Whether you're returning to church, visiting for the first time, or if you just moved to the community and need to find a new church home. Whatever your story may be, you're probably on this page because you have some questions about visiting Slayden Baptist Church.
Here's our attempt to answer your questions. If we've missed something, then please let us know! You're probably not the only one with that question, so asking us will help us help you and other future guests.
Every morning during the first part of our service, we have a time of prayer. A time of meditation and reflection on the true reason why we gather as believers. This is the heart of our service. Constant communication with God is a necessity for a true worship service.
Visitors are greeted and welcomed during a pause after our call to worship.
Led by the choir, and the orchestra/praise team, we are brought to a time of worship and praise to our Lord and Savior. A contemporary/traditional mixture of choruses are used to bring our hearts to a state of adoration to God.
We enter a time of giving back to God as He has so graciously given to us.
We are brought to a time of learning and reflection through sermons based solely on what the Bible teaches.
All are welcomed and encouraged to reflect on their life and to make sure nothing is keeping them from having a pure relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Click here to learn more about Jesus, and what it means to be a Christian.
Frequently Asked Questions
What exactly does Slayden believe?
We are a Southern Baptist Convention congregation with affiliations with the Mississippi Baptist Convention and the Collaborative Missionary Network. We ascribe to the Baptist Faith & Message 2000.
You can also find out more about our beliefs on our Beliefs & Vision page.
What should I wear?
You'll see people in everything from suits to cowboys boots and blue jeans on Sundays. We don't care how you dress.
Where should I park?
Just west of our auditorium, we have a parking spot just for you. If you are unable to find a spot there, then be sure to check the North side of our gymnasium, which you can find just East of our educational building. We also have handicap parking near our west lobby.
How long does the service last?
Our services are approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Is there anything for my children?
We have Sunday options for newborns through high school seniors, including special times of worship designed just for the younger kids:
Nursery care for preschoolers birth through age 3, from 9:00–12:00, every Sunday.
Children's Church is for Kindergarteners through 3rd grade at 11:00 (the children leave the worship service before the sermon)
TeamKID is also a tool we use to have your child come on Sunday nights, for Bible study, scripture memorization, and discipleship. TeamKID meets at 6:30 and dismisses at 7:30.
GA's (Girls in Action) and RA's (Royal Ambassadors) on Wednesday nights is a missions discipleship organization for both boys and girls in grades 1-6. Through hands-on activities that encourage spiritual growth, games and sports, and mentoring relationships with leaders.
We also have children's choir on Sunday nights at 5:30 and Wednesday nights at 6:00. (Seasonal)
How will I find a Bible Study or class for my age group?
On Sunday morning, stop by the West foyer where a greeter in the lobby will be able to show you a listing of Sunday School classes.
Where should I go during my first Sunday visit?
On your first visit, please stop by the lobby in the West foyer. Someone from our greeting team will help you find your place.
Where should I sit during the worship service?
There is no reserved seating during our worship services. We have three sections on the first floor and two in our balcony. Feel free to sit wherever you please!