Frequently Asked Questions

worship

Welcome to Nature Coast Church! We're honored to welcome guests to church not only on Sunday mornings, but also throughout the week.

 The following is a list of popular questions that you might be asking, along with some hopefully helpful answers. If after reviewing them you need more information, just contact our office. We will get back to you with the answers you need.

What is worship like?

Worship at Nature Coast Church is God-centered.

 Sunday morning services include passionate music, scripture readings, confessions, prayers and relevant, Christ-centered preaching.

 Sunday morning worship at Nature Coast is a time for us to gather as one family to bring praise to God and to build up the body of Christ. The songs are led by a modern worship band and include a mixture of new music and hymns. On occasion, soloists and choirs help to lead in song as well, but worship at Nature Coast is always a participation activity.

What should I wear?

Nature Coast Church strives toward an atmosphere of warm, authentic community anchored in God's gracious love and acceptance.

 As such, we care much more about you than your wardrobe or fashion sense. We have a wide diversity of dress among our members and friends. Some dress very casually. Others dress "business casual." Still others wear their "Sunday best." Our pastors mix it up Sunday to Sunday, too. Dress as you feel comfortable. We're just honored to have you as our guest!

What about my kids?

We want your children to experience and express the gospel of Jesus Christ through several Sunday morning gatherings specifically for them.

Nursery (From birth to 3-years-old)

We have a safe, fun nursery for children from birth through age 2 during all worship services and Sunday School. Located to your left, when enterring the building. A thorough nursery check-in/check-out procedure helps insure security. Please let our nursery volunteers know if your child has any special needs/allergies.

Coasters Children's Church (Pre-K - Kindergarten)

We offer classes for pre-K children during all worship services and during our Sunday School hour. This group is invited up to the front of the church for a short children's message, and then dismissed to their classroom. Please come pick-up your children following the service.

Compass Children's Church (1st - 5th grade)

Although children are always welcome to attend the duration of worship with their parents, we offer an optional children's worship service for children (1st -5th grade) during our 10:00AM worship service. Children are dismissed with to their classroom following a brief children's sermon.

Quest Youth Group (6th - 12th grade)

We ask that youth, ages 6th-12th grade stay in the worship with their family. We strive to articulate the gospel in a way that is relevant to the lives of our teenagers as well as adults. Quest youth group has been postponed for the time being BUT we have plans to re-organize and re-launch this important ministry - STAY TUNED for updates!

Do you have a Sunday seminar just for those new to Nature Coast?

Yes! Discover Nature Coast is our guest oriented Sunday morning gathering. Held in Pastor Brad's study, Discover Nature Coast provides a warm, lively orientation for our guests.

 Over five sessions, guests will meet ministry leaders, learn about the overall ministry of Nature Coast Church, and get equipped to connect with their new church family!

Schedule

 Session 1 - Topics: Our History and Identity
 Session 2 - Topics: Our BeliefsValues, and Vision

Do I have to take all five sessions in order?

 No. Start and finish when you can!

Does Discover Nature Coast equip me for membership at Nature Coast Church?

 Yes! Completing all sessions of Discover Nature Coast equips guests to make a decision regarding church membership, but does not obligate them to join. For those led to join Nature Coast Church, we will schedule an interview with our elders.

How do I get registered?

 To maintain an atmosphere in which friendships and connections can truly develop, space for each session of Discover Nature Coast is limited. Please contact our office to get registered. We'll get you scheduled for a class right away - maybe even this Sunday!

More questions?

No problem! If you still have questions for us, please contact our Administrative Assistant, Amy Rise.

 Thank you for being our guest! Again, we're excited to have you with us!