Plan a Visit
Due to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) we have cancelled all onsite church activities from Saturday, March 14 – Monday, March 30. We will make a decision about having onsite church services in April after we have a better understanding of the impact of the virus in our local area. To read our full announcement, click here.
If you are checking out Otterbein Church for the first time, we want you to know that we would be honored to have you visit us. We have new people at our church every week. We want you to be as comfortable as possible, so we have put together some information to help make your first visit enjoyable.
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, & the singing is led by a 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.
As you arrive on our campus, you will find parking on both sides of our building (912 S. Potomac Street). After parking, enter into the main lobby of the Church using either the north or south entrance. CLICK HERE for a campus map which shows the parking and entrance locations.
As you enter the building, we encourage you to stop at Guest Central in the lobby. If you have children birth–grade 5, the volunteers at Guest Central will help you get your children checked in and escorted to the correct room. If you don't have children, Guest Central is the place where you can find out more information about Otterbein. You will also receive a gift to take home.
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.
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.
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. In the summer, it is not uncommon for people to wear shorts. 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.
Many of us fear
coming to church because of our past, our current lifestyle or our life
situation. At Otterbein, we seek to be a place where anyone (honestly everyone)
can come as they are with the expectation that Jesus will transform us into who
He wants us to be. Join us this Sunday and let’s seek Jesus together.