What We Believe
asked questions by first-time guests:
What should I expect
the church to be like?
Expect to meet a wide variety of friendly people of all ages. Expect
a lively worship service with blended styles of music that include
both contemporary and traditional elements. Expect to sing some
songs from PowerPoint and some songs from the hymnal. Expect to
receive a bulletin with a copy of the pastor's sermon outline
inserted for you to take notes. Expect a conversational preaching
style, with heavy emphasis on the Bible. Expect to be challenged to
What do I wear?
On Sunday mornings, many people dress formally (women often wear
a dress and some men wear a coat and tie while other men are more
informal), although pants and a nice shirt or top are also
acceptable on Sunday morning. Members dress informally for Sunday
nights and weeknights (most women do not wear a dress and men do not
wear a tie on Sunday nights and at weeknight services).
What should I bring?
Bring a Bible, and if you wish to take notes on the sermon,
bring a pen or pencil. The pastor's sermon outline is provided as an
insert in the bulletin, with blanks to fill in answers, so you do
not need to bring a notepad.
Where do I park?
There is plenty of parking around the sanctuary between 7th and
6th Streets. There is also parking off Richland Avenue behind the
There is also a parking
in front of the new children's building on E. 6th Street, and a
large new parking lot just past the Memorial Chapel at the corner of
Richland Avenue and E. 5th Street, across from the entrance to
Rincon Elementary School.
Once I get there, where can I go for more information?
Before the 9:00 a.m. Sunday School and early worship, there are
greeters at the children's educational building entrance on 6th
Street, and behind the sanctuary at the drive-through portico. They
are ready to take you wherever you need to go. Before the other
worship services, there are plenty of ushers at every entrance who
can greet you and assist you.
When are the services?
There are two Sunday morning services, at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m.,
and Sunday night at 6:00 p.m. The early service at 9:00 a.m. is a
smaller group, and the music is more contemporary. The later service
at 10:30 a.m. is attended by a large group that fills the worship
center, and that service is a blend of music styles. The evening
service at 6:00 p.m. is more contemporary and informal in dress.
Do you have
Yes, childcare is
provided for all services. All child care is in the new children's
building, located across 6th Street from the sanctuary.
What classes are available for my family?
Sunday School classes are provided for every age and grade
during our first Sunday School at 9:00 a.m., and during our second
Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. we have preschool classes, children's
church for kindergarten through third grade, and several youth and
adult Sunday School classes.
Do you run background checks on adult volunteers who work with
Yes, all of our adult workers with children and teenagers must
pass a criminal background check before they can work with minors.
We do everything we can to make certain that your children are safe
when they attend our church.
How do I find out more about your church?
There is plenty of information on this website. You can also call the office at
912-826-5536 weekdays, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and talk to one of
Will I be asked to fill out information?
We provide a pink guest registration card in the pews, and we
invite guests to fill it out and leave it in the offering plate. The
pastor makes a personal phone call to those who fill out the card,
to try to schedule a visit in your home at your convenience.
However, if you prefer to remain anonymous, or prefer not to be
visited in your home, that's okay. Nobody will pressure you for
Should I give money?
Members are expected to give to support the church, but nobody
expects guests to give money. You may put your guest card in the
offering plate when it comes by.