What to Expect
Simply stated, we don't take ourselves too seriously, but we take the Bible very seriously. To help you feel at ease when you visit, here are some answers to questions you may have...
What's the dress code?
Come as you are. People wear everything from suits and dresses to jeans and T-shirts. Shorts are OK in warmer weather. Whatever you're comfortable wearing is what you should wear. We just ask that you dress modestly, which means keeping everything G-rated.
Do you allow people with tats and piercings?
Sure. Why wouldn't we?
How's the service structured?
We usually begin with our greeting time, then we have a few songs, along with a few minutes for personal prayer, followed by a sermon which lasts 30-35 minutes. We end the service with a time of giving followed by announcements and a final celebratory song. Realize however, that this is a basic order and we change it up from time to time. There are usually coffee, water and light breakfast foods available
As a guest, will I have to stand up in front of everyone?
We don't want to make you feel uncomfortable in any way. During our greeting everyone stands and roams about the worship center. No one is singled out.
What's the music like?
We have a praise team comprised of guitars, bass, drums, keyboards, singers, and sometimes a horn or two. We tend toward singing modern praise songs with some old hymns thrown in, though they're typically updated from the old days. You can get a feel for our music on the sermon page, by checking out any number of our videos.
Can I lift my hands and clap during the singing and praise time?
Absolutely. We consider our Sunday morning service to be a celebration, and if you celebrate best by lifting your hands or clapping, then do it! By the same token, if you aren't into hand raising and clapping, don't feel any pressure. Do what works for you.
Is child care available?
We have workers available to care for your children under three years of age. But if you'd rather have your children stay with you, you're welcome to do that.
What translation of the Bible do you use?
The pastor preaches from the New King James Bible, and this is the version we have available for those who don't bring their own Bible.
Do I have to put money in the offering plate?
No. In fact, we encourage our first time guests not to give. The offering is for our regular attenders who support the work of the church. If you end up hanging around, you'll want to do that too. But don't feel like you need to kick in a ten or twenty to please us.
Will you pester me afterward and sell my name to some list company?
We'd like to get your info on one of our communication cards, but we're pretty low key about it. If you give us an email address or phone number, someone will try to touch base with you to thank you for coming and to answer any questions you have. And we keep your contact information for our own internal use. Nobody else ever sees it.
If you have other questions, drop us an email. Whatever your church background, or if you don't have one, relax. You're among friends!