What do I do before the service starts? If you arrive before the service starts, you will notice that our auditorium is filled with plenty of comfortable seats. There are no reserved seats, so you may sit anywhere. Many people will be greeting one another during this time.
What are the services like? Services generally last about 1 hour. Our worship services are a time of joyful worship and praise, with a focus on congregational worship.
How will I know when to stand? The pastor or the music director will ask the congregation to stand or sit. Generally we stand while singing and during times of public prayer.
How long is the service? The worship services are usually 60 minutes.
What is the pastor's message like? The Bible-based messages lasting 30-35 minutes. The messages are timely and applicable. Audio CDs of the message are also available.
Do you give public invitations at the end of the service? What are they like? At the end of the message, we invite anyone who does not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ to accept Him. This is also a time for personal prayer with God over changes we may need to make in our lives. Counseling is also available for spiritual needs.
Do I need to donate money when I visit? Brookside Baptist Church does believe tithing is a Biblical principle and we do encourage it. However, our guests should not feel under any obligation to participate. We would request that, as a guest, you would fill out a Guest Information card, and we would ask you to drop it in the offering plate.
What happens after the service? On Sunday morning, we have a visitor's reception in the church office, where light refreshments are served. Several of the pastors are there to welcome you and answer your questions.