Visiting Grace Baptist Temple
Visiting any church for the very first time can be a tough experience. Well, we want to put you at ease. Your first visit to Grace Baptist will be refreshing, helpful, friendly and enjoyable for the 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.
Our main worship services are Sunday mornings at 8:30am and 11:00 a.m. Both services are identical with the same Bible message and music program, so choose the one that best fits your schedule.
8:30 a.m. Early Bird Service
10:00 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Morning Service
5:00 p.m. Thru the Bible Class
5:00 p.m. Patch the Pirate Club
6:00 p.m. Evening Service
7:00 p.m. Wednesday in the Word
What can I expect on my first visit?
You can't miss our growing campus located at 1101 Burns street, in the heart of Chesapeake, VA. Grace Baptist is centered in the middle of the Hampton Roads region, just a short drive from Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Portsmouth. As you pull into the parking lot, our parking attendants will help you find a place to park, and as you approach the church building, one of our greeters will meet you and direct you to the right class or service. They can also answer any other questions you may have.
All the adults attend one of our two worship services where they enjoy the beautiful and inspiring music of the choir and special music groups. The music is always followed by a clear, helpful, and challenging Bible message from Pastor Matt Nettesheim. These services are a little over one hour in length. Also, during the 10:00 hour, there are Adult Bible fellowships. 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 Grace Baptist Temple is to visit one of these adult Bible fellowships.
Where do I take my children?
Starting with excellent nurseries, there is something special for every age child. At every service there are safe, clean, and highly staffed nurseries for children three years old and under. The nurseries are safe and clean. The workers are trained and know what to do in every situation. For four years old through sixth grade there are fun, friendly, and Bible-centered classes. These classes are staffed with trained, friendly, well-qualified teachers and helpers who will make church exciting and memorable for your child. You can see what class your child is in by clicking the appropriate link: Nurseries, Toddlers, 1st-5th Grade.
What about my teens?
We have two classes for teens: Junior High and Senior High. These classes are listed under the "Teens" menu above. The teens attend a class for one hour and then a worship service with their parents.
How should I dress?
There is not a dress code at Grace Baptist Temple 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 Grace Baptist Temple!
Am I expected to participate in the offering?
No. We don't invite you to Grace Baptist Temple for your offering. We want our services 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.