Sunday mornings

What to Expect

Visiting a church for the first time can be an intimidating experience. We hope this information helps you plan your visit and answers any questions you may have.

Our hope is that you will feel welcomed and comfortable when you check us out.

Location

We meet at 10 AM on Sunday Mornings at the Sheraton Madison Hotel on John Nolen Drive, conveniently located close to UW Madison and easily accessible from the Beltline. There is also a Metro Transit bus stop in front of the hotel.

As you pull into the hotel drive, you'll see the Isaiah Church signs that will direct you to the drop off and parking area. We meet in the State Street Ballroom, which has its own private entrance on the backside of the hotel.

Our greeters will welcome you in to our space and help you find the Kids Check-In and coffee bar.

Before the Service

We offer free regular Starbucks coffee and hot teas, along with an assortment of pastries and bagels. If you would like a specialty drink or other food items, The Market has Starbucks products available for purchase adjacent to the hotel lobby. You are welcome to bring food and drinks into the auditorium.

Parents may check their children into the Kids Program starting at 9:30 am. If you are visiting for the first time, one of our Kids workers will assist you in registering your child and explain what to expect.

During the Service

WORSHIP

We begin by singing 3-4 songs to God. The music is current, ranging from modern hymns to contemporary worship songs.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

One of our leaders will close our time in worship with prayer and then give any announcements and updates about what's happening at Isaiah.

TEACHING

A pastor will teach from the Bible for 35-45 minutes. We aim to teach the Bible in a way that is clear and understandable to all, regardless of church experience.

PRAYER

After teaching, we finish by singing one more song.  We also use this time to pray for each other. The pastor will invite any who would like to receive prayer to come forward and a trusted member of our prayer team will respectfully lay a hand on their shoulder and pray for them.

FAQs

There is no need to dress up. Most people dress casually, so feel free to wear your normal weekend clothes.

Great! We are a church for the unchurched and hope you can be a part of our community as you explore faith.

Absolutely not. Our greeters will welcome you and a few people will probably introduce themselves to say hello, but you will not be singled out or put on the spot.

We use the English Standard Version (ESV). It is a literal translation that is also readable in the modern language. You can find this version in our app.

We believe that the focus of worship is God, not us, and aim for a non-hyped, heartfelt response to Him. We try to create a worship environment that allows for genuine expression without being distracting. Sometimes people will lift their hands, bow, or clap in response to God.

A typical service usually lasts around an hour and fifteen minutes.