Welcome, come on in.
Welcome to Antioch Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church. We are glad that you've decided to stop by. We want to help make your experience delightful as we fellowship, worship, and praise God together. In order to help you maximize your visit, please peruse the information below to get an idea of what to expect as a first-time visitor.
Our Worship Experiences...
Once you enter the Antioch Church, you'll find friendly greeters to assist you with directions to the Worship Center and restrooms. Once you enter the Worship Center, an Usher will assist you in finding a seat. There are worship experiences available for all ages and interests. Below is a brief description of each experience:
The Experience of Worship I begins at 7:30am with more of a traditional style of worship with a soloist or ensemble rendering music. Our Senior Pastor, Pastor Chris Wesley, delivers inspiring and spiritual nourishment in proclaiming the Word of God. This service is held in our Worship Center and normally lasts approximately 1 to 1½ hours.
The Experience of Worship II begins at 10:00am with more of a contemporary style of worship with various choirs rendering music. Our Senior Pastor, Chris Wesley, delivers inspiring and spiritual nourishment in proclaiming the Word of God. This service is held in our Worship Center and normally lasts approximately 1½ to 2 hours.
KIDSPOINT Children’s Ministry worship service begins at 10:00am and is comprised of youth ranging from the ages of 5 – 12 years of age. This ministry ensures that children are able to understand the love of Jesus in a fun yet enriching way. You find the Kidspoint banners as you enter the building for a secured entrance.
YOUth MinisTRY service begins at 10:00am and is comprised of youth ranging from the ages of 13 – 18 years of age. The service is full of energy with biblical teaching that caters to youth. This experience is held in The Chapel.
At the end of each Worship Experience, we pause for the most important part of the service; the Invitation to Discipleship. It is at this time that those seeking to establish a relationship with God through Jesus Christ or to become members of our church are extended an invitation to come forward. We have Decision Team Counselors who are ready to receive you and speak with you one-on-one about your specific decision.
Special Guest/Group Visits
If you plan to attend Antioch Fellowship Church as a family gathering, class reunion, or civic organization, please contact us to let us know you are coming. A two-week notice of a group visit is appreciated. We thank you in advance for visiting Antioch Fellowship Church!
What should I wear?
On any given Sunday, you will find people modestly dressed in an assortment of outfits; from jeans and a t-shirt to suits and dresses. We are more concerned with people’s lives than we are with their preferences of clothes. So put on whatever you are comfortable with and join us for worship.
When does Antioch observe the Lord's Supper?
The first Sunday of each month during both Worship 1 (7:30 a.m.) and Worship II (10:00 a.m.).
Do you have a nursery available during service?
Yes; during our Sunday Morning Worship Experience II, the Antiark Nursery is available for you. In KidsPoint, we reinforce God’s Word and His love with everyone with whom we come in contact. KidsPoint is overflowing with excitement as we nurture our children. We want our children to come not just to the “Nursery,” but rather we want them to come to a place of fun, safety, and biblical learning. KidsPoint is a place where loving and caring volunteers tend to children, ages newborn to 4 years-old. We believe that everyone deserves the love and compassion that Jesus Christ expects of us, and it is no different for children.
What is the Lord’s Supper?
It is a time in our worship service when we commemorate and proclaim the death of Jesus for our sins until he comes again by the eating of bread and the drinking of cup. The bread that we take represents Jesus giving up his body to death on the cross for our sins and the cup of wine (or grape juice, in our case) represents his blood that established and sealed the new covenant that God has made with all who trust in Jesus as Savior and Lord; a covenant that principally says Jesus, through his death and resurrection from the dead, has paid the penalty of death for our sins and fully absorbed the wrath of God against us as sinners, has credited his perfect life and obedience into our account, and has secured the forgiveness of our sins and our reconciliation with God both now and for eternity.
Are your facilities accessible for people with disabilities?
Yes. We offer everything from special seating to a soundmate system for assisted listening (during our worship services). Stop by the Information Center for more information.
Arrival and Parking
If you would like to sit in the front section of the Worship Center, we would suggest arriving 15 – 20 minutes prior to the start of service for spaces closest to the Worship Center. To ease parking lot congestion, we offer shuttle services and have parking lot attendants available to help navigate each lot:
- Lot A is located on the Northside of the Worship Center
- Lot B is located on the Southside of the Worship Center
- Lot C is located on the Eastside (rear) of the building
- Lot D satellite parking is located east of the Worship Center
Parking for the Disabled: Reserved parking areas are designated in Parking Lots C and D for persons with disabilities and/or special needs. Please display your handicap decal or get the attention of a parking lot attendant and they will direct you to the reserved parking area.
If you need assistance in getting to the church, we invite you to visit our online Transportation Ministry, call 972.228.2420 ext. 306 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org