Resonate - EFCC's Video Venue Worship Service
Meet our Worship Leader, Jimmy Robeson!
Click on Jimmy's name below to find out more about our Resonate worship music leader!
Resonate is held at 9:30 and 11 a.m. on Sundays in the EFCC Chapel. Since our first service on Sunday, April 9, 2006, Resonate continues to grow. Currently, we have about 600 attendees in the two services, and there's room for plenty more. Come and visit us next Sunday!
See below for more details about the service. We invite you to prayerfully consider attending and serving at Resonate. Also, be thinking of people you know who may like this style of service and make sure to "get the word out."
Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or if you would like to get involved.
Frequently Asked Questions About Resonate
Written by Rob Klein, Pastor of Young Adults Ministries
Q: What is different about this worship gathering?
A: The music in this service is best described as "modern worship music." There is a worship band. The music is engaging, having a full sound (great sound system with plenty of subwoofers), and a slight edginess to it - the music "resonates." Our music leader, Jimmy Robeson, heads up the music and worship time.
Each week during Resonate, a specific "musical worship ambiance" is sought in the Chapel auditorium through the use of dimming the lights a bit more. Through this experience, we want people to be able to focus on God and not to be distracted by what is around them. Resonate attendees are invited to have a high level of ownership and participation.
In this service, we also study God's Word together. After the worship portion of the service, we watch Pastor Dennis preaching via video from the Worship Center.
Emmanuel Faith is a large church, but Resonate is designed to have a small church feel. Resonate is a place where people can come, regardless of who they are or what they have done, and they can have a radical encounter with Jesus (John 4). In Resonate, people feel welcomed and a real sense of authentic community is fostered.
Q: Why did you choose the name Resonate?
A: We like the fact that the word "resonate" has a variety of meanings. It can mean "to get along harmoniously." We envision people connecting with one another and with God at Resonate. It can also mean to "have an impact beyond or greater than what can be seen." We are doing more than just gathering to sing and get our needs met; we are coming together to serve one another and to worship an eternal, holy and unique God.
We want Resonate to have an eternal impact in the lives of the people who attend, and for us to resonate out to the ends of the earth the truth that Jesus died for our sins and came back to life. This is an amazing truth. As we gather together, our songs to and about God will resonate in the Chapel as we praise Him for who He is and what He has done.
Q: Is watching a video of the pastor cheesy or inauthentic?
A: I (Rob Klein) was on staff at another church that had a video teaching segment during the worship services. When I first started there, I was determined to not like it. However, once the teaching started, I forgot I was watching a video. What most people have found is that good teaching is good teaching, whether "live" or via video. Also, we are not taking away any of the existing worship services so if people do not connect with the video teaching, they are welcome to attend one of our "live teaching" services.
Note: The music, drama, announcements, and other elements of the service are all "live." Only the teaching is on video (and also other multi-media presentations).
Q: How will I connect with the pastor if he is on video (DVD)?
A: Pastor Dennis teaches over in our the Worship Center, so if people really do need to talk with him, he is only a short distance away. But, realistically, we know that Pastor Dennis cannot connect and counsel personally with each EFCC attendee. I (Rob Klein) am in the Chapel during Resonate and am able to provide pastoral assistance if needed.
Q: How will we connect with people of other generations? Won't this venue segregate people?
A: This service is not targeting an age group. People of all ages are welcome to come. Since the Chapel only seats about 400, this service provides a great opportunity for interaction and fellowship. We are hopeful that each person will join a small group too where they can connect deeply with others.
Q: What are some of the ways I can get involved with Resonate?
A: Pray! We invite people to continue praying for God to work through this service to help more people "find and follow" Jesus. Our hope is that God will draw hundreds if not thousands into a personal relationship with Jesus in the next year. Pray for Jimmy Robeson as he leads the musical, sound and technical teams.
We need many volunteers to pray, greet, set up, tear down, create ambiance, run sound, and oversee the technical ministry each week.
Please contact me via e-mail at or by phone at (760) 781-2222 if you would like to be a ministry partner.