What To Expect

What To Expect

To help you feel at ease when you visit, here are some answers to questions you may have…

What’s the dress code?
Come as you are. We meet next to the ocean. Shorts and T-shirts are fine. Whatever you’re comfortable wearing is what you should wear. We just ask that you dress modestly, which means keeping everything G-rated.

Do you allow people with tats and piercings?
Sure. Why wouldn’t we?

How’s the service structured?
We begin with a few worship songs, and then usually a special music presentation. We have a few announcements and followed by a sermon which lasts 25-30 minutes. We end the service with a celebratory song followed by a time of giving. Realize however, that this is a basic order and we change it up from time to time.

As a guest, will I have to stand up in front of everyone?
We don’t want to make you feel uncomfortable in any way. At the beginning of the service we like to ask our first-time guests where they’re from but you don’t have to tell us if you don’t want.

What’s the music like?
We tend toward singing modern praise songs with some old hymns thrown in, though they’re typically updated from the old days. Because we meet outside and have to set up the church every Sunday we use a lot of recorded background tracks. However we have guitars and ukuleles on occasion.

Can I lift my hands and clap during the singing and praise time?
Absolutely. We consider our Sunday morning service to be a celebration, and if you celebrate best by lifting your hands or clapping, then do it! By the same token, if you aren’t into hand raising and clapping, don’t feel any pressure. Do what works for you.

Is child care available?
We don’t have childcare available. But since we meet outside we’re fine with the kids stretching their legs during the service.

What translation of the Bible do you use?
Pastor Bruce generally preaches from the New King James, while Pastor Chuck prefers the New American Standard.

Do I have to put money in the offering plate?
No. But if you do, know that all giving helps us to maintain our equipment and support both our ministry and a number of missionaries around the world.

Will you pester me afterward and sell my name to some list company?
We’d like to get your info, but we’re pretty low key about it. If you give us an email address or phone number, we keep your contact information for our own internal use. Nobody else ever sees it.

If you have other questions, drop us an email. Whatever your church background, or if you don’t have one, relax. You’re among friends!