Plan a Visit

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.

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, & 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.

Where do I go when I get there?

The place to go is our main lobby of the Church (former Ministry Center) located at 912 S. Potomac St. If you're coming from Hagerstown/South, use the south entrance. If you're coming from Waynesboro/North, use the north entrance. If you have children birth–grade 5, visit Guest Central where they will help you get your children checked in & escorted to the correct room. Even if you don't have children, visit Guest Central where you can find out more 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.

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. 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.

Can I attend if I'm __________?

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.