We Look Forward To Meeting You!
Welcome to Living Springs Baptist Church. We’ve put together some information to briefly answer some of the questions you may have before visiting our church for the first time:
We are a small church filled with wonderful people from all walks of life and because we are small we have an opportunity to get to know each member personally. As a small group, our members include young adults, middle age, and a couple of "old people".
When you arrive the Pastor and the members of the church will greet you and you will be given a visitors package. In that package, you will find a Welcome card, a pen, some gospel tracts, and letters from the Pastor about our church. We ask that you fill out the Welcome card and give it to the Pastor or put it in the offering box.
You will not be called upon, pointed out, or in any way embarrassed by us. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible without any pressure on our part. It is stressful enough to come to a new church we don't want to add to it.
Our service is simple, much like it was in the early churches. We have Bible studies, corporate worship, congregational singing, and prayer.
We are excited to have you for a visit and hope that you might eventually become a part of our assembly. As a Church, you will notice that the members have an intimate and real care for one another. We pray for one another and the older brethren watch over the younger ones. No one is ever slighted or considered less than another. We intend to serve the whole family and we practice a long-forgotten tradition of integrated family service. The children stay in the meeting with the adults during our worship service and Bible study; the parents are responsible for the child's behavior. If there is a need to take care of an unruly child or a baby that needs attending, we have a place where these needs can be attended to. For most attending our service, this will be a unique experience. You will never be pointed out or put on the spot for any reason, but rather made to feel at home.
Our activities are family-oriented because we believe this is Biblical and in the highest order of God's model for society. The world is intent on destroying the foundation of our society, the family. We are not of this world, nor do we desire to promote the "world" model in our church.
We support homeschoolers and greatly encourage parents who are willing to meet the challenge of educating their children at home. We offer encouragement and counseling on how to promote a godly home amid a confusing world. Visits by the Pastor can be easily arranged, just send a post from the contact page.
From the pulpit, you will hear sound expository preaching. The focus of each sermon is built around a Biblical text with its theology and practical application expounded for the edification of the children of God. While we are not opposed to appropriate humor or a good-natured laugh; we take the things of God very seriously. You will not hear jokes and attempts from the pulpit to entertain you. We are not going to try and manipulate your emotions with sad stories or provoke a response from you. We are not going to “pump you up,” with pep-rally hype and “guilt trips.” We believe that the preaching of the gospel of Christ and the working of the Holy Spirit is sufficient to convince you in mind and spirit of the truth of God’s word and that you will believe from the heart those things written and declared from the word of God.
Here at Living Springs Baptist Church, we place a high priority on the preaching and teaching of God's Word. The worship service is a time for us to come together as an assembly to learn, be encouraged, and be challenged by God's Word. We will not waste your time with speculation and supposition, but rather give a sound exposition of the Scriptures with a practical application. If something is not taught in the Bible by precept and example, then it should never be taught as a Bible truth.