We're glad that you've connected with us and we would like to invite you to worship with us. We believe that you will be blessed by the teaching and preaching of the Word of God and your life will be changed forever. Here at Bible Way our arms are open wide and our desire is to show God's love to all who come through our doors. We welcome you to join us and find your place as part of our church family.
Pastor Bobby and Lady Jan Smallwood
What to Expect
What Bible translation do you use?
The New King James Version is the standard version used for all our scripture readings. We encourage you to choose a translation that is personal to you and bring it to service so you can compare what is being taught with the Word of God.
What is your dress code?
At Bible Way you will see a variety of dress styles. You may dress however you are comfortable. We just ask that your clothes be modest and respectful to others in the congregation and to yourself.
Becoming a Member
To become a member of Bible Way you just need to believe on the Lord Jesus and accept the invitation at the end of the service. A member of the leadership team will direct you to a room where they will talk and pray with you to affirm your decision. You will be welcomed and given a form to complete. You will then be scheduled for a New Membership Class and if you're a new Christian your next step is baptism.
What are New Member Classes?
The New Member orientation class consists of 6 sessions that gives new members a general overview of the church. In the class we discuss the vision of the church, church authority, tithing principles and Bible Way's core beliefs. Unless otherwise specified, classes are held each Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. at H.H. Poole Middle School where we hold our worship service. After completing the course, members will receive a new members certificate of completion and the right hand of fellowship.
Water baptism is a commandment given to the church by Christ, it symbolizes the death and burial of our sin and resurrection to a new life in Christ. A member of the leadership team will contact you to schedule a date and give you instructions on what to wear.
New Member Expectations
As a new member you will be expected to:
regularly attend and participate in worship services
participate in weekly bible study (Wednesday nights)
serve in a ministry
join us in spreading the gospel