What to Expect

Stepping through the doors of a church for the first time can be a bit of an intimidating experience. By checking us out on the web first, we hope to make walking through our doors a little easier.

You’ll see people of all ages. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself talking to an 8-year-old, a 20-something, a 50-something, and a 70-something all in one morning.

We don’t think that how you dress and your spirituality are necessarily connected. So, you’ll often see more jeans than suits or even dress shirts. We encourage you to come just as you are.


Every Sunday, we gather together as Christians to encourage one another, worship God, and learn from and respond to His Word.  Here’s what we do together on a typical Sunday morning:

Our 8:45 am and 10:30 am services usually last 70 minutes. In the service, you’ll experience:

Music

In this part of the service, we worship God together through music. The worship leader will guide you through the service and let you know when to stand up or sit down.

We believe that the most important thing about worship in music is that it honors the object of our singing: our Triune God. We’ll raise the volume with God-honoring songs you may hear on the airwaves and we sing old hymns to new arrangements accompanied by keyboard, bass, guitar and drums. We also make sure that there is room to slow down and reflect in our services. Let’s just say we have a dynamic mixture of songs, sounds, and styles which have a modern feel. You can see and hear the songs we’re currently using here.

What about my kids?
During the school year*, we enjoy worshipping across generations with kids older than Kindergarten involved in the service until the offering time, at which time they are then dismissed for Sunday School.

We’re committed to providing a safe, fun, learning & caring environment for your children. You can rest assured that while you’re checking out this new church, your children are being nurtured by dedicated, qualified volunteers who are looking out for the physical, social and spiritual well-being of your child.
*In the summer we only have nursery and preschool available


Teaching/Preaching
You’ll typically hear a sermon from Dan DeRoche, our Senior Pastor. We’ll look at a passage in the Bible, and the speaker will explain its meaning and apply it to today’s culture and our lives. We hold to an historic, orthodox view of the Bible, and we believe God’s Word is still relevant and daily impacts every area of our lives, giving us hope and strength for each moment.


Prayer
You’ll notice that we pray throughout the service. We believe that God knows us and wants us to be in a relationship, communicating with Him. You don’t need to know any words or creeds before coming to church. Someone will lead the prayers and you can pray along or just listen.
Do you have things going on in your life that you want prayer for? After the services, one of our pastors and an elder will be available to the right of the stage who would love to hear what’s going on and pray with you. We also have a prayer room available for personal prayer and reflection


Offering
We pass an offering bag during our service because giving is another way that we worship God. We want to give back to God, in proportion to what He has given us. The offering is for people who call Crossview Church their home church.
** If you’re visiting Crossview, checking out churches, or just seeing what Christianity is all about, please do not give any money.


Communion
We celebrate communion (the Lord’s table, the Eucharist) once a month as a church.


Welcome Center
Need to know where to find the Children’s Ministry? Want to know what Classes are going on or how to join a Lifegroup? If you ever have any questions while you are here, the Welcome Center is the place to go to find out all you need to get familiarized with Crossview.

After you finish visiting us on the Internet, we hope we get the chance to meet you in person soon.