FIRST VISIT FAQ'S
The thought of coming in to a new church, or maybe attending church for the very first time can be an intimidating one. We try to do all we can to erase those thoughts the moment you step out of your car. With our friendly greeters and caring members, you can expect to feel like you've come home! And no matter which campus you visit, or which worship service you attend, you can expect to find people just like you - people who are finding their purpose in life so they can be and do all that God wants them to! Here are some answers to some of your questions.
What Can I Expect As a Guest?To be treated like family! We have a great team of volunteers whose main job is to point you in the right direction and make you feel at home! During our services, we're not going to single you out as a visitor in any way, but will do all we can to treat you like a guest in our home. And by the way, we've reserved the closest and best parking spaces just for you!
How Should I Dress?Casual dress...serious faith! Don't let not having "church clothes" keep you from coming. You'll find a variety of dress at Anastasia SR 16. You might even catch the pastor in jeans from time to time!
Where Do My Children Go?That's really up to you! While you are more than welcome to keep your children with you during the worship service, we do encourage you to take advantage of our fun, safe, and spiritually nurturing preschool and children's ministries. Children up to preschool age can be taken directly to their classes during both morning services (someone will be available to direct you!) Elementary-age children participate in the first half of worship and are then invited to go to their age-appropriate ministry program. As they are dismissed, they will meet their teachers in the foyer. You can pick them up in the modular building after the service.
Are You Going to Ask For My Money?You may hear some talk about money from time to time, but we're not going to ask you for any money. An offering basket is passed during the service so that our members and regular attenders can worship through giving, and support the operation and mission of the church. But we would love for you to fill out and give us a guest registration card.
What If I Want to Pray with Someone?At each of our worship services, an invitation is extended following the message for people who have made some type of spiritual decision or want to pray with someone. Whether it's to receive encouragement, get baptized or become a church member, the invitation is open to all. This is also a great time to let someone know you've made the commitment to follow Jesus as your Lord and Savior. These times are always voluntary and never forced or manipulated.
How Can I Meet the Pastor?The pastor is available before and after the service and is excited to meet you and your family! If you have any questions about the church (how to become a member or what we believe) or just need some spiritual direction, an appointment with the pastor during the week may be the best way to go.