Your First Time With Us…
We know it can be pretty uncomfortable to visit a new church. Your questions probably run the gamut from: What is the music like? What ministries are there for the children? How dressy or casual does everyone dress? Are we going to be pointed out as visitors and be made to stand up in front of the whole church so that everyone can stare at us? (The answer to that last question is a resounding “NO!”)
When you arrive for either our Worship Service (10:40am) or Sunday School class time (9:30am) you can enter in one of our doors on the south side of our building.
At the door you will be greeted by one or more of our “greeters” who will give you a worship bulletin and be able to answer any questions you have, or direct you to someone who can.
As you come into the Main Sanctuary, no one will come and tell you “you’re sitting in my pew!” so feel free to sit wherever you like. You’ll notice that people around you are dressed in everything from “business casual” to jeans and t-shirts. You will also probably notice that we have a very friendly church! Several people will probably welcome you and introduce themselves to you.
The worship service usually begins with some upbeat music. The words are projected in the front of the sanctuary. Our worship style is “blended,” as we strive to use both classic church hymns and contemporary worship songs to draw our hearts to listen for God’s voice.
Our services usually also include a time of prayer led by the pastor, and a sermon. The pastor usually speaks for about 25 minutes and does his best to make the messages interesting, enjoyable, and relevant to daily life. The sermons are firmly grounded in the Biblical text, but also very practical so that you can leave the service knowing how to live a life closer to Christ the next week. We try to make each message something you can actually use and that makes sense to what you’re actually going through.
That’s about it! People constantly tell us that they really felt comfortable – “at home” are the words we hear most frequently. If you don’t yet have a church home, we hope you’ll stop by this Sunday. And if you do, please come down and say “hi,” and tell us that you found out about our church on the Internet.