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Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I Park?
We have lots of parking surrounding the church, but you might find it easiest to park related to where you are going. If you are a first time quest we have some guest parking places along the side of our building that is closest to Publix. The reason is there is a Welcome Center right off of that parking lot. There a greeter will be able to take you to Sunday School Classes and help you find classes that you might enjoy.
If you are coming to worship first there is a big parking lot in front of the church next to the Salvation Army. These entrances will take you into the Foyer of the Sanctuary of the church.
If you are Senior Adult there are many people who find parking either to the left or right of the Sanctuary a good place for them because most of their classes are right behind the sanctuary.
If you are a family with young children and youth parking in the back of church can be accessed by driving down Owens Lane and turning right behind the First Baptist Church Mauldin Gym this leads to a large lot behind the church. For preschoolers and children by following the sidewalk up beside our playgrounds you will enter and turn right leading you to the children’s welcome center just around the next corner. For youth entering at the back of the building where the drive through awning is will bring you in just below the youth area. Take the elevator up and the main youth area will be right in front of you.
Where do I go?
If you are attending a worship service, we welcome you to go to the sanctuary and during the service you will be invited to go through the front left door in order to meet the pastor and receive a gift for worshipping with us. If you would like to go to a small group for Bible Study or Sunday School we have a Welcome Center that is on the right side of the church nearest to Publix. The welcome center will ask you a few questions to find out what group that you would most like to visit and then show you how to get there.
If you are attending a fellowship event, such as a dinner the fellowship hall is located at the back of the building on the side nearest to Publix. If you have children you may want to go directly to the Children’s Welcome Center. This is located near the center of the church building. From the back parking lot follow the sidewalk closet to the playgrounds, once inside take a right then go around the corner. If you are coming from the Sanctuary go through the left doors in the front and head straight back to the children’s welcome center.
What do I wear?
We do not have a dress code at First Baptist Church of Mauldin and you will find people in a variety of dress. Wear what makes you feel comfortable. We have everything from jeans and t-shirts to suits and dresses.
Is Childcare available?
We have child care for children birth to 3rd Grade for both worship services. Take you children to the Children’s Welcome Center before the service to sign them in before the 8:15 service. We do have a secure location for your children so they will be safe and as such you will have to come and pick them up afterward, they will not be released to come find you. During the 9:30 Bible Study time we have age appropriate classes for everyone and the welcome center can direct you where to take your child. If your child is an infant to 5K they will remain in childcare for worship.
If your child is in 1st to 3rd Grade you will need to pick them up after Bible Study and take them with you to the Sanctuary for 10:45 Worship. At a certain time during the service they will be invited to go to the Children’s Worship Time called Kidz Praise. You can pick them up following the worship service at the Kidz Praise Room which is located at the very end of the 2nd Floor Hallway. Feel free to ask anyone for directions if you get lost, but you can also follow the stream of people picking up their children in the Kidz Praise Room.
What is worship like? Small groups like?
First Baptist Church Mauldin has a Traditional Worship Service at 8:15, what we mean by that is there is a choir and most of the music is accompanied by an organ and piano. The Worship Service at 10:45 also has a contemporary choir and most of the music is led by an orchestra and band, the music is often songs that you might be familiar with on Christian radio, as well as some hymns and choruses. Both of our services have the same message from our pastor and may have drama, testimonies and brief videos that are related to the worship theme. We have people from all ages and stages of life in each service. Visit our Media - Recent Services web page to view recent videos of our services.
Small groups are diverse and the best way to find out about a small group is to visit. Also don’t be afraid to visit multiple groups before deciding. Most of the small groups on Sunday mornings are divided by life stage, which is a loose way of saying age appropriate. Children to youth are divided by age and grade. Adults are a bit more diverse and you can chose from couples classes, to single or men and women’s classes.
A few of our classes are really a hodge-podge of ages and relationships. Some of the classes favor a teacher that lectures, others are more interactive and discussion oriented. Ask at the welcome center or one of the ministers to help you find a class that is right for you.
One of the best ways to pick a class is to ask who you want to make friends with? Other parents with children similar in age to mine? With a set of gender specific folks, or as a couple, or with people in a similar occupation so we have something in common. This is because many of our groups have fellowships and care for one another outside the Sunday time frame.