FAQ – Newcomers

FAQ for Newcomers

Q. I’ve never been to a Bible study or church service. Do I have to be a Christian to attend?

A. Anyone is welcome to come and hear the good news of Jesus Christ.  Immanuel is a loving place where you will find friendships and relationships as everyone learns about Jesus and ourselves in a supportive environment.

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Q.  How should I dress?

A.  There is no dress code at Immanuel. Many who attend dress informally and many will dress more formally. We invite you to come as you are and pray that, along with us, you will leave changed from the inside out.

Q. What should I do with my children?

A. Your infants and toddlers (up to age 3) are welcome in our nursery during our worship service, and we reserve the last three rows in our sanctuary for parents who are still training their children to worship with them.

Q. Will I be welcomed?

 A.  Christ welcomes us into worship, into the fellowship of his family.  We have every reason to be welcoming because of Him.

Q. What should I expect when I arrive for worship?

A. When you arrive at Immanuel for worship greeters will welcome and hand you a bulletin. There are also Bibles and hymnals to use during the service.  Feel free to sit where you please.

Q. What will the service be like?

A. Services begin at 10:15 am and last about 75 minutes on Sunday mornings. The worship service will contain Bible readings, prayers, an offering, a message from the Bible, the singing of Psalms, hymns, and some contemporary songs. Our worship services are simple, Bible-saturated, reverent, and joyful. You can listen to some sample sermons on our Sermons page.

Q. Will I know when to stand and sit down in the worship service?

A. The leader will let you know when to stand and sit.

Q. What if I have questions?

A. Good, we welcome them. If you have questions, you can ask the pastor after the service or give him a call during the week.

Q. Churches sometimes seem to be after your money. Will I be expected to give if I visit?

A.  Newcomers should not feel obligated to give, but God calls Christians to support the work of gospel preaching by giving of their time and resources.

Q. What do I do after the service?

A. After the service, please stick around to chat. We love building new relationships and get to know new faces. We hope to see you soon!

Q.  I am interested or have more questions, what should I do?

A. Please contact Pastor Jim at 763.210.5846 or join us on Tuesday nights for Bible study.