What's the Worst that Could Happen?
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 won't embarrass you in this or any other way. We want you to feel comfortable and at home with us. Please feel free to do as you feel comfortable. Church should be an enjoyable and uplifting experience. We promise to do all we can so you can learn about your Savior.
"I know my child is going to be too noisy."
We welcome your children to attend our services, but if you feel uncomfortable with their noise level we do offer a staffed nursery, along with space in the lobby.
"I know I will feel out of place."
I hope that this portion or our 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. But we hope you see the people of Trinity to be ordinary people just like yourself. We want to accept you as you are and help you become what Christ wants you to be. We do not want to throw cold water on that with a critical spirit.
"I just want to watch at first, because 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 heads of cattle, isn't it? We believe that church membership should be voluntary, and that the most important thing is to trust in the Lord Jesus Christ for forgiveness and salvation. It takes time to cultivate this. People need time to evaluate and decide if they wish further involvement. We believe we should respect that need.
"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."