What to expect

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When do you meet?
A: We gather for worship every Sunday at 10:55 AM and 5:30 PM. We have Sunday School for all ages every Sunday at 9:45 AM. We gather for prayer every Wednesday at 6:30 PM.

Q: What should I expect at a worship gathering?
A: Expect a welcoming enviroment that is filled with fellowship, congregational singing, special music from the choir, solist and groups, and expository preaching.

Q: What is your style of worship?
A: During one of our worship gatherings you may hear music from various genres including traditional hymns, contemporary hymns, praise choruses and gospel songs. Our desire is to sing songs that are God-exalting and centered on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We place a high priority on biblical preaching and teaching. Sermons are expository in nature and practical in application.

Q: What should I wear?
A: At Second Baptist, we believe that God looks at the heart more than the outward appearance. When you come to our Sunday morning worship gathering, you will find people dressed in a wide variety of styles from as casual as jeans, to as formal as suits and dresses. Many people find themselves somewhere in the middle–most often wearing business casual. Our Sunday evening and Wednesday gatherings are casual dress.

We do ask that people wear clothing that does not draw attention to themselves. We think that what you wear to church should not detract from the worship experience of others around you. We want all of the attention to go to Jesus Christ.

Q: Do you have a place for my children?
A: We have child care for children ages birth – 4 years old on Sundays and Wednesdays.  We have children’s activities on Sunday evenings as well.

Q: Why should I be a part of a Sunday School group?
A: We believe it is important to connect with others in the Body of Christ and a Sunday School group is a great place to make those connections. In a Sunday School group you will spend time in prayer and fellowship around the Word of God. We believe that Sunday School is more than a Sunday morning activity. It is a 24/7 ministry. Our Sunday School groups seek to care for and spend time with one another outside of regularly scheduled church activities. We invite both members and non-members to be a part of a Sunday School group!

Q: What are your affiliations?
A: We are affiliated with the South Roanoke Baptist Association, Baptist State Convention of North Carolina and the Southern Baptist Convention.

Q: What is your doctrine?
A: Our doctrinal guide is The Baptist Faith and Message, 2000