Planning Your First Visit
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 Liberty 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. I’m Not a Baptist… Can I Still Attend?
It is our desire that Liberty would be a church for everyone that has a desire to know God. You do not have to come from a Baptist background, or hold to any particular religious affiliation to attend services here. We are convinced that the Bible is the inspired Word of God and it is sufficient to point any sincere person to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. If you have a desire to know God and experience His best in your life, we invite you to join us on the journey! If there is any way that we can be of help to you please feel free to let us know.
2. Finding Our Church
We are located on the corner of Jamboree Road and Bison Avenue in the beautiful city of Newport Beach, CA. Our address is 1000 Bison Avenue, Newport Beach, CA 92660.
3. Finding Nurseries, Classes, and Services
Our campus has several buildings, which to a guest can seem overwhelming at first. It’s not as complicated as it looks, and 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 around campus and will gladly help direct and even escort you to the right place.
4. What’s here for my kids?
Starting with excellent nurseries, there is something special for every age child from birth through high school! At every service on Sunday morning there are safe, clean, and highly staffed nurseries for children two years old and under. For children three 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 in the seventh through the twelfth grade, there are graded classes in our Student Ministries . Most of the teens attend a class one hour and then the morning service with their parents.
5. What is the schedule for adults on Sunday morning?
Adult Growth Groups – 9:00 a.m.
Most adults attend one of 10 different adult growth groups. These fellowships are smaller group settings where you can meet people, enjoy perhaps some coffee and donuts, and hear a teaching lesson more directly applicable to your life situation. The best way to get to know people at Liberty Baptist Church is to visit one of these adult growth groups.
Morning Service – 10:00 a.m.
Then at 10:00 a.m. we meet in the main auditorium for our Morning Service where we enjoy the beautiful and inspiring music of the choir, orchestra, ensembles, and soloists. The music is always followed by a clear, helpful, and challenging Bible message from Pastor Tomlinson. This service is a little over one hour in length.
6. How should I dress?
There is not a dress code at Liberty Baptist Church for members or guests. Our ministry leaders and many of our church family dress in more traditional “Sunday” dress — the men in a dress shirt and dress slacks, typically with a tie, and the women in modest dress; however, our main goal is that you would feel welcome and comfortable during your visit here at Liberty Baptist!
7. Are there services at other times?
Yes. We have a Sunday evening service (completely different from Sunday morning) that begins at 5:00 p.m. Again, in this service you’ll enjoy the choir and special music as well as a challenging and helpful message from Pastor Tomlinson. 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. We don’t invite you to Liberty 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 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 Liberty Baptist will be uplifting and encouraging! 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 our campus! Let us know how we can serve you better, and we hope to meet you this Sunday!