What does a normal Sunday look like at Seven Lakes Baptist Church?
We have Sunday School for adults and children starting at 9:45 am, and then we all come together for congregational worship at 11:00 am for our main service.
The children sing with us for the first part of the service and then we pray for them and they head over to Children’s Church while the adults remain in the main sanctuary to sit under the teaching of one of our pastors.
Do you have a dress code?
We encourage our people to dress in a way which doesn’t distract from the purpose of our gathering: to worship God. Dress with respect and honor in our hearts, but knowing that God loves us as we are.
Our staff tends towards semi-formal (button up shirts with collars), and a majority of our people tend to dress along the same line. Many men wear jeans with a dress shirt (though a few prefer nice shorts with a dress shirt). There are usually a few wearing (nicer) t-shirts or dressed in a more casual manner.
What is the music like?
Some would probably call the music contemporary or blended. Most Sundays we use a band (drums, piano, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, etc.), but sometimes we will opt for a more acoustic approach (only piano or acoustic guitar with a percussion instrument), for a more intimate setting for our music.
We strive to sing songs that reflect and rejoice in the Gospel. While we do sing hymns, often we will use an updated arrangement (for a band) or integrate it with a more modern worship chorus or song. On any given Sunday our worship service will include songs written by Hillsongs, Chris Tomlin, Shane & Shane and Phil Wickham (among many others).
How long does it last?
Our service usually lasts from 11:00 am to 12:15 pm. On the rare occasion we go late, we’re usually done by 12:30 pm.
Do you take communion?
Our church takes communion quarterly, so roughly about four (4) times a year.