What to Expect

Who are we and what can you expect if you visit us one Sunday?

WHAT TYPE OF CHURCH IS CONNECT LIFE CHURCH?

Connect Life is a church that loves people and loves helping them to find and follow Jesus. We are local church of about 100 people who attend from Caerphilly and the wider area. We are part of the Elim Pentecostal group of churches with over 500 churches in the UK and also part of the Evangelical Alliance. For those of you who are new to church this will probably not be that important to you, so the important thing you need to know is you are welcome to join us! You may have a strong faith or unsure of what you believe. That’s just fine with us, just come and enjoy getting to know us and hopefully we can help you on the journey.


WHEN AND WHERE ARE THE SERVICES?

Our main Service is every Sunday at 10:30am and we are located on Crescent Road, Caerphilly CF83 1AB. There is usually plenty of parking spaces on Crescent Road Caerphilly Castle Car Park


WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

Connect Life is a church for everyone. We encourage people to come as they are and dress in what feels most comfortable. For some of our church that’s a suit and tie but others come in jeans and tee shirts. What you wear is really not important to us, so come as you feel comfortable.


WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?

When you arrive, you can expect a warm and friendly environment. You will almost certainly get a friendly smile and hand shake on the door and if you are new and don’t know where things are then just let someone know. We are available to serve you throughout your entire visit. There will be coffee and soft drinks when you arrive for you to enjoy. So if that takes your fancy come 5 or 10 minutes before the service starts. If you find that you have missed the coffee and you arrive a bit late, don’t worry just come on in and find an empty seat. If you have kids they will sit with you at the start but we will let you know in the service about their activities. Following the service, our pastors normally try to get to the door to say hello to visitors and regulars alike.


WHAT IS A SERVICE LIKE?

Our services are engaging, relevant and Jesus-centered. You can check out our services on our Facebook page and this will give you some idea of what the service is like. That said our Facebook feed is not the same as experiencing church live! Service begins with a  time of contemporary music by our worship band. We normally stand to sing and the words come up on the screens at the front of church. Feel free to join in or just listen, you can stand or sit. We often give out some church information during the service and because we are “family” we may take a few minutes to greet each other. Sometimes we take communion together (bread and wine) it is simple reminder to us as Christians as to what Jesus has done for us. You will be offered this in your seat but you are free to pass on this part of the service. We nearly always have a time of practical Bible-based teaching (the sermon). Our services close with a brief time to respond to God in both worship and prayer. The entire service lasts about 1 hour and 15 to 30 minutes. Our main Sunday service is designed for youth and adults.


WHAT ABOUT MY KIDS?

Kids have there own activities as part of the service. From infants to age 12. We are constantly trying to improve our kids activity and we hope that they can have fun while learning about Jesus in an environment designed for their age group. We have created a safe environment for them through trained leaders and all our adult leaders are DBS checked.