WHAT TO EXPECT
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. God’s Way Ministries is a friendly church that loves visitors and we are very welcoming. 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.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
You will find that GWM’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.
ARE THERE CLASSES FOR MY YOUNGER AND OLDER KIDS?
REACH Sunday School is located in our main sanctuary and provides a fun atmosphere for children and young adults 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 much or as little as you feel comfortable. We won’t make you stand and say anything – but welcome you to do so if you would like. Our greeters will help you find a seat, if needed, and we will give you an information card to fill out. 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 expectations. 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 email or ask someone when you arrive. We hope your first visit to God’s Way Minsitris 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!