What to Expect
We are thankful that you are considering worshiping with us at Faith Baptist Church. We know visiting a new church can be an intimidating experience, so we want to share with you what you can expect during the service. We want you to know that you can come as you are – there’s no “dress code” here at Faith. You’ll find some people dressed in a suit or dress and some dressed in jeans and tennis shoes. We encourage you to dress comfortably. Our services typically last about an hour and fifteen minutes – from 11;00 am until about 12:15 pm – and consist of the following elements:
Worship Through Song
Worship is an interactive, participatory experience (Psalm 150:1-6). We worship the Lord through singing our praises to Him. Our format might be best described as blended, which means that we utilize hymns (both traditional and contemporary) and praise music. We make a joyful noise for the glory of God (Psalm 95:1-2; Psalm 100:1; 1 Chronicles 15:16; 1 Corinthians 10:31), and we’d love for your voice to be part of this mix!
Worship Through Offering
We worship the Lord by cheerfully giving Him our tithes and offerings (2 Corinthians 9:6-7), which are a portion of what He has blessed us with (Psalm 24:1; 1 Chronicles 29:11-12). You can give during the service or anytime through our e-giving portal. If you are a visitor, you are not expected or obligated to give.
Worship Through Message
We worship the Lord through the proclamation of His Word, the Bible. Our Pastor and Elders seek to preach and teach the Word in such a way that builds up the body of Christ (the church) and boldly makes known the Gospel (2 Timothy 4:1-2; I Corinthians 2:1-5).
Worship Through Prayer
We worship the Lord through prayer at various points during the service. Prayer is a time of communication with God, when we come before God’s throne with our praise, thanksgiving, supplications, and intercessions (Matthew 6:5-13; Hebrews 4:16).
Worship Through Lord’s Supper (Communion)
We worship the Lord by regularly sharing the Lord’s Supper. This is a time of remembrance of what Jesus Christ did for us through His death on the cross and His resurrection. We take time to first to confess our sins to God before coming to the table to receive the elements (the bread and the juice), so that we do not take part in an unworthy manner. If you are a believer, we welcome you to join with us as we celebrate the risen Lord (Luke 22:14-23; 1 Corinthians 11:23-30).
Worship Through Response
We worship the Lord through our heartfelt and faithful response to what His Word teaches us. This includes repenting of our sin (disobedience to God) and a commitment, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to follow God’s commandments, so that we might be better stewards of God’s grace (Exodus 24:7; 1 John 4:11; Romans 12:1-2; 1 Peter 4:10-11). We provide time at the end of each service for such a response, which includes a call for those who do not know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior to repent and believe (Acts 2:37-38; Acts 16:30-31; Romans 10:9-11).