Post # 1
Ok ladies I need your help and quick.
my husband and I have been going to a non denominational church for the last year since we didn’t know which denom. We belonged to. After a lot of study and soul search I think I may be evangelican and we are going to one tomorrow for the first time. I don’t want to do anything offensive or out there so I was hoping to get ideas of what it will be like, is there a dress code, do they typically have Sunday school for kids, anything different about the way they conduct their church?
Post # 3
Generally, evangelical isn’t one specific denomination but a description of a branch of protestant churches like Baptist, Methodist, AG and several others who tend to be more conservative. Even then there can be a huge difference in formality of services and what they offer.
So to be safe generally, polo or button down and khakis for your husband and a modest length skirt and top would be fine I’m sure. Even at my church which is a fairly conservative Baptist church with a bunch of blue hairs we have the whole range from full three piece suit and tie to college age guys in cargo shorts and tshirts. It would also depend in the service you go to a “tradtional” or “blended” or one led by a choir is more lively to b more formal while the “contemporary” services or one with a praise band (guitars) is more likely to be less formal.
Post # 4
@Mrslovebug: I’ve never heard of an evangelican church. “Evangelical” (ending in an L) is usually used an an adjective to describe certain beliefs shared by many denominations, just like the words “conservative”, “liberal”, “fundamentalist”, “charismatic”. etc. An evangelical church or christian usually means they believe the bible is God’s word when properly interpreted (e.g. they are not necessarily 6 day creationists, though many are) and the importance of individual salvation.
In the absence of any other information, I’d assume they were pretty similar to the non denominational you’re coming from.
Post # 5
@Mrslovebug: So how did it go?
Post # 6
Don’t forget, too, what one church may do in their service is not what everyone does, so I would advise against choosing a church too quickly.
I’m curious – what led you to believe you are Evangelical without attending any services like this? I’m not challening you; I’m genuinely interested in what your process was.