What to Expect
We know that visiting a new church can be an intimidating experience. Here are some questions we are commonly asked from those who want to know more about a typical Canaan Bible Chapel worship service.
1. How big is Canaan Bible Chapel?
Our average Sunday morning worship service has about 200 people, from all ages, in attendance.
2. Do I have to be a member to attend?
No. Our doors and services are open to anyone who is sincerely seeking to worship God and to learn more about Him through His Word, the Bible.
3. How should I dress to attend services?
Dress comfortably. We don't focus on what people wear. Some people like to dress up to attend church, while others prefer to dress more casually. It is up to you. Most people in our church dress in a "nice casual" manner. In the summer attire tends to be more casual than the cooler months. You'll see jeans, dresses, and sports coats.
4. How long is the worship service?
A typical service is about an hour in length.
5. What is the music like?
The music used is a blend of traditional and contemporary hymns, choruses, and praise songs. We use a variety of musical instruments, such as trumpet, flute, clarinet, oboe, and guitar, during our singing, as well as piano and organ.
6. How would you describe your pastors' messages?
Messages are based on the text of Scripture. Most of the messages preached at Canaan are expository in nature (where the main outline of the message is taken exclusively from one primary passage of Scripture). Yet, there is also a blend of topical and textual preaching, as well.
7. Do I have to pay anything to attend?
No. While we do take up an offering during our Sunday services, we do not want our guests to feel obligated to participate. The offering is primarily an opportunity, for those who have made Canaan Bible Chapel their home church, to give back to God a portion of what He has given them. Offerings are used to defray the expenses associated with the church, as well as outreach and missions ministries.
8. Do I have to become a member to attend regularly?
No. We have many regular attendees who are not officially joined to the church family through membership. For one who is interested in membership, we do have requirements and a process for membership. But we encourage all people to attend our services and activities.