Can I come if I'm not a Christian?

Yes! We would love to have you come! We welcome people of all background and faiths to come and join in our gatherings and be part of our family. The Commons is designed to be a safe place where anyone can come and ask questions and explore what it means to be a Christ-follower. Even if you're just looking to meet some new people, we encourage you to come!

What should I wear?

Wear whatever you are comfortable in! People wear everything from a suit to a t-shirt and shorts. You'll find that most people aim for semi-casual.

What do I bring?

Nothing is neccesary. We recommend brining your Bible and a notepad and pen so you can take notes! If you forget though, we have some at our connect table for you!

When should I arrive?

The gathering officially starts at 10 AM. Plan to arrive around 9:45 at the latest to get a parking spot, use the restroom, and grab a cup of hot coffee before sitting down.

What if I don't know anone?

We would love the ability to meet you at the door

How long does it last?

The gathering usually lasts around an hour and a half with a free hot lunch following. If you arrive late or need to leave early that is perfectly fine.

Why will there be singing?

Is it kid freindly?

Yes! We offer free childcare during the gathering. The kids will play, sing, and learn about the Bible while being led by background-checked, trained volunteers. If you would be more comfortable brining your child into the gathering, that's great too!

Do I need to "tithe" or give money when I visit?

Not at all! Our gathering and lunch afterwards are always free of charge. People who come often choose to give money (often called a "tithe") because they believe in what the church is trying to do and want to support it. As a guest, do not feel obligated to give anything, we're just happy you came!

What is this "free lunch" i hear about?

At The Commons, we seek to be a place where everyone belongs as family. One of the ways we do this is by offering a free hot lunch so that people can talk and get to know each other more while eating. Many times there is a gluten and dairy free option. If you have any dietary restrictions though, please let a hospitality host (yellow lanyard) know so that we can ensure there is an alternative option provided.

Why do some people have lanyards on?

This just serves as an easy way to tell who is a volunteer. The lanyards will say what team they are on (hospitality, prayer, Sunday operations, etc.) and are each color-coded. If you have any questions, feel free to ask anyone in a lanyard and they will be able to help you!

What if I have a question about something the pastor said?

That's great! We love and encourage questions. After the gathering, the pastor usually will stand towards the back and is available to talk. If you aren't sure where to find him, ask a volunteer and we can help you. If you have a question you rather not ask in person or aren't able to stay afterwards, you can always text (424)442-0774 or email info@thecommonsla.com and we will have someone get back with you!

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