A native to Carroll County, Ronnie has a passion to see hurting people come to know Jesus Christ. His preaching style is laid back, a lifestyle approach with biblical principles you can apply to any stage of your life. Ronnie believes Christians have to demonstrate God’s love to the world, rather than just telling them about it. Ronnie is married and has 3 sons, two nephews who are like sons, 2 grandchildren, 5 great nephews, and one niece. Ronnie attended school at Carroll County High School, Wytheville Community College, Liberty University, and Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. Ronnie loves technology and connecting with his church family on Twitter and Facebook. Read his personal blog at imagebearerblog.com or listen to his sermons online.
It’s my dream to have a church where guests feel comfortable and attendees don’t have to think twice about inviting a friend. I want to offer a safe environment where it’s okay to sit back, observe, and enjoy. It’s our dream to have a church were our guests feel comfortable and attendees don’t have to think twice about inviting a friend. God has blessed us exponentially at Out Of The Box and First Hillsville. We’ve met so many new people and our family has grown tremendously. I am excited about what God has called us to do. I don’t believe we have just been invited to introduce Christ to our entire community, I believe we have been called to it.
I can’t wait to see you there. – Ronnie
Worship Leader: Jay Holderfield
Born and raised in Carroll County, Jay has been playing guitar since age 14. He has led worship for more than 7 years, and has been leading at OOTBWC since it’s launch in January of 2011. Jay teaches history and coaches boys basketball at Carroll County High school and studied at Virginia Tech. He loves anything outdoors; especially fishing and Hokie football. Jay and his wife Suzanne got married in the summer of 2009 and their daughter Kate was born in 2012. Connect with Jay on Facebook, Twitter, or read his personal blog here.
To me, worship is more than just a service with music, it’s a way of LIFE. The time spent at OOTBWC will challenge us to be the person that God intended we be. It’s my hope that the music and entire service will be relevant to your life and what you’re going through. Come say hi after the service so I can meet you! – Jay
Questions? We’re happy to help.
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