What to Expect
What should you expect when you are a guest at Central Church? Below are some common questions people might have when visiting a new church for the first time:
What should I wear? The short answer is, clothes, of course! We don’t have a “dress code” at Central, instead we simply ask that everyone dress in a modest fashion. Some people like to dress up, and you will see a few men wearing coats and ties, and a few women wearing dresses. You’ll also likely see people in casual slacks, both men and women, as well as a few in jeans. We simply want you to feel comfortable.
Where should I park? We have several spaces in the front of our parking lot that are reserved for guests. Feel free to park in any of these reserved spots.
Where do I go once I arrive at the church? Come right through the front doors. We normally have a couple of people greeting at the front doors, and they will be glad to give you directions once you’re in the building. You will also be given a guest information card which we ask you to fill out.
Will I be asked to “introduce” myself? Of course not. We do ask you to fill out a guest information card, but you won’t have to stand up and introduce yourself to anyone; but don’t be surprised if a few folks come and introduce themselves to you!
Do you have children’s services/nursery? We have a full range of services for children. Our nursery is available on Sunday mornings and is dedicated to keeping your children safe. Our nursery is available to children from birth to 24 months. Those over 24 months old can go into our Toddler Church, which provides a service for children through age 5. Children ages 6-10 are invited into our Children’s Church. Children over 10 years of age are encouraged to attend our adult worship service.
Should I be prepared to give money? As a guest you will not be expected nor asked to give money to Central Church. Central Church does take up an offering in the Sunday morning service. This is used to support the ministries of the church, however we do not expect our guests to put anything into our offering, except a guest information card.
What is a typical worship service like? A worship service at Central is all about focusing on the Lord. That’s what worship is about, giving honor and glory and praise to God. We use music and song to help set the tone for our worship services, blending both traditional and contemporary songs and choruses. There is a time of prayer, usually led by our pastor. We will sometimes see short videos. There is almost always a Biblically-based message from our pastor. Occasionally we have special groups or speakers on a Sunday morning.