When, Where, & Whatnot

When: Our Sunday gathering begins at 10:30 a.m. Our Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m. (Sunday School begins again on Sept. 9)

Where: 1410 Old Brook Rd., Charlottesville, VA 22901 (corner of Rio East and Old Brook Rd.)

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How long is the service, and what kind of sermons do you preach?

Our services are approximately 75 minutes long. About half of that time is taken up by the sermon. We value expository preaching, which simply means the point of any particular text is the point of the sermon. We have an unwavering commitment to preaching what we find in the Bible, and only what we find in the Bible. We usually do this by preaching through books of the Bible. God has chosen to reveal Himself to His people through His Word, so we want to make sure people are hearing it.

What should I wear?

We are much more concerned about what’s going on inside a person than what is worn on the outside. Just come as you are.

What is the music like?

Our music mixes some classic hymns and newer worship music. We understand that music is a preference issue. Some like it loud and new; some like it soft and old; others like a mix. Although our music can't cater to everyone, we make sure the lyrics we sing, no matter the style, honor Christ.

What about my kids?

Your kids are very important to us. You can be confident that we do everything we can to ensure your child is safe and well cared for while at CrossLife. KidsLife meets Sunday mornings at 9:30 (before the main gathering), and is for children ages pre-K through fifth grade. We also offer a middle-school class for 6th-8th graders and a youth class for 9th-12th.

We have a nursery and preschool class during the 10:30 service for children through age 5. We do love for families to worship together, so feel free to keep your children with you during the main service (we can deal with a little noise!). Children of elementary school age and older students attend the main service with their parents.

Will I be asked to give money?

Every week we take up an offering. However, you are in no way obligated to give. If you want to call CrossLife your church home, then we believe giving financially to God and His church is the right thing to do as part of the family.

What is the overall environment like?

We are definitely a friendly bunch here at CrossLife. We strive to make you feel welcome. We understand that going to any place new can be uncomfortable, and that's why we try very hard to help you feel at home while you're with us.