English Language Ministry

Worship Services

English Worship Services

We have two similar morning services, 8:45 in the Chapel, and 11:00 in the Sanctuary. Both services are “traditional” in style with scripture readings, hymns, using organ, piano, and other added instrumentalists. In both services, soloists and ensembles provide special music, with the addition of a service choir 11:00 service.  Children’ and Youth choirs play an important role as well.  Our pastor, or guest ministers, preach biblically-based sermons and once a month, we observe the Ordinances of Baptism.  Several times during the year in Family Dedications for families with new children are offered.

The Well is an informal, more contemporary worship service. It is held at 8:45 a.m. on Sundays in Spence Hall. The message is delivered by either by our pastor, laity, other ministers or laity from the church, or guest speakers. Come as you are, and we will provide the coffee! Learn more about this service, and how to get involved here.

At the end of our services an invitation to Christian discipleship and church membership is extended to the participants. We have Communion the first Sunday of the month in all services, as well as on Maundy Thursday and Christmas Eve (Gluten, wheat, dairy, corn and soy – free wafers are available).

8:45 Worship Service, Chapel

8:45 Well Worship, Spence Hall

11:00 Worship Service, Sanctuary

Service Schedule

August

Aug. 6

8:45 Chapel Craig Sherouse, Communion Meditation: Cross Views: “Divine Revelation,” Romans 3:21-26
8:45 Well Welford Orrock, Communion Meditation:
11:00 Craig Sherouse, Communion Meditation: Cross Views: “Divine Revelation,” Romans 3:21-26

Aug. 13

8:45 Chapel Craig Sherouse, Encounter – Meeting God on Higher Ground: “Temptation Mountain,” Matthew 4:8-11
8:45 Well John DeWitt, Encounter – Meeting God on Higher Ground: “Temptation Mountain,”  Matthew 4:8-11
11:00 Craig Sherouse, Encounter – Meeting God on Higher Ground: “Temptation Mountain,” Matthew 4:8-11

Aug. 20

8:45 Chapel Bob Lewis, Encounter – Meeting God on Higher Ground: “Withdrawal Mountain,” John 6:15
8:45 Well Craig Sherouse, Encounter – Meeting God on Higher Ground: “Withdrawal Mountain,” John 6:15
11:00 Craig Sherouse, Encounter – Meeting God on Higher Ground: “Withdrawal Mountain,” John 6:15

Aug. 27  

8:45 Chapel Craig Sherouse, Encounter – Meeting God on Higher Ground: “Commission Mountain,” Matthew 28:16-20
8:45 Well Tom Mitchell,  Encounter – Meeting God on Higher Ground: “Commission Mountain,” Matthew 28:16-20
11:00 Craig Sherouse, Encounter – Meeting God on Higher Ground: “Commission Mountain,” Matthew 28:16-2016-20

September

Sept. 3

8:45 Chapel Bob Lewis, Communion Meditation:
8:45 Well Craig Sherouse, Communion Meditation: Cross Views: “Suffering and Glory,”  Hebrews 12:1-3
11:00 Craig Sherouse, Communion Meditation: Cross Views: “Suffering and Glory,”  Hebrews 12:1-3

Sept. 10

8:45 Chapel Craig Sherouse
8:45 Well Emily Boddy
11:00 Craig Sherouse, Craig Sherouse

Sept. 17  

8:45 Chapel Katie Vance Lucas, What On Earth Am I Here For? “To Fulfill God’s Purpose for Your Life,” Isaiah 44:2a
8:45 Well Craig Sherouse, What On Earth Am I Here For? “To Fulfill God’s Purpose for Your Life,” Isaiah 44:2a
11:00 Craig Sherouse, What On Earth Am I Here For? “To Fulfill God’s Purpose for Your Life,” Isaiah 44:2a

Sept. 24

8:45 Chapel Craig Sherouse, What On Earth Am I Here For? “To Experience God’s Pleasure in Worship,” Romans 6:13b NLT
8:45 Well Tom Mitchell, What On Earth Am I Here For? “To Experience God’s Pleasure in Worship,” Romans 6:13b NLT
11:00 Craig Sherouse, What On Earth Am I Here For? “To Experience God’s Pleasure in Worship,” Romans 6:13b NLT

October

Oct. 1

8:45 Chapel Jim Johnson, What On Earth Am I Here For?  “To Be a Part of God’s Family in Fellowship,” Ephesians 2:19b (TLB)
8:45 Well Craig Sherouse, What On Earth Am I Here For?  “To Be a Part of God’s Family in Fellowship,” Ephesians 2:19b (TLB)
11:00 Craig Sherouse, What On Earth Am I Here For?  “To Be a Part of God’s Family in Fellowship,” Ephesians 2:19b (TLB)

Oct. 8

8:45 Chapel Craig Sherouse, What On Earth Am I Here For? “To Become Like Christ through Discipleship,” Romans 8:28 (NIV)
8:45 Well Alex Schad, What On Earth Am I Here For? “To Become Like Christ through Discipleship,” Romans 8:28 (NIV)
11:00 Craig Sherouse, What On Earth Am I Here For? “To Become Like Christ through Discipleship,” Romans 8:28 (NIV)

Oct. 15

8:45 Chapel Craig Sherouse, What On Earth Am I Here For? “To Serve God in Ministry,” Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)
8:45 Well Tom Mitchell, What On Earth Am I Here For? “To Serve God in Ministry,”   Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)
11:00 Craig Sherouse, What On Earth Am I Here For? “To Serve God in Ministry,”  Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)

Oct. 22    

8:45 Chapel Craig Sherouse, What On Earth Am I Here For? “To Be on Mission to Evangelize,”  2 Timothy 4:5b (NLT)
8:45 Well Welford Orrock, What On Earth Am I Here For? “To Be on Mission to Evangelize,” 2 Timothy 4:5b (NLT)
11:00 Craig Sherouse, What On Earth Am I Here For? “To Be on Mission to Evangelize,” 2 Timothy 4:5b (NLT)

Oct. 29

8:45 Chapel Bob Lewis, Celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation
8:45 Well Craig Sherouse, Celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation
11:00 Craig Sherouse, Celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

8:45 Traditional

in the Chapel

In our 8:45 Traditional Service, we meet in our beautiful, intimate Chapel to gather together and worship our Savior and learn more about Him and our purpose to glorify Him in our communities. There is always special music and instrumentalists to help glorify God and create a worshipful environment.

Want more information?

email Bill Miller, Minister of Music

The Well

Where the Thirsty Meet Jesus

The Well, our 8:45 am informal service, is about much more than a different musical style: it is an opportunity to explore new ways to usher all of us into the Presence of Christ – in our welcoming and invitation of guests, seekers and the lost … in the musical worship … in the message … in the environment … in our call to engage and serve the world … and in celebrating God’s gift of creativity to us. The service encourages participation in what Jesus is doing in the world, a vibrant and forthright focus and proclamation of Jesus as the sole source of our life and hope, vulnerability and openness with each other and with God, and living into and expressing the reality of God’s Kingdom.

Want more information?

email Jamie Mitchell, Core Team Co-Leader

11:00 Traditional

in the Sanctuary

If you long for the simplicity of worship in music with contextual depth, then our Traditional worship service at 11:00a.m. in the Sanctuary may be for you. Hymns sung to piano and organ accompaniment and clear, sound preaching from the Bible are what you will find here each week. You will also be blessed by our Sanctuary Choir, Bells, Children’s music and special music. Each Sunday is an invitation to grow closer to God and His purpose for your life through this worship experience. There are several Children’s Sermons offered throughout the month as well as special music presented by our Children’s and Youth choirs, chimes and bells. We all come together as a worshiping community for our hearts to be lifted and our lives to be presented to the Lord.

Want more information?

email Bill Miller, Minister of Music

Music

Music Ministry

The basic element of our faith calls us to worship God. Music is a vital part of worship and ministry in the life of Second Baptist Church. As we lift our praises,, we are inspired to carry our faith into our daily ministries. To fulfill our commission of bringing music to the hearts of all at Second Baptist Church, we offer many venues for participation.

Resources

Sermons & Bulletins

Sermons and bulletins from one Traditional service and The Well are uploaded each week here to the website. Click to take advantage of these resources!

Ways to Serve on Sunday

Media Team

The Media Team is dedicated to glorifying God while creating and maintaining efficient A/V in order to enhance the worship experience. Training is available for those who want to help the media elements of the service run smoothly. Come join us and be part of the media team!

Prayer Team

The Prayer Team exists to obediently answer God’s call for intentional prayer in His House and to co-labor with Him as He builds our church according to His will. Our prayer undergirds the church as a whole including the staff, lay leaders, members and the services.  Anyone is welcome to join our prayer meetings to pray as your schedule allows! We meet Thursday’s at 11:30 am-1:00 pm in the parlor and we let the Holy Spirit speak to our hearts and lead us in prayer for our church.  Come join our team and bring your gifts and creative ideas to pray and brainstorm with us! Team Leader: Jamie Mitchell, Mitchell3andme@msn.com

Worship Team

The Worship Team seeks to glorify God by leading our congregation through informal musical worship at the Well. The Well band is composed of multiple teams of vocalists, percussionists (congas, djembe, cajon), guitarists, pianists, and bassists, who share their musical talent on scheduled Sundays and practice on Thursday evenings prior to the date that they play. Each member of The Well band is passionate about creating a worship-full environment and relying on the Holy Spirit to breathe life into their worship experience so that the atmosphere for worship is contagious during the service. Auditions, if needed, are welcome and the team is always looking for new members to come aboard! Hilliary will send audition materials (two familiar songs) and an audition form after scheduling an audition time. Team Leader: Hilliary Larsen, halarsen601@gmail.com, 804-347-1376

Communion Team

The Communion Team helps the family of God be obedient to Christ’s command to “do this in remembrance of me.” Members of the team serve God and fellowship with each other in lovingly preparing the Lord’s Supper the Saturday prior to a scheduled communion, which is on the first Sunday of every month. Two or three volunteers set up the communion trays for the service and make sure that everything is ready in advance for the deacons to serve communion to the congregation the following day. After the service, the same volunteers wipe down and return the serving trays to storage. Setting up and cleaning up communion is a great service to our Savior! Come join the Communion Team at the 8:45 traditional service, the Well service or the 11:00 traditional service.

Hospitality, Greeters, and Ushers Teams

These teams crave promoting a welcoming environment for our service participants. From the moment people enter the service to the time people leave, members of these teams are doing what Jesus is doing by cheerfully working together to serve others. Hospitality is all about connecting and fostering community at God’s house at Second Baptist Church. Greeters are the “front door” first connection and have a vital role in establishing a first impression upon people arriving at God’s house. Ushers are the “family room” connection that serves guests by warmly assisting people to find appropriate seating in God’s house, being attentive to any special needs, and handing out our informative worship bulletins. Ushers work together to maintain an orderly service by being attuned to the environment and the various elements of the worship service.