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 the awning.
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 through Kindergarten (The Bee Hive), and a junior church for grades 1 through 6 (JUMP Club). For assistance in locating a class, please visit the Welcome Center located in the lobby.
Click Here to visit our TBC Kid City webpage.
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 Spann 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 Spann 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 auditorium. 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 and announcements for the week and take the offering. We will then be dismissed with a word of prayer.
Do You Embarrass Guests During the Service?
Not if we can help it! We generally don’t point out our guests during the service, or ask them to stand up. What we do is ask guests to fill out a Visitor Information Card located on the back of the bulletin and drop it in the offering plate during the offering time. This information helps us keep track of where our visitors come from, what their needs are, and if they’d like to know more about the church.
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 giving.