If you have never been to a Christian church
service, perhaps you’re a little apprehensive about what you might encounter. In this step-by-step walk through, we'll take a look at some of the most common elements in a typical Christian church service. Please keep in mind though, that every church is different. Customs and practices can differ widely, even within the same denomination
. Since it would be difficult to cover them all, the purpose of this walk-through is only to give you a general idea of what you can expect.
To learn more about Christian denominations visit this study of the various Christain faith groups.
Before visiting, to gain a better understand of the different types of churches and how to choose the one that's right for you, consider reading How to Choose a Church. Because there are so many different Christian churches, faiths, denominations and practices, I would encourage you not to give up if you don’t like the first one you try.
A typical length of time for a church service is anywhere from one to two hours. Many churches have multiple church services, including Saturday evening, Sunday morning and Sunday evening worship services. It's a good idea to call ahead to confirm the service times.