What to expect

Attending a new church for the first time can be stressful.  What should I wear? What time should I get there?  Where do I go?  Will I feel judged?  We've all been there, so here's a few frequently asked questions that might help.  You can also click here to plan you visit, this will allow us to better serve you when you come.  Above all, if you have questions or concerns in advance of your visit, please feel free to contact us, we can't wait to meet you!

  • what time is your service?

    Our services are on Sundays at 10:45 and last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.  When you join us you can expect to meet genuine people who aren't perfect and don't expect you to be.  You'll hear 3 to 5 worship songs each week led by our band and praise team and hear an inspiring and challenging message from God's word.  To plan your visit, please click here.

  • what should i wear?

    You are welcome at SSBC just as you are. We have members in coats and ties, members in jeans and t-shirts, and everything in between. We meet to worship the Lord and fellowship with other believers. We believe that it’s the attitude of your heart that matters to God, rather than your physical appearance.

  • what kind of music do you do?

    Our worship styles are as varied as our congregation is.  Worship is about a response to God's glory and we try to select songs with instrumentation that is current, melodies that are accessible, and lyrics that are theologically rich.  To learn more about our music philosophy, please click here.  You will hear songs from contemporary Christian radio stations, gospel and southern gospel songs, and modern and traditional hymns. To sample some of our music click here.

  • What about preschoolers?

    Preschool is where a child first develops his/her impression of God.  Discipleship begins at home in the earliest stages of development.  We want to do all that we can to reinforce that process, if you have questions, please feel free to email us.  We'd love to help you explore what that looks like in your home.  

    Our preschool environment meets on Sundays at 10:45.  We strive to help little ones understand who God is, that He made them with a unique purpose, and that Jesus wants to be their friend.  Our preschoolers meet in age specific environments each week and their time incorporates worship, crafts, story time, and a host of other activities designed to engage their hearts and minds in the ways of God.

  • what do you have for kids?

    At South Seminole, we believe what happens at home is more important than what happens at church, meaning our ability to fuel faith in kids pales in comparison to their parents, that's why we want to partner with parents to spark faith and encourage discovery of God's word and how it connects to their lives.

    During our Sunday morning gatherings, SSBC Kidz meets in the Creator's Theater for kids ages pre-k through 5th grade. Children participate in both large groups and small groups designed to bring God's word and worship to life in engaging environments that are both spiritually nurturing and creatively engaging. For more info on SSBC Kids click here.  

  • What about security?

    We take safety and security very seriously.  It doesn't matter how engaging our environments are if our parents don't feel safe allowing their kids to attend them.  Every one of our volunteers is background checked annually and is held accountable for his or her conduct and lifestyle.  All of our kids and preschool environments are secured and routinely monitored.   No access is granted in these environments except for properly vetted volunteers who have been trained to serve them.  All of our kids, preschoolers, and volunteers check in and out through the main lobby entrance which is continually staffed with properly trained volunteers.

  • What about students?

    Our student gathering called Ignite meets on Wednesdays at 6:30pm.  It is a night where the energy is high, the music is loud, and the teaching is relevant. Ignite features both a large group and small group component where students can interact and explore faith in a safe space.  Activities, like paintball and game days, also provide a place for you to have fun, experience the love of Christ and get a taste of who we are.   Most of all we want you to find real people who can help you explore faith and deepen your relationship with God.  To find out more, click here.

  • What about Kids with special needs?

    Visiting a new church can be overwhelming, especially if your child has special needs.  We strive to partner with families to be aware and sensitive to the unique situations and experiences of children and pair them with a buddy who is trained to help assist them as they interact with the activities.  If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our children's pastor, they have two special needs children of their own.  You can do so by clicking here.