Making a Visit to Armitage Baptist Church

We're a center-city, multicultural mosaic of 40+ ethnicities and nationalities.  We love God and enjoy accompanying others in their own God-ward journey

 

Whether you’ve never visited a church or you’re been a Christian for 20 years, visiting a new church for the first time can be a little intimidating. We’d like to take the edge off of any anxiety by giving you a look at to expect on a Sunday morning visit.

 

We have several options for parking on Sunday mornings. Typically, you’ll be greeted by one of our parking ministry volunteers as you arrive. These folks can help you with basic directions or information as you make your way into the building. Our main entrance is on Kedzie. We have nursery and children’s programming available during all Sunday activities.

 

Click here for more information on nursery and children’s ministry

Click here for the Parking Map

 

If you’re coming for 9:30 Bible Study, come straight in up the stairs to the auditorium and one of our Discovery Class volunteers will help you get your bearings. The Discovery Class is an entry-level Bible study for those who have little experience in structured Bible study or who may need a refresher on the key teachings of scripture. If you’d like to try something a little more interactive and beyond the basics, we have a number of other options. There are signs and directories throughout the facility to help you find your way to classes, and you can always find a willing person to help you out if you start to feel lost.

Click here for our current Sunday Bible study schedule 

 

If you’re coming for our 11:00 AM Celebration service, plan on arriving to park around 10:40 AM. Our closest lots tend to fill up quickly closer to 11:00 and we like our guests to have the best shot at good parking. We have parking volunteers on hand to help you if you need directions or information on your way in. As you come through our main entrance to the 1st Floor, our ushering team will greet you and help you find a seat in the auditorium. They can also help you with information about nursery and children’s ministry options if needed.

 

Our typical worship service includes a mix of singing, prayer, a biblical message from one of our pastoral team members, some brief announcements, and an offering. There are three key things we like every guest to know:

  • We sometimes raise our hands, clap, or praise God aloud during our services. That’s just something some of us do as an expression of love and gratitude to God. There’s no need to feel pressure to join in if you’re uncomfortable. You don’t even have to sing if you don’t want to. Feel free to just be with us and know that we love you and we’re glad you’re with us.
  • At the end of the message, we have prayer partners available to pray with you if you have a need or have spiritual questions. People sometimes wonder why we have a separate room beside the platform for that. Basically, it allows for fewer distraction than if we tried to do everything right down in front of the stage. If you go to speak with a prayer partner, he/she will interact with you about your spiritual concern and pray with you. Afterwards, he/she will ask if it’s alright to follow up on your prayer need in a week or two and then will gather some basic contact information to facilitate that if you agree.

     

  • We’d also like you to know that, while we collect an offering at every service, there’s no pressure for you to give us anything. Our offerings are just a way to facilitate receiving gifts from those who are a regular part of our church family. We won’t stop you from giving, we just don’t want you to feel pressured to do so.

 

While you’re with us, we’ll offer you a copy of our monthly LIFE LINE publication. It details various news, events, and information that might be helpful as you get to know Armitage. Also, we invite you to browse the rest of our site to check out who we are and what we’re up to.