What to Expect

Yep. We’re a mess. Our goal at Shores Community Church is, “To draw people to Jesus so that more and more people may be transformed by the gospel and become worshippers of God and bring Him glory.” Because Jesus loved messy people, so do we and most of the people you meet when you visit Shores Community will be nice and friendly. But you need to know, before you come, that we’re a bunch of broken messes.

There are people attending, and even leading Shores Community, who have major hurts, habits, and hang-up’s. In fact, perfect people are not allowed. We’re a community of people who don’t have it all together, but are discovering what it means to find life in Jesus, to follow him fully, to break free from our past, and to walk in victory together.

What to Expect When You Visit

We care about you, not what you’re wearing. We don’t care who you’re voting for in the next election or how many tattoos you have. We’re a church full of imperfect, broken people who are coming to know Jesus and serving others together, and regardless of your story, we believe you belong!

If you’ve never been and you’re considering coming, here’s what you should expect…

We are located at 3800 Lake Harbor Rd in Norton Shores. Our service starts at 10:30. And we’re saving a seat for you! 

1. Nice people. We LOVE it when someone comes for the first time. But, we don’t always recognize the first-time visitors because so many of the people who come are still fairly new, so feel free to say, “This is my first time” and we’ll guide you in!


2. A casual atmosphere. We care about YOU, not what you’re wearing, so feel to come in jeans or whatever is comfortable. Our dress code is simple: wear something. Grab a hot cup of free coffee from our coffee table and sit wherever you’d like! We will NOT single you out publicly or ask you to say anything, and we do NOT expect guests to contribute anything financially.


3. A fun, safe environment for kids. Kids love Shores Kids! If you bring your kids, you’ll check them in and out each Sunday in our Check-In room using a special labeling system and our security volunteers will monitor the halls during the service. Babies and toddlers are cared for by loving volunteers. There’s a preschool room and Kids’ Church for preschool through third grade. All of our kids ministry volunteers must pass background checks and have a heart for kids and families.


4. Practical Teaching that connects the words of the Bible to everyday life and music that is lively, including drums and guitars. Don’t be surprised when some people raise their hands as a sign of praise while singing, and don’t feel obligated to do so yourself. We create an atmosphere of freedom in our services.


We take risks in faith and stay fast, fluid, and flexible in our approach to church. We do whatever it takes, short of sin, to find people who are far from God. We’re crazy about broken people and we’ll get our hands messy to serve others. Everybody belongs – every color, every shape, every personality, and people with every kind of story imaginable. We trust the Bible completely even when we don’t fully understand it. And we value Kingdom growth and invest in multiplying new churches locally, nationally, and globally. And we do everything for the name and fame of Jesus Christ!

Text and Email Alerts

To sign up for text and email alerts from the church please text “Shores” to 84576 or  fill out the information below. If you have any questions feel free to call us at 231.780.2476 ext 10 or email us at officesec.scc@gmail.com. We are looking forward to seeing you this Sunday!