WELCOME TO STAFFORD BAPTIST!
Hello! We know that it can be challenging as you seek the Lord's leading in searching for a church home. You'll find some answers below to a few questions we hear frequently. A great place to start is also filling out this digital connect card below:
We hope to have the opportunity to meet and serve you. If you decide to visit us, this form is a great way to let us know to look for you, and to get answers to any additional questions you may have ahead of time!
When and Where?
We usually gather together on Sunday mornings for Sunday school at 9:30am and a congregational worship service at 10:30am.
We meet at 2202 Richmond Highway Stafford, VA 22554. You can't miss our big blue sign!
What can I expect?
You can expect to find a warm and welcoming community spanning generations, occupations, and backgrounds. You can expect pews and a pulpit as well as drums and guitars.
Ultimately, you can expect to find a community of sinners, justified by grace through faith in the shed blood of Jesus and actively seeking to spur one another on toward godliness.
What is Stafford Baptist all about?
This is our favorite question! We at Stafford Baptist want to be known for making much of Jesus Christ. We are imperfect people rescued by the gracious work of God the Son, Jesus Christ, being sanctified through God the Spirit, for the glory of God the Father. We think there are lots of cool things about Stafford Baptist, but there's one important thing: the gospel of Jesus Christ.
What are your services like?
We hope and pray that our services are simple, easy to follow and God-glorifying. To that end:
- We pray, because we are dependent upon God
- We sing songs, because God is worthy of our praise
- We read & preach the Bible, because in the Bible we find life
- We proclaim the Gospel, because it is the only message for salvation
- We focus on Jesus, because He is the only hope for the world
What will I do with my kids?
You are welcome to keep them with you. You'll find many families do. In an effort to help your kids follow along with the sermon and the main idea of the week, we have children activity pages available as you arrive. We do offer childcare for children 3 years and younger, learn more here. All of our nursery workers have been background checked and trained. And all of them love caring for children. If you have any questions when you arrive, we'll be happy to help in any way we can.
What style of music will I find?
When we gather as a body to sing, we have the joyful privilege of joining together in eager obedience out of the overflow of grateful hearts. We sing a mixture of traditional and modern hymns, contemporary and original music, and older familiar hymn lyrics set to contemporary melodies.
We think the church learns much of its theology from singing, so we strive to feed one another a healthy diet of Gospel-rich songs that have stood and/or will stand the test of time.
What should I wear?
When coming to SBC you'll find people wearing a variety of clothes from shorts and t-shirts, to jeans and a polo to dresses and suits. There is no "dress requirement" in that sense. We believe the Lord cares more about the heart condition than the attire you're wearing.
What do you mean by Baptist?
There are many stereotypes attached to "Baptists" (some true, some not). We understand ourselves to be Baptist in our theology, particularly believing that baptism is for those who believe in Jesus and repent of their sins. We are also affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention.
More importantly, we want to be known for being bible-believers who glorify God as we gather together and in all that we do.