Plan a Visit

If you are checking out Otterbein Church for the first time, we want you to know that we would be honored to have you visit us.  We have new people at our church every week.  We want you to be as comfortable as possible, so we have put together some information to help make your first visit enjoyable.

Which service do I attend?

We currently have three services on Sunday: 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. All services have the same message and music. 

We have a modern music style led by our praise team.  Our music includes songs from bands like Hillsong, Elevation Worship, Bethel Music, Northpoint Inside Out, and others. 

Each service lasts about 65 minutes.

We have nursery and preschool ministries at all services.  In addition to nursery and preschool ministries, we also offer our elementary ministries at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.  Middle and High School ministries meet during the 9:30 a.m. service.

Where do I go when I get there?

As you arrive on our campus, you will find parking on both sides of our building (912 S. Potomac Street).  After parking, enter into the main lobby of the Church using either the north or south entrance. CLICK HERE for a campus map which shows the parking and entrance locations. 

As you enter the building, we encourage you to stop at Guest Central in the lobby. If you have children birth–grade 5, the volunteers at Guest Central will help you get your children checked in and escorted to the correct room. If you don't have children, Guest Central is the place where you can find out more information about Otterbein. You will also receive a gift to take home.

If you have youth in grades 6–12, they can be dropped off at the OC Youth building (the white tent-like building) for the 9:30 service.  Door open for the students beginning at 9:15 a.m.

What do you do for kids?

Our children's ministry is designed for children birth–grade 5. We create safe, high-energy environments for kids to connect with other children & adults with the goal of helping them begin a relationship with Jesus & become more like Him. Our staff & volunteers have had background clearances prior to serving within our children's ministry.

For more detailed information about our children's ministry, head over to OCKids.

What should I wear?

Some churches are very formal & others are very loose. At Otterbein, we are somewhere in the middle. Our worship services have structure to them, but they are not rigid. People dress in a variety of clothing styles ranging from dresses to slacks & from suits to jeans. In the summer, it is not uncommon for people to wear shorts. The bottom line is that we want people to feel “comfortable” at church so they can hear the truth of God’s Word and not worry about the external issues that people often focus on when they go to church.

Can I attend if I'm __________?

Many of us fear coming to church because of our past, our current lifestyle or our life situation. At Otterbein, we seek to be a place where anyone (honestly everyone) can come as they are with the expectation that Jesus will transform us into who He wants us to be. Join us this Sunday and let’s seek Jesus together.