Welcome to Eastern Heights Baptist Church. We exist to bring glory to God as we engage the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ. We want to do everything in our power to make your first visit to our church an enjoyable experience. It is our goal for you to feel welcome and find an environment that helps you engage in worship and in learning the Word of God. We want to engage the entire family. Let us answer some of the questions you may have as you prepare to join us for Bible Study or Worship.
Where is the best place for me to park?
Our guest parking is located in the north parking lot. They are labeled and in a convenient location. (see map below)
Is there something special for my children?
During Life Groups on Sunday morning at 9:30 we have classes from nursery through senior adults. We strive to meet the needs of the entire family. Birth- 4 year olds check in at the yellow star seen below. Kindegarten through high school meet on the second floor which can be entered at the red star below. Adults meet in the classrooms around the chapel. See Bible Study tab for details of classes.
During our Sunday morning worship service (10:45) you will find our nursery staff is well trained and ready to love on your children. Preschool Church is for children who have not yet entered Kindergarten. WorshipKids is for Kindergarten through 3rd grade. Nursery and Preschool Church check in at the yellow star as seen on map below and Worship Kids check in at the red star.
On Wednesday evenings at 5:55 during the school year we have AWANA Club for children 3 years old through 5th grade. Children not yet in Kindergarten will need to have a parent or responsible adult attending the Adult Bible Study. (A nurersy is also available for parents attending the adult Bible Study.) AWANA teaches children the Bible. They have fun as they learn God's Word and apply it to their life.
What do you offer students in middle school and high school?
We have an exciting ministry for these students at an extremely important time of their life. Besides Life Groups on Sunday mornings at 9:30 we offer an exciting student-centered worship service on Wednesday evening at 6:00 in the Chapel. Click here to learn more about what is happening in the student ministry.
What should we wear?
You will find people wearing just about anything on a Sunday morning at Eastern Heights. Many find it more comfortable to attend in casual clothes while others like to dress up a bit. However, you will see few that wear a tie or suit coat. Most people would fit into what is called business casual. You will not be judged by what you wear. Jesus accepted people just as they were and we will too.
What is your worship music like?
You will find a mostly contemporary worship service that finds contemporary ways to incorporate the great hymns of the past. The goal is congregational participation and not entertainment. A worship choir is used on most Sundays. Our worship is lead by Stephen Kelley who plays the guitar. Other instruments that are normally used during the service are piano, violin, cello, bass guitar, electric guitar, and drums. To see an example of one our worship services you can click here.
Will I be asked to give any personal information?
How much you disclose about yourself is completely up to you. If you have young kids who will be attending in areas not in the Worship Center you will be asked to provide necessary information when you check them in. We always encourage our guests to fill out a guest information sheet but it is completely voluntary. When you are ready for us to engage you, fill out the special tab located in the bulletin and we will joyfully find out how we can serve you and your family.
What is the process for becoming members?
When you and your family are ready to discuss membership let the pastor know either in person, by calling the church office, or by filling out the guest form in the bulletin, marking it as wanting to talk to the pastor. The pastor will set up a time to visit with you about what church membership means and how the process works.