What should I wear? Where do I park? Where do my kids go? We understand the many thoughts that can come from visiting a new church, so we want you to feel completely comfortable when you visit.
Below are some frequently asked questions.
All of our services are similar, with different worship teams and campus pastors and identical sermons at all 3 TFH locations and last about 75-80 minutes. Services at our Vacaville Campus are Saturday nights at 6:00pm and on Sundays at 9:00am and 11:00am. Napa Campus service times are Saturday nights at 6:00pm and on Sundays at 9:00am and 11:00am. East Bay Campus service times are Sundays at 9:00am & 11:00am (6:00pm on the first Sunday of the month).
Jesus Interrupted Dave Patterson 3/19/17Notes
We preach Jesus. This means we teach from the Bible, because the Bible is all about Jesus.
Often we’ll go through whole books of the Bible, verse by verse, or a sermon series on a relevant topic. The sermon usually lasts about 35-45 minutes. If you want to hear a sample of the preaching before you come, all of our sermons are here at tfh.org for your listening enjoyment!
At The Father's House, you may be surprised to hear music that is louder and better than you expected for "church music".
We have an amazing community of musicians and singers who give their best every weekend to make our worship experiences musically and spiritually amazing. It's all for one purpose—not to experience a band, but to experience God through our times of singing. (If it's all a bit too loud for you, don't worry—we offer free earplugs.)
Why is it so loud? Read why here
We intentionally structure our children’s ministry to help children learn the Bible and how it relates to Jesus in an age-appropriate way. The lessons are fun and approachable and taught by committed volunteers and staff who serve Jesus by serving you and your kids.
when you arrive you will be greeted by someone from our Guest Services Team. Our team members will be happy to escort you to the appropriate room for your child, take you to the front of the line, and get checked in. At the check-in area, you’ll be greeted by a Kids Ministry volunteer or staff member who will help you register your children. You’ll be handed a sticker with your name, your child’s name, what class your child is in, and a number that identifies your child. Should your child need you during the service, the number on your sticker will appear on the lower part of the screens (or in the small boxes above them).
(Click an age group for more detailed info)
So when you drop off and pick up your child, we’ll make sure the numbers on your stickers and your child’s sticker match before admitting or dismissing them to or from class.
Should you ever have any questions, any member of our staff or any of our volunteers will be happy to help you! Also, if you have any questions about TFH Kids before attending a service, you can always contact any of the staff or pastors to find answers to those questions.
When you enter the church parking lot, someone from our Guest Service Team will be directing traffic. We have special spots reserved for our guests, so please watch for an attendant and park in our reserved area. Please follow the instructions of the parking team. We try to structure parking in a way that allows the maximum amount of people to attend our services.
We want you to feel comfortable. After all, we are thrilled that you're joining us and want you to be more focused on the service than what you're wearing. In the summertime, it's not uncommon to see people wearing sandals, shorts, and a shirt. Others prefer to still put on their "Sunday best," and that's fine too! We think you'll fit in no matter how you dress.
Offering boxes are located near the doors as you exit the sanctuary, and in other convenient locations throughout our campuses. If you're visiting with us, we don't expect you to put money in the offering boxes. If you consider TFH your church home, we'd love for you to prayerfully consider giving. You can give by check or cash at weekend services or any time during the week when you're on campus, or you can set up an online giving account on tfh.org/give.