What to Expect
We all can feel a little nervous visiting a new church. Maybe you’ve been a part of a church your whole life or maybe you’ve never been to a single worship service. Either way, we want you to feel welcome at Living Faith. You may have questions about what to expect.
What type of church is Living Faith?
Living Faith is a welcoming community of faith and action.
We are a community of folks from many different backgrounds (no church affiliation, Catholic, Baptist, Pentecostal, etc.). We are united in our desire to worship Jesus Christ, care for one another, and serve our community.
Living Faith is a partner congregation of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, a fellowship of Baptist Christians and churches who share a passion for the Great Commission of Jesus Christ and a commitment to Baptist principles of faith and practice.
When are worship services?
We gather for worship every Sunday at 10:30am (We also have Bible study groups for all ages at 9:30!). Each service lasts 60-75 minutes. Try to arrive about 15 minutes early so that you can enjoy some coffee and, if you have young children, you will have plenty of time to check them into the nursery.
What should I wear?
We welcome you just as you are. You will see a variety in the way people are dressed. Some wear their “Sunday best” while others are dressed in more casual, comfortable clothes.
How do I get there?
Since April 2nd we have been meeting in our new building at 951 West Park Road in Elizabethtown (next to the College View Campus).
What happens when I arrive?
As you come in the front door you will be warmly greeted & offered a printed program. Bible study groups begin at 9:30am and worship begins at 10:30am. We have hot coffee and snacks for you to enjoy while you wait. The greeters are there to help and are happy to show you where the nursery, classrooms, restrooms, refreshments, and worship space are. When you are seated in the worship space enjoy the music, read about upcoming events, and complete as much information as you feel comfortable sharing on the Connection Card in your program (we will collect these toward the end of the service).
What is the worship service like?
Living Faith combines elements of both traditional and contemporary worship for a service that is heartfelt and meaningful. Worship Services begin at 10:30am and last between 60 and 75 minutes. During our worship you will have time to sing, to pray, and to learn about the Christian Scriptures. We’ll have the words to each song up on the screen, so you can sing as much as you feel comfortable.
We have time early in our service when we extend peace and blessing to each other. The people around you will likely shake your hand and welcome you. We do not single out our guests and you won’t be pointed out or be made to feel uncomfortable.
Each worship service has a message or sermon. The pastor or another speaker will take about 20 minutes to talk about a passage from the Bible and apply it to our lives in real and practical ways. Sermons may be challenging, but will never be mean or hateful. Why not check out a sermon out now?
About once a month, usually on the first Sunday of the month, Living Faith observes the Lord’s Supper or Communion. This is the Lord’s supper, and the church welcomes all who personally profess faith in Jesus Christ to participate, regardless of church membership.
At the end of each service we close with one verse of the song “Blessed Be the Tie,” a tradition started when we were meeting in homes.
What about my kids?
Quality childcare is provided for babies and preschool-aged children during worship at 10:30am. However, all children are welcome in worship. Living Faith values families being together during this special time and there are activities available for elementary age children to enjoy during worship. Bible study groups at 9:30am are available for all ages.
Any other questions?
Was there something we forgot? Feel free to email us at email@example.com. We hope to see you soon!