Many questions arise when you visit a church for the first time. It’s enough to make anyone nervous. Where should I sit? Are there classes for my kids? What can I expect the worship service to be like? What should I wear? We’ve designed this page to answer some common questions and to put your mind at ease. New Life is a friendly church that loves God and loves visitors. Our desire is to grow closer to God and to honor Him in our worship time together and in our daily lives. We want your experience here to help you do the same. Here are a few answers to common questions about what to expect on your first visit.
Will the roof fall in?
Probably not. As a matter of fact, many of our regular attendees thought this might happen when they first began attending New Life but so far our construction is sound and the roof is still standing. We aren’t concerned but we are willing to chance it if you think this is a strong possibility. So don’t let this keep you from coming around!
What should I wear?
You will find that New Life’s members and guests will arrive in a variety of styles of clothing, from traditional Sunday dress to comfortable and casual. We don’t require a specific attire, but we do believe that how we dress or don’t dress can honor God. If you choose clean, modest clothing then you will not feel out of place.
Is there a nursery? How about classes for my older kids?
Yes and yes! Nursery is provided next to the main worship center for children under three. It is easily accessible and has windows that can allow you to discreetly check on your child as needed. Sunday School is located in our adjoining building and provides a fun atmosphere for children to learn about Jesus. The craft time, bible story, and snacks are all designed to teach a Bible lesson and our Sunday School workers are passionate about kids finding Jesus at a young age. We can confidently say that your child will LOVE Sunday school. In addition, we have a security team and trained teachers to ensure that your child is safe while you are enjoying the worship service.
What are the services like?
Our services start with community praise and worship. We serve a great God and the goal of our worship time and service is to magnify Him. You can expect lively music and worship, with people raising their hands, clapping, and more. Generally we will start with a worship song, have some time for visitors and church members to greet each other, followed by several more songs, community prayer time, offering, and then a message from the Bible.
Are visitors required to participate in any way? Do I have to say anything?
We want you to participate in our services as you feel comfortable. We won’t make you stand and say anything. Our greeters will help you find a seat, if needed, and we will give you an information card to fill out, as well as a free gift. Our intention is to make you feel welcome and to see if there is anything that you need that we can assist you with, such as a home bible study or a prayer request.
Am I expected to give in the offering?
No. We aren’t after your pocketbook. We want you to know and experience Jesus and to grow closer to Him as we are also doing.
If there’s anything we missed on this list, give us a call, contact us via email, or ask someone when you arrive. We hope your first visit to New Life will be great. We know it can be life-changing – not because we are special, but because God meets with us and works in our lives. We are here to serve Him and to serve others. That means you and your family. We are looking forward to meeting you and hope you will feel right at home! We hope to see you this Sunday!