We know that going to a new place can sometimes be intimidating so we want to do everything we can to make your visit a positive one. Whether you’re coming back to church or you’re trying it out for the first time, we know it’s a big step. Our prayer is that you would feel welcome and find a new home with us at First Baptist Church.
The following is a guide for all our guests at First Baptist:
- Come as you are! There is no dress code because we want you to feel comfortable when you come in and not have to worry about what to wear. Some of the people dress casually; a few dress up, and most are somewhere in between. In short, you will blend in whatever you wear.
- First Baptist Church is located at 1531 North Vansant road Clinton. Our Sunday morning services are at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. We also have worship at 6:30 on most Sunday evenings, and at 6:00 on most Wednesday evenings.
What is church?
The word, “church,” has many connotations. For some people the word conjures up the image of a building with authoritative and traditional teachings. For others, the church may seem to be an irrelevant organization with little bearing on the modern world. Still others may simply view the church as one of many social organizations in the world. In our view, the church is the hope of the world. We are a gathering of people who have chosen to follow Jesus and together worship God and impact our world. Simply put, the church is a community of people who come together to worship God and share his many blessings with others.
What can I expect?
As you enter the church, you will be greeted by one of our ushers and given a worship program that presents the order of our service. The first part of the service will be filled with singing, scripture reading, instrumental music and prayer (approximately 30 minutes). The second part of the service will have a teaching on a text from the Bible (about 25 minutes).
Who will be present?
People of all ages enjoy our worship services. We also have people from all occupations such as farming, education, law, finance, to name a few. Moreover, you will meet people who are on different stages in their relationship to Christianity. Some are just curious, others have grown up in the church, most fall somewhere in between.
Do I need to bring anything?
We use the Bible in our times of worship. Feel free to bring your Bible or use the Bible on your smartphone. If you don’t have a Bible or forget to bring yours, we have some Bibles available near your seat and many of the texts we use will be projected on the overhead screen.
See you on Sunday!