What to Expect During Your First Visit to Faith Baptist Church.
What Kind of Church is Faith Baptist Church?
We are an independent Baptist church, which means we believe the basic Bible doctrines for which Baptists have historically stood. We make no apologies for being Baptist and don’t try to hide that fact by taking the word out of our name. We are Baptists by conviction and principle, not by affiliation.
As Baptists we believe—
- The Bible is our sole authority for all matters of faith and practice.
- The church should be autonomous or self governing.
- The believer does not need a priest other than Jesus Christ to come boldly to God.
- Every Christian has equal access to God personally.
- God’s Word gives us two ordinances for the church—baptism and the Lord’s table.
- Each person is individually responsible for his decision to accept Christ.
- The believer is eternally secure and cannot lose salvation.
We are an independent church which means we are not affiliated with any particular board or ruling body. Because of this we can support our own missionaries, select our own leaders, and support institutions that believe as we believe. In short, our church answers to the headship of Jesus Christ rather than a denominational body.
We are a non-charismatic church which means we do not practice speaking in tongues, faith healing, sensationalism, or believe in extra-biblical revelation. While there are many people who prefer to worship this way, we choose to worship in ways that we feel to be consistent with God’s Word and His plan for our church.
What Are the Services Like?
Services usually last a little more than an hour and consist of two parts, music and preaching.
Our music is traditional and conservative. We still like to sing the old hymns our grandparents used to sing because there is so much doctrine in those anointed songs. We mix in some choruses here and there as well. We will also typically have our choir, a group or soloists present us with special music. A piano and organ provide our worship music, with occasional CD’s for special music.
The main focus of each service is the preaching of God’s Word. Our pastor or a guest speaker will give a Bible message that encourages us in our walk with the Lord, challenges us, or addresses the problems of life. We believe the Bible has the answer to every problem and the power to comfort, correct, or instruct every need.
What is at Faith Baptist for my Children?
At every service there are safe, clean, and caring nurseries for children three years old and under. For children four and over, during the Sunday School hour there are classes with age appropriate Bible-centered learning, activities and fun. For the Sunday morning Worship Service, for children four years old through sixth grade we have Children’s Church. Wednesday nights we have Bible clubs and activities. Camps, retreats, and church activities occur throughout the year. Our full time Youth Director is always available to minister to your children and is there to make church a friendly place to grow in the Lord.
On your first visit, ask one of our members and we’ll be happy to help you find the appropriate nurseries, classes, and services for every person in your family.
Will I Be Asked For Money?
No. During every service we receive an offering from our members, but we don’t ask our guests to put anything in the offering plate. Our members regularly give tithes and offerings to finance the ministries of the church. We truly want the service to be our gift to you. We want you to come, feel right at home, and feel no obligation to give anything.
What should I wear?
There is not a dress code at Faith Baptist Church for members or guests. Our ministry leaders and many of our church family dress in more traditional “Sunday” dress; however, our main goal is that you would feel welcome and comfortable on your visit here!
If you are still unsure, have questions about the church or spiritual matters and salvation, we’d be happy to visit with you. We can arrange to meet you at the church during the week to tour the facility and let you meet the staff and pastor or we can meet you at your home, or other neutral location.
Thank you for your interest in Faith Baptist Church.
We hope this has helped you feel more comfortable about visiting and that we will see you here soon. If you have any questions please call, e-mail or ask someone when you arrive. Whether you’re new to the area and looking for a church home, or if it’s been a long time or you’ve never attended church at all, we hope your first visit at Faith Baptist will be uplifting and encouraging!
You can also watch our worship services live on-line to see what they are like and to know what to expect: HERE