Frequently Asked Questions
About your visit to Calvary Chapel Cape May:
How should I dress?
Most of our fellowship dresses casually. The Calvary Chapel movement began in the mid-1960s in California, and since its beginnings has encouraged people to "come as they are" to receive the gospel.
What is a typical sermon like?
The Calvary Chapel movement is unique in its focus on teaching the entire Word of God - chapter by chapter and verse by verse. In other words, sermons follow along in the Bible week by week. If one week, Pastor Dave preaches from Acts 1:1-8, the next week, he'll start with verse 9, and so on, through the entire book of Acts.
Do you take an offering?
Calvary Chapel Cape May does not pass around an offering plate. However, if you choose to support our ministry, there is an "agape" (Greek for "love") box located on the table at the back of the church.
Will people talk to me when I visit?
We are a very friendly church! So be prepared to shake hands and be enthusiastically welcomed during the brief greeting time, and also after the service, when lite refreshments are served.
What if I don't know how to use a hymnbook, or I don't own a Bible?
Don't worry! Our contemporary worship songs are shown on a large screen for all to see, and we'll lend you a Bible if you forget yours, or give you one if you want to own your own copy of God's Word!
Is there anything that happens during the service that might make me feel uncomfortable?
Everyone is different, but most people would probably feel at ease in our services. We feel that the focus should be on praising God in song and in preaching truth from His Word, not on individuals.
How can I find out more about the Calvary Chapel movement in general?
You can visit the main Calvary Chapel website.