FAQ

WEEKENDS ON WEDNESDAY (aka: W.O.W.)

  • Meets every Wednesday, from 7-8pm, at the Kenosha Trade Park (7600 75th Street / Suite #220 / Kenosha)
  • This is a small, relaxed venue (approx. 100-125 adults)
  • We do not offer Great Lakes Kids on Wed. evenings
  • Most of the time we offer acoustic music, instead of a full band
  • The talk for the upcoming weekend is filmed at our W.O.W. service, which means that the talk is almost always given "live"
  • W.O.W. is a great option for those who cannot attend on Sunday mornings (it is the EXACT same talk that's given on the upcoming Sunday)
  • We close W.O.W. services, each week, with some good ol' fashioned snake handling! Just kidding, but that would be exciting.

SUNDAY MORNINGS - KENOSHA CAMPUS 

  • Meets every Sunday morning, at 9am & 10:30am, at the Kenosha Trade Park (7600 75th Street / Suite #220 / Kenosha)
  • KID'S PROGRAMS are offered at the same time as the adult service, so your child can enjoy learning about God at their level of understanding
  • We have TWO adult auditoriums so that we can offer two different music styles (our west auditorium offers a full band and is louder than our east auditorium, which has a smaller band)
  • Sometimes the talk is "live" and sometimes it's on video (if it's on video it's because the pastor is giving the talk "live" at the Racine campus)

SUNDAY MORNINGS - RACINE CAMPUS 

  • Meets every Sunday morning, at both 9am & 10:30am, at our building (9605 Spring Street in Racine)
  • KID'S PROGRAMS are offered at the same time as the adult service, so your child can enjoy learning about God at their level of understanding
  • Our adult auditorium offers a full band (some people think the music is loud, but other people prefer the volume we play at)
  • Sometimes the talk is "live" and sometimes it's on video (if it's on video it's because the pastor is giving the talk "live" at the Kenosha campus)

In the last 50 years, video has changed the way Americans and the world receive information. With the invention of the television, people suddenly began receiving the majority of their information through a "virtual" person in their living room. We all grew up watching our parents and grandparents huddle around the TV to watch a news anchor bring us the day's stories on the Evening News. 
 
Today, with the advent of the Internet, computers and smart phones, receiving information and content through video is an expected norm. In fact, we prefer it. Video gives us the ability to see angles on things we otherwise couldn't see (think watching a football game from the stands or from your couch...) and be closer to communicators then we otherwise could be. 

Of course the logic makes sense as it relates to our TV's or Videos on our computers, but what about the use of video in a church enviornment? The answer is... we've seen it work!
 
Thankfully, because our world is so video savvy, our minds have become accustomed to receiving from someone on a video screen. Video is simply a medium of communication, just like paper and ink are, or an mp3 is. It's merely a platform for communication, and therefore we've found it to be a non-factor.  

Ultimately, the reason we decided to do so much teaching on video is because it allowed us to expand geogropahically. We have multiple services and locations that receive the exact same talk each week and this seemed to be the best way for us to do it.

If you are visiting for the first time, we will not embarrass you, have you stand up, or ask you to give money. We realize that it's intimidating to walk into a building for the first time, especially if you don't know anybody. That's why we have clear signage, an "Info Table" staffed with people who are ready to help you, and a fun/safe kids program so you don't have to stress about what to do with your kids.

Yes! On Sunday mornings we offer fully-staffed programs for infant thru fifth grade. You can learn more by CLICKING HERE.

We also have programs for middle school students on Sunday mornings and high school students on Sunday evenings. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Please note: We do not offer programs for kids at our WEEKENDS ON WEDNESDAY service. 

The two best ways to connect with people at Great Lakes Church are through VOLUNTEER TEAMS and GROUPS. Either of these settings will allow you to meet people, connect socially, and move forward in making new friends.