What To Except When You Walk In The Door Of Central Baptist Church.
Wondering about what it might be like to attend a Central Baptist Church gathering on Sunday morning? The following information is provided to help answer that question. We hope this brief description contributes to making you feel comfortable as you think about a visit to CBC and will help result in
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8:00am Worship Gathering
9:00am Small Groups
10:15am Worship Gathering (Nursery Available)
& Children's Church
6:30 - 8:00pm
TeamKID - Age 4 through 5th grade
Youth Gathering - 6th through 12th grade
Adult Bible Study
What Does Sunday Worship Gathering Time Look Like?
It usually begins with upbeat music led by our worship pastor, live instruments and vocalists setting the environment for a comfortable and friendly time of praise and thanksgiving. This is followed immediately with a time of social informal greeting among attendees—all designed to intentionally welcome and recognize each other as part of the family of God. It is a time of sweet spirit among those present.
Then kids are dismissed for children’s church. We continue with praise and thanksgiving. Followed by a deacon providing a prayer, identifying special opportunities and needs of the CBC family. This is followed by the receiving of the morning offering—a time of giving in recognition for God’s many blessings.
Periodically the worship time will also include the baptism of individuals who desire to express their obedience to God’s command. At various intervals during the year the worship time will include Communion or the Lord’s Supper.
Following the deacon prayer and offering Pastor Dennis comes to present his sermon. Typically, the sermon is designed to teach a message from God’s word that emphasizes life application principles. At the conclusion of the sermon there is a time for personal reflection and response. Periodically individuals may respond by going to the alter for a personal time of prayer or approaching the pastor to indicate a personal decision of salvation, desire for baptism, presentation of themselves for membership or other special requests.
Finally, there is a time of announcement reminders and the congregation is dismissed with praising God through music as attendees exit the sanctuary.
What To Wear?
Appropriate clothes is often the first question people consider when going to any event or venue. So, how do people dress when they attend CBC? There is no standard dress code. The best answer is simply this—dress comfortably. For some people it is jeans. For others it is more business casual and for a few it is more dress up attire. Dress depending on what is most comfortable and appropriate for you.
Where Do I Park & Enter?
When arriving at a facility there is always the question—where to park and where to enter the building. Typically, most attendees park in the lot immediately to the south of the building. There is access to the parking lot from Central Avenue (east side of the building) and from Virginia Street (west side of the building). In fact, there is signage designating parking spaces for guests. These spaces are along the building immediately to the west of the large canopy/entry portico. Parking spaces are also located on the west and north side of the building. While there are other entrances, we recommend that you use the main entry at the large canopy/portico. Upon arriving at the entrance, you will be welcomed by special volunteers who can answer any questions and provide direction. In our large foyer area you will have an opportunity to grab a cup of coffee and visit with others arriving for our gathering times!