Please Visit Us
We would love for you to visit our ministry! We understand that stepping into a new church for the first or second time can be a little unnerving. Be assured that we will do all we can to make you feel at home with us. We want your visit to be a life-enriching experience. Click here for a map to our church.
What should I expect when I visit?
What can you expect when you visit a Second Baptist Church service? During our morning worship service, our congregation is led in singing songs that teach us about the Christian life. We love music and praising God through music. In addition to our congregational singing, we typically have a choir special as well as some other special music. Our services also incorporate a short time of quiet personal prayer led by someone in our leadership. The primary element of our worship services involves a carefully prepared sermon by our pastor and teacher James Waymire. Pastor Waymire's preaching method involves teaching that is rooted in the text of the Bible. Messages are intended to encourage our members in their walk with God. Messages give special attention to our human weakness and to the power of God for victorious, holy, Christian living.
What should I wear?
At Second Baptist Church, we are most concerned, as Jesus is, about the condition of the inner person. Therefore, external appearance, though important, is not our primary concern. At Second Baptist, we seek to maintain an atmosphere that helps us to focus on Jesus Christ and not on one another and what we wear. As a Second Baptist Church guest, you will probably be most comfortable dressed in what may be called “business casual." However, don't worry about what you wear. We won't. We'll just be glad you came to join us.
Will I be asked to do anything?
Please be at ease! We will not ask you to participate in any of our service functions with which you are uncomfortable. One of our church staff members will recognize our “first-time” visitors at the beginning of our service, but we will not obligate you to participate in any of our regular worship. You will not be asked to pray aloud, sing, etc. Although an offering plate is passed during the service for our church family to participate in as the Lord leads, no one ever expects our guests to feel any obligation to give. Our only desire is that you are as comfortable as possible as our guest and free to observe first-hand what lies at the heart of our faith.
Where Are You Located?
Our address is 723 Horine Road, Festus, MO. Here is a map with directions.