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We are a church where everyone is welcome!

First Time Guests

The best way to get to know us is to visit us, and we invite you to join us for one of our Sunday services at 10 a.m. for worship and study of the Bible. Like any good host, we want you to feel welcome and at home. We know that your first time at a church service might bring up some questions, so feel free to reach out to us! You can do so right now by emailing us, visiting our “About Us” page, or speaking with one of our team members at a service. In the meantime, here are some answers to a few questions you might have before your first visit.

Do you have something for children?

Absolutely! We have a family-involved worship service with children and believe they are the future of the church, and encourage them to sing with us. We know that some small children are not accustomed to sitting in a Church Service, therefore we have Children’s Ministry available (ages 4-10), and parents can sign-in their kids on the clipboard before our worship time, and be dismissed after our worship time. We simply want to maintain an environment of learning as we study the Bible together. We are thankful to have your family join us and also allow children and youth to serve.

What will services be like?

Each week, you will experience uplifting music, an encouraging message, and friendly people. The service typically runs about an hour and a half, with complimentary refreshments and coffee always available. An average service starts with a prayer, a few announcements, followed by worship songs, and a brief time to dismiss children to attend Children’s Ministry (ages 4-10) or stay with their parents for our 40-minute study of the Bible (we use the NKJV). We then close with a song and prayer. Once a month (usually the first Sunday) we take communion during the service, which is available to everyone. After service, we have an extended time to consume refreshments and fellowship. 

What should I wear?

We’re way more concerned with meeting your real life needs than with what you wear to church. We make every effort to make you feel welcome from the moment you first arrive and every time you return. But so you’ll feel comfortable, know that most folks dress in casual weekend attire, and even the pastor will be wearing jeans (and probably a flannel shirt). So dress modestly and comfortable, and you’ll fit right in!

How do I get there?

Do I have to give an offering?

Not at all! In fact, we don’t even pass an offering plate during our services. Instead, we provide an offering box, so people can give if they’d like, and many people use our online giving option as well. Any offerings we receive support the full range of ministries we offer in the church and community, and around the world. As our guest, we want you to come and get to know us, without feeling any pressure to have to give.

Will I be called out as a guest?

No, we’re not going to call you out, make you wave, stand up, or dance. However, we’d like to get to know you better and encourage you to chat with people and say hi to someone during our fellowship time as we enjoy some refreshments together. We promise not to put any unfair pressure on you to ever come again. Although, we hope you will! All guests are encouraged to grab the books, movies, magazines, and other items in the resource area as our way of saying that we’re really glad you came. We’re excited you’re considering joining us. We can’t wait to meet you!

What is the message like?

If you were to read a book or a magazine, how would you go about doing that? Would you read the last chapter, a chapter somewhere in the middle, a few sentences here and there, and then the first chapter? Probably not, yet many churches teach the Bible in this way. We believe you can’t know how to apply the Bible to life, unless you understand what the Bible really says, and this is why we teach through the Bible (in an expository fashion), verse-by-verse, chapter-by-chapter, book-by-book and desire to teach all of the Word of God. We welcome you to join us this Sunday and become a part of our family in Jesus. May the Lord bless you as we grow in the love and knowledge of Jesus!

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Calvary Chapel Fergus Falls
PO Box 263
Fergus Falls, MN 56537