FAQs

What else do you need to know to make your visit to Peace a meaningful one?

If you have a question you don't see addressed here, use the contact form at the bottom of the page to let us know, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Why Peace Church?

The short answer is: People were made to live with God at the center of their lives, and Peace Church is a community that celebrates God's restoration to that "centered" life through the person and work of Jesus. That’s a big statement, and we realize it can sound weird if you've never heard it before, so we strive to make Peace a place where newcomers can explore the claims of Christianity at their own pace, while still cultivating growth and humility in long-time church goers.

The best way to find out why we’re so obsessed with the good news of Jesus Christ and why we love the church so much is to visit us this Sunday. You can check out the distinctives page for more on what makes Peace unique, or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to have your specific questions answered. Don’t worry: If you email us, we won’t add you to any ongoing mailing list, unless you request it.

What can I expect when I come to Peace?

You can expect to gather with people who are celebrating and struggling, young and old, new to the church and long-time members, all unified by a common desire to better understand the love and truth that God offers us in Jesus.

Our Sunday worship services look a little different every week, but they often include singing, confession, prayer, fellowship and, most importantly, hearing God’s word preached simply and honestly.

If you’ve never been to church before, or haven’t been in a long time, we know it can feel a little weird or uncomfortable to step into a new place. That’s okay! We believe those who feel unqualified or out of place are the exact people God loves to see at church, and we’ll do everything we can to be a resource to you during your visit.

Where am I supposed to go?

When in doubt, head to the sanctuary, and if you’re trying to find someone or something in the building, just ask. Signs for specific locations are posted in the courtyard and around the campus, or you can use our online facilities map to find the room you’re looking for.

What should I wear?

Some people wear suits and dresses, others wear jeans and a t-shirt. We encourage you to wear whatever allows you to feel comfortable, so you can focus on the content of the service instead of the tightness of your collar or the pain caused by high-heeled shoes.

What do I do with my kids?

Nursery Care (ages 0-2) is provided during both services, and children’s church (ages 2 to kindergarten) is provided during our 11am service. Nursery drop-off is in the hallway outside the sanctuary, while children's church participants are escorted to room C107 following praise music. We also have a cry room with a window and sermon audio if your child starts feeling especially "expressive" during the service. These resources are provided for your family's convenience, but are absolutely not required. We loving having children of all ages partake in Sunday services.

During Sunday school and on Sunday nights, we offer classes and activities for kids all the way up through high school age. Check out the connect page for more information.

Every staff member and volunteer at Peace who works closely with children and youth has gone through our mandatory child protection screening and training. We encourage you to introduce yourself to teachers, chaperones and caretakers, and ask them any questions you have about children’s programs at Peace.

What denomination is Peace Church?

Peace is a member of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). We believe denominations are useful in helping churches define and commit to important beliefs and biblical truths, but we also recognize that people are prone to turning these distinctions into reasons for divisiveness and hostility. Peace Church is a congregation of the PCA, but we also affirm the biblical faithfulness of many other denominations, and we love to celebrate the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ with people from different backgrounds and traditions.

Please note that the PCA and the PCUSA are both sometimes referred to simply as “the Presbyterian church,” so we might not look or sound like other Presby churches you may have been to in the past. If you have questions about the specific beliefs of the PCA, visit the denomination's website. Don’t hesitate to contact us using the form at the bottom of this page if you have questions about something we believe and what it means for your potential involvement here.

How do I get involved in a small group?

Visit our small groups page for more information on small groups that currently exist at Peace. You can use the contact form at the bottom of our page to let us know when you’re interested in joining a group, and we’ll assist you with your search.

Small groups are a hugely important part of life at Peace Church. It’s just not possible to know and be known by 400+ people, but you can richly and regularly share life with a group of 10 to 15 friends when you join a small group. The Bible teaches that God brings about amazing results when people get together to talk about Jesus and the gospel, and at Peace that happens most explicitly in small groups.

You do not need to be a member of Peace to join a small group, so check one out this week!

Why should I become a member?

That’s a great question with a lot of important answers, but the foundation is this: God teaches his people in his Word to make the intentional decision to come under the formal authority of a specific local church. Becoming a member doesn’t mean you have to spend a certain number of hours in the building each week. It doesn’t mean you can never leave. It doesn’t even mean you have to agree with us on every single theological point. Becoming a member at Peace means actively and openly committing to the community that God has determined to use in saving lives and transforming the world. Membership is a big blessing and a big responsibility, and (at the risk of sounding a little Uncle Sam-ish) we want you!

If you’re interested in becoming a member at Peace, use the contact form below to let us know, or come talk to us this Sunday.

How can I get the help I need from Peace Church?

Peace offers a variety of counseling services, as well as financial, physical and prayer assistance to those who are in a times of need. If you would like Peace to support you, your family or someone you know during a difficult time, use the form below to contact us or come talk to us this Sunday.

You do not need to be a member to receive assistance from Peace, but we do ask that you to join us for a worship service, so that we can meet you and you can hear the good news of Jesus with us. We believe that all the financial and emotional support in the world matters very little without the spiritual salvation that only Jesus can offer, so we try to connect those realities as much as possible.