Visiting any church for the very first time can be a tough experience. Where to go? What to wear? What time to show up? What's here for my kids? What can I expect? These and many more questions surface. Well, we want to put you at ease. Your first visit to Lighthouse Baptist will be refreshing, friendly, and enjoyable for your whole family. We want you to experience inspiring music, helpful teaching and preaching, friendly people, and a place where you feel welcome and "at home"! Here are a few answers to your questions and what you might expect on your first visit.
1. Finding and Navigating the Church
We are located at 1349 Green Street, in Lehighton, close to Beltzville Lake. As you pull into the parking lot, you'll notice that we're undergoing construction in several areas, so bear with us. As you walk in the main entrance, one of our hospitality greeters will meet you and direct you to the right classes and services. They can also answer other questions you may have.
2. Finding Nurseries, Classes, and Services
We would like to help you find the appropriate nurseries, classes, and services for every person in your family. Our greeters and ushers are located in the lobby of the auditorium and will gladly help direct, and even escort you to the right place.
3. What's here for my kids?
Starting with excellent nurseries, there is something special for every age child from birth through college! At every service on Sunday morning there are safe, clean, and highly staffed nurseries for children three years old and under. For children four years old through sixth grade there are fun, friendly, and Bible-centered classes. These classes are staffed with trained, friendly, and well-qualified teachers and helpers who will make church exciting and memorable for your child. For students seventh grade through college age, there are classes in our student ministries. Most of the teens attend a class one hour and then a worship service another hour with their parents.
4. What's the morning schedule?
At 10:00 am, everyone attends their Bible classes, (click here to view the different Bible classes available) and breaks at 10:45. The Morning Services begin at 11:00 am and usually end around 12:15 pm.
5. What's on the schedule for adults, and what should I expect?
There are Bible classes for college and career age, young couples, and general adults, with more to come after the completion of our building project. These classes are smaller group settings where you are invited to meet people, enjoy perhaps some coffee and donuts, and hear a teaching lesson more directly applicable to your life-stage. The best way to get to know people at Lighthouse Baptist Church is to visit one of these adult Bible classes. All the adults then come together for the morning worship service where they enjoy the beautiful and inspiring music of the choir, ensembles, and soloists. The music is always followed by a clear, helpful, and challenging Bible message from Pastor Wolverton. This service is a little over one hour in length.
6. How should I dress?
There is not a dress code at Lighthouse Baptist Church for members or guests. Our ministry leaders and many of our church family dress in more traditional “Sunday” dress; however, our main goal is that you would feel welcome and comfortable on your visit here at Lighthouse Baptist!
7. Are there services at other times?
Yes. We have a Sunday evening service (completely different from Sunday morning) that begins at 6:00 p.m. Again, in this service you'll enjoy the choir and special music as well as a challenging and helpful message from Pastor Wolverton. We also meet on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. for a mid-week Bible study. If you can't be our guest on Sunday morning, we hope you'll visit with us during another service time.
8. Am I expected to participate in the offering?
No. All giving is voluntary. We don't invite you to Lighthouse Baptist Church for your offering. We want our service to be a gift to you. We hope you will find in this place a warm family spirit, truth from God's Word, and a place where you can grow in God's grace. Please don't feel any obligation to participate in the offering as a guest.
If there's something we missed on this list, just email us, give us a call, or ask someone when you arrive. Whether you're new to the area and looking for a church home, or if it's been a long time since you've attended church at all, we hope your first visit at Lighthouse Baptist will be awesome! We exist to serve you and your family, and we are looking forward to meeting you personally. We hope you'll feel right at home from the very first moment you step onto property! Let us know how we can serve you better, and we hope to meet you this Sunday!