Frequently Asked Questions
So you’ve got questions.
We may not have all of the answers, but we do have a few.
Here are some answers to some commonly asked questions.
What services do you have?
Bible Study for all ages: 9:30 a.m.
If you’re not sure where to go, friendly greeters will direct you to a class. There is something
for everyone! See the MINISTRIES tab for more information.
Morning Worship: 10:30 a.m.
You can expect a blended style of music—a mixture of traditional hymns and a contemporary flair. We are more concerned with real life issues than we are with what you are wearing, so wear whatever is comfortable—suit or jeans; you’ll find others dressed the same way. Child care is provided for infants and children through 6th grade, also there’s no charge for the Pastor’s challenging sermon.
Wednesday Evening Service: 6:30 p.m.
An informal time of prayer, Bible study, and fellowship.
See our Sunday Bulletin for other weekly events.
What do you offer for children and students?
We feel like reaching the next generation is a priority for our church so we are building an interactive, high energy, age appropriate children’s ministry. For middle school and high school students we have our group “Collision” that meets students where they are, encourages them to connect with God, and engages their friends.
Will you ask me to participate in the offering?
We feel like financial giving is the responsibility of our members and regular attendees, so it would be completely normal for you not to participate as a guest.
What exactly is a Baptist?
We believe that authentic faith consists of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. This personal relationship occurs when we repent of our sin, confess Jesus as Savior, and accept Him as Lord of our lives. Some people refer to this as being “born again” or “saved”. We follow Jesus Christ and the Bible alone. Regardless of the name above the door or on the sign out front- If you are a Biblical Christian we are brothers and sisters in Christ!
Baptists also believe in making a big splash with baptism—literally. New believers are submerged or immersed—whole-body style—into a pool of water. In Scripture, the Greek word “baptizo” means to immerse, submerge; (i.e. fully wet). To Baptists, this method of baptism best demonstrates the believer’s death to sin. Coming up out of the water symbolizes that he is rising to walk in newness of life with His Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Baptists also believe in the freedom and independence of the local church. All decisions about its operation are made by the members of the congregation, with no oversight from an outside church body. A Baptist church enlists its own pastor and staff members, raises its own funds, decides how to spend them, and sets its own priorities for ministry. Baptist churches, however, do work together to support and fellowship with many worthy causes and other ministries, both in and beyond their local communities, as well as across denominational lines.
What exactly is a Southern Baptist?
Being a Southern Baptist church simply means that we participate in the Cooperative Program of the Southern Baptist Convention. Very simply put, our church gives financially to the SBC to support over 5,000 missionaries in America and around the world. Our gifts are used to plant, build, support and empower local churches to fulfill the Great Commission in the area that God has planted them. Click HERE to learn more about the Cooperative Program.
The Southern Baptist Convention was formed with a Gospel vision. Its founding charter has a singular focus: “for the purpose of eliciting, combining, and directing the energies of the Baptist denomination of Christians, for the propagation of the Gospel.” As of 2018, the S.B.C. has grown to be a network of more than 50,000 cooperating churches and church-type missions banded together to make an impact for God’s Kingdom.
Southern Baptists are as varied and diverse as the cities, towns, neighborhoods, and communities where they live. Each Southern Baptist church is autonomous and unique. Each congregation is very diverse in: size, culture, geographic location, ministry setting, race, ethnicity, language, and worship style.
But the center of who and what we are is the Person and Work of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We hold high the Gospel of Jesus Christ as the unifying center around which everything is built & from which all ministry flows.
Go to www.SBC.net if you wish to find out more information.
What is Southern Baptist Doctrine? www.sbc.net/bfm2000/bfm2000.asp
See the WHAT TO EXPECT tab for more answers.