Thank you for considering visiting Christ Presbyterian Church (CPC). Visiting a new church can be overwhelming and even stressful, so we've prepared answers to frequently asked questions to help make your visit smooth and enjoyable.
Where and when do you meet?
4843 Williams Drive
Georgetown, TX 78633. Map
Worship starts at 10:30 AM every Sunday.
Sunday School classes for all levels begin at 9:15 AM every fall and spring.
How long is your service?
Our services are usually done before noon. Feel free to stick around after service and let us meet you.
I have kids. What do you have for them?
CPC believes that children are a gift from God, so we are committed to developing children's ministries that serve our children and nurture them in knowledge and affection for the gospel story. To that end, we offer nursery, Sunday School, and Children's Worship each Sunday.
At CPC, we encourage families to worship together, so children are welcome in the service at any age. We also believe that some children benefit from more age-appropriate content, so children age 3 to kindergarten are welcome to join a separate children's worship class that runs through the second half of our service in another room. There will be a time in the service for you to usher your kids there.
If your kids don't fall in that range, we believe your kids will get a lot out of service. Our services are meant to be accessible and relevant for everyone. While we speak to adults, we believe there is great value in children hearing what their parents are learning and vice versa.
How big is CPC?
Around 100-140 people gather for worship on any given Sunday. We're at a great size for everyone to feel welcome and incorporated quickly into the community. Our community includes people from many stages of life – young families with kids ranging from infant to teen, recent empty nesters, and those who are in the golden years of life.
What should I wear?
The Lord looks at the inward man, so we'd encourage you to come as you are. Most of our community come dressed in casual to business-casual clothing.
What is your worship like?
On the spectrum of worship styles, CPC falls somewhere on the traditional range. Our service follows a liturgy (or an order of worship). Some find liturgical worship intimidating at first, but we take special care to ensure our worship makes sense, flows well, and will lead you to think about Jesus.
What kind of music should I expect?
At CPC, we sing everything from contemporary worship songs to traditional hymns. We probably lean more heavily on hymns and modern renditions of hymns, but all of our music will feel contemporary and current. We take care to make sure the music in the service is singable, enjoyable and meaningful. We're also committed to being able to hear the congregation sing, so we intentionally limit the volume and size of our music team to make sure that's the case.
Is there anything "unusual" I should be ready for?
We think we've made a good effort in trying to make your experience in our service comfortable, but as with any social situation, some things that are normal to us may feel odd from the outside looking in. Here are a few things that happen that can sometimes feel awkward if you're unprepared.
We have a brief intermission in the middle of our service where we greet one another. This is one of those much feared awkward-social-interaction scenarios for some, we know. That's normal, and we're not trying to force ourselves upon you. We just believe it's great to notice that God called us to worship in community, and that's why we take a moment to acknowledge those around us. (If you're not sure what to do, simply say hello to a few people near you and maybe ask them how long they've been going to CPC – everyone has an answer for that!)
We pass around a welcome pad. After that time of greeting, a black welcome pad gets sent around for members and regular attenders to record their attendance and for visitors to note their presence and hopefully give us some useful contact information. Why the contact information? We only share contact information with staff or ministry leaders so that we can follow up with you, especially if you have prayer requests or questions.
We take communion every week. Communion is common among churches, but we just want you to know that we'll be coming to the Lord's Table every week, including the Sunday you choose to come.
After I visit, then what?
We treasure our visitors, and we do hope each of you will find a home with us and decide to join our community. Someone may stop by, with your permission, to drop off a small welcome gift from us. If you visit a few times, you may get a call from Pastor Whit.
We'd love for you to get more involved. One way is to join a community group so that you can get to know some folks here on a deeper level.