What to Expect
Whether you have a long history of being a part of a church or whether you have never been to church at all, we know that coming to church for the first time can be hard. You're not quite sure what to expect, and as you are scoping things out, you may have lots of questions. Here at Grace, we want to give you the best experience possible.
What type of church is Grace?
Grace is a love-driven Southern Baptist church with people in worship from a variety of backgrounds (Methodist, Pentecostal Holiness, and more). Whether you've been attending church for years or this is your first time, you'll feel welcome at Grace.
When are services?
Right now, Grace has one worship service on Sunday mornings at 11 AM. We are moving in the direction of adding another service before the end of 2018, and we have plans to add more in 2019.
What should I wear?
Be comfortable. Wear whatever you feel comfortable wearing. You will not feel out of place. People wear everything from shorts, jeans, t-shirts, to coat-and-tie. Most people wear casual to business casual. Come as you are.
How do I get there?
Our services are located at 3901 Raeford Rd in Fayetteville. Click HERE for a link to Google Maps for directions from your starting address (opens in a new window).
What happens when I arrive?
Our building has several entrances that you can use, and we have greeters that will welcome you and help you find everything that you need to be comfortable and hand you a program. We have a complimentary coffee station on your way into the auditorium. You can find a comfortable seat, and while you wait, you can enjoy the music and learn about upcoming events on the screen, and complete as much information as you are comfortable sharing on your Connection Card (which we will collect toward the end of the service.)
What is the service like?
Each service is about 50-60 minutes. In the first 5-10 minutes of the service, you’ll get to enjoy some modern worship music. We’ll have the words to each song up on the screen, so you can sing as much as you feel comfortable. After a short welcome from the pastor, there is usually another song, or we will jump right into the day’s teaching. Each message is 25-30 minutes long and takes eternal Biblical principles and applies them to your life. You will have a place to take some notes and something to write with, so you can take notes. You may find that you want to review something you learned later in the week.
What about my kids?
Complimentary nursery and child card is provided for birth through an age that the children are old enough to enjoy the worship service. Grace is currently making preparations to launch a customized experience just for kids up to fifth grade age later this year or early 2019.