Pastor Ryan, Pastor Wes, and the Praise Christian Fellowship congregation invite you to visit. We would love to have you become part of our church family.
Thinking about visiting? We’d love to have you as our guest! We want guests to feel welcome, comfortable, and not put on the spot or embarrassed. Sometimes visiting a church can be intimidating, and we want to do whatever we can to take the edge off a first-time visit to Praise. Here are a few questions that might be on your mind:
How should I dress?
We are a pretty casual church. Most people wear jeans, but there are usually a few people who are a little dressier. Bottom line — you will probably be comfortable in anything from shorts and a t-shirt to a shirt and tie.
What is your style of worship?
Our worship services include singing, prayer, and Biblical teaching. Our services are contemporary — we sing mostly praise and worship songs but also include hymns. We have several teams that take turns leading worship — we usually have vocalists, piano/keyboard, drums, and guitars. We don’t have formal liturgy in the service and the pastors don’t wear vestments. Our worship services usually last 60-70 minutes. Every week we have a sermon that is about 20-25 minutes long, usually towards the end of the service. Once a month (usually the first Sunday of the month) we serve communion during the service.
What do I do when I get there?
We suggest that you arrive about ten minutes before the service. We have three parking lots — two that are close to our main entrance and a third lot that is accessible from our lower level behind the building. When you come in the main doors to our foyer you will be greeted by someone from our welcome team. They will give you a bulletin and point out restrooms and childcare locations.
After you enter the foyer you’ll see doors to our sanctuary on the right. We typically serve coffee before and after our services. Feel free to grab a cup of coffee to bring with you to your seat. One of our ushers can help you find a seat if needed.
During the service we usually have an opportunity for people to greet one another. This can be a great time to say hi to people sitting near you. We won’t single you out as a visitor. During the service everyone fills out a connection card (handed out with the bulletin). If you fill out your connection card, it will help us get to know you and better meet your needs. While our finances are provided by the giving of our members and attendees, we do not pass an offering plate during our worship service so that guests do not feel pressured to give.
We hope that you can join us for worship soon! If you have any other questions, please contact us.