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Plan Your Visit

Visiting a new church can be intimidating: What should I wear? Where do I park? Where do my kids go?

We understand the many questions that can come up as you consider visiting a new church. Below are some answers to some of the more frequently asked questions. Of course, if you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to contact us or talk to a member of our front-line team at the main entrance, when you visit.

What is the worship service like?

During a worship service we will worship in four typical ways; Through Song, Through The Word, Through Response, And At The Table.

Worship Through Song: When we worship through song we will sing a mixture of songs from different styles and times. We call our song time a convergence where different styles and songs from different times come together to glorify God. We will sing some old hymns and new songs, and we often sing old songs new ways while singing new songs in an old style. Our desire is to worship God with our unique voice, and we encourage you to do the same. We are a diverse church and we embrace the weird uniqueness in every person.

Learn more about our Musical Style and Technical Philosophy.

Worship Through The Word: We will read scripture together and one of our ministry leaders will share some insights on the text. Pastor Matt uses a casual humorous style to teach about the Bible, but he has been known to get a little fired up if he needs to. The congregation will often respond with shouts of affirmation like “AMEN” if a particular point resonates with them, and you are welcome to do so as well.

Check out one of our recent sermons to get an idea of our teaching style.

Worship Through Response: Every message and teaching has some sort of life application or call to action, some of those will be during the service (come forward for prayer, pray with your neighbor, sing or read together) and most times it will be a challenge for you to work on during the week so that our worship continues through the week.

We will also have people who have been following Jesus for a while make a decision to be baptized. This is another way to respond to God.

We will also have people who have been following Jesus for a while make a decision to be baptized. This is another way to respond to God.

Either way we invite you to respond to the Word how ever the Lord leads you.

Worship At The Table: Once a month we observe communion. This is the only portion of our worship service that is reserved for those who believe, however before we have communion we do give people an opportunity to come to faith in Jesus. If you are a believer we invite you to participate with us in communion, you do not have to be a member or regular attender.

If you would like to know more about why communion is reserved for believes read this post.

What should I wear?

There is an old Hymn that says “Come as you are…” At EABC we don’t have a dress code and people come wearing all different kinds of clothes. Our ministry team will usually dress between business casual and heading out to dinner at Applebee’s. There are some people who wear suits because they like to dress up and there are some people who come in jeans and t-shirts because they just got off third shift. There’s even a certain someone who wears flip-flops every day, even in the snow. So really you can’t miss we’re just glad you’re here.

Where should I park?

We have three parking areas at EABC. We invite our guests to park in the lot directly in front of the main entrance. We also have accessible parking by the main entrance and an elevator to provide access to both the sanctuary and ONE TEN Kids Center. There is additional parking on the side of the church and both sides of Roberts Street where we have additional entrances to the church. We also have overflow parking in the field across Evanston Avenue.

During bad weather feel free to drop off your family at the main entrance and park, or if you require assistance parking we will be happy to do that for you.

Where do my children go?

The go to ONE TEN Kids… More Information on that coming really soon

We also have a nursery available for infants with staff who have been background checked and trained to care for your little ones.

Also you are more than welcome to keep your kids with you, regardless of their age. We love families and if your kids get a little restless or a little fussy, don’t worry, we don’t mind and we don’t expect you to leave to quiet them down. We know how kids can get and we understand. If you feel like you need to take your kids out then we have a room with a video feed available or if they just need to be carried around a little bit or to stretch their legs we have an area in the back so you don’t have to miss any of the service

Am I expected to put money in the offering?

At Evanston we view giving as an act of worship. We give, to give thanks for what we have received. No one is expected to put money in the offering but many of us will because we want to show our gratitude. We also view generous giving as a matter of personal discipleship, so as one the ways we follow Christ is by being generous and giving sacrificially. The money placed in the offering is used not only to fund the activities of the church but also to support ministries in Muskegon, Michigan, and around the world. Things like food pantries, recovery programs, orphanages, and shelters benefit from the gifts of people in our church.

If you feel moved to express your gratitude through giving, or you wish to begin a discipleship practice of generous giving then please feel free to leave something in the offering or give online. If you want to support the ministry of EABC we appreciate it, but you are not obligated or expected to put anything in the offering.

Our Mission and Vision

Vision: We Exist to Love People, Believe in Jesus, Grow in Faith & Serve Others.

Values: Therefore, We Value Our Neighbors, God’s Word, Transformation, and Sharing Hope.

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