I've seen many churches full of fake people, holier than thou people, and people who are in service for the sake of telling other people they serve. This church is not like that. It's not a touchy feely message with too many fill in the blanks that are all "Jesus" or "God's love." This place teaches scripture: what it meant then and how it pertains to now. And it does it in a depth that I've never experienced... Background cultural information, literal translations of words from ancient Hebrew and Greek, humor, and tie-ins to other scripture. I'm active in a youth group at the Gathering Place and love my home church but this podcast has united my family into being able to learn something together. It's hard to get to Rocklin from El Dorado Hills but the one time my family went, it was amazing. The worship felt genuine, the team had their eyes closed not staring or pointing at the audience. People were friendly and welcoming, the church seemed united. And though I've been a Christian my whole life, outside camp I've never felt myself so surrounded by God's presence as in that church. I came out revitalized. That's what I think a church should do. And I'm proud to say this place does.