YOUR FIRST VISIT
Let’s face it… A first visit to a new church can be nerve-racking. Our minds quickly fill with all kinds of questions like, “What is a Life-Group?” and “Where do my kids go?” and “What should I wear?” At Riverview, we want to try to answer those questions for you, before you even step onto our campus!
Here are a few common questions and their answers:
– What should I wear?
Dress is semi-casual. Our pastor will probably wear a tie (but rarely a suit). We want you to be comfortable. For some people that may mean putting on a suit and tie while others are a bit more comfortable wearing jeans and a collared shirt.
– Where should I take my children?
Children’s Ministries are located downstairs. We call our children’s ministry area KidZone. Once you reach KidZone, each room will be labeled next to the door. Whichever parent(s) is dropping off the children will need to check them into our security check-in system upon arriving. This will only take a few minutes, and a trained children’s worker will be available to assist you.
-Where should my teenager go?
During the Life-Group time (9:30 or 11:00 AM), our student ministry meets in the Youth Room in the lower level of the building.
During worship times (9:30 or 11:00 AM), students should plan to worship with their families.
-What is a Life Group?
A Life-Group is similar to “Sunday School” and they meet at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 AM. The goal of Life Groups are to provide a time for newcomers to connect with a caring group of people their age and study God’s Word together.
-How do I know which Life Group to attend?
A list of the Life-Groups that we provide is available at our Life Groups page. You will find the general location and description of each Life Group listed as well. You can check it out, by clicking here.
-How long should I expect to be there?
The service will last for about an hour and fifteen minutes. Our goal is not to hit a specific time, but to fully worship God and preach the gospel.
– What Bible should I bring?
Any translation will do, but our pastor preaches from the ESV Bible.
– Will I have to do anything embarrassing?
There will probably be a response time at the close of the service, but it is only for those who feel led to respond to how God is moving in their hearts. A response time is a moment usually toward the end of the worship service where you can respond to God. Maybe that is just praying silently or simply singing the song that is playing. But, there will also typically be an offer to come speak with the pastor so that whoever is led can receive prayer, counseling, and encouragement to follow Jesus.
- If you need any more info or have any other questions about our church feel free to call the Riverview office (573-348-3515) or email our associate pastor: [email protected]
See you on Sunday!