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What to Expect at Faithway

We understand that church is far more than just a building. It is a place to learn about God and His wonderful plan for man. It is a place for people to come together and worship the Lord together.

Visiting a new church can be intimidating or overwhelming because of the unfamiliarity of the surroundings. Here is some information we hope will ease that feeling as much as possible during your visit with us!

  1. What should I expect?
  • All gatherings are designed to exalt the Lord Jesus Christ and direct our focus to Him.
  • Expect preaching that is biblical in its content and practical in its application.
  • Expect music that is conservative and uplifting.
  • Expect to meet friendly people who are not perfect, but seeking to grow to be more like Christ.
  1. What are your worship services like?

We believe all phases of our worship service should demonstrate our respect and admiration of a holy God. Although worship is much more than music, we believe that the type of music that pleases God is not derived from the culture in which we live, but from the principles found in The Bible, God’s Word. We use traditional hymns of the Faith, as well as selected conservative and Scripturally-sound Christian music written by present-day composers reveal our sincere desire to worship the Lord respectfully. We view the music ministry of a church as one God-given means of teaching and admonishing one another (Colossians 3:16).

Typically our worship services begin with one of our accompanists playing sacred music to prepare our hearts for worship. Then the pastor will make some announcements about upcoming events and welcome our guests (Don’t worry he won’t make you stand up or wave or anything like that!)  We then worship the Lord with singing –our choir sings, our congregation sings, sometimes instrumentalists will play a sacred selection to the Lord, at other times a soloist or group may sing. Our pastor will preach a message from God’s Word and then give an opportunity for folk to make decisions regarding matters that God has spoken to them about in His Word.

On Sunday evenings our meetings are less formal but  with the same focus, gathering to worship God, fellowship with likeminded friends and warm welcome to those who join with us!

  1. Is there something for the children?

Yes! We have a nursery available with a capable staff to care for your children while you are in the worship gathering.  We also offer a Children’s Church that children ages three up to sixth grade are welcome to attend. All meet first in the auditorium and will be dismissed at an announced time during the worship service.

  1. Where do we go once we arrive?

If you arrive before 9:30 am, you would be in time for our Sunday School, a Bible Study time for folk of all ages. You will find a friendly greeter at the building enterance that is ready to direct you and your family to their various classes which are age/grade appropriate.  Afterwards, there would be folk in your particular class that would be more than happy to direct you the main auditorium for the main worship gathering at 10:30.

If you are arrive just before 10:30 am, you would be in time for our Sunday morning worship service. One of our friendly ushers will greet you as you enter the building and will assist you in finding a seat in the auditorium for the worship service.

  1. Where are you located and what are your service times?

Our Location:

Faithway Baptist Church is located on the west side of Ypsilanti, at 2020 Packard Road (near the corner of Packard and Hewitt Roads).   We look forward to meeting you during your visit with us!

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Our Service Times

Sunday School – 9:30 am
Our Sunday School is a time for each age group to study the Bible on their level.  After Sunday School classes dismiss there a few minutes for fellowship before we gather together in the auditirium for the morning worship meeting.

Morning Worship – 10: 30 am
Our Sunday morning worship service is held in the church auditorium and dismisses around 11:45 pm. Don’t be surprised if our folk want to chat with you afterwards to make you feel at home.

Evening Worship – 5:00 pm
On Sunday nights we gather once again to worship the Lord at 5:30 pm. We dismiss around 6:45 pm. You will often find our folk like to stay afterwards and spend time talking and enjoying each other’s company.

Wednesday Night – 7:00 pm
On Wednesday night, adults meet together for a mid-week Bible Study and prayer time.  For the children ages three through sixth grade, our Kids 4 Truth program runs 7:00 pm -8:00 pm during the school year. Our Thrive Teens (junior-high and senior high teens) also meet at 7:00 pm .

  1. What Should I Wear?

You will find many of us in traditional “Sunday best” – such as suits, dresses, etc. Others will wear something more like business casual. Come in whatever is your best but please don’t feel troubled over this decision. You are always welcome regardless.

  1. Any other questions?

Please contact us directly by email: faithwaybaptist@comcast.net or call (734) 482.8282 for any questions you might have. We extend a warm invitation for you to join us here on the west side of Ypsilanti at each and every opportunity.