Since every church is different, a lot of questions can come up when you visit a new church for the first time. We understand and we want your first visit to Temple to be as pleasant and stress-free as possible. So we've got answers here to some of the most commonly-asked questions. We hope this will help your visit to Temple go smoothly.
9:30 am - Sunday School (children and adults)
10:30 am - Morning Service
6:00 pm - Evening Service
6:00 pm - Prayer Service
7:00 pm - Awana and Youth Groups
For Sunday school and services, you should enter at the main entrance at the circle drive off of Randolph street. Greeters there will help you find the way to where you need to go.
For Awana and youth clubs, you should go to the side entrance at the top of the steps on the corner of 50th and Randolph streets.
Any dress that would be considered appropriate for school or work is welcome at Temple. You can expect to see a wide variety of attire in the congregation from casual street clothes to jackets and ties. We are much more concerned about your spiritual condition than the clothes you choose to wear.
During Sunday school and services, Temple offers a nursery for babies and preschool age children. Children of school age will generally sit with their families or another responsible adult during services.
During the Sunday morning service, children of elementary school age will be invited to attend a separate children's service.
The music at Temple is traditional hymns accompanied by piano and brass instruments. There will occasionally be a choir but every service includes congregational singing. Songs may be sung out of hymnals available in the pews or projected on the screen behind the pulpit.
The pastor preaches out of the New King James version of the Bible, so it will be easiest to follow along with that translation. Other translations are welcome, though, and you should feel free to use whatever translation you are most comfortable with.
Bible passages will be referred to during each service and you are encouraged to have a copy of Scripture to follow along. Temple is a Bible-based church and we believe that time spent with God's Word open before you is key to growing as a Christian.
Because the congregation normally carries their own Bibles, there are not copies of the Bible in the pews. If you need to borrow a Bible during the service, ask the greeters and they will be able to provide one for you.