So you are thinking about attending Talbot Bible Church and want to know what to expect when you walk in for the first time. Below is a brief walk through of a typical Sunday morning experience from start to finish to help answer any questions ahead of time.
A couple of greeters will typically meet you at the door when you arrive. More than just a smiling face, ask these guys about anything and they can point you in the right direction.
When you first step inside you are in the lobby area. Refreshments are setup on the hospitality table here . If you look off to your left you will see the Sanctuary and down the hall are all the classrooms where some of our Growth Groups meet, and where we can take care of your children.
There are a number of Childcare options for children of all ages provided during the Worship Service and during our Growth Groups. Take a look at our Childrens' Ministry and Nursery pages for more details.
Please come join us.
Our Sunday morning Worship Service starts at 9:30 am in the Sanctuary. Come in and get a seat a couple of minutes before we start and you are likely to hear the Praise Team filling the sanctuary with music.
On any given morning you are just as likely to hear a selection of piano led hymns as you are to hear a guitar and drum driven modern worship set.
Musically you could describe the worship style as "blended", however our primary focus is on content and providing a musical environment for worship which honors the Lord and sings of who He is what He has done for us.
All of the preaching you will hear at TBC is directly Bible based . (The "B" in our name does stand for Bible after all!) We agree with the Apostle Paul when he states:
All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.2 Tim 3:16-17
If you aren't familiar with the term, the "Ordinances" of the church are ceremonies like Baptism and Communion. The first Sunday of the month is typically a "Communion Sunday" where all believers (whether members or not) are invited to take communion. The pastor will lead everyone in how to do so as each church does it slightly differently.
Once the service is over, you will typically find people hanging around for a while, catching up with one another and getting to meet new people. If you haven't already been engaged in conversation by someone, take this opportunity to say hi. Many longtime friendships have started at TBC over the years from an after-service casual meeting.
The second phase of our morning worship is a continuation of both fellowship and pondering the Word of God, as we break into Growth Groups to discuss and study the Bible passage we have learned about during that morning's preaching. There are Growth Groups for everyone, from children through adults. The nursery child care continues through noon, too.
At noon, all Growth Groups are finished, it's time to gather your children, but there is still time to enjoy more fellowship with those around you. Why not hang out on the property and catch up, get to know someone a bit better, or gather a group and continue your conversation over lunch?