Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for taking time to find out information about our church family. We understand that visiting a church can sometimes be intimidating or overwhelming. We pray that these questions will help you not only know what to expect, but also help you have a wonderful time of worship with us. Do you have a question that isn't answered below? One of our pastors would love to answer any questions you might have. Simply call the church office at (803) 432-7035 or e-mail them at the e-mail addresses listed here.

  • What Do I do when I get there?

    As our guest, we want you to feel comfortable and welcome as you join us for worship. After parking, make your way to our newly renovated and expanded sanctaury. At the door you will be greeted by someone from our Greeter Ministry or Hospitality Team. They will give you a copy of our weekly bulletin and a guest packet with information about our church family, a connection card, and a Story booklet. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to ask them!


    If you have children, our greeters will be happy to talk with you about the options available for them (LifeGroups, Children's Worship, etc.). If you join us for the 9:15AM LifeGroup time, they can also guide you to a LifeGroup for you to visit that morning.

  • What are the services Like?

    Our Sunday morning services begin at 10:30AM and usually end around 11:45AM. A normal worship service for us incorporates prayer, Scripture readings, music, an offering, and the preaching of God's Word. We have a "blended" musical style which means we incorporate many recent worship songs with our worship team and also include one or two traditional hymns during the service.

  • What SHould I wear?

    You are invited to come as you are, whether it's a suit or blue jeans that you are most comfortable wearing. We are a multi-generational church and so you will see everything from a coat and tie to jeans and a polo shirt.

  • What About My ChildreN?

    If you have children, our hospitality team will direct you to the children's building where you can register your children. If your child is a newborn through 4-years-old, you will need to sign them in, fill out a security sticker, and an allergy or potty training alert sticker (if appropriate). You will also need to sign them out and present your security tag when picking them up. Children in 5K through 5th grade will also have age-appropriate classes available for them. You can find out more about the worship offerings for this age group on our services page. Children are also welcome to stay with their parents during the worship services.


    We consider children to be a gift and a blessing and so take the safety of our children very seriously. As a result, we have a church-wide child protection policy which includes background checks on all our children's workers. A copy of our child protection policy can be picked up from the church office.

  • How Can I Respond?

    If God is working in your life, we would love to hear about it! During our worship service every Sunday morning, we have a time of response for people to respond to what God is doing in their life. You can take this time to pray quietly, kneel at the altar for prayer with others, or to talk with a pastor.


    If you are interested in being baptized or joining our church family, you talk with a pastor during this time or by contacting them directly during the week.


    If you would like to join Malvern Hill, we offer a Next Steps class each quarter that explains our church in more detail and gives you an opportunity to better know the leadership and ask questions. You can find the Next Steps booklet online here. If you are interested in attending the Next Steps class, sign up here. 

  • How Can I Get Involved?

    We have a number of ways that you can be involved in the ministry of our church family both as a guest and as a member of our church. One of the best ways to discover how you can be involved is by taking a Next Steps Class or by talking with one of our pastors.


    We also highly recommend that you check out one of our LifeGroups on Sunday mornings at 9:15AM. These are discipleship groups where we gather together to study God’s Word, care for one another, and serve both our church family and the world. In many ways, we consider these groups to be a core part of who we are as a church family. If you are interested in visiting on of these LifeGroups, you can contact Keven Newsome who oversees our discipleship ministries.