Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect when I visit Mill Branch Baptist Church (MBBC)?
We want you to feel at home. The MBBC ushers will welcome you to our church and sanctuary. We want you to feel the warm, family friendly feeling that invites all to worship. When you enter through the doors of MBBC and into our vestibule area, there should be at least one usher standing at the double doors to your far right that enters the sanctuary and ready to greet you with the warm welcome that anyone who enters these sacred walls should recieve. We look forward to meeting you in person soon!
What will the service be like at MBBC?
We begin our service with Praise and Worship. Our musical style is best described as blended, meaning you may hear many different styles of music, from traditional Hymns to your favorite contemporary gospel music that you may hear on your favorite gospel station. Hymnals can be found in the pew racks along with Bibles. We try to keep the mechanics of our service to a minimum so you can focus your heart on the reason we are there; to worship. We welcome all first time visitors so we’ll ask you to stand and greet you. During the service it’s not uncommon for worshippers to lift a hand and/or say amen. We try to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit! Then our Pastor will share a message from the Word. Following the sermon we always offer an invitation for anyone who has made a decision to give their life to Christ and/or join our church. Pastor will greet everyone by the front doors on their way out.
Where can I park?
Parking is available along the sides of our church, in the two lots to the left and right of the front entrance of our church, as well as in the rear. Please obey all parking signs and respect the designated and marked spaces.
If I don’t have a church background at all, will I feel comfortable when I visit?
Many of our members have come with no church background and have found a home here. You should feel right at home whether you have a deep faith in Christ or if you simply don’t know. We provide anyone who is questioning, seeking, and/or doubting a free environment for search and study, as well as welcome them with acceptance and love.
Is your church accessible to people with disabilities?
We have handicapped accessible parking spaces at the very front of the church as well as on the right wing of our church towards the rear. If needs be necessary, someone who may be confined to a wheelchair, walker, or crutches, etc. may chose to enter in the sanctuary via the side entrance closest to the designated handicapped parks.
What does MBBC offer children and youth?
We have childcare for toddlers during our worship services staffed by loving volunteers who are excited to get to know your children. Our greeters will be glad to show you where our church nursery is located. MBBC is committed to ministering to children and youth.
What should I wear?
If you do not have a suit, please do not let that hold you back from worshiping our Lord. If you do not have a dress or skirt, do not let that hold you back either. If you must, come in slacks or jeans, but just come, because the Lord is waiting! In the spirit of reverence and respect to our Lord Jesus Christ, we would love for you to come and worship with us with your whole heart. Just in case you are not sure, please avoid any offensive or suggestive clothing. All displays of underwear and undergarments are prohibited. Dressing up is not a requirement to worship with us at MBBC. Some do wear their “Sunday best” but you’re also likely to see someone in slacks and a casual shirt, or even jeans. We believe the most important part about Sunday morning is showing up, ready to worship God. We do believe in dressing in a manner that would be pleasing to our Lord Jesus Christ. Exactly how that is lived out in each home, is up to each family, with the common goal of not causing our brother or sister to stumble.
Are all people welcome to MBBC?
We are a local church operating in a global world who welcomes all to our doors. We are true believers in the Word and open our hearts to those who seek the Lord. We won’t turn anyone away but our direction, our walk, our worship and our works are dictated by the Bible. We seek to open up the minds and hearts of others to embrace Jesus Christ and to forego the sins of this world.
How can I become a member of MBBC?
After the sermon and before the benediction, the Pastor opens the doors of the church as an Invitation to Discipleship. This invitation is extended to you if you are in need of a church home, a member of another church in search for a new church home, or someone who is temporarily living away from their church home and want to affiliate(Partner) with us while you are here. An Altar Counselor will escort you to the conference room for further exchange of information. The Counselor will ask some questions and give you a welcome package. You will be baptized if you are a new person joining the church for the first time. For others joining us from another church, who have been baptized before, or temporarily away from their home church may join based on their Christian experience. After completion of the new members Orientation and/or baptism, you will then be introduced before the congregation and given the Right Hand of Fellowship.
What are the necessary steps for Child Dedication?
Contact our Church Secretary to setup a one-time parental counseling session. The counseling session is a prerequisite to the child dedication service.
Who goes to your church?
We have quite a mixture of people at MBBC. Our congregation truly spans the ages and nationalities, from newborns to folks in their 80s. You’ll find just about every type of person here – married, single, divorced, widowed – professionals, workers, retired – life-long Robeson County residents and those who have just recently moved to the Robeson County. But even more important than the kind of people who go here is the kind of people who are welcome here – Everyone!
How long are the services?
We typically try to dismiss between 12:30pm and 1:00pm, but as most already know. You have to go with the Holy Spirit.