Visiting any church, especially a larger one, for the very first time can be a tough experience. Well, we want to put you at ease. Your first visit to Franklin Road Baptist will be refreshing, friendly, and enjoyable for your whole family. We want you to experience inspiring music, helpful teaching and preaching, friendly people, and a place where you feel welcome and “at home”! Here are a few answers to your questions and what you might expect on your first visit.
10:00 AM | LifeStage Classes for All Ages | ການສຶກສາພະຄໍາພີ
11:00 AM | Morning Worship Services | ນະມັສການ
6:30 PM Evening Service
7:00 PM | Wednesdays in the Word
What can I expect on my first visit?
You can’t miss our growing campus located on Highway 96 as you leave Murfreesboro. The main entrance is on Franklin Road, and you’ll recognize it by the drive through and flagpole. Parking attendants will help you find a place to park, and as you enter the building, a greeter will meet you and direct you to the right classes and services. They can also answer other questions you may have. If you would like a ride from your car, look for a friendly cart driver who will give you a smooth ride to the front door.
Most adults attend the morning worship service at 11:00 where they enjoy the beautiful and inspiring music of the choir, orchestra, ensembles, and soloists. The music is always followed by a clear, helpful, and challenging Bible message from Pastor Norris. This service is approximately one hour in length. Also, LifeStage Adult Bible Classes meet at 10:00. These classes are smaller group settings where you are invited to meet people, enjoy perhaps some coffee and donuts, and hear a Bible lesson directly applicable to your stage of life. The best way to get to know people at Franklin Road Baptist Church is to visit one of these LifeStage Adult Bible Classes.
Where do I take my children?
Starting with excellent nurseries, there is something special for every child. At every service there are safe, clean, and highly staffed nurseries for children two years old and under. For the infants, mothers will receive a pager number so that the nursery attendants can easily contact you if there is a need. Children three years old through sixth grade experience fun, friendly, and Bible-centered classes. These classes are staffed with trained, friendly, and well-qualified teachers and helpers who will make church exciting and memorable for your child.
Our campus has many buildings, which can seem overwhelming at first to a guest. It’s not as complicated as it looks, and we would like to help you find the appropriate nurseries, classes, and services for every person in your family. Our greeters and ushers are located in the lobby of the main worship center as well as around campus and will gladly help direct and even escort you to the right place.
What about my teens?
Our student ministries are broken down into three main divisions: Junior High, High School, and College & Career. Within each of these divisions, there are several classes. Ushers and greeters would be happy to show you where these classes are located. Most of the teens attend a Lifestage class during the 10:00 hour and the worship service with their parents during the 11:00 hour.
How should I dress?
There is not a dress code at Franklin Road Baptist Church for members or guests. Our ministry leaders and many of our church family dress in traditional “Sunday” dress; however, we want you to feel welcome and comfortable on your visit here at Franklin Road Baptist!
Am I Expected to Participate in the Offering?
No. We don’t invite you to Franklin Road Baptist Church for your offering. We want our service to be a gift to you. We hope you will find in this place a warm family spirit, truth from God’s Word, and a place where you can grow in God’s grace. Please don’t feel any obligation to participate in the offering as a guest.
If there’s something we missed on this list, just give us a call, or ask someone when you arrive. Whether you’re new to the area and looking for a church home, or if it’s been a long time since you’ve attended church at all, we hope your first visit at Franklin Road Baptist will be awesome! We exist to serve you and your family, and we are looking forward to meeting you personally. We hope you’ll feel right at home from the very first moment you step onto campus! Let us know how we can serve you better, and we hope to meet you this Sunday!
Franklin Road Baptist Church exists to help people know God, grow together, and show others.