It can be a scary experience walking into a new place where you may not know anyone. We understand the anxiety that going to a church for the first time might bring, and we want to be sure and make your experience one that is stress free and welcoming.
Below, we have listed some of the most Frequently Asked Questions we get. If you have any others, please feel free to call the church office 955-9335 or email us by using contact us below.
What should I wear?
Whatever you’re comfortable in. Some people come to church in shorts and a t-shirt, while others dress in business casual, and occasionally you might even see a tie! There’s no Biblical style of dress, so it’s up to you. If wearing a sundress, you may want to bring a sweater or sweatshirt since the air-conditioning can be quite chilly at times.
Will I have to say anything?
Nope! We want you to feel comfortable. We won’t single you out in any way, except if you’d like, we would like to give you a lei so that people can make sure and introduce themselves to you. But that is completely up to you. When you come, you can feel free to sit back and enjoy the celebration.
How will I find my way around?
We try our best to make sure that the first faces you see are smiling ones. We have greeters in the parking lot, at both entrances and throughout the sanctuary who will be happy to give you a quick tour, help you check your kids into their classrooms, and help you find your way to a seat in the sanctuary.
What about my kids?
We have an awesome ministry for your children during both Sunday service, from newborn through the fifth grade, called Club Love! Club Love is also available on Saturday evening service for children 3 years old (Potty Trained) – 5th grade. We also have a nursing mothers room for those who have the need.
We provide a safe and loving place for your newborn in the nursery. We also have a room for toddlers, 19-35 months, complete with worship, lessons, toys and activities. Children from preschool through 5th grade will enjoy age-appropriate teaching from the Bible, worship together and experience hands-on learning activities.
We care about the welfare of each and every child, all of our children’s workers are screened through a process that includes reference calls and background checks. We will assign you a parent specific number and should your child or their teacher need you we will post your number on the main screen in the sanctuary. This also provides a secure drop off and sign in system.
What about Junior and Senior high Students?
After worship is over students in middle and high school join our youth leader team led by our Youth Pastor. Your teens will build friendships with other students as they dig into their Bibles and study God’s word. They will also work off some energy playing crazy games.
- Sunday Morning at 8:00 AM [6th-8th Grade Only] and 10:30 AM [9th-12th Grade Only] @ Koinonia Hale 670 Auahi St
- Wednesday Night 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM Jr. High 6th-8th & Parent Split Bible Study and Potluck Fellowship @ One Love Kakaako campus 670 Auahi St
- Thursday Nights 6:00 PM – 8:30PM Sr. High 9th-12th @ One Love Kakaako campus 670 Auahi St
Note: There is no youth service on Saturday currently.
Will I be asked to give money?
Nope. We do not pass an offering plate at any time during our services. Tithing boxes are located in the back of the sanctuary and to the right of the stage next to the communion tables. They are there as a part of worship for those who are part of the body of Christ and understand the principle of tithing. You should never feel pressured to give money.
What’s the celebration service like?
Our celebrations begin with worship. We have a live praise band who lead us in fun, upbeat, contemporary worship. Then we have announcements and move onto the message. The messages are directly from the Bible, so if you have a Bible, bring it. If not, we have them available for you from our ushers.
When the message is over our praise band will lead us in another time of worship. During this time you’ll see a lot of movement as people get up to take communion on each side of the sanctuary. Prayer team members are also on the sides ready and waiting to pray with those who want prayer.
We have a hospitality table outside of the main entrance where we offer coffee and donuts for those of you who may need a little coffee or sugar to get your brain going. Donations are accepted but not required.
We hope that this time will become your favorite way to start each week.