When you are looking for a church it would be so helpful to know who the people are and what’s important to them so you can decide which churches to visit based on how they line up with who you are. This page will hopefully be just that for you! Our goal is to explain who we are and what we’re passionate about before you even walk through the door. This website was designed with you in mind and we hope all of your questions are answered. If we left anything out, please don’t hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a step-by-step guide for what you and your family will experience on your first visit
Step 1: Driving in
We meet at Fruit Cove Middle School every Sunday at 10:30am. The address is 3180 Race Track Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32259.
As you approach Fruit Cove Middle on Racetrack you'll want to turn in between the school and football fields (just look for our green flag banners... can't miss em!) Take the immediate left into the school's parking lot. Please proceed straight ahead and park in our guest parking spots at the front of the building. You’ll have signs pointing you in the right direction, or feel free to ask one of our host team members standing out in front.
Step 2: Walking Up
From the guest parking spots you'll see where our front door is located (look for another green flag banner). The first person you’ll see on the corner welcoming people will be one of our Elders. They’d love to meet you so be sure to introduce yourself. Here you can view pics and bios of our Elders so you can put a name to a face before you even arrive. Our Elder will connect you with one of our Host Team volunteers who will walk you through the check-in process and show you around the building.
* For our Introvert First Time Guests - We understand...it's just awkward! Feel free to do whatever makes you feel comfortable. You can slip in the front door and slip in to the service, if that makes you feel more comfortable.
Step 3: Entering the Building
Walk in our front door and register your kids at our Kid's Check-In desk (you can't miss it). Each family will receive a check-in tag that identifies parents and kids. Security in CrossingKids is EXTREMELY important to us. Also, feel free to bring your kiddos into the service with you. We love having the kids join us! If you are showing up on a 5th Sunday, be aware...CrossingKids K-5th will be with the adults all service. This gives our volunteers an extra opportunity to be in service and allows are kids to watch us worship our God.
Step 4: Finding Our Kid’s Ministry
We start K-5 in the service with the adults, so just head in to the auditorium and look for our CrossingKids section (if you're looking at the stage it will be your far right down front). Introduce yourself and your kids to our CrossingKid leaders. They'll be excited to welcome all of you!
After the first couple of songs, kids are dismissed to CrossingKids (gymnasium). Our leaders are in charge of getting everyone where they need to be, so you don't have to worry about anything for the rest of the service. After we're done in the auditorium, pick up your kids in our gymnasium which is located through the back doors of the auditorium. Be sure to bring your check-in tag to check them out. And also look at their take home card which will let you know everything they learned and help you discuss those truths throughout your week!
Our Pastor, Jonathan LOVES having new folks over to his house to share a meal with him and his family. Email him at email@example.com and say we'd love to take you up on your dinner invite!
If you have any other questions please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you'd like to pre-register your kids, you can do that here and we will have everything ready for you when you arrive!