Attending a worship service at a church you don’t know makes a lot of people a little nervous. Perhaps the hardest part is not really knowing what to expect when you arrive. We want to make your first visit as smooth as possible so we have put together a list of common questions that will help you.
We are doing the following things to help mitigate COVID risk at LHC gatherings:
No shared food and drink, including communion elements (communion is individually packed and distributed)
Waiting and sitting over 6 feet apart at all times
Masks worn when entering the building, and while exiting
Masks worn when going to your seat, and when leaving your seat.
Each worshipper is seated specifically by an usher, by family units, over 6 feet away from others.
Once seated, worshippers may remove masks if desired.
The building is thoroughly cleaned between services
Currently, no childcare is provided. However, we will provide a tub of materials for coloring and other fun, Christ-centered activities to occupy your children.
Shortened service format: 30 min music, 30 min sermon
How Should I Dress?
We keep it pretty casual around here. The average dress is somewhere between casual and business casual. You may see someone wear a tie and a few that dress more casual.
What is the Worship Style?
We are pretty eclectic, but gravitate towards a simpler acoustic style. We play a lot of modern worship songs, sprinkled with a healthy dose of traditional hymns.
What is a Typical Order of Service?
We are dedicated to remaining flexible, but a typical order of service would go as follows:
Call to Worship by Pastor
3 or 4 worship songs
Testimony or Exhortation from the congregation
Communion (every other week)
Apostle’s Creed or The Lord’s Prayer
Invitation for Prayer
What Happens with My Children?
We encourage parents to keep their children with them during the music portion of our worship service. After that, children are dismissed to classrooms where they have activities and a Bible lesson geared towards their age group.
There is a comfortable cry room for Moms that need to comfort crying babies, or would like to have some privacy for nursing. The cry room offers a convenient view of the service.
Pastor Ben preaches in an expository style, drawing his points from the Bible. But he also works very hard at rooting the truth of the Bible in practical applications that connect with people where they live. Sermons are challenging, encouraging, and centered on the gospel of Jesus Christ.
How Long is the Worship Service?
To help accommodate children in our worship service, and to make COVID-19 mitigation easier, we keep the service reasonably short. Our typical worship service lasts for an hour. We begin at 10:30am and finish by 11:30, though there are rare occasions when we go over that goal by just a few minutes.
Will I Be Singled Out?
We are careful to not do things that will single out our guests, or draw unwanted attention to them. You won’t have to stand up and introduce yourself, hug your neighbor, or anything like that.
Someone will probably say hello to you because our church is made up of very friendly, loving people. Other than that, how you interact with people is totally up to you.
If you have more detailed questions about what to expect on Sunday morning, please feel free to contact us. We will respond right away.
Living Hope Church is a non-denominational gathering of Christians that worship Jesus and want to show the community what God is like. We are made up of people from Greensboro, Winston Salem, High Point, Kernersville, and all points across the Triad region of North Carolina.