What To Expect


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 a few things you can expect along with a few tips for your first visit.

  • 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.

  • Drop your kids off in 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.

  • Before you head into the main auditorium, stop by the cafe in the lobby for a fresh cup of coffee.  And make sure to check in your guest packet, there just might be a coupon for some free goodies in there…

  • In the main auditorium, the music rocks, the message makes sense, and we won’t call you out or embarrass you in any way.  The whole service takes about an hour and then it’s over. Click Here to watch one of our messages.


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 take the next step in your relationship with God.  In fact, we are passionate about seeing people have a transformational experience with God. 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 the words of the Bible in community, God changes us, and ultimately, makes us more like Jesus.


4317 Stevens Mill Road, Matthews NC, 28104
Phone: (704) 841-6133
Fax: (704) 841-6045