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Our goal within this page is to help you get to know our church a little more as you plan your first visit to our church campus. We believe that you will quickly discover once you arrive on our grounds that we have taken steps to make you know you are welcome to join us in worship and Bible study. We truly believe that being a part of a church family is a crucial aspect of your daily relationship with Christ, so we want to help you feel comfortable in visiting our church for the first time. If we can assist you in any way, or if you have any questions, please CONTACT US via telephone or email. We’d be glad to share more with you about our church and ministries.


Sunday Morning Schedule

8:15 am          Encounter Service (Contemporary Worship with Band)

9:30 am          Sunday School (Bible Study for all ages – including nursery)

10:30 am        Cornerstone Service (Traditional/Blended Worship with Orchestra)

Both morning worship services take place in our main Sanctuary. You are encouraged to enter through our “Welcome Center” (glass windows/doors to the left of main sanctuary doors). Here our volunteers can assist you and answer any questions that you have.


Welcome Center - Parking and EntryWhere do I park?
Your first visit to our church actually begins with a simple question, “Where do I park?” We provide Guest Parking at the front of our Welcome Center and Sanctuary.  Be our guest and park right at the front!  This will give you one less thing to be concerned about when you arrive.
Once you park, please enter our Welcome Center where our volunteers will guide you to a Bible study class, to the worship service, or answer any questions you may have. Our Sanctuary is the large circular building at the front of our buildings – the Welcome Center is just to the left of that building and has signage above the doorway to guide you.


BFBC - Campus MapBerea First Baptist Campus Map

Click on the Campus Map image on the left to see a full-size map.

Each building is coded and you will be able to get a better idea of the layout of our church.


Does Berea First offer a Bible study hour on Sunday mornings?
Yes. We have Sunday School classes every Sunday morning for ALL ages.
If you have children, we have loving volunteers who you can meet on Sunday morning, who interact with our children as they learn truths from the Bible. We believe your child will walk away from Sunday School with great memories and with truths that will shape their week!
For our adults, we have classes for all age ranges and life stages. When you visit the Welcome Center, talk to a volunteer about the type of class you’d like to attend.  They will assist you in finding the Bible study group that’s right for you.  Classes begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings.
Note: Our students (9-12th grade) meet in our Crosswalk Building directly across the parking lot from our Sanctuary.


Children’s Ministries
Many people at Berea First have wonderful memories of learning about Jesus and making friends through our church’s children’s ministry.  We want your child to have that same great experience!  Our volunteers love children and know how to teach Bible truths in a fun and safe environment.  Your child, from birth through grade 5, will be cared for and taught using the best Bible study resources and methods for each age.  During the school year, we also offer “Children’s Church” during the 10:30 a.m. worship hour.  It’s our worship service – but on a kid’s level!
Our babies and toddlers are cared for in our Child Development Center, a safe state of the art childcare facility. Parents are required to drop off and pick up their child – this is for the safety of your child and for the assurance that your child is going where they are supposed to go!
Our goal is to minister to your child, in a safe and loving atmosphere and give your child the foundation of a personal faith in Jesus Christ and a personal experience of God’s love.


What is a service like at Berea First Baptist?

We offer two morning worship services each Sunday. Our Encounter Service takes place at 8:15 am each Sunday in the Sanctuary and is led by our worship band and praise team. This modern worship service is a new addition here at BFBC and we hope you’ll rise early and join us. We have lots of families joining us at the early hour who then go on to a Bible study group. It is our prayer that this new service will lead to many people truly encountering the Lord.
In our 10:30 am service, we are led by our choir and orchestra. In this service, you will hear a blend of traditional hymns and choruses of praise. We hope that this is a service where all of the family will be able to join together in worship. From the opening music to the closing chorus, our purpose in each week’s service is to enable you to experience worship – to express your love for God and experience His love for you.
Our services feature a variety of instruments and choir, the latest in projection technology and sound, and a message designed to help you know God and apply the truths of the Bible to your daily life.
Within the last 5 years, we renovated our sanctuary from floor to ceiling, giving us a beautiful facility that is both functional and comfortable. You may choose to sit on the floor level of our sanctuary or in the balcony. Our sanctuary is designed much like a theater in the round, allowing you to see and hear the worship service well no matter where you are seated.  More important than the building are the people with whom you will worship.  You will receive a warm welcome and experience a sense of belonging.  We look forward to worshiping with you soon!

What is the normal dress for a service at BFBC?

We have been asked this question before – so we thought we’d add this into our Visitor page. We want you to come and enjoy a worship service without worrying about the style of clothes you have selected for your visit. Many of our men wear polos and khakis; some of our men wear full suits; others wear jeans. Some of our ladies wear dresses typical for a business meeting; others are much more casual. With all of that said, we hope you see that your style of clothing should not affect your visit. You will likely see our ministry staff wearing business formal clothing – but that is not a requirement for visiting BFBC!