If you want a straight-up, no frills, get your worship on, church to go to, this is the place for you.
From the time you pull into the parking lot, you will feel as if you are going to a college campus religious center. The congregation is under 35 years-old. You definitely see the picture of America when you enter this church. I would say it is about 70% white, 20% hispanic, 7% black, and 3% Asian. Most of the people were dressed casually like they going to a college football game. There was even one white guy in a Pittsburgh steeler jersey(it is Super Bowl weekend). The person who gave the week's sermon kept referring back to him during the course his speech, which made me think he may have been planted in the front row for that purpose. Few women wore dresses. Most were dressed in pants.
No one greeted me as I came inside and though their were ushers stationed in the sanctuary, they did not offer to exscort me to a seat. I just found a fold-up seat in the middle of the multi-level stadium-like sanctuary, and sat down or at least tried to. It felt like a concert environment. The big stage had a live band scattered from end to end jamming to a christian-based song. Everyone in the place was standing up.
I liked the church musicians, but coming from a black south background, I found the songs too light and fluffy. No soul.
As all new churches seem to have these days, their was two big screens set up on each side of the sanctuary. And they used it extensively. From music videos to church promotional skits, you felt like you were at home watching tv instead of fellowshiping.
The sermon was good. The alternate pastor(main pastor was on a mission trip) talked about getting what God has sat aside for you. "Manifest Destiny" is feeling I got out of the message. Like having the best things in life is a God-given right, not a privilege.
I will attend the service and meet a few more times before deciding to join or not. So far so good.
Pros: Great energy in their service.
Cons: Prosperity gospel is the message here