My name is Dan Richter and my family and I have only been here at Community for a short time. In that time, however, we have already seen God begin to work. I believe that there are great things in store for this church and for this community that God has called us to be a part of and to minister to. We’re not perfect, we don’t yet have some of the bells and whistles that the bigger churches have, but we are a family that loves each other and loves God and we are committed to growing God’s Kingdom through this Church.
You may be wondering what to expect on a typical Sunday morning so I wanted to answer some of the most common questions that I hear from people checking out Community of the first time.
What time does service start?
10:30 AM for our main Sunday morning service.
When you walk in on a Sunday morning you’ll see everything from shorts and T-shirts to Suits and ties. What does that mean for you? It means that you can come as you are. If you’re more comfortable in jeans, wear them! If church doesn’t seem like church if you’re not wearing a tie, then by all means, wear a tie! I usually preach in jeans and a button up shirt or a sweater vest (a personal favorite of mine that I get picked on often for!).
What’s the service like? How long is it?
During a typical service you’ll experience a mix of relevant, easy to understand teaching and upbeat, contemporary music that lasts about an hour and 15 minutes. We teach and preach in a style that deals with the life that you’re living now and how we can apply unchanging Biblical Truth to any circumstance and any situation that we find ourselves in. When we worship with music, we’re led by a praise team and backed by a full praise band. (Guitars, drums, keyboard, etc.) We move easily between fast paced, energetic songs, and slower more meditative ones with plenty of room left for the hymns that you grew up with.
Are you going to ask me for money?
We do take an offering as a part of our worship service. I believe that giving is an act of worship and that it is the call on the life of every Christian to give and to practice generosity. I also believe that this is a sign of spiritual growth and maturity and that it is an act that is ultimately between the giver and God. That being said, as our guest, we do not expect you to give anything and we do not want you to feel obligated.
What do I do with my kids?
We have an amazing Children’s Ministry here at Community and it is one that I guarantee your kids will love. You enter through a secure door that can only be accessed by parents and their children. As you enter, your kids will feel as though they’ve just stepped onto a spaceship, you really need to see it to appreciate it! Every classroom is equipped with a two-way mirror so you can check on your child if you need to but they can’t see you. The teachers have all been carefully screened and trained and they love teaching and spending time with our kids. Stop in and ask for a tour.
Is there free coffee?
Of course! Who would want to go to church without coffee?
I’m sure there are more questions and I’d be happy to answer them, just send me an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, there’s a place for you here at Community. Whatever you’ve been through in your life and whatever you find yourself going through now, there’s a place for you here. Thank you for visiting our website. Take your time, look around, and be sure to contact us with any questions that you might have. I’d love to have you join us on a Sunday morning some time soon to see for yourself what God is doing here at Community Bible Church.