When do you worship together?
Our services typically last about an hour and a half.
When should I arrive if it's my first visit?
When you arrive, you will find a number of parking spaces designated for guests right outside of the front doors. It’s best to arrive 15 minutes before either service begins, especially if you’ll be checking your kids in for the first time.
As you enter, feel free to grab a free cup of coffee and mingle, and we also encourage you to stop by the Information Table if you need help finding your way to a Bible study or help with checking your kids into Bayless Kids for the first time.
If you are visiting, we would love to get to know you and answer your questions. Please stop by the Information Table for more information!
What do you do during your worship service?
The gospel has freed us now to live lives of worship with God is our central joy. We see our entire service is an opportunity to behold the "betterness" as well as to rehearse the good news of Jesus Christ in everything we do. In service, we do this by responding to God's call to worship, acknowledging our brokenness and need, beholding Jesus as God's answer and rescue, and sending one another as ambassadors of his grace.
In a typical service, you will experience songs both new and old; time to welcome one another as a family; public and private prayer; a sermon from the Bible focused on Jesus; and the Lord's Supper, remembering and proclaiming Jesus death until he comes again. We realize that some of what we do may be unfamiliar or strange, so there are always leaders up front near the stage at the end of the service to talk to you, pray with you, and help you in any way they can.
What kind of teaching will there be?
We believe God's Word is ever-relevant to the real issues that real people face in their daily lives, and to experience the hope God offers we take seriously what he has revealed about himself, about us, and about the world we live in. For this reason, we primarily preach through books of the Bible, verse-by-verse, drawing attention to Jesus as the culmination of its gripping story.
We also recognize that belief can be hard, and so the teaching is not just addressed to believers but to skeptics as well, looking to explore the answers the Christian faith offers to our questions, doubts, objections, and skepticism.
Will there be instruction for young children?
Yes! We love you AND we love your children. Jesus wanted all of the children to come to Him and we feel the same way about your kids. Our hope is that your young ones will sing and pray right along with the rest of us. Before the sermon starts, we offer an opportunity for any child 4th grade and younger to join in with our Bayless Kids gathering. But all children are welcome to stay in the service.
For more information about Bayless Kids, click HERE.
What is your music like?
Music is one of the ways we worship God, as we confess the greatness to God and consider what God has revealed about himself. Our live band plays modern worship songs, as well as some longstanding hymns of our faith.
Want to worship along to some of our songs during the week? Follow our playlist HERE.
What should I wear if I visit?
You’re invited to come as you are, whether you feel most comfortable in a suit and tie or shorts and sandals. Our members and attendees tend to dress pretty casual.
Will I be singled out as a visitor?
Nope. We want to provide plenty of opportunities to connect to our community, but we will leave that up to you. When you fill in a Bayless Card, we'll help you take the next steps in connecting to this family God is making.
Will you ask me to give money?
Because God has given us everything in Christ, the gospel frees us to live lives of generosity with one another. And so, we offer a time during service for those who consider Bayless to be their church family to worship God through giving, and it goes directly to the work of the gospel at Bayless.
This is certainly not an expectation for guests. The gospel is freely offered, and it is our joy to invite you to experience the effect it has had upon the people of our church. However, if you would like to give to the work of God's church, we also do not want to rob you of that joy.