Sunday School-9:45 AM
Morning Worship-11:00 AM
Evening Worship- 5:30 PM (6:00 PM during daylight savings time)
Prayer Meeting-6:00 PM
Welcome to Lyons Foothills Baptist Church! We are a community of faith, hope, and love, and exist to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ, worship the Almighty God, and develop genuine relationships with others. We invite you to discover God's joy and peace in your life, and share in touching people in our community and world through biblical teaching, service, and life-changing ministries.
Together, we're striving to become the kind of church described in the Bible—a church with relevant teaching, heart-felt worship, honest friendships, constant prayer, and compassionate care for those in need.
You will find us in all stages of development, from very young in Christ to those who have known Him for years. You will find us with various victories and struggles, good days and not so good days.
So whether you're a spiritual seeker who is just starting to ask questions about God, or a committed Christian who wants to sink the roots of your faith even deeper, you can find a home here at Lyons Foothills Baptist Church.
You'll find that this is a place where you really matter—-because you matter to God!
What to Expect at Lyons Foothills Baptist Church
We want you to visit us at Foothills Baptist Church, and we want you to feel comfortable. But we know an unfamiliar place can be intimidating. So, here's what you can expect when you honor us with a visit. Our church family is a group of all ages and at different stages of spiritual growth.
We offer informal Bible study classes for all age groups in smaller classrooms starting at 9:45 AM on Sunday mornings. If you prefer to come just for a regular service, our morning worship starts at 11 AM.
Parking extends to the back of the church building with access on the North side. Parking can be tight but feel free to park wherever you like. If you need more information, please check our directions.
When you arrive you may be greeted at the door with a handshake and a copy of this week's bulletin or program for the week's services and events. Our greeters are there to help you find where you're going or to answer any questions you have about the service.
Sunday School classes are held in individual areas throughout the building. Worship services are held in the sanctuary, where there is plenty of seating. There are no reserved seats, so feel free to sit anywhere you choose.
We offer a staffed nursery during all Sunday morning classes and services. Ten or fifteen minutes after the service starts, children (up to age 10) will be dismissed for "Children's Church." The children will be taught a Bible lesson and worship more suited to younger children. Our greeters can direct you, or you're welcome to keep your children with you throughout the service. Parents are welcome in the nursery as well.
Most people dress according to their own comfort levels, but it is entirely a personal decision. On Sunday mornings, you will find men and women in suits and dresses as well as in slacks and jeans.
The Worship Service
As you're getting seated a "prelude" of music is played by piano. Most services start with brief announcements from the Pastor. Sometimes we'll take a few minutes while the music plays just to prepare ourselves for worship. Use this time to get settled, to pray, or just to fill out the visitor card that you received by our greeter. (This is optional, but will allow us to get to know you a bit or respond to any needs that you may have.)
In the pew rack you'll find a hymn book for you to use. When the song leader announces a number, you can turn to that number in the hymn book to find the words and music. Usually the number is also in the bulletin. If you get lost, feel free to ask a neighbor! Sing along, or simply listen. The song leader may ask the congregation to stand for certain songs.
Following some opening songs, there may be a solo or small group number, and then there will be a Scripture reading. Usually this will relate to the morning's message. You can find a Bible in the foyer, bring your own, or just listen as a short passage is read from the Word of God.
At several times during the service, the Pastor or others will lead in prayer. Prayers are offered in the speaker's own thoughts and words and there is nothing to memorize.
The pastor won't be wearing any special garments to set him apart. The reason for this is that the Bible teaches that all believers are "priests" and have equal access to God. The pastor is a spiritual leader in our church family but also an approachable friend. His personality and sense of humor will make you feel comfortable.
The message will likely be about 30 minutes long. We think you will find it refreshingly Bible-centered. Even if you're totally unfamiliar with the Bible, the pastor will draw out a principle or illustration from the Bible and try to help you apply it to your life in a practical way.
At the close of the message, the preacher will extend an invitation. This is simply a time to invite those who need to do so to make a commitment or request prayer support. Don't feel ill-at-ease during this invitation. There may be several who respond, or none. Some might respond to indicate they are interested in knowing more about having a personal relationship with God or having their sins forgiven. Others may respond to ask for prayer for a specific need, or to make a renewed spiritual commitment in some area of their lives.
The morning service usually concludes by 12:15 pm. We would love for you to stay after worship services for a few minutes, if you can. We would enjoy getting to know you. The pastor, deacons, or others from the church family would be glad to answer any questions you may have.
During the Sunday morning service, we will pass plates to collect offerings for the ongoing expenses and ministries of the church. As our guest, you aren't expected to make a donation. If you filled out a visitor card, you can place that in the offering plate and pass it on down the row.
We look forward to meeting you! If we can answer any other questions for you prior to your visit, please contact us.