Attending church somewhere for the first time can be intimidating. Here are some common worries:
“I would just die if they made me stand up and say something.” We assure you, we won’t embarrass you. We want you to feel comfortable and at home with us. Church should be an enjoyable and uplifting experience. We promise to do all we can so you can learn about your Savior.
“I know I will feel out of place.” We hope that this website will ease your mind, but if you have a question, please ask someone for help. Don’t hesitate to say, “I am new. What is this about?”
“I am afraid I will say or do something wrong.” All of us have felt this way when in a new situation. We hope you see the people at Cross of Christ are ordinary people like yourself. We want to accept you as you are and help you become what Christ wants you to be.
“I just want to watch at first and I know that they will try to involve me or sign me up.” It is unpleasant to be pressured or to be part of a “membership drive” as though we were herds of cattle, isn’t it? We believe that church membership should be a voluntary thing, and that the most important thing is to trust in the Lord Jesus Christ for forgiveness and salvation. It takes time for this faith to be cultivated.
“I don’t know that much about the Bible.” Church and Bible Study are opportunities to grow in our knowledge of the Bible and faith in Jesus. You won’t have to answer any questions you don’t want to answer. And remember, sometimes the wisest words we say are, “I don’t know.”