First Time Guest
We understand that coming along to a new place for the first time can be a daunting prospect and we do everything that we can at the Causeway Coast Vineyard to make your experience with us as enjoyable as possible. On this page we hope that you get some information that will help you as you begin attending the church.
What time does it start?
Our Sunday Services begins 10.00am. We have a programmes for kids aged 1-11 which run for the duration of the service. Look for the teams in the bright green t-shirts and they will direct you to where you need to be. We also have a weekly service for our 11-14 year old’s and our 15 plus age group meets on the first 2 Sundays of each month; look for the youth team in the red t-shirts for more info. (kids sign in closes at 10:15)
We also have a nursing mothers room if you have any kids under the age of 1. Ask the team to direct you to this area if you require.
Where is the church?
We are located at 10 Hillmans Way, Ballycastle Road, Coleraine, BT52 2ED.
Where can you park?
We have free parking on site and upon your arrival you should be directed by our car parking team towards a space.
What should you wear?
Please feel free to wear whatever you are comfortable in. Most people who come along usually are dressed in a casual manner but if you would like to wear your new suit or dress you are very welcome!
What should you expect?
When you enter the church you will be met by our volunteers you will offer you some sweets and a programme that will tell you all that is going on within the church. At this point if you need to you can sign in any children that you want to register in any of the under 18 activities. After you return to the main space someone from the welcome team and/or a chair steward will help you find a seat.
Our services start with a time of worship through singing. This normally lasts 20-25 minutes and will be directed from the front. All the words will be on the screens and we encourage you to feel free to do whatever you feel comfortable doing within this time, even if that means not singing at all.
After this we will have a short time of announcements. During this time you may be asked to fill in a connection card if you want to make further contact with the church and we may also take the offering at this point – if not these will happen at the end of the service. You are not obliged to provide any details on the card and you don’t have to give to the offering either – in fact if you are a first time visitor we encourage you to let the basket pass you by.
We then move into the talk/sermon section of the service. Our talks are challenging, biblical, inspiring and applicable to all of our lives. We design our talks to last about 20/25 minutes so you can rest assured that you wont be sitting in the service come Monday.
As soon as this section is over we then enter ministry time. This is the point in the service where we want to give people a chance to respond to whatever they feel God has been doing in them through the service. At times we will pray for healing or a specific need we feel is in the room. We will always give people an opportunity to make a decision to follow Jesus at this time; there is no pressure in this moment but we always want to give everyone the opportunity.
And after that – well; we are done! You can feel free to stick around and chat to people you may have met. There is lots of information at the back of the church if you want to get involved more in church life and you will also have an opportunity to meet other people who can give you other information you might be looking for.
Do you have any events for Newcomers?
Yes, periodically we run connection events to help those who are new to the church an opportunity to find out more. Stay tuned to the What’s On section or your Sunday programme to find out when these will be. After the service we also provide an opportunity to meet some of the pastors in our newcomers section
We hope to see you soon