Four Identical Services:

Sundays at 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00AM

Mondays at 6:15PM

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Curtis Lake Church FAQ

We know you have questions about Curtis Lake. We have created a list of the most common questions people ask about our church. Whether you are brand new to church or have grown up going to church the FAQ Page will help give you a clearer understanding of our church.

What kind of church are you?

We are a modern, casual, multi-generational church of over 1,000 people that is committed to helping people find hope in God, develop their faith in Christ, and love others in our community and throughout the world. We do this by conducting energizing, insightful weekend services and by connecting people to one another in community groups and volunteer teams.

What can I expect? What happens during a typical service?

The weekend experience can change a bit from week to week, but they’re usually tied together in multi-week series. Expect a typical service to last a little over an hour with some live music, a talk from one of our pastors, and a variety of other media elements (video clip, live sketch, musical performance, etc.). For a video-tour of a typical Sunday, check out our Six-Minute Experience.

Is anybody going to ask me for money?

Of course! In fact, over and over again. Why else would we want you to come? Okay, the truth is that we will receive an offering very quickly toward the end of the service, and occasionally there may be some talk about strategic opportunities to give. But, Curtis Lake is definitely not the kind of place that’s going to make you feel like it’s always begging you for your money. Please know that as our guest, we don’t want you to feel any compulsion whatsoever to give in the offering. Just enjoy your time and let us know if we can do anything for you.

How early should I arrive?

Arrive 15 minutes before the start of your service. Arriving 15 minutes early will give you time to check your kids into their environments, grab a cup of coffee, and have a seat in the auditorium for a few minutes prior to the beginning of service. We want you to enjoy your experience from the moment you arrive without being hurried or feeling under pressure.

What do you talk about?

The message each week is intended to teach a point from the Bible that intersects your life, no matter where you may be in your faith journey. We certainly aren’t trying to simply convey information for information’s sake, but help you relate your life to the Bible (you’d be surprised just how relevant this ancient collection of writings is to your 21st-century life) and better understand the reason why you can have hope and trust in God.

What's your style of worship? Do I have to sing?

Our music varies from week to week, from upbeat to more reflective. The selection combines modern, popular worship songs as wells as classical hymns. Some services feature a special performance of a song, secular or sacred, that helps reinforce the point of the message. Stage musicians include lead and rhythm guitarists, a pianist, drummer and bass player. For a sample of this week’s upcoming songs, checkout the lineup here (click on the weekend you’d like to view for a list and sample of songs plus a summary of that week’s message).

What should I wear?

We are a very casual place. Our only dress code is that you wear clothes. While you are more than welcome to dress formally you won’t find many at our services dressed up. In the summertime, our pastor usually wears shorts.

What's the difference between the four services?

All four services (Sunday 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00am and Monday 6:15pm) are identical. Generally, any program or environment that is available during one service is available for all four.

What do I do with my kids?

Leave ’em at home. Just kidding. We have exciting, age-appropriate environments for your whole family. Kids are welcome to come in the service with you, but honestly, they’ll have a lot more fun in their own place. Plan to come about 15 minutes early on your first visit so you have plenty of time to register your kids. For more information about the offerings available, hover over “FAMILIES” in the main navigation.

Are you affiliated with a particular denomination?

Curtis Lake Church functions autonomously and maintains the rights of its membership to govern its own affairs according to these bylaws, independent of any denominational control. Recognizing the benefits of cooperation with other churches and Christian organizations in world missions and otherwise, Curtis Lake Church classifies itself as “Interdenominational” and voluntarily affiliates with Vision New England, The National Association of Evangelical Churches, the Willow Creek Association, and honors its heritage by maintaining an historical affiliation with the General Council of the Assemblies of God. This church may voluntarily affiliate with any Christian church or Christian organization of like precious faith.