Should I bring a Bible?
The Bible is the center of our teaching, so if you have one, bring it along. Several of our members use a Bible app on their phones, and you’re welcome to do that, as well. We have Bibles we'd be happy to loan you if you'd like, but you'll be able to follow along even without a Bible or phone. Pastor generally preaches from the English Standard Version in our services, but you will find a variety of good translations being used by the congregation as they follow along. When we have a responsive Scripture reading, it is provided in the bulletin so that we're all "on the same page!"
We can't promise that you'll be ignored--in fact, some people will probably want to meet you and may ask your name before or after the service. We may also ask you to fill out a welcome card, but we won't point you out or ask you to stand.
What kind of music do you use?
At Faith Baptist Church, we purposely choose to offer God traditional worship, both in music and in format. A song leader is assisted by a piano and keyboard, and we have a small orchestra which often plays along with Sunday morning congregational singing. During services, you may hear an occasional “amen” after a musical number. This is our way of showing agreement with the song’s message. We understand that musical numbers in other settings often expect and/or receive applause, so if applause accidentally happens we’re all okay! However, our musicians will feel more as though they’ve accomplished their goal if they hear an “amen” rather than applause.