Frequently Asked Questions

Thanks for your interest in Covenant Life Church! We are delighted that you are visiting us here on the web. We also want to extend a warm invitation to visit us in person.  To help make your visit as convenient as possible, we've included some information below for our first-time guests.

If you have a question that's not answered here, feel free to contact the church office at:

301/869-2800 (Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:00).

What time is your Sunday service?

We offer one service on Sunday mornings at 10 AM (typical end time is 11:30 AM).  ​

What should I wear? 

Something comfortable. Most of our folks dress casually, but if you're more comfortable in a coat and tie or clothing that reflects your heritage and culture, you won't be alone.​

Where do I go when I get there?

When you arrive, our Parking Team will help you locate a parking place. You will find greeters at the front doors who can direct you to the main Auditorium and restrooms. 

What about my children?

In addition to our adult service in the main Auditorium, we provide great programs for children (Age 0 through Grade 5). Your children are important to us, and they are going to enjoy quality spiritual training in a fun, exciting atmosphere we call Discovery Land. You can register them for class at our Discovery Land check-in kiosk in the main lobby.

When you check in, you will get a tag and a sticker that you will use to pick up your child at the conclusion of the service. This is just one of the child protection policies we follow to insure the safety of our little ones.

What happens during a Sunday morning service?

Our services are relaxed and the atmosphere is friendly and informal. The service begins at 10 AM. We typically spend the first thirty minutes celebrating God’s presence and goodness in worship. The music is contemporary but we also enjoy the great hymns of the faith.  

We then spend a few minutes sharing church updates, collecting our offering, and periodically celebrating baptisms or the Lord’s Supper. (Guests are not expected to contribute to the offering.)

The pastor’s message will last about forty minutes. We emphasize biblical preaching that highlights the gospel and includes practical application. Whether or not you currently consider yourself a follower of Christ, our hope is that you will feel right at home!

For more information about the service, explore our mission, beliefs, and values.

What happens after the service ends?

The service normally ends at 11:30 AM. If you can stay for a few minutes, right after the service we offer a simple reception for guests in our bookstore.  Stop by to meet pastors and members and learn a bit more about who we are as a church. 

Can I listen to messages online?

Though we don’t live-stream our services, all of our Sunday messages are available online in audio or video format.

Do you have a mid-week service?

On Wednesday nights we hold a mid-week prayer meeting from 7:30-9 PM. Anyone is welcome to attend this time of worship and prayer for individual, community, and world needs.

Do you offer small groups?

Small groups have always been an important part of our church community. We see them as an essential place to grow in relationship with God and others. Our small groups page has more information and search tool for open groups.

Are you involved in missions?

Yes! Because of the impact that the gospel has had on us, we are eager to share that good news with the world around us. Learn more about our local and global missions initiatives.

Do you have a mobile app?

Our new mobile app goes live on August 29. It’s the perfect tool to help you listen to messages, receive announcements, view stories of God’s grace at work, and engage with all that is happening at Covenant Life. Click to download for iOS from the App Store and for Android from the Google Play Store.

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