Worship is central to the life of a Christian.
We have made the difficult decision to suspend in-person worship services and activities through mid-January due to rising COVID-19 case rates. We hope to offer outdoor worship opportunities and will update here and on Facebook as they are made possible. We would love for you to join us for our online services by clicking here.
We are glad you are here! A website can’t tell the full story of any church so we hope you’ll come be our guest in the future. In the meantime, we’ll try and answer a few typical questions.
You can expect a time for music, prayer, and scripture readings.
What do I wear for worship?
Where do I go when I arrive?
What will worship be like?
What We Believe
You’re Baptist. So many questions.
We know. Baptist churches come in all shapes, sizes and theological stripes so it can be difficult to know if you’ll be walking into a church that preaches fire and brimstone or one that speaks out against social injustices … or both. Well, at Second, we don’t fit the stereotypes. Our youth play cards on their mission trips, two of our members are professional dancers and some of our members pay homage to the legend that it was a Baptist preacher who invented Bourbon whiskey. Simply put, we are a moderate Baptist church that hopes to create enough theological space where people don’t have to agree on everything in order to worship and serve together.
You’ll not be alone. We have many at Second who were raised or have previously attended churches of different denominations. Second Baptist is often a nice “middle ground” for folks from different church traditions.
At the core, being Baptist is about freedom.
Freedom in being our own priests, each person responsible for their spiritual understanding and growth. Freedom in access to the Bible and the expectation to read and study God’s revelation. Freedom in autonomy of the local church to determine their manner of following Christ. Freedom in religious liberty and the separation of church and state.
Since the Triennial Convention in 1814, Baptists have chosen to combine their gifts and resources, particularly in the areas of mission and education, believing more can be accomplished together.
At Second, this work continues through our partnership with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF). CBF is a Christian network of individuals and churches that work together to spread the hope of Christ. Through partners all over the globe, CBF supports a wide range of missions and ministries that give people meaningful opportunities to put their faith to action.