What to Expect
We're so glad you are considering Elk Ridge Baptist Church as your place of worship this Sunday. We hope these descriptions of a few things will help make your visit more enjoyable.
We want you to feel comfortable
Casual clothes are the norm, ranging from jeans to sport coats for men and from jeans to dresses for women.
What's a normal Elk Ridge Sunday look like?
Guests are greeted as they arrive. They receive a copy of The Bugle, providing a summary of church news and activities, and they are invited to complete a Connection Card which they may drop into the offering basket when it is passed or return to our pastor.
Hot coffee and breakfast snacks, such as doughnuts and kolaches, are served as we visit until the start of the service.
Our worship music includes a blend of traditional and praise songs led by an ensemble of vocalists and instrumentalists, including the keyboard and guitar.
An offering basket is passed each week as we worship the Lord through giving. Our church gives freely to dozens of pastors and missionaries around the world and also to key ministries in our community.
What about kids?
Childcare is provided during the full Worship Service for those through age three. Older children initially remain with their parents during the Worship Service, but those from age four through 6th grade are dismissed before the sermon to Children’s Church.
We want you to learn something
Our pastor prefers to teach through a book of the Bible from start to finish, sharing practical Faith Lessons from each passage, but he also enjoys studies on important Bible topics and principles for living.
Bible translations vary among the congregation, but our pastor generally uses the New King James Version. Bibles are available in the sanctuary for those in need of one.
Communion, also called the Lord’s Supper or the Lord’s Table, is typically celebrated every fifth Sunday, and all believers are welcomed to participate in the memorial of Jesus’ death through partaking of a cracker representing his body and a cup of juice representing his blood.
A lunch is planned regularly following the Worship Service, and guests are invited to join the congregation for food and fellowship.