First Time Visiting?…
Visiting a church can be a wonderful experience but it can also be a little daunting if you don’t know what to expect. Although no two services are exactly alike, here are some of the things you can expect on a Sunday morning when you visit Seeds of Greatness.
Our Sunday morning services begin at 8:00 and at 10:30. We begin on time and usually end at 10:00 and 12:30 respectively (“usually!”) We begin with a time of music, praise and worship, followed by announcements and collecting an offering, then a message from Pastor Jerome which never fails to be relevant and insightful, ending with an opportunity for prayer. Although lives are changed and the power of God is present, the atmosphere is warm and relaxed. Be prepared to laugh because we believe you can have a good time in church! In fact, on the 5th Sunday of every month, Chosen Generation (run by our Bridge Connection group for ages 19-29) TAKES OVER our 10:30 service.
What should I wear? We never want something like clothing to be a problem for people. What you consider appropriate for a church setting is probably reasonable to us and you will see people from business suits and dresses to pants and jeans. Of course there is a standard of decency that we would appreciate, but most of all wear what is comfortable to you.
There’s ample parking on site! As you approach the building from Frenchtown Road/Rt 273 (Main Entrance), simply bear to the left.
As You Enter
The first people you will probably see as you enter the Welcome Center are our “Hosts and Hostesses”. These are friendly and helpful volunteers who can direct you to the Sanctuary for the main service; to our Children’s Church or Nursery areas if needed; to the restrooms, etc. They are there to answer any questions you have or to assist you with anything you need. Just look for the folks wearing the gold badges (and beautiful smiles!)
As You Enter the Sanctuary
Ushers are on hand to give you a program and to help you find a seat. We project song lyrics and bible scriptures on screens easily seen from every seat in the house. They will pass out bibles if you’d like to borrow one and direct you in which way to go if you participate in the offering. If any disability issues need to be addressed, just let us know.
We are always happy to see you! All first-time visitors receive a small thank you gift for visiting. When you fill out the card given to you in service, simply drop it back off to the Concierge Desk in the Welcome Center, where you came in. And please let us know how you heard about Seeds.
We have an incredible team of volunteers who are trained to assist you and your children…
If you have an infant or a toddler under 2 years old, please feel free to use the Nursery whenever you need it. This room is equipped with TV monitoring of the Sanctuary so that you will not miss the service if you have to take care of your little one. You can stay there with your child for part or all of the service; or have one of our volunteers take care of your child.
Children’s Church(10:30 Service Only – Please register children by 11:15)
If you have children from 2-12 years, they are going to love Children’s Church. We put a lot of time and attention into creating an environment where kids will have a ball while they learn. The kids enjoy music and praise together before going into smaller age-based groups for biblical teaching. The entire morning will be fun, energetic and instructive but our goal is for each child to be themselves and to be comfortable.
Of course, if you prefer, your child can accompany you into the main service.
We feel teenagers are old enough to join the rest of us in the main service. After your first visit, they may have made a new friend and decided to sit in the area where most of our teens gather. However, our meeting time geared specifically for teenagers is Wednesday evenings from 7:30-8:30 in our group called S.W.A.T.–Students With A Testimony. (This is the same time we have our Adult Bible Study class to make transportation easier.)
After service, please feel free to hang out a while and get to know us. We provide coffee and light refreshments in the Fellowship Hall or linger in the Sanctuary and introduce yourself to Pastor Jerome and his wife Lisa. They would love to meet you. Also, you can stop by our bookstore on your way out which is located in the corner of the Welcome Center where you first entered. And if you have any questions or would like to sign up for something, the Host and Hostesses team is right there at the curved Concierge Desk.
Becoming A Member
Believe it or not, many people ask about becoming a member of our church after their very first visit. We actually encourage you to visit several times, at least 3 months, before making that decision. That way, you can get to know us better, pray and we can address any questions you have. After that, becoming a member of Seeds of Greatness Bible Church only requires your attendance at one new member’s class, which is offered about four times a year. Here we have a chance to review a little about our history, who we are and what membership means.
If you have any questions now or during your visit, please don’t hesitate to let us know.