We know that visiting a new church can be intimidating, and we want to help ease your worries. Here's what to expect during a Sunday service at Starting Pointe Church.
What Should I Wear
We want everyone to feel welcomed just as they are. You may see some people in formal church attire, and others in jeans and a t-shirt. We would encourage you to wear whatever you would be most comfortable in.
What Is The Service Like
Sunday service is from 10-11:15am. We usually begin with worship and sing about three songs that are mostly contemporary. You can stand and sing along with us, or just sit and enjoy the worship atmosphere. After worship we have a brief time of fellowship where you can expect many friendly people to say hello. You can feel free to greet others as well, or just hang out at your seat. We then go over some announcements and have an opportunity to give. After offering we transition into the message and typically close in prayer.
Will I be Expected Or Encouraged To Give Money
We believe in the biblical act of tithes and offering. God promises to bless us when we give! However, visitors are not expected to give. As a visitor we want to serve and bless you, and we do not want you to feel obligated or pressured in giving.
What Are The Messages Like
Messages are Bible-based and filled with many relevant stories and examples. The messages are usually part of a series format. We believe that hearing the Word of God is vital in changing lives, however the Bible teaches us that the Word must also be applied. Our message series focus on teaching the truth of the Bible while making it relevant and applicable to our daily lives. Messages are typically 20-25 minutes long. You can check out some of our messages here.
Will I Be Singled Out During Service
We like to specifically welcome first and second time guests during our announcement portion, however we will not ask you to stand, wave, or anything else that puts you on the spot. We simply want to thank you for sharing your time with us!
What Is There For My Kids
Our Kid's Pointe program currently runs for students 5th grade and younger. We also offer nursery for children under 2 years old. We prepare Bible-based and age-appropriate lessons along with games and activities in order to engage your children and impact them with the love and power of Jesus. For your family's safety we have a formal process for signing in and out your kids. Check out more detailed information about Kid's Pointe here, or if you have questions contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Time Should I Come
The sanctuary is open about 20 minutes before the service begins if you would like to come in to pray and prepare your heart for what God has in store for you. We recommend at least arriving about 10 minutes before the service begins to enjoy some complimentary snacks and beverages and to get to know some of the other wonderful people at Starting Pointe. If you have children and would like for them to be in children's church then this also gives you plenty of time to check them in at Kid's Pointe. A countdown will begin 5 minutes before service starts to let you know when to make your way to your seat.
Every journey has a beginning, allow us to be part of yours! Plan out your visit and come join us this Sunday morning.