Listed below are general questions frequently asked by visitors. These questions are listed with their associated answers in some context, and pertain to First Rising Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
What can I expect when I visit?
You will find a warm, friendly congregation waiting to welcome you. Regardless of your nationality, income level, education level, or occupation in life, there is a place for you and your family in our church family. Our Sunday Morning Worship service is one hour and thirty minutes long and includes congregational singing, special music, and the preaching and teaching of God's Word, the Bible.
What is a Baptist church?
As an independent Baptist church, we are not affiliated with any particular Baptist denomination or ruling body. Because of this we can support our own missionaries, select our own leaders, and support institutions that believe as we believe. In short, our church answers to the headship of Jesus Christ rather than a denominational body.
I'm not a Baptist... Can I still attend?
Absolutely! Every week we have guests from different denominations – and some with no church background – in our services. Our goal is not to make Baptists out of everyone, but to lead people into a personal relationship with God.
What should I wear to church?
We do not have a "dress code" at our church. Wear what you already have in your closet. You will see some people "dressed up" in the their "Sunday best" and some will be dressed more causally. More important than what you wear is that you come with a honest and open heart.