Thinking of attending a worship service at
The Sterling Church of the Nazarene
Not sure what to expect?
We realize that visiting a new church can be a little intimidating,
so it's our hope that answering some common questions will make it easier for you to
choose Sterling Nazarene Church as the place you feel most comfortable beginning or continuing your walk with our Lord and Savior
What's the preaching like?
At Sterling Nazarene Church, it is our sincere desire to share God's Word in all it's truth without watering anything down, but to do it in love, and in ways that are interesting, engaging and relevant to your daily life. While the Bible certainly does convict us of our sin in order to point out our lost condition, the overarching theme of the entire Bible is God's unconditional love for all humankind, as is shown by God sending His precious Son, Jesus, to pay the price of our sin. If you attend one of our services, you will hear the truth of God's Word presented passionately, clearly, and lovingly in ways that will make sense to you. But why not find out for yourself? Watch online now!
What time do your services start?
We have morning worship service each Sunday at 10:30 am. Sunday school classes for all ages are held at 9:00 am. Nursery is available at 9:00 am and 10:30 am. Sunday evenings are also a time for worship and education. Check the Sunday School tab for a current list of evening activities. We also meet on Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm for adult education and Caravan for the youth.
What kind of music do you sing?
This is a common question. A huge debate has arisen in churches over whether traditional music or contemporary music is "right." We believe that God has inspired people throughout the ages to write hymns and songs of praise and that He continues to inspire musicians from all generations to write music that praises Him and brings glory to His name. We believe that debates regarding styles of music are more a matter of personal preference than anything else. In appreciation of that, we want to give worshipers an option to choose the style of worship they prefer. Our worship services use a blend of music styles to glorify God. We have not abandoned the familiar hymns for newer music. Instead, you will hear a great mix of new and old music - plenty of songs you know and love; popular contemporary Christian music, original compositions, old gospel favorites, and some traditional music. Worship is led by our Praise Team which is under the direction of Tori Bobian. The focus of the worship is to bring glory to God and to support and encourage every worshiper in their journey of faith.
Do I have to dress up?
No, you don't. We encourage people to dress comfortably. For some, that may mean dressing up, but for most it simply means wearing casual clothes. Contrary to church tradition, the New Testament clearly teaches us that the church building is not the "house of God." It is nothing more than a building. The New Testament simply instructs us to dress modestly and decently, so we do not burden people unnecessarily by requiring them to dress up in fancy clothes they do not normally wear just to "go to church". We want everyone to come, be comfortable, and enjoy learning about God together.
Do you have childcare?
It is our desire to offer options for your entire family to learn, worship and enjoy our services. To that end, we provide fun, hands-on Bible based lessons and activities every Sunday morning designed especially to help our kids learn the truths of the Bible. We also provide a safe, cozy nursery for infants through 3 years old. Our children's ministry leaders are parents just like you who value every child and treat them with the utmost care and attention.
Will I have to stand up in front of people?
In short, NO... some churches call on their visitors to stand up during the service and introduce them selves. While we are genuinely interested in getting to know you and making you feel welcome, we will never call on you or embarrass you in any way. We very much want you to feel relaxed and enjoy meeting people at your own pace.
Still have questions?...Feel free to contact us, and we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.