We hope that this should be a one-stop location where you can get quick answers to common questions that are asked about Street Baptist Church by those who are visitors:
What kind of church are you?
Street Baptist Church is a Christian church in Street, Somerset. Our church is made up of people who all know that they are horribly wrong before God. We believe the Bible to be God’s word in every part, which tells us of His love for us. He loves us so much that He sent His only Son, Jesus, to die in our place for all the wrong things we have done. We know that being a Christian is not about how religious we are, but about how gracious He is to those who turn to Him in repentance and accept Him as their saviour.
But to follow Jesus is not just a decision, but it’s also about an ongoing, living, vital relationship with God. He is at work in our lives as we seek to follow Him and His word! We know we’re far from what we should be, but we long to grow closer to Him in our relationship with Him.
So, coming to SBC is not about coming to observe a ritual. Rather, this is a place where, in God’s word, you can find answers to your deepest questions and need, it’s a place where those who are Christians can learn more and grow in Him, it’s a place where we can worship Him, it’s a place where we can encourage one another, it’s a place where we see God change lives. Above all, it’s a place where we long that God is glorified in all that we do.
So whether you are just seeking, or whether you are longing to move on in your relationship with Jesus, you’re welcome to join us as we worship Him.
Where in Somerset are you?
Street is located right in the middle of Somerset, and if you have not heard of Street, you will have heard of our adjoining town: Glastonbury. We provide full directions to the church services which includes interactive maps to help you find the way.
Where do I go when I arrive?
We have carparks at each of our locations.
On Sunday mornings we meet in Brookside Community School. You will be directed to parking at the back of the school and then into the school hall by our carpark supervisors. Please don’t upset the residents by parking on the road in front of the school.
On Sunday evenings and for our other activities we have plenty of room in our church carpark to the side and rear of the church building. From the carpark, come around the building to the front and you will find the entrance to the church with large wooden doors. You will also find the entrances to the Middle Room and the church Hall at the front of the church.
What about my kids?
A staffed crèche is available during the Sunday morning service. The greeters on the door will be happy to take you to the right place if you are concerned about finding your way.
KidZone, and YouthZone start from 11:25, with children and young people in the service with the rest of the church until that time. KidZone (school years R-6) and YouthZone (school years 7-9) meet in adjoining rooms to the School Hall. Just join with them as they go out! YouthZone 2, (school years 10-13) join with us for the whole church service and then meet together on a Wednesday evening for their Bible Study.
Parents are always welcome to come out with their children to these groups, but we will always encourage the parents to leave and rejoin the main service as soon as their child finds the right place to go.
In the evening services children are encouraged to stay in and join with us as we worship God together. For younger children, Bible-based pages of puzzles and questions are provided during the message.
What are worship services like?
Our Sunday services focus mostly on praise, prayer and coming around God’s word to hear from Him. We’ll share some quick announcements, express our hearts to God through music, and hear a message from God’s Word.
The music is contemporary, and the messages from God’s Word are challenging and practical. After the morning and evening services we encourage everyone to stay behind for tea/coffee and fellowship so that we can get to know folk better.
How long is the service?
Our Sunday morning service starts at 11:00am and is usually over by 12:20am.
What do I wear?
Feel free to wear whatever clothes make you feel most comfortable. We care more that you’re here than what you wear.
Is there a collection or demands for money?
We do not have a ‘collection’ or any other overt appeal for donations or gifts within the services. We are convinced that God’s word encourages us to ‘give in secret’, the issue of giving being between ourselves and God. There are boxes near the entrance to put your offerings in, should you so wish. However, as visitors, we don’t want you to feel any obligation … we welcome you freely as our guests!
Whether you are are a long time resident of Street and it’s surrounding area or just visiting Somerset we invite you to join us!