Holden Chapel FAQ
How should I dress to church?
You will find a wide variety of dress at the Chapel Ė a few wear suits, some wear jeans, most
are dressy casual, and causal. It's up to you.
How long is the church service?
Approximately 90 minutes
What is the music like? We have a contemporary style of
music. Our choir and band members come from different backgrounds and bring together years of
experience, talent and skills.
What children's programs are offered? We offer nursery,
pre-school, and elementary childrenís ministry and teaching that is fun, interactive, and
inspirational. Childrenís Ministry for infants Ė fifth grade is available at most every service.
Are first-time visitors pressured to become members of the Chapel? Can I visit with no
obligation? The Chapel is a welcoming church community whether you are visiting for the first time
or not. You can take advantage of membership and Bible study classes whenever you want to. There is
no obligation to become a member of the Chapel.
I do not have church background and have not
lived a moral lifestyle. Will I fit in? At the Chapel we believe in Godís love for humanity
regardless of the past. We believe in His redemptive power to heal and transform broken lives. We
also believe in Godís saving grace. At the Chapel, you will meet many men and women like you - who
came searching and eventually found a place they could call home.
I'm turned off by organized
religion. Why would I want to come to the Chapel? We are not perfect but in every way we can aim to be ambassadors of Christ and His love. The vibrant and loving atmosphere at the Chapel will
show you that we are not interested in organized religion, but rather in building relationships and
godly character. Our worship is dynamic, the preaching of Godís word is powerful, and the sense of
community is real. What is most important to us is the Gospel of Jesus, expressed daily through the
lives of members of our congregation.
Is it really necessary to go to church? Why can I not
simply pray and meditate on my own? The vitality of Christianity is experienced in communion
with other believers, through meaningful fellowship, vibrant worship and hearing Godís Word
preached. We see through the life of the apostles and believers in the early Church that
Christianity was never a private matter. Rather, it was and still is a community celebration of
Godís love and saving grace.