We know it’s not easy to show up at a church for the first time so if you decide to visit King’s Church, here’s some information that will help you feel welcome without feeling overwhelmed. If you do not see your question answered here, please just give us a call and let us know how we can serve you.
WHERE TO FIND US
We meet 10 a.m. every Sunday morning at the Ben Lippen School Chapel located at 500 St. Andrews Rd., Columbia, SC 29210
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Come as you are and just be comfortable. Seriously… we are here for you, no matter how you're dressed. Some people wear ties, others wear T-shirts. You won’t feel out of place either way.
WHAT’S THE MUSIC LIKE?
We always start off our service by first welcoming everyone and then singing a few songs. We usually have a keyboard, vocals, an occasional guitar, and light percussion. If you have been in church before, you may recognize some of the music. We sing some old songs that have been sung by Christians for centuries and some newer songs we hope Christians will be singing centuries from now.
IS THERE SOMETHING FOR MY KIDS?
Short answer, absolutely! Your children are welcome and we are prepared to assist you (and them) so your whole family can get the most out of every Sunday.
NURSERY - We have a nursery for infants and classroom for walkers up to 4 year olds. If you want your children to participate in our nursery on Sunday, just let someone know when you walk in and we'll take you over and get you all checked in.
CHILDREN'S SERMON and KIDS' ACTIVITY BAGS - We sincerely value having your children present with us during the worship service on Sundays and it is our desire for them to participate where they are able and to engage with the content of the sermon each week. One way we help facilitate that kind of connection in church for young children is through a brief lesson prior to the sermon that is geared just for them! The main idea of the sermon to be preached will be presented to them on their level and they'll be asked to listen out for key phrases or ideas that will be presented during the sermon. Additionally, we welcome you to grab a Kids' Activity Bag for each of your children which includes their very own bulletin for that morning's service along with crayons and activity sheets that go along with the passage the pastor will preach from.
NOTE: We want your children to get the most out of each Sunday but we also want them to be safe. We take caring for your children VERY seriously at King's Church. We run a thorough background check on ALL of our nursery volunteers annually and require them to complete a child abuse awareness training. You cannot be too careful these days and we spare no expense to keep our children and yours safe.
WILL YOU ASK ME TO GIVE YOU ANY MONEY?
Absolutely not. You are our guest and we want you to receive what God gives freely. There is an offering time during the service because we believe that God has given us everything we need to live and it is an opportunity for those who are a part of King’s Church to worship God through our tithes and offerings. So please do not feel obligated to put money in the plate just because it comes by.
WHAT ABOUT COVID & SOCIAL DISTANCING?
We are committed to gathering together for worship on the Lord's Day so we are meeting publicly and have been for some time now. We realize some people may be at greater risk of contracting the virus and ask that if you are not feeling well, please stay home. Masks are available and optional. If you would like to attend our service in person and be seated in a designated area, please let a greeter know and we will be happy to escort you to your seat so you can be socially distanced.
We have suspended our virtual services on Sunday mornings but we will upload the sermon every week to Facebook and Youtube.
We look forward to meeting you! See you Sunday?
Didn’t see the answer to your question? No worries. Give us a call: 864.209.6323