Frequently Asked Questions
When should I arrive?
We suggest arriving up to 30 minutes before the service. Grab a cup of coffee and meet some people. If you have a child or children (infant thru 12 yrs of age) we suggest arriving at least 15 minutes before service time in order to register them for CrossTrain Children’s Church or BabyCrossing Nursery if desired. A greeter will be happy to assist you.
What should I wear?
Although it is not important that you dress up, we do ask that you dress modestly and conservatively. Remember . . . you will be in the House of The Lord.
What kind of music do you sing?
We sing all kinds of songs, but our style is more contemporary. We still revere and sing many of the traditional hymns, but you’ll find that we may occasionally update the musical arrangements. We believe that this preserves the wonderful messages that the hymns offer, but can make them more suited to a contemporary musical setting.
Why do some people raise their hands during your services?
Different people have their own reasons why they raise their hands during singing or prayer. Some do it as an act of “surrender” to God to show that they are willing to follow Him. Others believe that, as children of a Heavenly Father, we raise our hands much like children would raise their hands to show love for a parent. No matter the specific reason behind the action, it has its origins in the New Testament. 1 Timothy 2:8 speaks of “lifting up holy hands” in prayer.
How do I get saved?
You can receive Christ as your Savior right now, this moment! You don’t have to be in a church or special place, or have the help of a minister or priest. You can pray now, wherever you are. God is listening. Tell Him in your own words that you are sorry for your sins and that you want to receive Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord. Ask God to help you change your heart and life. It’s your prayer He wants to hear. You can pray the following prayer, but it is not enough just to say the words. You must mean it from your heart:
“God, I know I have sinned. I believe Your Son, Jesus Christ, died to take the punishment for my sin. I believe Jesus came back to life from death and has the power to forgive my sin and change my life. Forgive me. Come into my life and change me. I want to live for You and follow Your plan for my life. I believe You have forgiven me, and I thank You for hearing my prayer, in Jesus’ name.”