FAQ 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

At Sherman Church of the Nazarene, you are only considered a visitor once.  After that, we want you to feel like part of our church family.

Visiting a new church can be very intimidating, even for people who have been around churches their whole lives.  No matter who you are, it's the questions and the unknowns that make a new situation stressful.  With that in mind, we want you to know a little bit about us before your visit so you will feel more at ease when you arrive.

If you still have questions that aren't answered, feel free to
contact us and we will try to answer any additional questions you might have.

Also, be sure to visit our "About Us" link in the menu on the right.  There you will find more information about our pastor,
our history, and our doctrine.
 
 
 

Where are you located?
We are located ½ a mile north of Andrew road on Village Center Rd. Turn north off of Andrew Rd onto Corvette Dr. (between 1 Stop Auto and Sealey Farm produce).   At the next corner turn left, this is Village Center Rd. The church is visible from Andrew Rd if the corn isn't too tall.  Visitors are welcome...and expected!


Will I have a place to park?  Do you have handicapped parking?
We are pretty confident that you will have no trouble finding a place to park.  We have a nicely paved lot that we tried to make big enough for our growth.  We also have several handicapped spaces reserved near the entry doors for your convenience should you need them.
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What denomination are you and what does your church believe?
The Church of the Nazarene is considered a protestant evangelical church with a Holiness doctrine.  That may sound like a real mouthful, and a little hard to understand, but we would be glad to explain.  The following link takes you to our doctrine page.  At the bottom of that page are some other links that may be helpful in understanding who we are and what we believe. Click here for questions about doctrineReturn to FAQs list

What kind of people attend Sherman Church of the Nazarene? Will I fit in?
Yes! We are made up of people just like you.  We have a fairly diverse congregation.  We have several public school teachers, small business owners/managers, others that work a trade, and those who work full-time jobs as homemakers, raising their children and being a blessing to their family.  There are several in our congregation who are military or government, God made us all unique, so yes, you will fit right in!
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What is your average attendance and will I be the only visitor?
Currently we average about 90 in attendance on Sunday Mornings.   You will find that we have a very loving congregation who will be sure that you are not just another name or number.  Our visitor flow is increasing to the point that nearly every Sunday there some visitors there for the first time or perhaps returning after being gone for a while.
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What should I wear?
1 Samuel 16:7 "...The Lord does not look at the things as man looks at.  Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart."  If the Lord looks at the heart, then it's only appropriate that the church should too.  As far as dress, wear what you feel comfortable wearing.  You will find a variety of dress when you visit, from casual to coat and tie. 
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What is your Sunday morning schedule like?
 9:30 AM   Sunday School
10:40 AM  Worship

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What Sunday School classes do you offer?
We offer Sunday School for all ages. The children and teens are divided by age group, and the adults have a separate class. Return to FAQs list

What can I expect from a Sunday morning srvice?
Everyone has been in an unfamiliar situation before, maybe a large gathering, a class, conference, or visiting a church and the nervousness that comes because you don't know what to expect, what to do, or how to act.  Take a deep breath....you'll be just fine.  If you have never been to a church before, don't worry about it.  We will not call on you, single you out, make you sit up front, or anything else that might be uncomfortable for you.  Rest assured you will be welcomed and be made to feel at home.  If you've been in a protestant church before, the format will seem very familiar.  This includes music and singing (some sing...others try...and others don't!), prayer, and announcements.  There is also an opportunity to give financially, but this is mainly for the members and regular attendees.  You are never obligated to participate.  There are also special times of celebration that include baby dedications, baptisms, taking in new members, communion, and even skits from time to time.  The pastor will then present a message and open the altar for a time of prayer for those who would like.
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What music do you use in your services?
We use a combination of both Choruses and Hymns.  We feel that in an age where choruses are predominantly sung, that it is important to continue to sing our doctrine through the Hymns of the church.  We usually open with an upbeat chorus or two such as "Come, Now is the time to Worship," or "Come into His Presence."  We might then have a Hymn or two, then usually a chorus that brings us to a time of prayer.  We are usually led in music by a Worship Team, and the words to the choruses are displayed on the front screen.  The instruments include a baby grand piano with other instruments (like a keyboard and guitars) mixed in from time to time. Our instrumentalists are very sensitive to balance instruments with voices. 
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What do you offer for children?
God has blessed us with a good group of children. There is always something going on children in Children's Ministries.  Children sit with their parents for the first part of the AM Worship Service and then are dismissed to Children's Worship for their time of song, bible story, and sometimes a craft while the parents listen to the pastor's message.  We offer vacation bible school, special messages from the pastor from time to time, Christmas programs, harvest party on Oct. 31, an Easter egg hunt, and much, much more.  Come join the fun as we train up a child in the way he should go!
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What do you offer for teens?
The teens here are a great blessing to the church. Bible studies are offered Sunday AM and Wednesday evenings.  They have fundraisers from time to time and use the money for things like: activities, teen camp, work & witness trips, etc.  They have been involved in the 30-Hour Famine to raise money to feed starving children and "One Heart, Many Hands missions project to a city here in the US.  We also enjoy the skits and dramatizations they do from time to time that put a smile on our faces and cause us to think.  Those who are interested are also involved in the Worship on Sunday morning. We are proud of our teens and their desire to reach out and serve others.
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Do you provide nursery care?
Yes, we provide nursery care during all services for ages infant to 2 years old (until 3rd birthday): Sunday AM worship, Sunday School, and also the PM service. 
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Restrooms?
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Is your building wheelchair accessible?
Our building is all on one level so it is entirely wheelchair accessible.  We have several reserved parking spaces up close.  Someone will be available to assist you if needed. 
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How can I find out if you have to cancel services due to bad weather?
Due to bad weather, services may be cancelled.   In case services are canceled due to weather it will be announced on our home page, (provided communication lines are open to update the site).
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Seeking God's Heart, Extending His Hands

05/04/2009 -

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