Frequently Asked Questions
1. How big is Heritage?
We have around 250 members with a Sunday morning attendance of approximately 350.
2. Are there opportunities to serve?
Absolutely. We have more opportunities to minister and serve the body than we are able to fill. Once you become a member, it’s simply a matter of finding those areas of service that fit your passion and gifts.
3. What do you provide for children and young people?
- nursery for infants
- age-relevant bible studies
- monthly youth outings for middle schoolers and high schoolers
- bi-monthly care group for high schoolers
- summer camp
- winter ski retreat
- friend-cultivating interaction with the pastors
- bi-monthly Sunday evening fellowships after worship
4. Does your church have a small group ministry?
Yes. We presently have eight care groups. They meet in homes on the first Wednesday of each month to study, pray and fellowship. One of our main goals in care groups is to cultivate deeper, more loving relationships within the church family. These groups also enjoy an additional quarterly fellowship meal. This assures sixteen gatherings per year. For the purpose of increasing fellowship within the body, these groups are reconfigured annually.
5. Do you have a discipleship program for those who need to be mentored or matured?
Our desire is to identify godly men and women who have the gifts and graces necessary to minister in the lives of the younger or less mature. There will be ongoing training for the disciplers with the hope that those being discipled will themselves someday become disciplers. We are also in the planning stage for men's and women's ministries.
6. Is Heritage Baptist Church affiliated with any denomination?
Heritage belongs to the Southern Baptist Convention as well as the Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America. Our desire is to fellowship with as many true churches and evangelistic organizations as possible. We love to see the image of Christ in other churches and ministries. Our conviction is that God’s people ought to hold firmly to their distinctives and still fellowship with others who believe the Bible is the infallible, authoritative Word of God and that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone.
7. How do you become a member of Heritage?
We ask those who are interested in membership to attend our church for two or three months to be sure they have a good feel for who we are and what we’re about. During or after that time, those who are interested meet with one of the pastors to share how they came to know the Savior. If their testimony reveals an understanding of the gospel and evidence of conversion, they attend an enjoyable six-week new member's class. At the end of the class, their written testimony is made available to the congregation before they are warmly and lovingly received into membership at a Lord's Supper, where the focus is on what we share in Christ.
8. How hard is it to get access to a pastor?
About as hard as tugging on a shirt sleeve, sending an e-mail, a text message or dialing a seven-digit phone number. All five of our pastors long to know and serve you. Put them to the test and see how soon and happily they will meet with you.
9. When are your services?
- Sunday morning Bible studies 9:30 a.m.
- Sunday morning worship 10:45 a.m.
- Sunday evening worship 5:00 p.m.
10. Where is your church building located?
Our campus is easily found at 3585 Thruston-Dermont Road just off of Hwy. 54 E. To see a map you may click HERE.
11. How should I dress for services?
Comfortably. When it comes to dress, the only biblical directives are that we avoid immodesty and any effort to draw attention to ourselves. (I Tim. 2:8-10) Our focus is on God. His focus is on our hearts. (I Sam. 16:7)