What to Expect

It can be daunting to visit a new church.  We’d like you to feel comfortable knowing what to expect when you visit Faith Baptist Church. Here’s an idea of what you will experience when you visit our church.

We hope that you will find ours to be the friendliest church in the county when you join us.  Our pastor will be wearing a suit but that doesn’t mean that you have to.  Most folks will dress nicely but we are not formal by any stretch.  You can be prepared to shake a lot of hands and will probably find someone who knows you or your family if you’ve been in Wise County very long.

Sunday School

If you arrive a few minutes early before Sunday School starts, you’ll find folks fellowshipping over breakfast and coffee.  When its time for class to start (or maybe a few minutes after) we separate into our classes.  Right now we have two adult classes to choose from. Teens have their own dedicated class. For children, we have a primary class (under 10 years old) and a secondary class (over 10).  Music, visuals, crafts, and a whole lot of fun await the kids each week.  Nursery is available if needed.

Sunday Morning Service

We sing traditional hymns in our services with piano accompaniment.  And, boy, do we sing!  After a couple of congregational songs, our pastor welcomes everyone and makes a few announcements.  We take prayer requests from the congregations and lift those needs to the Lord in prayer.    A final congregational song is sung before a special song, usually a soloist.  Our pastor then brings the sermon.  At the close of the sermon the congregation stands and sings for a time for prayer and reflection.  Those who wish may pray at the altar or speak with someone concerning their spiritual needs.  We then close with a word of prayer and are generally dismissed before 12:00.

Due to COVID, we do not pass an offering plate. We have a locked box to deposit offerings in just outside the auditorium. 

Wednesday Evening Service

On Wednesdays, things are more laid back than on Sunday. We will sing a few congregational songs before taking prayer requests.  After lifting those requests up in prayer, our pastor leads a Bible study.