What can I expect on my first visit?
We know how intimidating finding a new church home can be and visiting is a crucial part of that process. We want to provide as much information as possible to alleviate the pressure of not knowing what to expect by providing some answers to several frequently asked questions about our services as well as our other meetings. If you have any other questions please feel free to email our church office at email@example.com where we would love to assist you in any way that we can!
What time do services start?
Our Sunday morning services at Byron Baptist start at 10:30 a.m. and our Life Groups and Sunday School classes meet at 9:15 a.m. However, due to the Social Distancing practices in our church, our Life Groups and Sunday School classes are currently not meeting on Sunday morning. They are meeting “creatively” at different times and locations. Contact the church office for more information.
Currently, our Children's Ministry does not meet on Sunday either during the service time or during the Sunday School hour. Our current plan is to reconvene this ministry in August.
Our Wednesday evening Prayer Services are currently at 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall, which is adjacent to our sanctuary. Our Wednesday night Youth Services are also back and currently meeting at 6:30 p.m. as well, but they are meeting outside of our gymnasium rather than inside the gymnasium.
What are the services like?
Our Sunday morning Worship Services are currently setup to accommodate for Social Distancing practices with temperature checks at the door as well as pew distancing. At the end of the service you will be ushered out of your pew much like at a wedding to avoid overcrowding. Besides that, our Sunday morning worship services are just as welcoming as they were pre-pandemic! Our worship team continues to lead us in worship and our Pastor continues to preach the word to its fullest. Services start at 10:30 a.m. and are typically finished around 11:45 a.m.
You can expect a blend of modern songs and hymns with Scripture readings from both Testaments and some (church-wide) “family” prayer time. You can also expect a Christ-centered, expository sermon.
What should I wear?
Many of our members love to get dressed up for church, whereas others would rather attend services in whatever is comfortable for them; be it jeans or shorts. We encourage all to come and attend worship in whatever is comfortable for them and on any given Sunday there will be a full spectrum of attire worn at our services.
What is available for my children/students?
Currently, due to Social Distancing practices, we are not hosting our Life Groups or Sunday School classes nor our Children's Services on Sunday mornings. Normally Children's Services are available during the time of our main Worship Services and our Life Groups and Sunday School classes are available for children and students.
On Wednesdays, there are also Children's Services available during the time of our Prayer Services; however, currently those are have been postponed due to COVID-19. Your children are welcome to join us for our Prayer Services!
Students are currently meeting on Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. during the time of the Prayer Service outside of the gymnasium where our Student Pastor has games and lessons for them every week. The student ministry currently accepts student attendees that are 6th-12th grade.