Frequently Asked Questions :
“What are your worship services like?”
We participate in what is called “blended worship”, a mixture of traditional hymns and newer praise songs/choruses. Also included would be various musical instruments, praise teams and choirs, readings, Scripture, and drama from time to time that enhance the preaching of God’s Word.
“What Bible version do you use?”
We have always loved and used the King James Version (KJV), and will continue to do so along with the use of the New Living Translation (NLT), the New King James Version (NKJV), the New International Version (NIV), the New American Standard Bible (NASB), and the recently published English Standard Version (ESV). These are the primary versions used in our preaching and teaching ministries. There are a variety of study Bibles used by our people, but the versions these are based upon are primarily those listed above.
“How do you view spiritual gifts and their use?”
We believe that Christians have at least one spiritual gift, and that they are to be exercised within the context and ministries of the local church. We believe that some gifts mentioned in the New Testament have ceased, and therefore we would be non - (though not “anti”) charismatic/Pentecostal. We encourage individual followers of Christ to take this "Spiritual Gifts Inventory" to help them assess their personal gift set from God.
“What is the basic demographic group of your church?”
We are blessed with a broad age spectrum and balance of men and women. We are also grateful for the strong and godly leadership from many men in our church. Due to the nature of the growth of Streetsboro and the surrounding communities, we have a lot of families with children and teens. Therefore we have a strong AWANA program for those age 4 - grade 6 and an active ministry for students in grades 7 - 12. We are focusing continually on the needs of adults in all ways through our Sunday morning Adult Bible Fellowships and other opportunities for adult enrichment. We also have a very active group of senior adults. Streetsboro has historically been a “blue collar” community, but the growth trends indicate a more managerial and “gray collar” societal change, which is reflected in our congregation. Our building is ADA compliant with restrooms, gym, worship center, kitchen, and offices all on one floor.
“What kind or affiliation of Baptist Church are you?”
We are first of all an independent, evangelical, Baptist church identifying with the historic Baptist distinctives and beliefs. We associate with the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches as well as the similar state and local associations. We enjoy fellowship with many non – Baptist churches and pastors in our area and our "style" would be characterized as similar to many non-denominational churches around us.
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