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What to Expect

Knowing what to expect when you visit, makes actually visiting much easier. The information below will give you all the information you need to help make your visit a little easier.

How Do I Get There?

We are located at 6211 Murray Dr.

Hanahan, SC 29410 (map)

What Time Does the Service Begin?

We actually have two worship services on Sunday morning – a contemporary service at 8:30am and a traditional service at 11:00.

Where Should I Go When I Arrive?

That depends on when you come.

If you plan to attend our contemporary service at 8:30, your first stop will be our auditorium (unless you are dropping off children in our nursery). Children who plan to attend children’s church will be dismissed from the service.

If you plan to join us for Sunday School (9:45) you will attend a class. We will have greeters ready to show you your class options.

If you plan to attend our traditional service at 11:00, your first stop will again be our auditorium (unless you are dropping off children in our nursery).

What Is There for My Children?

We have some exciting plans that we will be rolling out after the first of the year that will impact this answer. But for now, we offer Children’s Church during our 8:30 service (contemporary) and Sunday School classes at 9:45am. Currently, there is no children’s church program during our traditional worship service (11:00).

We also offer a nursery of newborn through age 3.

What is the Music Like?

In our contemporary service the music is led by a praise team including live musicians (guitar and keyboard).

The music in the traditional service is led by a song leader who is assisted by a piano, organ, and choir.

As you can tell the styles vary greatly in each service. However, we put effort into ensuring that all the songs we sing are biblically accurate, pleasing to God, and done in an appropriate manner.

What are the Sermons Like?

The sermons in both services are almost identical. They usually last 25-30 minutes. Our pastor usually focuses on one passage of Scripture. He seeks to explain it, help us understand it, and then apply it to our lives. Our goal is to both be challenged and leave changed as a result of our time in God’s Word.

How Long is the Service?

Both the contemporary and traditional services are about an hour long.

Do I have to give any money?

No. We do pass an offering plate in both services in order for our members to give, but there is no expectation that visitors give anything.

What Should I Wear?

Those who attend our contemporary service are typically dressed in more casual attire. It’s not uncommon to see people wearing business casual to jeans and a polo.

In our traditional service there is a mix of business casual to suits and ties. Regardless, you are welcome to wear whatever you feel comfortable in. You will not feel out of place.

Will I be embarrassed from the stage?

Absolutely not. We will welcome all guests, but no attention will be drawn to you specifically.

Have a question we didn’t answer? E-mail us at mail@hpbchanahan.com