What To Expect
Expect to Hear from God
The largest portion of our worship service is spent sitting under the preaching of the Word of God. The Bible is not simply a book of good things we need to know. It is to be our first and last authority. It ought to shape everything that we think and do. This being the case, after singing and prayer we open up our Bibles as the pastor helps us see what our Creator has to say to us and how it applies to our lives. We would love for you to bring your Bible and come and join us. If you do not have a Bible, that is no a problem. Come anyway and we will gladly give you one for free.
Expect Vibrant, Christ-Centered Music
There is much for us to be joyful about and that joy produces praise. One of the ways with which we express that praise is through singing. When you come, expect a blended musical style. There is something for you if you prefer hymns and there is something for you if you prefer contemporary songs. Although that is not why we sing. We sing to exalt the name of Christ and proclaim the infinite worth of our God. Come ready to sing. I believe you will be blessed, and most importantly, God will be glorified.
Expect to be loved on
We are by no means a perfect congregation. Who is? When you come here, however, you can expect to be loved. Our pastors and our members want to help you experience the love of Jesus and demonstrate for you an authentic community of believers. That means, we want to love you regardless of who you are and regardless of your past. Come and be loved.
Expect no dress code
Come as you are. We just ask that you dress modestly. Some of us wear jeans. Some of us wear suits and dresses. Please do not feel like you will be judged because of how you are dressed. We just want to be a loving place where you can experience the transforming power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Expect childcare to be provided
We want you to know that we love you and we love your children. During Sunday School, we have a class for your child regardless of age. During the service,we provide a nursery for children from infancy to 3 years of age and we provide children church for children in Pre-K through 3rd grade. We worked diligently to create a safe environment for all children. We have name tags for both child and parent and require a background check for anyone who works with minors.
Expect a time of giving for members
Every Sunday morning we give our members the opportunity to support our mission and the spread of the gospel through an offering. If you are a guest, please do not feel obligated to give. The offering is for those who consider The First Baptist Church of Arcadia their home. Instead, if you are a believer, prayerfully consider joining our church. If you have never believed in Jesus Christ as the crucified and risen Lord, our hope is that through our worship service you might believe.