Our desire is to make your experience at Apex Baptist Church meaningful. Just by visiting, you are already a part of the story God is writing in and through our church. From the moment you drive into the parking lot, we hope you sense the excitement and welcoming atmosphere.
As we begin to regather in-person, some of our protocols and activities will look a little different. Below are some tips and information which will explain how to prepare for your visit with us during this transitional time of regathering.
WORSHIP SERVICE TIMES: 9:30am or 11:00am
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What do I do when I arrive?
We recommend that you arrive about 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the service you are attending so that you can park, check in, and allow time for the ushers to seat you.
Please enter the building from either the back, Main Street doors (the doors which are closest to the reserved senior parking area at the top of the back lot), or from the front parking lot Main Street doors (which are directly under the overhang and across from the front office). No other entrances are open at this time. After service concludes, you may leave through any nearest, convenient exit.
What do I wear?
You are welcome at Apex Baptist just as you are! You will see people in coats and ties, in jeans and t-shirts, and everything in between. We meet to worship the Lord and fellowship with others. We believe that it's the attitude of your heart that matters to God, rather than your physical appearance.
Where do I park?
When you visit Apex Baptist, we have several parking lots that you can use. The front lot which faces Chatham St. is reserved for first-time guests. Our back lot has a section reserved for seniors or those needing assistance into the building, and the rest of the lot may be used by anyone. For other parking areas that can be used which are not on our property, Click Here for those options (we run golf carts between several off-site lots and the church).
What style of music is used?
We sing contemporary worship songs and hymns in our worship services. Our desire is to direct our worship to God. We sing songs to please the heart of God, not for a certain style or preference. In a worship service at Apex Baptist, you will enjoy worship led by a band and by the worship choir.
What will my children do while I'm in the Worship Service?
9:30 Service Hour - APX Next Gen Ministry is now fully available during the 9:30 service hour (preschool classes, BOOM! (worship service for K - 3rd grades), Kids Life Groups (K - 3rd grade small classes which focus more on Bible study), Flyte (our 4th and 5th grade Bible study class), Students (both 6 - 8th grade Life Groups and also 9th - 12th grade Life Groups) and SHINE (our Special Needs Ministry for all aged children). At this time, for all children other than our SHINE kids, we do not require masks (that is at the discretion of the parents). However, please know that we are requiring all of our Next Gen volunteers and staff to wear masks. If your child does not want to participate in a class, know that kids are always welcome to attend service with you.
11:00 Service Hour - APX Next Gen Ministry is currently partially available during the 11:00 service hour (preschool only for 0 - 1 year olds and Students (both 6 - 8th grade Life Groups and 9th - 12th grade Life Groups). For all other aged children, we encourage families to attend our new, Family Worship experience together. This service is designed to have content that is more relatable for children including brief games, energetic worship songs, and a brief break out time for 4th and 5th graders to discuss the teaching they heard.
Where do I sit?
After you enter the building and check in any children to their classes, please allow an usher to seat you and your family. During the 9:30 service hour, we have two spaces for our worship time - our Worship Center, and also the Bridge (Fellowship Hall) which has been updated for that purpose. During the 11:00 service hour only the Worship Center is used, as the Bridge is used for our new Family Worship experience.
Please note that during this time, we will not pass an offering plate. The Lord’s Supper will be individually wrapped and will also be available for pick-up (for those who continue to worship at home) before we take communion as a body. Most common gathering areas are now open as we are no longer requiring the use of masks inside the building (although anyone is welcome to wear them and we will continue to provide extras for anyone who would like one). Please know that we are continuing to clear the Worship Center and Fellowship Hall efficiently, as staff and volunteers continue to sanitize surfaces and seats between services.