What To Expect

What do I wear?

Sunday morning is our more formal gathering of the congregation during the week. However, we encourage people to dress in whatever way they are most comfortable for congregational worship.  During our mid-week and Sunday evening events, we tend to be more informal and casual.

What is a typical Sunday morning like?

—Bible Study

On Sunday morning, you will be greeted by a smiling face when you enter our building. These greeters can help you find a Bible Study class (begins at 9:30 a.m.) that is appropriate to your age and life stage, from infants to adults.

—Morning Worship

We offer two times for congregational worship, 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Our members will be happy to help guide you there.

As you enter the Sanctuary, you will receive an order of worship. The service usually begins with an instrumental prelude, during which you can prepare your heart for worship. Near the beginning of the service, you will be welcomed by one of our ministers, but not singled out in any way. Please give us the opportunity to know you better by filling out a guest card and placing the completed card in the offering plate.  This is the only offering that we ask of our guests.  This card also offers the opportunity to let the church staff know of any decision you have made or any concerns or prayer requests you might have.

During worship you will be encourage to sing the songs of worship as well as follow along with any Scripture readings.  You will find both a hymnal and a Bible in the pew rack.  If you do not have a copy of God’s Word we encourage you to take the Bible from the pew rack and keep it as your personal Bible.

We strive to glorify God each Sunday morning when the church gathers together to worship Him.  He is both the subject and object of our worship, and we hope that is evident every time we gather together as a worshiping community.  Our desire is to know God through biblical worship, and for this reason, we aim to teach and practice what the Bible communicates about worship.

Because we believe the Bible is God’s revealed, authoritative Word to us and for us, the reading and teaching of Scripture is a central part of our Sunday worship.  Typically, Pastor Chris preaches message series through books of the Bible or through biblical texts that are connected thematically.  Our music and other expressions of our worship are then designed to coordinate with the Scripture selected for a given Sunday.

—After Worship

At the conclusion of worship, stop by the Welcome Center on your way out to meet our Discipleship Pastor, James Culbreth and discover opportunities within the church.  Also, you will be able to meet our Pastor, Chris Jones as you exit the foyer.

We would love to meet and get to know you better as well as answer any questions you may have about your visit.

Once you’ve visited, we hope that you’ll make Meadow Brook Baptist your church home.