Plan a Visit

If it's your first time at Otterbein Church, we are honored to have you visit us. We want you to be as comfortable as possible, so we have put together some information to help make your first visit enjoyable.

Which service do I attend?

We have three services on Sundays: 8, 9:30 & 11 a.m. At 8, we have a blended worship style. The adult choir sings most Sundays, & we use an organ & piano in addition to our praise team.

At 9:30 & 11, we have a more modern worship style, The music is led by our praise team & includes worship songs from bands like Hillsong, Elevation Worship, Bethel & more.

Each service lasts about 65 minutes.

Our nursery is open in all services. Our main children's program for age 2–grade 5 takes place at 9:30 & 11. Our main youth program for grades 6–12 takes place at 9:30.

Where do I go when I get there?

If you have children age 2–grade 5, the best place to start is in the Ministry Center. Go in the doors marked Main Entrance with the big OCKids sign outside. Just inside the doors you will be able to register your children with our Check-In system. From there we will help you get to the church for our worship service.

If you have youth in grades 6–12, they can be dropped off at the Refinery (the white tent-like building) for the 9:30 service.

If you have a child younger than two, you will go to the lower level of the church building to check in to our nursery. From there you will go upstairs to the main level and into the worship center.

If you have no children, come directly to the main church building and join us in the Worship Center.

What do you do for kids?

Our children's ministry is designed for children birth–grade 5. We create safe, high-energy environments for kids to connect with other children & adults with the goal of helping them begin a relationship with Jesus & become more like Him. Our staff & volunteers have had background clearances prior to serving within our children's ministry.

For more detailed information about our children's ministry, head over to OCKids.

What should I wear?

Some churches are very formal & others are very loose. At Otterbein, we are somewhere in the middle. Our worship services have structure to them, but they are not rigid. People dress in a variety of clothing styles ranging from dresses to slacks & from suits to jeans. Some of our facilities look like a church (like our sanctuary) while others look more like a community center or school. The bottom line is that we want people to feel “comfortable” at church so they can hear the truth of God’s Word & not worry about the external issues that people often focus on when they go to church.

Can I attend if I'm __________?

Fill in the blank with whatever fear you have about not being accepted:
divorced, single parent, broke, recovering addict, gay, transgender, atheist, skeptic, etc.
There's always a place for you at Otterbein. So come as you are, & we’ll see you on Sunday.