Frequently Asked Questions
What Should I Wear?
While we are serious about our faith and practice in Jesus Christ, we are typically dressed casually and comfortably. Attire ranges from business casual to fresh-off-the-beach. Come as you are! (Although we do prefer no narrow heeled shoes in our Auditorium to help us care for the wood floor.) Our desire is for you to feel comfortable and welcome.
Tell me about the Services
Our services consist of contemporary music and utilizes a band (keys, electric/acoustic/bass guitars, drums, percussion, and occasional surprises) with vocals. Although it is contemporary, there is an appropriate and occasional mix of traditional songs (with current arrangements) mixed in. We offer solid and practical Biblical teaching, usually in a single Book with occasional topical messages, along with a monthly communion and weekly offering. Our evening services on Saturday (5pm) and Sunday (6pm) run approximately 1 hour and 20-30 minutes, which includes a 5 minute community break. Again, the Sunday morning services are at 8:45am and 10:45am.
Will I see different venues?
On Saturday and Sunday evenings, we have one venue in our main auditorium with live worship and teaching. On Sunday mornings, we continue with our live venue in the auditorium, but also offer the message streamed into our more intimate chapel, along with a different set of live worship. All services and venues experience offerings, video presentations and communion.
What Is available for my children?
On Saturday Nights and Sunday Mornings, we are excited about our Children’s programs (birth through 3rd grade), 4th-6th grades, Junior High (7th-8th grades), and High School (9th-12th grades). During the week we provide a family night, Jr. High & High School programs, College and Young Adults. Please click on the MINISTRY drop-down menu at the top of the web page to see all of the ministries we offer.
What Else is Offered on the Weekends?
On Saturday and Sunday nights we consistently have an INFORMATION table in the auditorium foyer for us ot make an initial connection with you. We often have other ministry tables and special events, and sometimes fundraisers. On Sunday mornings out on our piazza, you find a number of ministry tables, including the INFORMATION and free coffee tables. Also, there area number of weekly or monthly adult classes, workshops and trainings. Please see the bulletin or pick up an Upcoming Events sheet at the Information table.
Our Story Caffe is also open for food and beverages: Saturdays (4pm – 7pm) and Sundays (8am – 8pm). The Caffe is also open Monday-Friday (8am -8pm).
What Should I know about the offering
If you are our guest at church, we do not expect you to give. Please feel comfortable letting the offering bag pass by you. However, when you begin to make NCCC your home, we encourage you to commit to tithing an amount the Lord guides you to give, and participate as you feel led with our special offerings. We also provide online giving for your convenience.
Where do I park if I have limited mobility?
On the west and south sides of our church property, we have a large number of handicapped parking spaces on flat surfaces with easy walk up to our church buildings. All main services are are on the bottom floors of our buildings with wheelchair accessibility.
How do I learn about your beliefs?
Tell me about Calvary Chapels
Calvary Chapel is a loose affiliation of churches that share a common emphasis on verse-by-verse expository teaching, evangelism and the grace of God. Each Calvary Chapel is self-governing and financially independent. Here at North Coast Calvary Chapel we are governed by a Board of Directors. They are responsible for setting and approving the church’s budgets and policies.
Need Prayer or Counseling?
Visit one of our Prayer Team members in front of the stage after every service. We also have prayer on Mondays from 10:30am to 1:30pm in our foyer of our Auditorium. You can check out more information on our Prayer Ministry web page. To make a counseling appointment please view the Counseling & Recovery page or contact our counseling office at 760-929-0029 ext.191.
Still have questions?
Speak with one our WELCOME team members at the INFORMATION table during the weekend services (in the Auditorium foyer during the evening services or out on the piazza and in front of the Chapel on Sunday mornings). During the week, please email Pastor Jim Doyle.