Planning Your Visit
We would love to have you as our guest at Ancient City Church! Most people like to visit our worship service for their first visit. Our primary worship service begins at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Many like to arrive about 10:45 or 10:50. [Click HERE for directions and parking information.] There will be hosts in our Welcome Center to welcome you, answer any questions, and point you in the right direction. You don't need to get dressed up, though some do like to wear their "Sunday best." What can you expect on a visit with us?
While the worship experience can vary to some degree from week to week, you can expect...
- An encounter with God
"Worship" comes from the word "worth." We gather to tell God how much He is worth! Our purpose, according to the Bible, is to "seek Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us" (Acts. 17.27). Our church wants to assist as people seek and find God; we think here you will discover the truth of the Bible: "He is not far from each one of us"!
- A warm, friendly environment where you will be welcomed
People who worship with us invariably tell us how blessed they were to be spoken to by so many people. But we don’t want to simply be friendly; we want to be your friends!
- An intergenerational experience with people of all ages
Many churches today focus on one age group or one type of person. We believe that God delights when believers and seekers of all kinds come together in worship.
- A concern for the heart
The Bible says, “Man looks at outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” We want to be more like God! Whether you enjoy “dressing up” for church or would rather come in more casual attire, you will be welcomed and you will find there is no “dress code” at our church. We simply ask people to wear modest clothing of whatever style they prefer.
- A variety of musical styles
As we seek to have true intergenerational worship, we want to offer something for every member of the family. While any one week may have more elements of one style than another and overall we tend a bit more toward traditional, you will experience a balanced diet of many musical styles from traditional to contemporary at Ancient City Baptist Church.
- A message from God’s word
While in worship we express our love for God, we always want to hear a word from Him that will touch us where we live. Our pastor lets the Bible determine the message and the manner in which it is delivered each week rather than forcing his style on the Bible. Most often, you will be encouraged by a positive, helpful message that challenges you to godly living while offering mercy and grace in your need. We believe that practicing God’s word has the power to transform our lives in ways we can scarcely imagine!
- Quality childcare
We are not yet offering preschool childcare during worship as we adjust as we come out of the pandemic. Until we have reestabished this, our overflow area in Fellowship Hall allows a parent to watch the livestream service while allowing preschoolers to have more freedom of movement, if you choose. But, of course, you may take preschoolers into the worship time with you if you desire! Older children, youth, and adults join together for in our Sanctuary (Worship Center). For those wanting to check out our Life Groups (Bible study/Sunday School classes), we so offer a variety of preschool and children's classes that meet at 9:40 on Sunday mornings while parents attend a Life Group at that same time. Check with our Welcome Center to learn about the different choices for Life Groups.