What to Expect on Your First Visit

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I get to Church of the Master?

We are located at 24 North Grove St. in Westerville, Ohio 43081 (link is external). Our phone is (614) 882-2153. You can also contact our office at office@chmaster.org (link sends e-mail)

Where can I park?

There are a limited number of parking spaces in the Church parking lot immediately behind the building. These spaces are reserved for the handicapped and visitors during Sunday morning worship but are available during the day and evenings. Otterbein University has agreed to allow us to use the Barlow Parking Lot located behind the Chaplain's offices across the street from the church during the evening hours after 5 p.m. and on weekends. Please see our Directions page for detailed parking information and a map of the available parking lots.

How do I enter the church?

There are three main entrances to the church including two doors along Main Street and a disabled accessible door along on the side of the church either from the church parking lot or Grove Street. Look for the handrails on the Grove Street side.
The front doors on Grove Street are not used.

Where can I take my young children when I arrive for service?

Nursery care for children in kindergarten and younger is available during both the 8:30 a.m. Casual Service and 11 a.m. Traditional Service each Sunday as well as adult Sunday School from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The nursery is located in a hallway just up the stairs from the Main Street entrance.

Does my school-age child stay with us during the entire service?

During our 11 a.m. service, children who are not in nursery care are invited to the altar for a short lesson in service called “Children’s Moment” about 10 minutes into the service. Afterwards, 3- and 4-year olds are invited downstairs to Dewdrops for a short lesson and play. Kindergarten through 5th graders are invited upstairs to Rainbows and Sunbeams for Bible lessons and crafts.

Will I hear from your church after our visit?

Yes. If you add your name and address to the attendance booklet in the pew during service, a member of our congregation will contact you after a second visit with some information about the church and some bread as a gift. Feel free to ask them questions about the church and our congregation.

How do I become a member?

Church of the Master welcomes all to join our congregation. For information on regularly scheduled new member classes, contact Senior Pastor Rev. Anna Guillozet at (614) 882-2153 or pastor@chmaster.org (link sends e-mail).

What kind of education programs do you have for children?

Our church has a rich and varied education program for children from age two through college age. Please visit the links under education on our Welcome page for details. Our education programs occur throughout the week – not just Sunday morning – so there are plenty of opportunities for busy families.

Do you offer Sunday School?

Yes. For all ages! Adult, children and youth Sunday School is 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. each Sunday morning between our two services. Please visit the Adult Education section of the website for more information on the variety of different Sunday Schools you can attend from structured classes to more casual gatherings during that time. Children’s Sunday School is divided by age groups.

How can I get to know people at Church of the Master?

There are plenty of ways. Stop in for fellowship time with coffee and treats in Fellowship Hall from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. each Sunday. Bring your children to M&Ms on Thursday night for dinner, singing and Christian lessons. Check out an adult enrichment class on a weekday or weeknight. And expect that several congregation members will reach out to a new face in the pew and introduce themselves.

Is your church part of Otterbein University?

Not any more. But Church of the Master maintains a strong relationship with the college including outreach events to the college students who live around us, such as spaghetti dinners during finals weeks and pancake breakfasts.

What if I am in crisis?

Church of the Master has outstretched hands and God’s love for anyone in need. Please contact our pastor, Anna  Guillozet (link sends e-mail) for any help, including our Stephen’s Ministry lay counseling program and a variety of shelters, food banks and other charities  with which our church is affiliated.