We are glad that you’ve taken this step of visiting our website to learn more about the ministries of Forest Hills Baptist Church. We have two identical services on Sunday mornings (9am & 10:30am). Some choose to dress formally but most dress casually. We encourage you to come as you are. We will have the coffee ready!
Each service is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes long. We want people to encounter the gospel in our worship. So we consider God’s character. We reflect on our own sin and desperation. We celebrate the offer of forgiveness and salvation through Jesus Christ. And we embrace our calling to serve God with our lives.
We value both older songs that reflect the rich heritage of our faith and newer expressions of praise to our God. On any given Sunday you might hear piano, guitar, violin, drums and flute. The Scriptures are also read as part of every service. We do take an offering each week, but there is no pressure for guests to participate. You will not be singled out or embarrassed in any way.
Those who bring the message each week teach Bible passages verse by verse and give practical application. All of our teaching centers around the gospel – God’s good news for humanity. Note pages are generally available to help you follow along with the teaching. Extra Bibles are also available in the foyer for your use.
You will hear about opportunities to get connected with other believers through Adult Bible Fellowships (Sunday mornings). We believe that God designed us to grow spiritually in the context of community.
As you arrive, the main entry to our facility is through the main glass doors under the canopy. There are some guest parking spots available closest to the main entrance. You will be welcomed by greeters who will assist you in finding classrooms, nurseries, restrooms and the auditorium. There is a barrier free family restroom on the main level. A lower parking lot and entrance are available as well, closer to many of the children’s classrooms and the Family Center.
All kid’s classes (birth-6th grade) are offered at both 9am and 10:30am. The infant nursery (0-24 months) is conveniently located directly across from the main auditorium entrance. Our toddler class (ages 2 & 3) is located with our other children’s classes on the upper level of the Family Center. Canyon Edge is our Sunday morning kid’s program for pre-K-6th grade. Kids are checked in for an exciting opening time at the Canyon Edge Outfitters Tent in the Family Center. They then break out for an age-appropriate Bible lesson. Parents These children’s
Child check-in kiosks are located in both the upper and the lower foyers. Each child must be registered to enter our classrooms. Check in at one of the children’s ministry kiosks to print a name tag for your child and a parent tag for you. Only the person with a matching parent tag will be permitted to pick up a child after services. The numbers will change each visit. Please be sure to let our staff know if your child has any special concerns – dietary, developmental, medical, or otherwise. We will be happy to accommodate you! And of course kids are always welcome in the worship service as well. We are very concerned about the safety and well-being of your children. All of our staff have undergone background checks and are functioning under the guidelines of our Child Protection Policy.
A Sunday school class for students in grades 7-12 is offered at both 9am and 10:30am. The main connection time for our students is their weekly youth group gathering on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm (during the school year).