Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What should I wear / is there a dress code?
  • Most people's dress would be considered business casual, though you will see some men in coats and ties and some ladies in dresses.

  • What is the worship style?
  • We sing a mixture of contemporary praise music and traditional hymns. On any given Sunday, our worship team will be made up of one or more of the following: piano, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, trumpet, violin, drums, and of course, vocals.

  • What version of the Bible do you use?
  • The main versions represented among the members are the New American Standard (NASB), New International Version (NIV), English Standard Version (ESV), King James Version (KJV), and New King James Version (NKJV). Pastor John preaches from the NAS, while pastors Andy and Ryan prefer the ESV.

  • What time are your services and how long do they last?
  • The schedule is as follows:

    • First worship service begins at 8:30 A.M. and ends at 9:45 A.M.
    • Sunday school for all ages begins at 10:00 A.M. and ends at 11:00 A.M.
    • Second worship service begins at 11:15 A.M. and ends at 12:30 P.M.

    (Note: the first and second worship services are identical)

  • What programs do you have for children?
  • Infants to 2 years old:

    For infants, there is a nursery in the main building, across the hall from the worship center. Nursery is available for all services. Qualified and caring nursery workers watch those from birth to 2 years old. Pagers are given to each parent, and if there are any problems parents will be paged.

    What if I don't want to leave my baby in the nursery?

    You are welcome to keep your baby with you in the service. For those babies that need to eat during the service, there is a private nursing mom's area in the nursery with a live audio feed of the sermon. For babies that may be having a hard time being quiet, there is a cry room available next door to the nursery, where the parents can also see a live video feed of the service.

    2-3 year olds:

    There is special class for the toddlers downstairs in building B. They will hear music, have a story/lesson, and learn to play well together. This class meets for all services.

    4-5 year olds:

    This class meets downstairs in building B for both Sunday school and during the worship service. During the worship services, children accompany their parents into the worship center where they will be dismissed before the preaching begins. They will meet their teacher in the lobby and walk to their classroom, where they will sing, have a Bible lesson directed at their age group, and have fun. For Sunday school, parents can drop off and pick up their child at their classroom.

    1st-2nd graders:

    This class meets downstairs in building B for Sunday school and during both worship services. During the worship services, children accompany their parents into the worship center where they will be dismissed before the preaching begins. They will meet their teacher in the lobby and walk to their classroom, where they will sing, have Bible lesson directed at their age group, and have fun. For Sunday school, parents can drop off and pick up their child at their classroom.

    3rd-4th graders:

    This class meets during the Sunday school hour only and is held in the small portable.

    5th-6th graders:

    This class meets during the Sunday school hour only and is held in the small portable.

    Jr.-Sr. High students:

    On Sundays, the youth meet in the youth center (upstairs in building B) during the Sunday school hour. There is a youth group meeting on Wednesday nights at 6:30 PM, where the youth play games and study the Bible. In addition, the youth take part in fun special events, twice-yearly camps, and Bible studies. See the youth page for more information.

    Note about the Sunday school curriculum:

    Kindergarten through 6th graders are all taught the same lesson (each one taught at an age appropriate level). You will find a list of questions in the bulletin each Sunday that reflect the lesson taught in each of those grades.

  • What denomination is your church afilliated with?
  • Eastridge Baptist Church is autonomous and maintains the right to govern its own affairs, independent of any denominational control. Recognizing, however, the benefits of cooperation with other churches, this church affiliates with CBAmerica, CB Northwest, and WorldVenture.

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