Get to know our Church family
We want to welcome you and your family to Bay Branch Free Will Baptist Church. The following are answers to some questions you may have.
HOW DO I DRESS?
Many people of our church will dress in their Sunday best and you will notice that our staff, leaders, and ushers dress as such. We just want you to be our honored guest and feel welcome as we together worship our Lord Jesus Christ.
WHAT DO YOU OFFER FOR MY KIDS?
We truly believe that church is for the whole family! Everyone should feel like they have a place in their local church. As you will find we provide For babies and toddlers a loving, clean, and safe nursery where they will be cared for allowing you give your full attention to the church service. We call it Wee Church.
For children, we provide children church where they will have fun and learn the Bible on their level. We have special events for children throughout the year, including Vacation Bible School.
For our teens, we offer a Bible study each Sunday, and different activities throughout the year.
WILL I HEAR THE HOLY WORD TAUGHT & PREACHED?
Yes. Hebrews 4:12: For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
The apostle Paul told Pastor Timothy in 2nd Timothy 4:2: Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. Verse 3: For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears.
As Nathanael asked Philip in John:1:46, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see. So, if this question arouses your curiosity, come and see. You are sure to be blessed and be a blessing to others.
WHAT VERSION OF THE BIBLE DO YOU USE?
We use the King James Version. The following are some of the reasons.
Because of the confusion caused by so many translations in English, the King James Version stands out more than ever as the one authoritative Bible in English. We do not accept the King James Version because of sentimental connections, nor because of it’s old-fashioned Elizabethan English, nor because it is the oldest translation used today. We accept it because it is the most accurate and reliable English translation used today. There are some tried and true reasons for accepting the King James Version.
First, the King James Version, New Testament, is a translation of the Textus Receptus Greek text. This leaves the King James Version as the only translation of the New Testament that is based entirely on the Textus Receptus. All other English language translations since 1881 have followed modern “scholarship” and based their translations on texts other than the Textus Receptus. There are good reasons why the Textus Receptus, and the King James Version which is a translation of it, is the only valid text of the New Testament that should be translated.
The Textus Receptus, hereafter referred to as the T.R., is the only Greek text of the New Testament that has not been badly mangled. Modern Greek scholars have, because of the criteria they set up themselves, deleted many verses, phrases, and words from the original Greek text. Here is one example. In Matthew 6:13, the last part of the verse reads, “For thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.” In all the above Greek texts, except the T.R., these words are deleted. They are considered by modern Greek scholars as invalid.
DO YOU TAKE AN OFFERING?
We do take an offering at our Sunday morning service so that our members can join in giving to their local church and its ministries, but there is certainly no obligation for anyone. Please, do not feel any pressure to give. Our church services are our gift to you.
Expect to be loved and encouraged when you get here. We have a place for you.