What to Expect
When you are visiting any church for the first time, the unknown may tend to make you somewhat nervous.
We want your first visit to First Baptist Maddoxtown to be refreshing, friendly, and enjoyable for your whole family. We want you to feel the presence and love of God as you hear the Word of God!. You may find the following information to be helpful as you plan for your visit.
WHERE DO I GO?
When you arrive feel free to park anywhere in our lot and enter the sanctuary through the front door. There are spaces reserved in the front for Seniors. Sunday School starts at 9:30 a.m. If you have children, someone will direct them to their respective classes.
The morning worship service begins at 10:45 a.m. in the sanctuary. You may choose to have your children remain with you for the entire worship service or at the announced time they are invited to depart the sanctuary to attend a specially designed activity for children 12 and under.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
There is not a strict dress code at First Baptist Maddoxtown. As a guide, many of our church members dress in a more traditional “Sunday-Best” style of dress. Typically the men wear a suit or nice dress shirt with or without a neck tie and a pair of nice dress slacks. The women wear modest apparel appropriate for worship in God’s house. The youth often dress casual, leaning toward the modest side of the styles of their generation. However, our main goal is that you feel welcome and comfortable for your visit.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT IN THE WORSHIP SERVICE?
Pastor Travis will ask if there are any first-time visitors. At this time, if you choose, stand to be recognized, introduce yourself and/or your family, and say a few words if you wish. You will then sit, while First Baptist Maddoxtown members sing a song of welcome to you.
We are a church that believes in prayer. Throughout the service, prayers are led by different men who are members of the church. Some of these prayers deal with the needs and requests of our church family and friends, while others simply praise and thank God for His goodness and faithfulness.
You will hear sound, spiritual music from our choir that supports the gospel.
We consider the preaching and teaching of the Word of God to be the most important time of the service. We believe that the best help you can get comes from the instruction you receive from the Word of God.
Prior to the sermon, we have a time where our members have opportunity to give an offering to the Lord. You are welcome to participate in the offering but we do not expect your participation. We hope you will find in our church a warm family , truth from God’s Word, and a home where you feel you can grow in God’s grace. Please do not feel obligated to participate in the offering as a guest.
We Invite You To Come Visit Us!!!
If you cannot come on Sunday morning then we invite you to prayer meeting and bible study on Wednesday evenings beginning at 7 p.m. We begin with prayer for our church, community, nation and world followed by a deep dive into studying God's Word at 7:30 p.m.