Visiting any church, especially a larger one, for the very first time can be a tough experience. Well, we want to put you at ease. Your first visit to Lancaster Baptist will be refreshing, friendly, and enjoyable for your whole family. We want you to experience inspiring music, helpful teaching and preaching, friendly people, and a place where you feel welcome and "at home"! Here are a few answers to your questions and what you might expect on your first visit.
When are your services?
Our main worship services are Sunday mornings at 8:30 am and 11:00 am. Both services are identical with the same Bible message and music program, so choose the one that best fits your schedule.
8:30 am & 11:00 am Morning Worship Services
10:00 am Classes for All Ages
9:45 am & 5:00 pm Servicio en Español
11:00 am Deaf Service
11:15 am Clases Bíblicas por Edades
5:00 pm Evening Service
7:00 pm Growth Point Services
Worship is the act of loving and responding to God! Through the heart-warming, conservative music and the clear, Bible teaching and preaching in our services, your heart will be inspired to love and to respond to God. Each week, families are strengthened, encouraged, and drawn closer to Him through these special times together. Each service is carefully planned and prayed over so that God may work in your life!
You can't miss our growing campus at the intersection of 40th Street East and Lancaster Blvd. The main entrance is on 40th Street East, and you'll recognize it by the sign and water fountain. Our parking attendants will help you find a place to park, and as you approach the main worship center, one of our hospitality greeters will meet you and direct you to the right classes and services. They can also answer other questions you may have.
Most adults attend one worship service where they enjoy the beautiful and inspiring music of the choir, orchestra, ensembles, and soloists. The music is always followed by a clear, helpful, and challenging Bible message from Pastor Chappell. This service is a little over one hour in length. Also, during the 10:00 am hour, there are Connection Groups. These classes are smaller group settings where you are invited to meet people, enjoy perhaps some coffee and donuts, and hear a teaching lesson more directly applicable to your life-stage. The best way to get to know people at Lancaster Baptist Church is to visit one of these Connection Groups.
Where do I take my children?
Starting with excellent nurseries, there is something special for every age child. At every service there are safe, clean, and highly staffed nurseries for children three years old and under. For the infants, mothers will receive a pager so that the nursery attendants can easily contact you if there is a need. For children four years old through sixth grade there are fun, friendly, and Bible-centered classes. These classes are staffed with trained, friendly, and well-qualified teachers and helpers who will make church exciting and memorable for your child.
Our campus has a lot of buildings, which to a guest can seem overwhelming at first. It's not as complicated as it looks, and we would like to help you find the appropriate nurseries, classes, and services for every person in your family. Our greeters and ushers are located around campus as well as in the lobby of the main worship center and will gladly help direct and even escort you to the right place. You can see what room your child's class is in by clicking the appropriate link: Nurseries, Toddlers, 1st–2nd grade, 3rd–4th grade, 5th–6th grade.
What about my teens?
Our student ministries are broken down into three main divisions: junior high, high school, and College & Career. Within each of these divisions, there are several classes, which are listed under the "Teens" menu above. Most of the teens attend a class for one hour and then a worship service another hour with their parents.
How Should I Dress?
There is not a dress code at Lancaster Baptist Church for members or guests. Our ministry leaders and many of our church family dress in more traditional “Sunday” dress; however, our main goal is that you would feel welcome and comfortable on your visit here at Lancaster Baptist!
Am I Expected to Participate in the Offering?
No. We don't invite you to Lancaster Baptist Church for your offering. We want our service to be a gift to you. We hope you will find in this place a warm family spirit, truth from God's Word, and a place where you can grow in God's grace. Please don't feel any obligation to participate in the offering as a guest.