Don’t Worry

Attending church somewhere for the first time can be intimidating. Here are some common worries and some thoughts to help calm any fears.
 
“I would just die if they made me stand up and say something.” This WILL NOT HAPPEN! We want you to feel comfortable and at home with us. Church should be an enjoyable and uplifting experience. We promise to do all we can so you can simply focus on learning about your Savior.
 
“I know my child is going to be too noisy.” We encourage parents of young children to attend worship services with their children. This begins the good habits of attending worship services at an early age. We also offer a couple of options for parents to use if they desire: 1) a Sunday School which runs mostly during the time of the sermon (more information is available here), and 2) a staffed nursery where parents can leave their small children under the watchful eye of an adult.
 
“I know I will feel out of place.” We hope that this website will ease your mind, but if you have a question, please ask someone for help. Don’t hesitate to say, “I am new. What is this about?” Some of our members have been around for many, many years. Others are new just like you are. Either way, someone will be happy to help you out and answer your questions.
 
“I am afraid I will say or do something wrong.” All of us have felt this way when in a new situation. But we hope you see the people of our congregation to be ordinary people like yourself. We want to accept you as you are and help you be who Christ has made you to be.
 
“I just want to watch at first and I know that they will try to involve me or sign me up.” No problem! We believe that church membership should be a voluntary thing, and that the most important thing is to trust in the Lord Jesus Christ for forgiveness of sins and salvation. It takes time for a person to want to join a church. People need time to evaluate and decide if they wish further involvement. We believe we should respect that need.
 
“I don’t know that much about the Bible.” Church and Bible Study are just the place to be then! You won’t have to read or answer any questions you don’t want to answer. And remember, sometimes the wisest words we say are, “I don’t know.”
 
Have any other questions or fears? Feel free to contact us at this page.