Quest Community Church

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Wondering

Lawrenceburg, KY

#1 Sep 4, 2011
Feel free to express an opinion. I appreciate whatever anyone has to say, good or bad. I'm trying to get ideas as to why it is a good or bad place. Thanks!
Reality Check

Frankfort, KY

#2 Sep 4, 2011
They are effective marketers.
Dont

Elgin, TX

#3 Sep 4, 2011
If you can buy your way into heaven its probably a good place to go. Went there once, cult like. I suggest a more traditional church.
Reality Check

Coxs Creek, KY

#4 Sep 4, 2011
Dont wrote:
If you can buy your way into heaven its probably a good place to go. Went there once, cult like. I suggest a more traditional church.
I suggest that you can't possibly evaluate a church by one visit.
Sharing

Frankfort, KY

#5 Sep 4, 2011
Have never been to the one in Lexington but have been to the one in Frankfort several times. I liked it. Good messages about living life day to day as a Christian. "Cult like"?? What does that mean? And I was never pressured for money. Don't understand these posts.
Wondering

Lawrenceburg, KY

#6 Sep 4, 2011
Do they pressure you at all? Like that feeling you get when you know they're playing a song longer so someone will come forward? Or do they cultivate learning?
unome2

Waddy, KY

#7 Sep 4, 2011
read about them on lex topix
Sharing

Frankfort, KY

#8 Sep 4, 2011
I didn't feel any pressure at all. They don't play songs so you can come forward like a traditional church. If you decide to come forward, you do it after the service is over. I'm not sure what you mean by cultivate learning. They have what they call "Life Groups" for adults during the week and "Fused", youth groups for kids. You can go or not.
I'm not sure Topix is the right place to find out the truth about this church. The best thing to do is go and see for yourself.
Wondering

Lawrenceburg, KY

#9 Sep 4, 2011
Well, that's the Lexington one. Isn't it a different set in Frankfort?
Wondering

Lawrenceburg, KY

#10 Sep 4, 2011
Topix may not be the "best" place, but it is a place where others can give their opinions, good or bad. And sometimes that helps others with decisions. Thank you for your input.
Dont

Elgin, TX

#11 Sep 4, 2011
Reality Check wrote:
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I suggest that you can't possibly evaluate a church by one visit.
I suggest you try a church that doesn't send out letters staying that they are trying to get the people of god to help raise 250,000 dollars. Try going to a church that doesn't have a gift shop in the lobby, or maybe one where you you have an actual preacher in front of you and not a tv screen. I felt like I was at a rock concert instead of a church. And btw I did go twice. The second time the ladies who were oohing and ahhhing over my shoes and my son's "namebrand" jacket...(there words not mine) the first time we went ...didn't say a word to me. I don't know why, but I felt that was a little odd. This a place for beginners, not for someone brought up in a traditional church where instead of a rockband and disco lights you have a cd player and 4 little church ladies singing from a book of hymns. I guess I'm old school.
Sharing

Frankfort, KY

#12 Sep 4, 2011
You're welcome. Picking a church is a personal decision and I would not rely on others' opinions to make my decision. Good luck on your journey.
Quester

Philadelphia, PA

#13 Sep 4, 2011
I've been going there for about a year now & no one has ever hustled me for money or commented on any name brand clothing I wear in to service. I'm very happy going to church there. If you go you will be welcomed & treated with respect. Yes they have a coffee bar and a very small gift store in which all the proceeds go to the starving & poverty stricken community of Hatti. You are not forced to buy anything. As a matter of fact on your first visit you get a free coffee. Come check us out & if it works for you then we will be glad to get to know you & help you in any way possible. If it doesn't work for you then that's ok too. Everyones path is different. We are not a cult btw... That's just ridiculous!
Not a Cult Member

Frankfort, KY

#14 Sep 4, 2011
By the definition of the word, all churches are "cults". Not knocking anyone's religion, just saying it's a word, look it up.
Reality Check

Coxs Creek, KY

#15 Sep 5, 2011
Dont wrote:
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I suggest you try a church that doesn't send out letters staying that they are trying to get the people of god to help raise 250,000 dollars. Try going to a church that doesn't have a gift shop in the lobby, or maybe one where you you have an actual preacher in front of you and not a tv screen. I felt like I was at a rock concert instead of a church. And btw I did go twice. The second time the ladies who were oohing and ahhhing over my shoes and my son's "namebrand" jacket...(there words not mine) the first time we went ...didn't say a word to me. I don't know why, but I felt that was a little odd. This a place for beginners, not for someone brought up in a traditional church where instead of a rockband and disco lights you have a cd player and 4 little church ladies singing from a book of hymns. I guess I'm old school.
Unfortunately, part of the "old school", "traditional church" mentality that you mention is the judgmentalism you exhibit above. The worship style, closed-circuit preaching, gift shop--they obviously are not for you. But those are personal preferences, yet you label them a "cult".

Now, I say this even with my own opinion that Quest, like many other churches these days, have become so enamored with being "non-traditional" that they have made non-tradition the new tradition. They simply have replaced the three-piece suit with the goatee, Ed Hardy shirt and black-rimmed glasses. And the pressure to conform to "non-tradition" is often greater than the pressure others once felt to conform to tradition.
Ol Gurl

Frankfort, KY

#16 Sep 5, 2011
I'm old school too. I love a little country church where I'm greeted by name, where I can hear the hymns of my childhood as well as "newer" music, where I feel a comfortable sense of family. I tried several churches here in town. I found QCC and Camp Pleasant to have a rock concert atmosphere, and at neither church was I greeted in any way. Also, I was reminded of Jesus in the temple with the money changers when I saw the gift shop. I searched around, attended several churches several times and found my church family. I hope everyone will do the same. It's the worship that is inportant.

Since: Jun 11

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#17 Sep 5, 2011
Visiting churches can be very hard because most are looking for a church home. Being raised in the ministry and having had to search for a church in my life has given me some insight. The one thing you need to do is to follow the Holy Spirit and what is biblical. One thing you can do is talk to the pastor and feel free enough to ask those important questions. Good luck.
Passing by

Frankfort, KY

#18 Sep 6, 2011
I'd like to invite everyone to my church - Cross Keys Worship Center in Clayvillage. It's very small and informal. You can wear a suit and tie or you can wear blue jeans and a t-shirt. It's warm and loving and family oriented and guided by the Holy Spirit. We will welcome all who come with open arms.
Newbie

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#19 Sep 6, 2011
I have attended Quest in Frankfort. My husband more then myself. Although it is 'different' it isn't a bad place to worship. My husband and I both come from traditional churches but it was those traditional church people that eventually ran us out. So finding a worshipping home has been a little difficult for us. A friend suggested Quest and we gave it a try. To be honest I was a little blown away. The people greeted us with open arms (many times over), we were offered refreshments and we were engaged in many conversations. It was a little different then what I was use to but it was great none the less. The music was fabulous. I had never been to a church where it felt like a concert was given. Once service started I was at first shocked that I was listening to a preacher over a screen tv. But once I got passed it I heard and enjoyed the message spoken. I even laughed during the service because the preacher has a sense of humor. Afterwards we chatted with some 'locals' and enjoyed that as well.

I don't understand the 'cult' comment because it was far from it in my experience. Also, they never pressured us for money. As a matter of fact, when the offering plates went around the 'newcomers' were informed not to feel pressured to give since it was our first time. They wanted us to get a feel for the church instead. I have never been to a church where I was told that and i thought it was great.

When i walked in and saw a concession.stand and gift shop I didn't think anything bad about It. As a matter of fact I thought it was great to have a place to eat and/or drink.(i happened to be very thirsty and was offered a drink of my choice. I was extremely grateful.) I thought the gift shop was a great idea. I have often wanted shirts that I have seen others wear and never knew how to get one or who the contact person was. But in Quest they are already out and waiting for your purchase. What I didn't know was that proceeds go to helping others. Thats a major plus in my book.

Overall, yes, it was a bit of a cultural shock in the beginning but it was a great experience none the less. The people were friendly and the atmosphere was welcoming. The service was amazing and I would definitely recommend anyone to give it a try. Traditional people need to keep in mind that not everyone is 'traditional' and that the younger crowd wasn't taught about God like we were growing up. Times change. A church like this would be great to bring in the younger people and teach them the 'Word'. There are so many out their that need guidance but feel they don't 'fit the mold'. Quest Community Church would be a great place for people like that to find a 'home' and a 'new beginning'.

Since: Oct 10

Bowling Green, KY

#21 Sep 6, 2011
Please people, before you get caught up in this place, read the Lexington forum. I think there are 5 threads or so telling the shenanigans of this place. Although QCC Frankfort is not QCC Lexington, they are one and the same. Same leadership, same volunteers, same everything except you get to watch Lexington on TV instead of live. I was part of the QCC machine until I had my eyes opened. I even helped start the Frankfort campus. If I knew then what I know now, I wouldn't have been part of subjecting your fair city to the cult that is QCC. If you don't think it's a cult, read "twisted scripture," then look at QCC. Eerily parallel.

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