Visiting any church for the very first time can make anyone a little nervous. Where do I go? What do I wear? What time do I show up? What’s here for my kids? What can I expect? These and many more questions can come to your mind. Well, we want to put you at ease. Your first visit to Chapelwood Baptist Church will be refreshing, friendly, and enjoyable for your whole family. We want you to experience inspiring music, helpful teaching and preaching, friendly people, and a place where you feel welcome and “at home!” Here are a few answers to your questions about what you might expect on your first visit.
Will the roof fall in?
Absolutely not. In fact, several visitors said 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?
There is not a dress code at Chapelwood Baptist Church for members or guests. Our pastor and many of our church family dress in more traditional “Sunday” dress; however, a specific attire is not required, and our members wear a variety of styles of clothing. We think it makes sense to wear nice, clean, modest clothing to church. As long as you do that you will not feel out of place.
What time should I arrive?
We suggest arriving before services begin by about about 10-15 minutes. This should allow plenty of time to park and get settled before the service begins. You may also find that this allows you time to find a get some coffee, find a place that is comfortable for you to sit and say “Hi” to someone you that you know.
Do you have a nursery?
Yes. Nursery is provided during all services for children 4 years of age and under.
What are your services like?
Our services are what is commonly called “traditional.” The worship music primarily is great hymns of the faith as well as some choruses. We do have special music from members of the congregation on occasion. The focus of all of our meetings is the Word of God. Generally, we will have several hymns, prayer, an offering, and then a message from the Bible.
Do visitors have to stand up and say anything?
No, you sure don’t. We will give you a connection card and ask you to drop it in the offering plate so we can have a record of your visit. We do have a free gift for each guest available at the information table.
Am I expected to participate in the offering?
No. We don’t invite you to Chapelwood Baptist Church for your offering. We want our service to be a gift to you. We hope you will find in this place a warm family spirit, truth from God’s Word, and a place where you can grow in God’s grace. 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 your first visit at Chapelwood Baptist will be awesome! We exist to serve you and your family, and 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!