What to Expect

First visits to church can be awkward, especially your first time at any church. We wondered, "What do churches think about visitors who are exploring the faith?"
We collected responses from 5,700 churches across the United States.
What if I'm not a Christian?
  • Please come and we will be blessed
    Foursquare church in Mesquite, NV
  • We' love for you to stop by and hear about the life transforming power of the gospel of Jesus Christ!
    Presbyterian (PCA) church in Jamestown, NC
  • The Episcopal Church universally accepts people of all religions and all cultures and nationalities whether baptized or non-baptized who are seeking to grow spiritually.
    Episcopal church in Coalgate, OK
  • All are welcome to visit our church and services.
    Episcopal church in Oak Harbor, WA
  • Questions are always welcome. No two people have exactly the same questions, so do not be afraid to ask.
    Episcopal church in Weirton, WV
  • You are welcome to come and visit and see what we are all about. God loves you.
    Foursquare church in Auburn, WA
  • All are welcome at God's Table.
    Episcopal church in 76522, TX
  • You are very welcome here! We'd love to get to know you and find out more about who you are and how we can serve you.
    Presbyterian church in Grove City, PA
  • The fact that you are reading this page, or visiting our church, is no mistake. God is always at work, many times behind the scenes, to bring us to Himself. We want to help in that process, to point the way; to answer questions; and to pray. We look forward to you closing with Christ, and to be able to say, "Welcome to the family!"
    Baptist church in Milford, MI
  • We welcome the opportunity to share with you how we know Jesus and the difference knowing him makes in our lives. We do not expect everyone who walks through our doors to be at the same place on their spiritual journey as we might be, yet we encourage all to make the journey by taking it one step at a time.
    Episcopal church in Bellevue, NE
  • You will be welcomed and you will not be alone.
    Lutheran (ELCA) church in North Hollywood, CA
  • You are welcome to join us! Even if you are not yet a Christian, just come with an open heart and mind to hearing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
    Lutheran (ELCA) church in Bridgeton, NJ
  • You are welcome to come and learn more about our community and church. Staff welcome one-on-one conversations and questions about Christianity and Lutheranism. Please feel free to contact our church office to arrange a time to meet.
    Lutheran (ELCA) church in Milwaukee, WI
  • All people are welcome at St. John's.
    Episcopal church in West Point, GA
  • You are most welcome to come, to experience the love of God here, and to discover the joy of his people. Furthermore, we offer a course, Who Is Jesus, Anyway? designed specifically with you in mind--encouraging you to ask your own questions and providing a safe space to explore eight life-defining questions.
    Anglican church in Palm Bay, FL
  • We'd love for you to come share in our fellowship and break bread with us. We'd like to help you discover the answers to your questions.
    Episcopal church in Lubbock, TX
  • Everyone is welcomed on an equal basis.
    Lutheran (ELCA) church in San Jose, CA
  • Come - you're welcome here. Jesus had a great message, and is a great teacher. Come for community and teaching that's got ancient wisdom for today's needs.
    Lutheran (ELCA) church in Pipersville, PA
  • Please visit our website and contact the Rector for more information about the Christian faith and the Episcopal Church.
    Episcopal church in Eastville, VA
  • As Episcopalians, we are followers of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and we believe in the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We strive to love our neighbors as ourselves and respect the dignity of every person. The Episcopal Church is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, and traces its heritage to the beginnings of Christianity. Our liturgy retains ancient structure and traditions. Both men and women, including those who are married, are eligible for ordination as deacons, priests and bishops. We believe in amendment of life, the forgiveness of sin and life everlasting. Those seeking answers to the mysteries of faith, belief, God and the purpose of life are welcome to attend service -- quietly or actively. We know God loves each of us and we strive every day to love each of our neighbors, regardless of beliefs. We would love to have you join us!
    Episcopal church in Santa Barbara, CA
  • WELCOME !!! To all
    Foursquare church in Benton, AR
  • At St. David's we recognize the Christian life as a journey. Each one of us is at a different place along this life-long path, but all are welcome for what they bring to the table.
    Episcopal church in North Chesterfield, VA
  • Come and see.
    Lutheran (ELCA) church in Antioch, IL
  • Everyone is welcome
    Lutheran (ELCA) church in Pearland, TX
  • Neither was Jesus! Seriously, we invite you to come, get to know us, ask questions, engage us in conversation, and experience a caring community.
    Lutheran (ELCA) church in Wessington Springs, SD
  • Everyone is welcome in this place!
    Lutheran (ELCA) church in Auburn, MA
  • We desire to show compassion and truth to the world. As a church, we believe every person has the unique opportunity to make a difference for Jesus Christ in their workplaces, neighborhoods and family environments. We encourage people to develop relationships with people of all walks of life, showing love and grace, rather than pulling away from the world. We intentionally teach compassion rather than judgment towards the world, desiring to be a light to our communities.
    Evangelical Free Church of America church in Villa Park, IL
  • We would love to welcome you to any of our services! Everyone takes a different path in their spiritual journey, come start with us! If you like live music, you will probably want to try out Saturday Night Alive or Starting Point . Think church should be organ music that you sing hymns too? Then perhaps 8:00 a.m. (smaller size worship service - 40-60 people) or 10:05 a.m. (larger worship service - 275-350 people) worship services are for you. If you want to discover why being a Christian is for you....talk David, Cathie, Janel, Sharon or Mitzi....and we will help find a small group where you can ask questions or just absorb and discover. Take your time, God is patient....and He loves you very much!
    Disciples of Christ church in Keokuk, IA
  • You are Welcome here! We're Praying For You
    American Baptist Churches USA church in Saltillo, PA
  • Come and we will help you understand the Good News
    American Baptist Churches USA church in Louisville, KY
  • We accept you as you are just as Jesus does. We welcome visitors and nonbelievers to come join us and allow the Love of God to permeate every inch of your soul.
    American Baptist Churches USA church in Philadelphia, PA
  • If you are not a Christian and still decide to come join us, we won't ask bout your religion so unless you tell us we likely won't know. We would appreciate if you didn't try to cause problems. If you have questions, feel free to ask.
    American Baptist Churches USA church in Osgood, IN
  • We'd love to have you take part in our service, and stay for donuts and coffee afterward.
    Lutheran (ELCA) church in Minnetonka, MN
  • Come and learn about God and all the things you gain by obeying his commandments and being under his protection .
    Assemblies of God church in Bay Springs, MS
  • All are welcome!!
    Disciples of Christ church in Clarksburg, WV
  • All are welcome.
    Lutheran (ELCA) church in Saint Paul, MN
  • Non-believers are welcome here. We are a very welcoming and loving congregation. Many of our church family have come out of very difficult life circumtstances. Many of our people have come from non-church backgrounds.
    Assemblies of God church in Perry, KS
  • You will find a place where you can learn about what the Bible says, who Christ is, and also see Christianity lived out.
    Evangelical Free Church of America church in Minden, NE
  • Todos son bienvenidos. Nuestras puertas están abiertas para todos los que quisieran venir y escuchar la palabra. Si tienen preguntas, nuestros Pastores y Diáconos están disponibles para hablar con ustedes.
    Assemblies of God church in Wayne, NJ
  • You are always welcome here!
    Disciples of Christ church in Jefferson City, MO
  • Join us for a time of exploring who God says He is. We will be happy to help you get to know God in a personal way.
    Assemblies of God church in Logan, TX
  • There is a place for you here. This is a place for you to comfortably explore your journey that has brought you here. This a place that you can be accepted and grow. We are here for you as fellow learners in our faith as we strive together, to support one and other and live as Jesus taught us. We are here to celebrate with you the gift God has given us in Christ Jesus, our Lord.
    Lutheran (ELCA) church in Allentown, PA
  • We welcome all to the Lord's Table.
    Disciples of Christ church in Morehead City, NC
  • Non-Christians are very welcome. There is no pressure to become a Christian although the invitation will be extended on a regular basis. Church attenders to the Christian Ed hour are being trained right now to disciple new Christians using a little book called Following Christ. This book takes pre-believers and new believers through an explanation of getting started in Christian faith.
    Assemblies of God church in Centralia, MO
  • You are not only invited, but will feel loved and accepted.
    Assemblies of God church in Fort Dodge, IA
  • So... we welcome people who are looking around, exploring life, figuring it out.
    Assemblies of God church in Washington, NJ
  • If your not a Christian you will walk out being a christian because you'll be filled with Jesus and the Holy Spirit
    Assemblies of God church in Front Royal, VA
  • You will feel very welcomed. We won't push Christianity at you, as we will be honest about our own faith journeys, the ups and downs, the moments of faith and the moments of doubt. Yet, we do believe in Jesus Christ and our faith runs deep, even if we don't use "Christian language." And if you are interested in exploring Christianity and what it means to become a follower of Jesus Christ, our pastor or one of our members would be happy to meet with you to answer your questions. We also periodically offer a Pastor's Class, which is an introduction to the Christian faith.
    Disciples of Christ church in Cedar Rapids, IA
  • You will have a great time meeting other non-Christians who are a part of our community. Being a Christian is journey, non of us ever arrived but are constantly on a journey together with Christ. There is no other great starting place to begin your journey on how to become a Christian than in church. We are a bunch of crazy people looking for a way to find God, and we welcome you to find Him together with us.
    Assemblies of God church in Long Beach, CA
  • You are welcome to come, check us out. You may be greeted by a number of people, but that's only because we're friendly. You won't be pressured into doing anything that may make you uncomfortable. We would love to meet you!
    Assemblies of God church in East Brunswick, NJ
  • We are invitational to those who have not yet accepted Christ as Savior. You will find us a very non-judgmental people recognizing that it is only by the Grace of God that lives are changed. No perfect people allowed, we are very real, quick to love, quick to forgive, quick to serve.
    Assemblies of God church in Round Rock, TX
  • At Malin Assembly, Our motto is "Come as you are"
    Assemblies of God church in Malin, OR
  • You are welcome at Horizon! God wants you to know that you are uniquely created and He has a special purpose for your life. He wants to touch you with His love and encourage you to embrace the great things He has planned for you.
    Assemblies of God church in Tualatin, OR
  • You will receive a warm, friendly welcome with space to work out your spiritual journey in a caring, loving environment. Questions and doubts are welcome.
    Assemblies of God church in Weymouth, MA
  • All are Welcome!!!!! Todos son Bienvenidos!!!!!
    Assemblies of God church in Lexington, KY
  • We love you, and invited you to come and know our liturgy. We worship Jesus Christ and you have been envited to do the same. God Bless you
    Assemblies of God church in Marietta, GA
  • You are still welcome at Riverside Assembly. It is our hope that we will represent loving, authentic Christianity to you.
    Assemblies of God church in Methuen, MA
  • Come and check us out. We're friendly and you may see somethings you haven't seen before! If you are seeking God we want to help you find him.
    Assemblies of God church in Cloquet, MN
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    Assemblies of God church in Clifton, NJ
  • You are welcome to come and explore what church exists for.
    Assemblies of God church in Springfield, OR
  • We welcome people who are searching for spiritual answers and meaning. We know we are not the only people in the world who are about the task of getting our spiritual lives in order.
    Disciples of Christ church in La Crescenta, CA
  • Trinity is a great place to learn and grow and experience faith as an important component in a family's life.
    Disciples of Christ church in Lower Burrell, PA
  • We are a safe place for people to belong before they believe and believe before they behave.
    Assemblies of God church in Orland, CA
  • Everyone is welcome at Calvary Chapel Dallas.
    Nondenominational church in Dallas, GA
  • Come join us!
    Assemblies of God church in Friendswood, TX
  • Check us out. We're a really safe place to explore at your own pace. We're also pretty fun to hang out with.
    Christian Reformed Church church in Philadelphia, PA
  • All are welcome, and all feel welcomed. All those who have not yet found forgiveness and eternal life will hear how they can, and why they should.
    Calvary Chapel church in Clark Fork, ID
  • We'll love you anyways!
    Church of the Nazarene church in Westlake, OH
  • We would love to meet you. Whether you have been walking with God for decades, or you are wondering if God exists, we hope that this will be a safe place for you to land.
    Church of the Nazarene church in Columbia, SC
  • Jesus died for everyone. christians or non christians. Our purpose is to introduced Jesus Christ to the lost, those who not yet known Christ.
    Church of the Nazarene church in San Bernardino, CA
  • We use the term pre-christian to those who have not given their lives to Christ, and we believe that God has called us to be on Mission in obeying Christ commission-"Making Christ-like Disciples
    Church of the Nazarene church in Salem, VA
  • You are most welcome here. We care for you.
    Church of the Nazarene church in Los Angeles, CA
  • Everyone is welcome.
    Church of the Nazarene church in Cleveland, OH
  • Anyone would feel welcomed as we are open and nonjudgmental. Everyone who attends feels comfortable as we are focusing on God and allowing Him to change us.
    Church of the Nazarene church in Lakeland, FL
  • We extend our invitation to you to come and worship and find wholeness in Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit and the Word!
    Church of the Nazarene church in Stuarts Draft, VA
  • Love you
    Church of the Nazarene church in Cadiz, OH
  • You are accepted as you are!
    Church of the Nazarene church in Richmond, KY
  • You are welcome to come check it out. There is no secret code to get in. There is no need to be anything other than you. We are all sinners saved by grace, the only difference is we have discovered truth in a relationship with Christ (Christian) and you are still searching. We were all searchers too, and now we are on a journey to follow the truth of God's Word
    Assemblies of God church in Palmyra, NY
  • We love people no matter where they are in their journey.
    Christian and Missionary Alliance church in Minerva, OH
  • You probably would enjoy simple church because you would really get to know people involved and ask questions. You are welcome!
    Christian and Missionary Alliance church in Lexington, KY
  • Everyone is welcome to attend and explore God's Word and discover what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We believe that the Bible is true and that it's message is real and relevant for today's world.
    Christian and Missionary Alliance church in Baldwinsville, NY
  • Whether you are familiar with church or not, we hope our worship services may be a safe place to explore the Christian faith from the inside. We fully expect everyone to bring with them their questions, doubts, and fears, as well as their joy, eagerness, faith and everything in between.
    Christian Reformed Church church in Davis, CA
  • Come and give us a try! Others who have been burnt elsewhere have come to find healing and their faith over time. We have several frequent attenders who are not yet full members, but with ongoing discipleship, they will be in time.
    Christian Reformed Church church in Fruitport, MI