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What to Expect

What to Expect

Whoever you are, wherever you are coming from, we want you to feel as comfortable as possible for your visit. Here are some frequently asked questions.   

What happens in the service?

The service (we call it the Sunday Celebration) is about 90 minutes and is basically divided into two halves. For the first half we worship in song and then have a brief welcome and announcements. The second half consists of worshipful preaching from the Bible. At the close of the service, there is time for prayer and extended greetings.

As a guest, will you make me raise my hand or stand up during the service?

We do not ask our guests to identify themselves during the service. Our church culture is warm and welcoming, so we'd expect you to be greeted before and after the service by our members. If you would like to ask questions about the church or idenitfy yourself as a visitor, we would invite you to our Welcome Center inside the front doors.

What should I wear?

At Sovereign Grace Church, we are serious about our Savior and his church, but that doesn’t mean you have to get dressed up, even for holiday services. Most people at our services are dressed casually, particularly during the summer when some will come in shorts. 

How do I get to your service?

You can find us at Oak Grove Middle School in Bloomington. Directions here.

Where do I park?

Parking is behind the school (if you are on 106th Street) on the north side.

When should I arrive?

While the service starts at 10 AM, we encourage you to arrive 10 minutes early to enable yourself time to check in any kids (see below for details) and find a seat.

Where do my kids go?

SG_Kids_LogoFor parents who are interested, we would love to serve you by caring for your children in our children’s ministry, Sovereign Grace Kids. We check in all children before the service starts at 10 AM. Children of nursery-age (infant-4 years) are cared for throughout the entire service. Children in kindergarten through 5th grade are dismissed to classrooms during the sermon portion of the service. At the end of the service, parents can pick up their children at their rooms, using the security tags provided at check-in.

Who can I ask for help?

Our desire is to offer help and answer questions at our Welcome Center just inside the main entrance. Folks with the Hospitality Team badges are ready to serve you, answer any questions, and guide you in the right direction. There are also signs throughout the building to direct you to restrooms, children’s check-in, and the auditorium where the service is held.

What if I still have Questions or would like to meet with a pastor? Please contact us.