What to Expect at The SHIP

At the SHIP, we feel that it's our responsibility to make it easy for your family to come to church! 

We want you to be able to experience the great music, encouraging message, friendly people and enjoyable atmosphere that are a part of our church culture. 

We know that your first time at a church may bring up some questions: How do I get there? What should I wear? What's available for my kids? What should I expect in service? 

  What happens when I get there? 

Please take advantage of our guest parking spaces found near the front entrance to our facility. We've reserved them just for you. When you enter our facility, you will be greeted by one of our lobby hosts. 

If you have children (Pre-k 4 - 7th Grade), they be directed to our TugBoat Classroom. Once you have dropped off your kids (you are also welcome to keep them with you), feel free to enter our sanctuary and find a place to sit. There will be ushers at each door to answer any other questions you may have. 

What is the service like? 

You will discover that our services are VERY informal. We simply want to help you learn about God and worship Him in a comfortable environment. 

There is no dress code. We all wear what we feel is most comfortable for a Sunday service. 

You are welcome to join in during the worship service in whatever manner you find most comfortable. This is the time where many people stand and sing songs of commitment and love to God. You may choose to sit or stand; you may join in our singing or simply listen. 

No one has any expectations for you to do what others do. In fact, you will discover that everyone in the room has their own unique expressions of worship. 

Next, you will hear a timely, relevant message from our pastor or a guest speaker. When the sermon is over, there will be teams of people available to pray for you if you wish and an opportunity to become apart of our church family. After the message, our pastor will share some brief announcements and take an offering. 

As our guest, you have no obligation to give and you should not feel any guilt or obligation when someone hands you our offering basket to pass it down the aisle. 

When church is over the pastor personally shakes everyone’s hand; this is also a great time to meet a few people and become more familiar with those who attend our church. 

We can't wait to see you at The SHIP