What To Expect on Your First Visit to BBC
Visiting a church for the very first time can be intimidating… so we want to put you at ease by sharing a few answers to your questions and what you might expect on your first visit to Berean Baptist Church.
Who We Are
Berean Baptist Church is an independent, Bible believing church, standing for the historic fundamentals of the Christian Faith. We are named after the Bereans in Acts 17:10-11 “And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.”
Like the Bereans of old, our priority is on the Word of God, so you can expect that we will use the Bible as our central focus in every service and ministry. We also greatly encourage everyone to search the Scriptures daily on their own.
Our Purpose Statement
“Berean Baptist Church exists to glorify God by preaching the Gospel, making disciples, living out the truths of the Word of God, and showing the love of Christ to the world.”
Our Service Times
9:15 AM — Men’s Prayer Meeting (all men are invited)
9:45 AM — Sunday School for all ages (We start all together in the Sanctuary for a brief time of testimonies and singing, then split into our separate classes)
11:00 AM — Morning Service (loving childcare available for 4 year olds and younger)
* We enjoy a fellowship meal together on the 3rd Sunday of the month after the morning service. Everyone is welcome to stay and join us… there’s always plenty of good food!
6:30 PM — Men’s & Ladies’ Bible Studies (The ladies meet on the 2nd Sunday evening of the month at one of our member’s homes, and the men meet on the 4th Sunday evening of the month at the church.)
7:00 PM — Bible Study & Prayer Time
We are located at the corner of Wilder Avenue and Harrison Avenue in Helena, MT. Our address is…
601 Wilder Avenue
Helena, MT 59601
Our main parking lot is across the street from the Church. You are also welcome to park on the streets.
Little ones are precious to the Lord and to us here at BBC. We offer a safe, clean nursery with loving workers during both Sunday School and the Morning Service.
How Should I Dress?
There is not a dress code to attend Berean Baptist Church for members or guests. Our ministry leaders and many of our church family dress in more traditional “Sunday” dress; however, we would rather have a person feel welcome to come and hear the Word of God “as-is” instead of staying home because they are not clothed a certain way. We do our best to teach the “whole counsel of God” here (meaning “all of the Bible”, not just our favorite parts), which includes principles about how we should dress. But we also recognize that wearing certain attire does not make a person “spiritual” or “nearer to God”, that all of us are fallen sinners by nature, and that God meets us where we are. None of us are worthy of His grace, no matter how fancy we might try to clothe ourselves. We do ask those attending to remember that the goal of our services is to honor the Lord—and to not purposefully distract attention from Him.
How Long Are the Services?
Our Sunday morning service usually lasts about 90 minutes and our Wednesday evening service is usually about 75 minutes. Many of our members and regular attenders stay and fellowship after the services and we invite you to do the same and get to know our church family as well.
Am I Expected to Participate in the Offering?
No. We don’t invite you to Berean Baptist Church for your offering. We want our service to be a blessing to you. We hope you will find in this place a warm family spirit, truth from God’s Word, and a place where you can grow in God’s grace. Please don’t feel any obligation to participate in the offering as a guest.