If you’ve never been to a Christian church service before, don’t worry. It is actually very simple and very easy.
When you come into the church, you may sit down wherever you like (just like at a concert or at a theater). Find a comfortable spot and relax. There is water available at the Tea station, and there is a bathroom near the back.
When the service begins, the pastor will lead us in singing songs about God (called “praise” and “worship”). The words of the songs are projected on a screen, making it easy to follow along (a little like karaoke).
Then the pastor reads the prayer requests, and someone leads us in prayer.
After prayer, we take a few minutes to greet each other (usually with a handshake), and then we sit down. We take an offering, and sing a song. There will be a few announcements.
The pastor will then give an inspirational presentation from the Bible (we call it “preaching a sermon”). At the end of the sermon, we will stand and sing a song. Then the pastor will pray, and the service ends.
Afterwards, everyone will relax and enjoy tea, coffee and snacks (all free).
See! Wasn’t that easy? Basically it is:
- Come in, sit down, relax
- Stand and sing songs
- Shake hands, then sit down
- Enjoy listening to the sermon
- Stand, sing
- After the closing prayer, go have some tea and snacks
So, we hope you will come visit us.
We are looking forward to meeting you.