At Central Baptist Church, we always want you to feel welcome! And, we do want you to feel at home and like a part of our family when you join with us for worship. Come and see what others have found out: Central is a church for the entire family! Stepping into a new place of worship can be uncomfortable for many reasons. We’d like to make your visit and subsequent visits with our church family stress-free, comfortable, relaxed, and meaningful. Hopefully, the following information will be helpful to you.
1. It’s my first time here. Is there a certain door we should enter?
For your first time at Central, you are welcome to park along Ross Cannon St. at the front of the church. This will allow you to enter through the front doors of the auditorium. Don’t forget to grab a bulletin on your way in. Or you can park in our main parking area behind the church off 1st Street. We then suggest that you enter through the double doors and follow the signs to our auditorium. Our greeters will gladly assist you with information and guidance at that point. Please feel free to sit wherever you like.
2. What time do your meetings begin on Sundays?
Our service begins at 10:00 am. Don’t worry if you’re late, we’ll be happy to see you even if you are running a little behind.
3. What about my children?
We LOVE children at Central. In addition to our Connect Group ministry, we also provide care for younger children during worship. If you aren’t sure about leaving your children in a nursery, that will be alright with us. Bring them into worship with you. We don’t mind if small children get fussy. Most of us are parents and we’ve been there.
4. Is there a dress-code? What should I wear?
We don’t have a dress code. At Central you will find that most folks dress much more casually than formal. We’re more concerned with the person than their clothes.
5. Will I be “singled out” as a guest?
We want you to be comfortable and relaxed. We will not embarrass you. Folks in our church may greet and welcome you, but we won’t single you out and make you feel awkward.
6. What style of worship should I expect?
Our worship personality would be classified as “blended” with a wide blend. Our song selections include many of today’s popular worship songs as well as timeless hymns and gospel songs. Worship is accompanied instrumentally by a keyboard, guitar, bass, and drums. Worship leadership is by both a praise team and our choir. You will find our worship enthusiastic, lively, and focused on praising God!
7. Is your building handicap accessible?
Yes, we have elevators for whoever may need them. To find them simply enter the building through the double doors in the rear parking lot, then take a left upon entering the building.
8. I am deaf. How can I participate in worship and study?
We typically have interpreters available. Central has a long history of outreach to the deaf community. Please be sure to let a greeter know that you are in need of our signers.
9. How long will the service last?
Depending on what is planned, we are usually concluding our time of worship and teaching just after 11:15 am. Of course, this may vary on occasion.
10. I have more questions and would like to speak with someone. May I call the office?
YES, we would welcome your call! Our office number is (803)684-4395. The office is open Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Ask to speak with Pastor Will. Also, feel free to e-mail our office at email@example.com.