What You Can Expect

Coming to church for the first time can be a little scary.

If you're considering a visit to our church we'd like to help put your mind at ease by answering a few questions you might have.


WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT UPON ARRIVAL?

On any given Sunday morning you will find a welcoming church family made up of less than perfect people from all walks of life. There will be someone from Team Carbondale to greet you at the door and answer any questions that you have once you've arrived.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

You'll find people in shorts and suits, jeans and dresses. So, come as you'd like.

HOW LONG WILL THE SERVICE LAST?

Both of our Sunday services are an hour and 15 minutes in length.

WHAT DOES THE SERVICE LOOK LIKE?

The components of our service are:

WORSHIP
Our worship style is a blend of contemporary and traditional genres. There is a full worship band and a team of 6-7 vocalists. The words to the songs we sing about Jesus will be on the screen. You'll feel comfortable whether you sit, stand, bow your head or raise your hands. We also have a choir which minister in song regularly.

PRAYER
There are times of corporate prayer throughout our service.

WORD
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God and it should be read and heard and applied to our lives. As part of our worship you will "Hear the Word of the Lord" read aloud by one of our pastors each Sunday.

OFFERING
In accordance with Malachi 3:10 we have an opportunity to give a tithe to the Lord each week. If you are visiting with us please do not feel obligated to give in the offering. An offering box is available at the Information Desk for those attending in person.

SERMON
You will enjoy a scripturally sound and balanced sermon each week. Be prepared to laugh, and to be challenged through our pastor's preaching. He is a gifted communicator and we know you'll enjoy the message he brings.

WHICH SERVICE SHOULD I ATTEND?

Both services (8:30 and 11:00) are exactly the same in format, length, and style.

ARE THERE ACTIVITIES FOR MY KIDS DURING BOTH SERVICES?

Ark Park (ages 0-5) and Carbondale Kids (K-5th grade) offer a children's church session during both the 8:30 am and 11 am service.