Will the roof fall in?
Absolutely not. In fact, some visitors thought this was going to happen when they came, but we are happy to report that the roof is still standing strong! If you are still concerned about this happening, just call ahead to warn us so we can clear out the building before you enter!
What should I wear?
We do not have a dress code. The pastor wears a tie when he remembers. We do ask that dress be modest and appropriate for the weather. As for tattoos and piercings, bring them. We promise not to remove them.
Do you have a nursery?
Yes. Nursery is provided during all services for children 3 years of age and under.
What are your services like?
Our music is what some call “blended.” We sing “old” hymns (what some call “great hymns of the faith”), praise and worship songs, folk spirituals, and what are called “contemporary” or “modern” songs. Our music is blended because we are “one body made of many parts,” as Paul talks about in 1 Corinthians 12. So, we want our music to reflect our varied makeup. Every once in a while, people will sing solos, duets, or other special music.
Generally, we will sing several songs, pray, hear the Bible read aloud, collect an offering, and then hear a sermon (a message spoken by the pastor about something in the Bible). The focus of all our worship services is to hear and learn from God, and so the sermon is a central part of each service.
If you are with us on the fifth Sunday in a month, at the end of the service we will participate in Communion and will collect a Benevolence Offering to help Covington residents.
Do guests have to stand up and say anything?
No, you sure don’t. We will give you a Welcome card and ask you to drop it in the offering plate so we can have a record of your visit. We do have a greeting time during the service, and it is very likely you will receive a firm handshake and a few hugs.
Am I expected to participate in the offering?
No. We don’t invite you to First Baptist Church for your offering. We want our service to be a gift to you. We hope you will encounter Jesus Christ in this place through a warm family spirit and a word from God’s Spirit. Please don’t feel any obligation to participate in the offering as a guest.
If there’s something we missed on this list, just give us a call, 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 since you’ve attended church at all, we hope you will enjoy worshiping with First Baptist! We exist to honor and share Jesus Christ through worship, learning, and serving. We are looking forward to meeting you personally. We hope you’ll feel right at home from the very first moment you step onto campus! Let us know how we can serve you better, and we hope to meet you this Sunday!