Frequently Asked Questions
All of us have questions when we consider attending a church for the first time. We want to provide information here that will make your first visit to LifePointe a great experience!
"How should I dress?"
It's your call. Just come as you are and be comfortable. You’ll find that most people around you will be dressed casually (jeans, khakis or shorts).
"What should I expect on Sunday mornings at LifePointe?"
A WARM WELCOME
Friendly, knowledgeable greeters will be available as you walk into the building to answer any question you may have; or, if you prefer, you can use a map and signs that will direct you to important places such as the worship area, KidPointe, LifePointe Cafe, and the restrooms. Your children will have a great time developing a relationship with Jesus at KidPointe (Classes for Elementary, Preschool and Nursery) and Middle School LifeGroup, while high school students and adults are in the auditorium together.
Before either our 9 am or 11am service starts, stop by LifePointe Cafe to grab a cup of coffee, some juice or a glass of water. Feel free to visit for a while with friends or take your drinks with you to your seat.
At LifePointe you will notice 3 information tables in the worship room. At each table you'll find:
* offering boxes (also for Connect Cards), * bulletins to tell you about the worship service, * information about LifePointe, * Bibles to use and take home if you like, * anything else we'd like to share with you that day.
There is a time of communion each Sunday in which those who believe in Christ can remember His death for our sins. The communion bread and juice will be at tables situated in the middle of each row. We will do our best to explain, from stage, each part of the service to help you understand what to expect as we go along. Most Sunday mornings will consist of modern style of music, a clear, practical message from the Bible, communion, offering, and opportunities to develop friendships with others.
"How can I find out what LifePointe believes and teaches?"
There is a summary of our beliefs on the What We Believe page. In addition, we regularly offer "LifePointe 411" which is a 90 minute seminar which occurs quarterly that you can attend if you are new to LifePointe. If you have a specific question that isn’t covered, or if you have a question about what you read, just send an e-mail to our Lead Minister, Phillip Murdock.
"What is KidPointe?"
Infants & toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary students will love KidPointe, the children’s ministry of LifePointe! Each child will deepen their relationship with Christ through multi-sensory, interactive, and fun experiences at his or her age level. Because your children are very special to us, all KidPointe staff are trained and have passed a background check and we use an electronic check-in system to make sure your children are safe while at KidPointe. If you would like to learn more about KidPointe, CLICK HERE or feel free to contact our Children's Director, Scott Kline.
"Looks like you have great stuff for kids. What do you offer for teenagers?"
For students in 6th - 8th grade, Middle School LifeGroup meets during the 11 am worship in a classroom one the first floor of the building. 9th - 12th grade students worship together with the adults in the auditorium on Sunday morning and gather mid-week for High School LifeGroup at a local family's home. We believe it is important to provide intergenerational opportunities for all ages to get to know each other. We also keep teen culture in mind as we plan Sunday morning worship, (it helps when you have a former youth minister on staff!) so we believe they’ll love the LifePointe experience. Though intergenerational opportunities are vital, we also know that students want an opportunity to hang out with other people their own age…an opportunity they have during special events (putt-putt, bowling, movies, etc.) and Sunday Night Live (SNL), a teen-focused worship, teaching and hang-out time held each Sunday night at 6:22 pm at the church. If you have any questions about our teen ministry, please visit www.lccym.com or feel free to contact our Youth Minister, Ryan Dent.
"Why are you meeting in a school instead of a church building?"
LifePointe is a young church (est. 2006), so for now, we meet in a facility that is familiar to the whole community...Williamsburg Christian Academy. We use the cafetorium, gymnasium and classrooms for our Sunday morning and Sunday night programming.
"How do I get to Williamsburg Christian Academy?"
It’s easy. Visit our HOW TO FIND US page. If you’re familiar with the area, we’re located about 1 mile east of Anderson’s Corner on Rochambeau Drive (State Route 30) & School House Lane, in the Stonehouse area of James City County.
We want to reduce as much of the anxiety that accompanies your first-time visit to LifePointe. If you find some way in which we could make it clearer or easier for people, please let us know by sending an e-mail to our Lead Minister, Phillip Murdock.