What to Expect
At CEPC, we believe that preaching should explain a passage of Scripture, apply it to real life so that we can go live it out, and help us to see how Jesus Christ provides the strength to live out the text.
When should I show up?
Our services begin at 8:30 am and 11:00 am. We offer Sunday School between the two services, beginning at 10:00 am. You’re always welcome to come a little early and get to know people over a cup of coffee!
Where do I go?
Services are held in the Sanctuary, which is to your right as you come in the main entrance. Our Sunday School wing and children’s areas will be to your left. If you’ve got middle or high schoolers, they will meet for Sunday School in The Barn, an incredibly fun space located at the back of our campus. Feel free to ask a greeter at the door if you need directions- they want to help!
Where do I park?
We have plenty of parking on our campus. If you’re a young family or have limited mobility, you can use our drop off at the main entrance, or park in our visitor parking area. For directions to our campus: Directions to CEPC
What do I wear?
At CEPC, you’ll ﬁnd there is no real dress code. You’ll ﬁnd people from all walks of life and in various attire. You’ll find everything from suits and dresses, t-shirt & jeans, and everything in between. You’re welcomed & wanted, regardless of what you wear!
What about my children?
We’ve got you covered- from a Nursing Mom’s Room, Nursery, Preschool, to various Grade School areas, your child has a place here. We trust parents to make the call as to whether their children are ready to participate in corporate worship, or to receive a lesson during Children’s Church. During our Sunday School hour (10:00-10:45am), we also have Sunday School for your kids as well. Be sure to learn more about our Children’s Ministry and Student Ministry.
What happens in worship?
We worship God & strengthen our faith by singing, praying, confessing sin & receiving assurance of our forgiveness, but especially- we hear God’s Word preached. We place a high value on preaching that explains the text, shows us how to live & what to believe, yet ultimately points us to who Jesus is and what he’s done for us! When we sing, we praise God through a mixture of old hymns and newer songs.
What about small groups?
Yes, we have those- they’re called City Groups. Our City Groups are places not just for fellowship, but we work hard to make them places where our lives change, we build community, and we embark on Christ’s mission together. You can learn more about them here, where we even have a map of our groups.
Can you tell me more about Sunday school?
Yes we do! We’re actually quite proud of our adult education program- not only do our pastors teach various Sunday School courses, but we also have many non-pastoral Sunday School teachers who have seminary degrees. With those kinds of resources, we’d be crazy not to go “old school” and offer something that deepens your relationship with Jesus! Come and join us from 10:00 to 10:45 am. You can attend worship at the service before or after.
Will I have an elder assigned to help shepherd me?
Yes, you will! Learn more: Shepherding Communities at CEPC.
And what other ministries do you have?
Our 3 main means of making disciples are: Sunday Worship, City Groups, and Sunday School. However, we do have age- & gender-speciﬁc ministries. Just click on Ministries above and see where you or the rest of your family ﬁts in!
And what other ministries do you support?
We’re afﬁliated with the Presbyterian Church in America, The Gospel Coalition, Redeemer City To City, among other organizations. We have a list of MANY ministries that we support both locally and globally here: Supported Ministries.