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What time are services?

Our worship services meet in the Worship Center Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
Adult Sunday School for all ages meets at 9:30 a.m.  For additional information, please contact the church office at 972-495-2986.
Note: Nursery care (Infants-5th Grade) are available for those attending Sunday School and Worship Services.

How do I get to Northside Baptist Church?

Our address is 2510 N Glenbrook Dr Garland, TX 75040. To get directions, click here.

How should I dress?

It’s really up to you; it’s not a big deal to us. A few will be really dressed up, a few will be really dressed down, but most will be casual and comfortable, somewhere in between.

Are your buildings and services handicap accessible?

Yes. We provide handicap parking in designated areas with wheel chair access. Feel free to call the church office if you need special assistance or have questions. We are happy to serve you! During rainy weather, our parking attendants and greeters have large umbrellas to help keep you dry! We do encourage you to arrive at least ten minutes early for worship services.

What happens when I get there?

The big parking lot to the right of the entrance is the easiest place to park and come in the “Worship Center.” Just follow the signs marked “Worship Center” to the porch by the handicap ramp. Our greeters will welcome you at the door and assist you in any way, particularly getting your children to the Children’s Church and directing you to where the restrooms are located.

What childcare is offered?

Childcare is available through our Children’s Church Worship for infants through 5th graders starting at 9:15 a.m.

What do I do before the service starts?

If you arrive before the service starts, you will notice that our Worship Center is an auditorium filled with pews. There are no reserved seats, so you may sit anywhere. Many people will be greeting each other during this time. As you enter the Worship Center, you will receive a copy of the Worship Folder (bulletin) which gives you information on the many happenings at Northside Baptist Church. Don’t worry if you arrive just a little after the service has started; just come on in and join in the worship service.

What is the worship like?

Services generally last about 1 hour and 30 minutes. Our worship services are a blend of contemporary and hymnal music including our Praise Team, soloists and ensembles. We have a large video screen which will have the words to all songs the congregation sings.  There may be special announcements or features. Occasionally videos are presented and there are notes/outlines shown for Pastor Ryan’s sermons!  Pastor Ryan’s sermons are biblically-based and primarily expositional meaning he takes a passage, breaks it down and explains the context and meaning behind it, and demonstrates how it practically applies to your life!

How are guests greeted?

Before the service, our greeters and many of our other members will extend a friendly greeting to you. Please let us know you are a guest. You do not have to register or sign your name to anything if you do not wish to; however, we would like to know you were our guest and ask you to fill out the Guest Book” in the foyer. If you are visiting from out of town and plan on moving to the Garland area, we would love to know that. A number of folks are joining us after discovering us on the Web. If you found us this way, please let us know in the Guest Book.

How will I know when to stand?

The Pastor or the Worship Leader will ask the congregation to stand or sit. Generally, we stand during the singing and during the closing prayer.

What is the pastor’s message like?

Our pastor gives Bible-based messages lasting between thirty and forty minutes. His messages are practical and relevant to every-day life. You can listen to some of our pastor’s recent messages on this website under the “Resource” link at the top of the page.

Do you have a cry room available?

If you have a baby who is not comfortable, we would like you to check out our nursery facilities. We provide a trained staff to assist you. Any of the ushers or greeters can direct you to the Nursery area just down the hallway across from the main restrooms.

Do you give invitations at the end of the service? What are they like?

At the end of his message, Pastor Ryan will offer an invitation to anyone who does not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ to place their faith in Jesus as Lord and Savior. Pastor Ryan will also ask those who would like to become part of our church family or to be baptized to make that known by filling out a communication card located in the seat pocket of the pew in front of you. After the service, anyone wishing to speak with someone regarding their decision or who may be in need of prayer can come forward and speak to Pastor Ryan about any decision they are facing. You will not be embarrassed or asked to speak publicly to the congregation.

Do I need to donate money when I visit?

Northside Baptist Church does encourage biblical giving of its members; however, our guests are not expected to give anything. During this time, if you have filled out the “Communication Card”, we ask you to place it in the offering plate.

Decisions that can be made for membership

  1. BY PROFESSION OF FAITH – If you are not yet a Christian but would like to be, or if you are a Christian but have never been baptized by immersion as a believer, which the Word of God commands, our pastor will pray with you and guide you in your decision.
  2. BY TRANSFER OF LETTER – If you are a Christian and a member of a church of like faith and order, we will write to the church where you are a member and request that a letter of transfer be sent.
  3. BY STATEMENT – If you are a Christian and have been baptized as a believer by immersion, and do not either have current membership in a church or are currently a member of a church that does not grant letters of transfer, you can receive membership by your affirmation of the above.
 

If you would like to know more about Northside Baptist Church call the church office at 972-495-2986. or attend the The Membership Class. This is the basic introduction to our church family. Everyone is welcome to attend this free seminar with our Pastor. Click on Membership” to learn more.

What Sunday School classes are offered on Sundays?

We offer Bible classes for everyone from nursery through Senior Adults beginning at 9:30 a.m. Children’s Church is offered during the morning worship service at 10:30 a.m. for infants through 5th grade.