What to Expect

What to Expect

We’ve intentionally designed our building and our services to be comfortable and relaxed, so feel free to come as you are and be yourself.

When You First Arrive:
You will be greeted at the door by one of our members, who will provide you with a bulletin of the morning’s service.  Our members are very friendly, so don’t be surprised if you are welcomed by more than just our greeters at the door!

Grab Food at the Cafe:
Our café opens 30 minutes before each service and offers free coffee, bagels, and donuts.  Feel free to bring your snack or drink with you into the sanctuary.

Where Do My Kids Go?:
For parents, you can check your kids into our KidZone at our Check-In Station near the Cafe, starting 15 minutes before the service.

Typical Service:
Our Sunday Services last about an hour and fifteen minutes, but we love for people to come early and hang out after to get to know each other better.

  • Our service gets started with a worship song. Our music is contemporary, and the words are projected on a screen overhead, so everyone can follow along.
  • After a short welcome, we’ll pray for the service and then collect the offering.  (By the way, the offering is for the members of our church, so we encourage visitors not to give; you’re our guest!)
  • We’ll then hear a teaching that is Bible-based and addresses real-life issues.
  • We close our services with a few more worship songs and an opportunity to receive prayer from our Prayer Ministry Team.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be put on the spot? “Hey… there’s the new person!”
We understand most people appreciate being welcomed but don’t want to be put on the spot. So don’t worry; we won’t stick a nametag on you or draw unnecessary attention to you. We’re a very welcoming and personable community, so it’s likely that a few of our members will introduce themselves and show an interest in getting to know you a little.

Will my kids like it and be well cared for?
We love kids and believe they are just as valuable as the adults up in “big church.”  We have a great kids program during both services where we provide a safe, loving, and fun environment for them to learn about Jesus on their level. All of our children’s workers love kids, are known and released to work with the kids through our leadership, and must pass a background check.  Check out our KidZone page for more details.

Will they ask me for money?
We do take an offering, but it is only for those who are committed to our church. As our guest, you should feel no pressure to give to the offering.

How should I dress?
However you feel comfortable. In general, we’re casual (jeans or shorts and t-shirt are fine), but some people dress up more.

What if I’m not sure my beliefs line up with yours, or I am still trying to figure out what I believe?
People checking our church out come from all sorts of places in their beliefs.  We want everyone to feel free to be real — never to feel like they have to pretend to be something they are not.  We accept one another that way, and even more importantly, God accepts each of us just as we are. We aim to be a place where people can be comfortable being themselves – whether that is to investigate what they believe, or to worship God freely.

What if I have a question that wasn’t listed here?
We’d love to hear from you in the office!  Just use our Contact Page to send us your question and we’ll respond as soon as we can.