Frequently Asked Questions

And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.
Hebrews 10:24-25

General Questions

When is the office open?

West Linn’s office is open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9-5pm. For information about our other locations use the link below.

How can I sign up for a Home Group?

New home groups start every six months with signups starting a month prior. If you are interested in leading or hosting a home group we would like to hear from you. Please follow the link below to tell us more about yourself and the home group pastor will be in contact with you soon.

How do I join the worship team?

Please take a moment to watch the intro video, as well as the videos for each instrument you plan on auditioning for. Once you’ve had a chance to do that, fill out the form below, and submit your audition video by using the link in the form. We will contact you within two weeks of receiving your form and video.

How do I start volunteering?

The link below will take you to our Volunteer page on our website. Here you can learn about the many opportunities to serve at Athey Creek and fill out our form to begin the process to become a volunteer!

How can I set up a counseling appointment with a pastor?

You can fill out a counseling request on our Pastoral Care page.

How do I set up an appointment with Judy?

If you would like to meet with Judy, or if you have any questions about this ministry, please contact the church office at (971) 327-2120 or use the email link below.

How can I schedule premarital counseling?

The links on our wedding page will provide you with helpful information regarding Athey Creek weddings. You can learn more about premarital counseling, building usage and many other essential details as you move forward with your wedding plans.

How do I sign up for a baby dedication?

To get started, visit the Baby Dedications page and fill out a form to have one of our staff members contact you.

Where can I find Bible teachings?

You can find Pastor Brett’s teachings on our teachings page. If you are looking for a specific teaching, you can use the search bar in the menu to search by book, date, or topic.

How do I find the most recent women's study?

You can visit the West Linn Women's ministry page to view our archive of women's teachings.

Are there any events coming up soon?

To stay up-to-date on all the Events for our various campuses and ministries, visit our Events page.

Live Stream

We stream all of our main, through-the-Bible studies every week at live.atheycreek.com, as well as have all of our past teachings available for you to enjoy on our teachings page.

Use the link above or the red LIVE banner in the top navigation when we are streaming live. Below we've answered some common questions about Live Stream, our content schedule, as well as technical troubleshooting.

Where can I find the live video stream of your services?

You can navigate to live.atheycreek.com or click the red ​“LIVE” but­ton in the top menu of our web­site (shown only when we are broad­cast­ing live).

Which ser­vices do you stream?

We stream all of our main, through-the-Bible studies:

  • Wednes­days—7pm
  • Sat­ur­days—6pm
  • Sun­days—8:30am & 11am
Which campus do you stream from?

All online broadcasts are from our West Linn location.

Where can I watch the Pregame show?

The Pregame Show is a live show and conversation we host on live stream before our Wednes­day Night Bible Study. The show begins around 6:30pm (30 min­utes before the ser­vice) and wraps up when worship begins.

We missed a service; is there a way we can still watch it?

All of our teach­ings are avail­able online. Go to the teachings page to see all of our cur­rent and past teachings.

We start­ed watch­ing a lit­tle late; can we rewind the live stream?

Yes! One of the coolest fea­tures of our broad­cast allows you to rewind a live ser­vice. Sim­ply use the progress bar at the bot­tom of the video to click-and-drag the desired point. To go back to ​“LIVE”, click-and-drag the progress bar all the way to the right back to ​“LIVE”.

What should my first response be to any tech­ni­cal issue?

Three great steps to try to resolve any tech issue are:

  1. Refresh the page.
  2. Dou­ble-check your inter­net connection.
  3. Try using a dif­fer­ent web browser.
What does ​“refresh­ing” a page mean and how do I do it?

To ​“refresh” a web page sim­ply means to load it again. You can do this by press­ing the ⌘ + R (on macOS) or F5 (on Windows/Linux) but­ton(s) on your key­board or by click­ing the reload icon () at the top of your web browser.

Which web brows­er should I use?

We rec­om­mend using the most updat­ed ver­sion of Safari (on macOS), Google Chrome, or Firefox.

What can I do to pre­vent tech­ni­cal issues?

Make sure your com­put­er’s oper­at­ing sys­tem and your web brows­er and plug-ins are up to date. Check out these links to help ver­i­fy you have the lat­est version:

The video I am watch­ing is ​fuzzy, blurry, or low-quality. How can I fix this?

This usu­al­ly has to do with your Inter­net bandwidth/​connection. Some­times Inter­net speeds can drop at cer­tain times of the day due to an increase in Inter­net traf­fic in your area. For a good expe­ri­ence, we rec­om­mend at least 10-20Mbps. You can check your Internet speed here. Our video play­er should auto­mat­i­cal­ly reduce resolution/​quality accord­ing to your Inter­net con­nec­tion. This helps the video play as smooth as possible, with­out stop­ping. You can force the video to play a a spe­cif­ic res­o­lu­tion (either high­er or low­er) by click­ing the gear icon in the bot­tom-right of the video player.

We start­ed the live stream, came back to watch it lat­er, and it seems to be delayed / too far behind. How can I get back to where I am watch­ing it LIVE?

If you go away from the live video, the video play­er will some­times pause to help make sure you don’t miss any­thing. You can get back to watch­ing live by refresh­ing the web page (see above), or by tak­ing the progress bar on the video and drag­ging it all the way to the right to the most cur­rent time (See “We start­ed watch­ing a lit­tle late; can we rewind the live stream?” above).

What should I do if the video stops?

Try refresh­ing the page (see above). In some cas­es, you may need to click on the video play­er (or play but­ton) to restart the video.

Why do I get a mes­sage about my audio being muted?

Web browsers are star­ing to clamp down on con­tent that auto­plays with audio. To get around this and help with your expe­ri­ence, our video play­er will auto­play the live stream (mak­ing sure you are as cur­rent in the live stream as pos­si­ble), but will mute the audio to get around this web brows­er pro­to­col. Sim­ply click on the mes­sage, or unmute the audio in the bot­tom right of the video play­er to watch with sound.

Why are there pre-recorded videos playing on the live stream page?

We stream all of our main ser­vices live (see “What ser­vices do you stream?” above). When we do not have any ser­vices hap­pen­ing, we have put up some fun videos for you to enjoy. The video play­er will auto­mat­i­cal­ly switch to the livestream when we get clos­er to the ser­vice time (usu­al­ly 15 min­utes before each ser­vice, except on Wednes­day nights, when we begin ear­li­er with our Pregame Show at 6:30pm).

Why isn’t the live chat working?

Live chat is only available during our Pregame Show on Wednes­day nights (see above). Once wor­ship begins, we close down the chat and encour­age you to enjoy wor­ship and study­ing the Word.

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