any church for the very first time can be a tough experience. We want
to put you at ease. Your first visit to Trinity Baptist Church will be
refreshing, friendly, and enjoyable for your entire family. We want you
to experience inspiring worship, helpful teaching and preaching,
friendly people, and a place where you feel welcome and “at home." At
TBC, we strive to welcome everyone. We share a personal relationship
with Jesus Christ, preach His Gospel, believe in His power to change
lives and we desire that others may know Him.
How do I get to Trinity Baptist Church
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We are located on the East side of Findlay, right beside IHOP at 7839 County
Road 236, Findlay OH 45840
We are "The church with the dome."
Where do I park?
Our parking lot surrounds the building. There are
"Senior Saint" parking spots in the front of the building, handicap
spots on the North side of the building, as well as on the South side of the
building. We have visitor parking available near the North and South
entrances. There is a “drop off area” in the front of the building, underneath
What happens when I arrive?
You will probably be greeted by someone at the door and
offered a mint. If you come at 9:30 AM, you’ll be directed to an Adult Bible Fellowship, or a Sunday School
Class of your choice. You can visit the Welcome Center, which is located in the
church lobby, to find a complete list of the all of the classes that we offer.
We have maps of the entire church located at each entrance and at the Welcome
Center to help you locate each classroom. If you come for the 10:30 AM Worship
Service, you can go directly into the Worship Center, where there is ample
seating in our beautiful Worship Center.
What about the kids?
We have classes offered for Newborn through High School
during our 9:30 AM Bible Study. You can inquire about locations of classrooms
at our Welcome Center or ask any of our helpful greeters. During our 10:30 AM
Worship Service, we have nursery provided for newborns through age 2, a Junior
church for ages 3-5, a junior church for Kindergarten-2nd grade, and for
3rd-6th grade. For assistance in locating a class, please visit the Welcome
Center located in the lobby.
What if I'm early
We offer complimentary coffee and breakfast items in our
café, located near the front entrance of our building. A few of our Adult
classes even have full hot breakfasts from time to time!
What is your worship service like?
We usually begin with a song or two, a greeting from our
Pastor, and then a time to greet one another with a friendly hand shake or hug.
We continue the service with a few more songs and maybe a special song sung by
our choir. Our worship leader mixes familiar choruses and hymns with newer
praise songs in a worshipful style. We also have a Praise Team, Choir, and
Orchestra. We are privileged to have some incredibly talented people involved
in our Music Ministries. We also set aside a time where Pastor Koonce leads us
in reading a portion of Scripture, followed by a time to worship the Lord. The
word "worship" means to bow down and ascribe to God everything that
is worthy and due to His name. Some people will come to the altar to worship
for a few minutes, while others will remain seated. You can do whichever the
Lord is leading you to do. Pastor Jennings then comes to share with us the message
that The Lord has laid on his heart. He will typically use a PowerPoint presentation
that compliments his sermon and is easy to follow. Service ends with a time of
“invitation,” where you are welcome to come and pray on the steps at the front
of the sanctuary. This is never a long, awkward time, but rather a brief period
where anyone can come to pray about what’s on their heart. If you would like
someone to pray with you or if you have a specific spiritual need that you
would like to discuss, please feel free to approach one of our altar workers
who will be standing on the front row of the auditorium. They would be happy to
open God's Word and show you exactly what The Lord has to say regarding your
specific need. If you do come up to pray, chances are that someone will join
you after a few minutes and ask if you’d like them to pray with you. It’s fine
to say “no, thanks” if you’d rather pray alone. Following the time of
invitation, we will give any announcements for the week and take the offering.
We will then be dismissed with a word of prayer.
Do I have to put money in the offering plate?
We don’t expect visitors to put money in the offering plate;
this is something for regular attenders. No one will look at you funny for not
participating. Many regular attenders give through “automatic debit,” or use
our convenient online giving system, or give bimonthly or monthly, and won’t be
putting anything in the plate either. Click Here to
visit the "Give" section of our website to learn more about online