Your first visit to a new church can be an intimidating experience, but knowing what to expect makes things go much more smoothly. So with that in mind, here are the answers to the most popular questions we get before someone's first visit.
WHAT ARE YOUR GATHERINGS LIKE?
At Next Level Church, our gatherings have two primary components: music and teaching. Our gatherings are casual and typically last around an hour.
- The dress is casual, most people wear jeans, but some go business casual.
- When you arrive, stop by the Welcome Center to get a guest packet. At the Welcome Center they can also direct you anywhere else you need to go on campus.
- Before you head into the main auditorium, stop by the cafe in the lobby for a fresh cup of coffee.
- In the main auditorium, the music rocks, the message makes sense, and we won’t call you out or embarrass you in any way.
HOW CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT NLC OR GET CONNECTED?
If you are a first-time guest with us, please stop by the Guest Services table (where the green bags are) on the way out. We have a little something for you to thank you for checking us out. And we'd love to meet you!
If you'd like to learn more about Next Level Church, we regularly invite newcomers to our Pastor's Coffee, which meets in the lobby on the last Sunday of each month following each service. Here, you will have an opportunity to hear more about the mission, vision, and values of our church and meet the staff and leadership.
I'M VISITING WITH MY KIDS. WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
Check-in for our NLC Kids classrooms open 15 minutes prior to the Sunday gathering. We suggest you begin by stopping at our Welcome Center outside the main auditorium and they will guide you through the process of checking your kids in to Awaken Kids (birth-preschool) or Discover Kids (K-5th grade) for the best day of their week. It is a safe, fun environment where kids learn that God loves them and wants to be their friend.
If you have a High School or Middle School student, our friendly volunteers at the welcome center will get them checked into our student ministry as well. We offer a service for Middle School students at 9:30a and a service for High School students at 11:00a.
Sometimes the first week is just about getting through the morning, but our hope for your first visit, as well as every other visit, is this: To meet Jesus and begin to thrive in every aspect of your life.
In fact, we are so passionate about seeing people thrive, this is actually our mission as a church and the longer you’re around the more you’ll see… we really mean it! So whether you’ve been following Jesus for 40 years or your just beginning to get to know God, we believe that as we encounter Jesus and the words of the Bible in community, God changes us, and ultimately, we thrive.