Frequently Asked Questions
What am I supposed to wear?
Southwest Florida is a pretty casual place, so most locals wear casual comfortable clothes. Don't worry about what you wear, just come expecting a great experience. You'll typically find everything from shorts and flip flops, to jeans, dress shirts and skirts. Just come as you feel comfortable.
What should I expect on Easter Sunday?
Expect to hear a message of Peace, Love , Redemption and Hope. Most churches on Easter Sunday tell the story of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and what that means to humanity. Expect to hear songs (varying from traditional, to contemporary, to rock, depending on the church you select to attend), don't worry if you don't know the words, as they'll usually be on the screen or in a hymnal. A message will usually be given by the lead pastor and will normally have you laughing, thinking and leaving with a new sense of purpose. Most services last right around an hour.
Should I bring my kids?
Absolutely. Most churches will have special programming for younger children during the service, while others may invite the whole family to attend together. Many churches will even have an Easter Egg hunt for the smaller kids after the morning service.
When do I come?
Check the out the churches website for that information. On Easter Weekend, there are services starting on Saturday evening, early morning through afternoon on Sunday. On this website you should be able to find a church and time that fits your schedule.
Will someone bother me after the service or will I be expected to do anything?
On Easter Sunday, many first time or part time visitors give church a chance. You'll be able to easily blend into the crowds if you want. Churches today will NOT try to embarrass you, have you stand up or ask for money. It's totally fine to be anonymous for a while. However, if you want someone to talk to or ask questions before or after the service their will be plenty of church leaders and smiling members of the congregation to answer any questions you might have.
Who do I speak to if I have questions about Christianity, the Bible or God?
Most Christian churches will have elders or church leaders available before and after each service to answer your questions. Many churches even have special introductory classes or groups that meet to answer and discuss these questions. Or, you may contact this website, and we will pass your information along to one of the many local SWFL Christian Churches we work with.