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?
All of our activities take place in the church building at Glaston Road. There is parking available on-site, including allocated spaces for disabled access. For our Sunday services, there will usually be car park supervisors to direct you on where to park to ensure that we can fit in as many cars as possible! From the carpark, come around the building and you will find the large glass doors which provide access to the newly-built annex, which is where most of the activities take place.
Some midweek activities take place in the older part of the building – this is accessed either through the main wooden doors or the side doors to the church hall and middle room depending on the activity.
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 10:30, 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 rooms in the older parts of the church building. YouthZone 2, (school years 10-13) join with us for the whole church service.
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.
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 10:00am and is usually over by 11:30am.
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!