What can I expect my first time at Seaside?
We know it can be a little unnerving to step into a new thing, especially when you're not exactly sure about the details that matter to you. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about the church to give you a picture of what Seaside looks like week to week and hopefully address issues important to you.

What kind of people make up Seaside?
What you'll encounter when you attend Seaside is a diverse biblical community where people seek to know and love God, live in community with others and transform the world by serving our broader community as we think Christ would. Practically speaking, that means the some of us are just checking out Christianity for the first time, while others have been in church their whole lives. Seaside members span all different ethnicities, ages and backgrounds. Everyone is welcome.

What if I'm not used to going to church?
You are the reason we are starting Seaside. Seaside wants to be a comfortable place for those who are curious about God but have never felt comfortable in church. We want Seaside to be a place where you can learn, apply and wrestle with who God is and what He wants for you. It's okay if you don't have it all figured out yet.

What will the worship service be like?
The Seaside, at it roots, is a place where we keep it very simple. It's relaxed but focused. We don't need to be flashy or put on big productions for people to meet God. We believe that Jesus is enough. No matter where or when you attend, we follow a basic pattern of meeting together that is traced back to the early Church. We teach from the Bible. We pray, meditate, sing and reflect. We respond by taking communion together. The goal through it all is to love God and know him better by making God's unchanging truth accessible without watering it down. So what does all that mean in real terms you ask?

We Sing. We spend some time singing together. (a means of worshiping God) Before you panic about singing in front of others, you need to know a few things.  First, if you don’t want to sing, you don’t have to.  Second, you don’t need to know the songs because the words are projected on a screen in front of the room for everyone to see. Worshipping God means more than just vocalizing some lyrics, raising your hands, or really doing anything externally. We believe that who we are in Christ defines us, as we hope it will define you. Our life's response to that work is Worship. Singing as worship is just another way for our community to gather and declare aloud to Him, and in turn to one another, how great He is.

We Pray.  This is our opportunity to, as a community of folks gathered together, to take part in corporate prayer - simply to have a conversation with God, talking about life, our worries, our joys, and our questions about everything that we are thinking about. Again, no need to panic.  You will not be asked to pray out loud. 

We Teach. We listen to a message that is derived from a passage from the Bible.  You may or may not be familiar with this passage, you don’t need to be.  But we do know that it is highly likely that you will be “challenged” by what you hear, whether you are already a following Christ or not.

We reflect and respond to the scriptures by taking Communion, also known as the Lord’s Supper.  Anyone who is a believer in Jesus Christ is invited to join us in this reminder of Christ’s precious sacrifice for us. 

We provide opportunities for you to get more “personal” attention after the main gathering.  You can meet a Pastor if you want to talk with one.  You can have someone pray privately with you about your specific needs. 

What does the pastor talk about?
The sermons at Seaside are always practical in nature, formed around biblical expository preaching. In other words, we preach from the Bible and do our best to teach in a way that you can understand and apply to real life. We believe that God wants to be involved in our everyday lives, so we present the ageless truths of the Bible in a format that's easy to understand, even if you've never been to church. Typically, we go through one book of the Bible in its entirety so we may fully understand God's truth in context That said, we sometimes are led into some deep areas of life and theology - if you ever have any questions, we would love to talk more about the things that we are teaching.

Will you ask me for money?
Never.  There is an opportunity during our worship time for those who participate in the life of Seaside to give their tithes and offerings as a personal act of worship.  However, nobody is pressured to give anything.

Will I have to stand up in front of people or introduce myself?
Nope.  Although we hope that the people of Seaside will greet you in a friendly manner, we do not draw attention to visitors.  You can be as anonymous as you want to be. 

What should I wear?
At Seaside, you're welcome to wear whatever you'd like. There is no set dress code, although the attire is more on the casual side. Just be you.

How do I get to a service?
Seaside Kauai isn't meeting yet - we are currently laying the groundwork to start a Community in 2013 - you can email us if you'd like more info on that - kauai@seasidechurch.com

What about my kids?
Do you have a kid's ministry? Absolutely. Seaside is a family-friendly environment. We believe that children are a blessing from God and should be taught about God in a fun learning environment. 

Can I invite my friends?
Please do. We seek to be a welcoming environment for people who are curious about Christianity or who are seeking to belong to a community of believers.

What kind of church is Seaside Church?
We are an interdenominational Christian church which means we have a ton of people from all different backgrounds. For a deeper look at our beliefs, click here - or you can go here to listen to our Foundations Class

How can I get involved?
There are so many ways to get connected at Seaside. We have serving opportunities all over the city, whether you're serving on Sundays or as a part of The Noah Project. Any one can participate as we serve our community. More info is available on Sundays or via out Communities or you can check out our groups/gatherings that happen throughout the week..

These answers were okay, but how can I find out more about the church?
You can email kauai@seasidechurch.com or head back to the home page of this site and expore a bit.