What to Expect
Visiting Gore Springs Baptist
We would love to have you join us for one of our services on Sunday morning. Below you will find a brief profile of our church and what you can expect when you visit.
Age-wise, we are older but have several young families in attendance. Sunday morning attendance is between 30 and 50 people. Dress trends toward business-casual, though you can find anything from jeans to suits. Our people are very friendly; don't be surprised if several introduce themselves to you.
On Sunday morning at 9:45am we come together for an hour for our Sunday School lessons, in which we learn about God’s Word and its application to all areas of life. Following that, we begin our Sunday morning service at 11:00am. As we find our seats in the sanctuary, we sing songs to prepare our hearts for the service. (Families, please note that check-in for nursery during the morning service begins at 10:45am. We recommend arriving by 10:45am to allow time for the check-in process.)
The music we sing at GSBC is a blend of old and new. We love the doctrinally rich hymns of the sixteenth century and we find blessing in the choruses of the twenty-first. Most of us who are comfortable with music from one particular era have discovered, while at GSBC, that we have come to enjoy other songs we had not previously encountered. We strongly prefer congregational singing, which emphasizes the gathered body singing praise to God with one voice, over performed music, which tends to spotlight the abilities of some while encouraging passivity in the rest.
Body of Service
Our service formally begins at 11:00am. During this time, we sing several songs, offer prayers of praise and confession to God, hear Scripture read, and give our offerings and tithes.
Preaching at GSBC is generally expositional, meaning that it seeks to declare the point of a particular Biblical passage. Sermons usually last around half-an-hour and are packed with material for reflection. On a regular basis, our sermon series alternate between the Old and New Testaments. All preaching is driven by the Gospel, the Bible’s main message of God saving sinners through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
We sing a hymn encapsulating the theme of the sermon and then have a brief moment of silent reflection. We will end with a prayer and a benediction. A typical service is finished by 12:15 pm.
At Gore Springs Baptist, we believe that children are a blessing and they are welcome to be joint participants in the service. We also have Worship Training for children through kindergarten. In a secure environment, the sing songs and hear a lesson about Jesus. Children may be dismissed to Worship Training toward the end of the singing portion of our gathered worship.