Sunday Events

At this time, there is no EVENING worship service on Sundays.

9:00am – 10:00am: Morning Connect Groups
10:15am – 11:45am: Morning Worship
10:15am – 11:45am: Kid’s Worship*
10:15am – 11:45am: La Roca Spanish Service**

*Kid’s Worship: During the 10:15am Sunday morning worship service, preschool and elementary children (ages 4’s-3rd grades) sit with their families initially, but then have the opportunity to leave during “Greeting” time for Kid’s Worship at The Dock (directly below the Child Development Center) for more music, activities, and an age-based Bible lesson.

**La Roca Spanish Service: At 10:15am on Sunday mornings, La Roca Baptist Church meets for a worship service in Spanish in the Chapel located directly behind our Main Sanctuary. En la capilla, el servicio de la Iglesia Bautista La Roca ocurre a las 10:15 cada Domingo.

New or Visiting?

We’re grateful for your interest in the ministry of Berea First Baptist. PLEASE stop by the Welcome Center on Sunday morning. We’d love to meet you, and our volunteers would be happy to show you around, answer your questions, and facilitate your visit.

Be sure to review our “Reflections” Newsletter for other events and updates.

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Connect Groups

Connecting with Christ through The Word.

Sunday Mornings @ 9:00am

What’s a Connect Group?

A Connect Group is simply a biblical community environment where people can grow together in Christ. We try and accomplish this in four main ways:


  1. …connecting through Worship: helping people celebrate and rejoice answered prayer
  2. …connecting through Bible Study: helping people encounter Christ and His Word
  3. …connecting through Missions: helping people to both become and make disciples
  4. …connecting through Community: helping all people feel welcome and accepted

Our Sunday Morning Connect Groups meet at 9:00am. Most begin with fellowship and announcements, and then follow with a Bible study or applicable life lesson after (lessons are usually published by Lifeway).

At Berea First Baptist, you’ll discover Connect Groups for all ages. If you’re looking for a specific group for someone in your family, and can’t find it, please come to the “Welcome Center” at the front of our facilities, and our volunteers will be happy to show you to the available classes.

Children


• Babies: Nursery, Child Development Center (Room 111)
• 1’s: Nursery, Child Development Center (Room 112)
• 2’s: Nursery, Child Development Center (Room 109)
• 3’s: Nursery, Child Development Center (Room 106)
• 4’s and 5’s: Children’s Church, Child Development Center (Room 107)
• 1st-2nd Grades: Children’s Church, Children’s Hall (Purple Room)
• 3rd-5th Grades: Children’s Church, Children’s Hall (Red Room)

Sundays @ 9:00am

Students


• 6th-12th Grades: Connect Groups, The Crosswalk (Downstairs)

Sundays @ 9:00am

College


• College/Career: Ford Pfister, The Crosswalk

Sundays @ 9:00am

Adults


Adult Co-ed

• Young Professionals: Ryan Pate, Old Sanctuary Bldg (Room 300)
• 30’s Young Couples: Mark Smith, Old Sanctuary Bldg (Room 203/204)
• 30’s-50’s: Patrick Haddon, Old Sanctuary Bldg (Room 202)
• 40’s-50’s: Rick Boone Old Sanctuary Bldg (Room 303 on 3rd Floor)
• 50’s: Mark Davis, Old Sanctuary Bldg (Room 209)
• 50’s Couples: Nancy Cooper, Patio Room
• 50’s-60’s Couples: “Circle of Friends”, Old Sanctuary Bldg (Room 207)
• 60’s-70’s Couples: “Truth Seekers”, Old Sanctuary Bldg (Room 200)

Adult Men

• 30’s: Jimmy Bishop, Old Sanctuary Bldg (Room 201)

Adult Women

• 50’s-70’s: Harriet Baker, Conference Room

Sundays @ 9:00am

Seniors


Senior Co-ed

• 70’s-80’s: Bykota/Epps/Jones, Senior Adult Bldg (Room 102)
• 70’s-80’s Couples: Doug Moody, Old Sanctuary Bldg (Room 205)

Senior Men

• 70’s-80’s: Batson, Senior Adult Bldg (Room 101)

Senior Women

• 70’s-80’s: Catherine Brockman, Senior Adult Bldg (Room 203)
• 80’s-90’s: Martha Hodge, Senior Adult Bldg (Room 104)

Sundays @ 9:00am

Morning Worship

Connecting with Christ through celebration and praise.

Sunday Mornings @ 10:15am

What is Morning Worship?

Every Sunday we gather together as God’s people to remember and celebrate our salvation. We come together to honor God, but also to be shaped by him. Our Sunday gatherings start at 9:00am with Connect Groups that dive deep into God’s Word. Then at 10:15am we gather as a congregation—all ages together—to lift our voices in song and be led by God’s Word in our worship. Our service blends modern music stylings with more traditional elements. Our heart is to cultivate a context as we gather where God’s Word is free to shape our hearts. Most often, we will have a praise band and choir leading our congregation in music, but some weeks we will have a full orchestra as well, and others we may only have a piano or acoustic guitar. The number of instruments and singers on stage is not as important as glorifying God and being shaped by our worship of him.

What is your musical style?

Blended would be the best description, though our Worship Pastor would cringe to hear that said. We draw from contemporary and classic sources for our music. Our congregational singing on Sunday mornings is lead by a praise team made up of several vocalists and a contemporary-style band (with drums, guitars, keys and piano). We love all instruments, so it would not be surprising to find a trumpeter or violinist joining our praise team on Sunday morning as well.

The songs we normally sing draws from contemporary sources (such as the Getty’s, Phil Wickham, Chris Tomlin and others). Our choir draws on a wide variety of musical styles from contemporary, to southern gospel, to more traditional style anthems.

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What should I wear?

Come as you are! Our church has a long history, and so we have plenty of congregants who dress up on Sunday morning, but jeans and more informal styles of clothing are welcome. On any given Sunday you’ll see everything from a suit to a hoodie – and all are welcome!

How long are your services?

Our services are roughly 75 minutes long. We aim for finishing around 11:30 am, though sometimes we might go a little over or (on a rare occasion) conclude early.

Do you have a fellowship time?

We do take a few minutes during our service to greet one another. This is because community is one of our core values as a church. Our people love each other – and we’d love to express that love to you as well!

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