Can I have more information about receiving Christ or being baptized?
Absolutely! If you would like more information about placing your faith in Christ, or what it means to be baptized, we would love to help you carefully walk through that decision and assist you in gaining the confident faith that you want and need to own that decision personally.
What if I don't believe in God or am just trying to figure things out?
Welcome! Join us in seeking God, serve with us, laugh and have fun with us! You are welcome to hang with us for as long as you need to seek and discover God. We even have people who are a part of Quest who don’t want to believe in God and aren’t even sure they want to figure things out, yet love being a part of Christian community and what we are doing at Quest to make a positive difference in the world.
If you come to the place where you want to commit to being a follower of Jesus, come talk to any of the staff, elders or other leaders at Quest. We would be thrilled to help you navigate that decision well.
How do I become a member?
At this time, Quest does not have a formal membership process or any hoops you need to jump through to get involved. We introduce you to our vision and values in various ways (Sundays, Facebook/Web, Doorway Tour, Lunch With The Pastors, and personal conversation). Our goal is that you understand our vision, mission and values as we seek to follow Jesus, then jump on in and experience life with friends at Quest as we serve God by loving the community around us.
If I am considering making Quest my church home, what steps should I take?
How Can Church Make My Life Better
Many people struggle with church because church people have come across as judgmental…
…meaning they put themselves forward as better than others, and spoke negatively toward others they thought were more sinful. And it’s likely you saw through them and knew that deep down, they were actually hypocrites. We’re sorry if that has happened to you and if anyone does that at Quest. (It’s because they are still growing, and likely failing in that moment to be like Jesus.)
The reality is that all of us fall short of what we know is right, best, and good for us (meaning we sin). Even if we are socially acceptable to others, we are all in the same boat. We all need God to forgive us on a regular basis. We all are people who need God in our lives to help us live more fully, more free and true to what is right, best and good for us. If you want to join a bunch of people honestly seeking that in our lives, who are also honest about being flawed, Quest may be the right place for you.
Large worship gatherings provide unique encounters with God and people that don’t often happen in smaller groups.
It is true the Bible says where two or three people are gathered in Jesus’ name, God is there with them. But it is also true that we see in the Bible and throughout Christian history that the presence and work of God often shows up more tangibly and powerfully in corporate worship. We need both regular large corporate worship and small group gatherings to live out our faith.
Gathering for larger corporate worship services gives us the opportunity for our faith to be strengthened by hearing the stories of other people’s encounters with God. We all need encouragement regularly.
Many people choose church for the wrong reasons.
We tend to choose church because we like the music, or maybe we like how interesting the pastor is.
Can I let you in on a secret?
Almost any preacher is boring after you hear them for 3-5 years. And changing churches is hard—uprooting children, friendships, having to find your way and gain trust so you can serve in meaningful ways again. God didn’t intend for us to change churches so rapidly like that.
Choosing a church for the following reasons will make your faith, life and church experience great:
- You love the way they express their mission to care for one another and reach the community.
- You love how honest they are about real issues—they don’t give pat, cliche “3 steps to happiness” sermons all the time. Rather, they are real about tough issues.
- Choose a church that has common unity around God and relationship, yet allows room for people to disagree without alienating relationships (at least not on the church’s part). Jesus sought out relationships with people who disagreed with Him, and healthy churches do the same.
- Choose a place with the love and patience to care for you even in spite of your flaws (we all have them). All of us are growing, and some things we need to grow in will take years to change. Some things we might continue to wrestle with for a lifetime.
- Choose a church where you find honest friendships and stick with those friendships through thick and thin—because that’s what Jesus does with us. The only way we learn to live like Jesus is by learning to have tremendous grace and love for others as we stick through times of disagreement and discomfort. Many followers of Jesus never learn to be like Jesus because they leave churches when it is uncomfortable, when it is boring, when the pastor doesn’t preach to their liking, when the music isn’t their preference and they never strengthen that loving, grace giving character quality like Jesus. So we leave churches every few years and completely miss what being a follower of Jesus is all about while we still are searching for something more that is only found in remaining faithful to friendship through thick and thin.
There are many things we can do better together than alone or in small groups.
We send people and build relationships that bring real change, not just send money. Locally we serve those in need out of difficult circumstances through ministries like QuestCARE, our support of WARM and WARM’s Kids Summer Lunch Clubs as well as assisting in the rescue of women caught in human trafficking. We build relationships and prevent poverty through the Project 29:7 tutoring initiative at a local school and support of teen mom’s through Chloe. Thrive Counseling and Coaching saves marriages, helps people heal from abuse, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse and grow as healthy people by offering high quality professional counseling and coaching at a fraction of the cost and offering scholarships. Each year we host a community-wide event called End Poverty + that raises awareness and support for causes locally and internationally while building a sense of community. Internationally we support church planting in Costa Rica, Autism Care Collective reaching the most desperately in need families in Russia, and other short and long-term mission endeavors locally, nationally and internationally.
We need to Experience Life as Friends with Faith if we are going to grow…
…and not just casual fun friends. We need real friends we can be honest with about life and faith. And even in those friendships, most of us need intentional structure in our lives so that we continue to grow instead of just coast. Church provides that structure. A weekly reminder of God, community, and growth in the context of a worship encounter with God. Small groups that provide intentional study and relationships. Friends that come out of those relationships that are there for you whether you get a promotion or you hit a rough patch in life. If you come, we hope you make lasting friendships and experience life as friends with faith.
Services & Location
What time is the sunday service?
We gather together on Sunday mornings and have one service at 10:15am.
We'd love to see you in person, but if you can't make it we also stream our services on Facebook Live!
Where does Quest meet?
Quest is located at 4877 Central College Rd, Westerville, OH 43081, roughly between New Albany & Westerville in Central Ohio, just north of the Hamilton Rd exit on 161.
What to Expect
What should I expect when I come?
You can expect 3 main things to happen when you visit Quest:
Connection, Worship and a Message
We'll do everything we can to make your time with us warm and friendly! Dress comfortable, and stop by our cafe before the service to grab coffee.
Each service typically has 4-5 live songs of worship selected from worship teams such as Hillsong, Elevation and Bethel.
One of our pastors gives a 30-35 minute message to impact your life and help you grow, drawing from Scripture that relates to real-world issues.
Do you have a service for my Middle School and High School kids?
On Sunday mornings, our middle school and high school students join us for worship and then after announcements will go with a leader for a class. These classes are focused around growing in relationship with one another and diving into the Word and learning how to apply it to our everyday life.
Is there a children's ministry?
Quest values providing children with fun and valuable experiences with Christ. We offer Sunday childcare and teaching for all children from birth through 5th grade. We focus on teaching the the Bible, helping them develop healthy friendships, and learning the value of serving God.