Common questions we sometimes get before people join us at Calvary Chapel North Stafford
1- What shall I wear to Sunday Service at CCNS??
We suggest you wear what you would if you were to go to the park or visit your mom… (basically what you feel comfortable in)… If you feel comfortable in a pair of jeans and flip-flops, by all means wear them… If you feel comfortable wearing your “Sunday’s Best” that is even more splendid… At CCNS, we are not caught up with what you wear to church or how you might appear to others with what you are wearing. Our concern has to do with your heart… Jesus Himself spoke on this when He scolded the Religious People of His day by labeling them “whitewashed tombs”, clean and beautiful on the outside, yet inside they were full of unclean dirty dead bones… Our desire is that you come just as you are…
2- What type of Worship Service (music) is it??
We are more Contemporary than Traditional… Our style of Worship Service is simplistic where our worship ministers seek to get out of the way. In the Gospel of John, it is said – “He must INCREASE and I must DECREASE”… The music selection is more Contemporary rather than the traditional Hymns, however we do incorporate Hymns once in a while… If you have further questions, you can email David (our worship minister) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3- Will there be something for my kids??
Yes… If you have a newborn, we are currently making provisions for a nursing area where you will be able to nurse your newborn in private while still being able to follow along with Pastor Steve on a video screen… If you have a toddler, we have nursery care downstairs where you can drop your little one(s) off prior to the start of service… If you have kids ages 3 to 9, we have kid’s church during the service upstairs. Those that are ages 3-5 will be in one group, and those that are 6 to 9 will be in another group… If you have further questions, you can email Babette (our children’s ministry coordinator) at email@example.com.
4- Why can’t I have my kids sit in service with me??
You can, if they are ages 10 and up… Our desire is that you are not distracted during the “teaching” portion of the service (as well as those around you). It is important to us that you leave service with a greater understanding of His Word, we ask children from your toddlers to those that are 9 years of age be in one of our children’s ministry classes… Our desire also is that your little ones leave church having been taught a simple (or more in depth depending on his or her age and class) teaching of who Jesus is and what He came to do…
5- I’ve noticed you don’t take an offering?? (“pass the plate”) How can I give??
Well, as you come in to (or go out of) the Sanctuary, you will notice a “grey box”, we call it our “Agape Box” or our “Tithe Box”… This is where you can simply drop your tithes and offerings either on your way in or on your way out… At CCNS, we don’t want to make a big deal of the collecting of your “tithes and offering”. Throughout the history of the church, many people have been turned off by the over-emphases of the collection of the “offering” during the worship service, thus the “tithe box” is there in the back… However, this is not to diminish the important of your “giving” to God. In your giving of your tithes and offerings, it is actually an extension of the Worship Service because we believe that a Christian also worships God in his or her giving… The problem has been that some pastors and evangelists have portrayed God as being broke, in need of your money, or else the church or ministry will not survive. That is just not the case. At CCNS, we fully believe that “where God guides, He will provide.”
6- Do you have a youthgroup for my teenagers??
At this time we do not… It is kind of interesting to see how most of the parents that attend CCNS are younger married couples with kids that are much younger and not at their teenage years yet… Thus we do not have a “Youthgroup” at this time… If you do have a teenager, please invite him or her to sit in on our Sunday morning service, and begin to pray that God would bring more teens to CCNS and to raise up a youth pastor…
7- What type of “sermon” will I get, and how long does the sermon usually take??
Pastor Steve teaches verse by verse, chapter by chapter thru the Bible. Currently he is in the Gospel of Matthew… As a church, we have already gone thru the Gospel of Luke, Acts, 1 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, 2 Timothy, Revelation, the prophets Habakkuk, Daniel, and Zechariah… On a given Sunday, Pastor Steve usually takes 40 minutes…
8- What do I do or who do I tell if I have a prayer request??
If you like, you can speak to Pastor Steve anytime after the service or email him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, you can leave a written prayer request in our “Tithe Box” if you feel more comfortable. You can also pray with any of the ministry team after service as they are always there to serve and minister to your needs and to offer up a prayer…
9- Is there a place I can read about Pastor Steve’s Conversion??
If you would like to read about Pastor Steve’s Testimony, click on “meet our pastor“… You can also listen to Pastor Steve’s Testimony by clicking here… If you would like to meet Pastor Steve’s wife, click here and you will be redirected… If you would like to meet those who are dedicated to serving you when you visit, click here…
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