What To Expect

Welcome to OFBC

Whether you are considering visiting Olmsted Falls Baptist Church or have already attended, we want to welcome you and let you know that there is a place for you. We hope to answer many of the questions you may have about the church, worship services and beliefs on this site, but please feel free to call the church at 440-235-1919 or e-mail Pastor Chris Hinckley chris@ofbchurch.org. If you have any other questions at all, we’d love to talk with you.

What can I expect at a worship service?

Our purpose in the worship services at OFBC is to bring glory to God and to study His Word. This is accomplished through the various parts of the service:

SERMON: Through a detailed study of a portion of the Bible, we seek to better understand God’s character, plan and purpose. Bibles will be available in each pew for those who may not have one with them. We teach from the English Standard Version.

All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness. 2 Timothy 3:16

MUSIC: God is praised and worshipped in traditional and contemporary hymns, through both instrumental and vocal music.

O come, let us sing for joy to the LORD,Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation. Psalm 95:1

PRAYER: It is our privilege to bring praise, thanksgiving, confession and requests to God in times of prayer.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Phillipians 4:6

OFFERING: We collect an offering to support the work of our church as well as missions work in our country and around the world. This portion of the service is intended only for those who consider OFBC their “church home”- guests are not expected to contribute!

Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7

What should I wear?

You will fit in at OFBC whether you are dressed up or prefer a more casual look. You will see a wide range of styles at our services.

What is available for my children?

Nursery care is provided for children birth through 3 years old. A nursery worker will meet you at the door of the preschool room, where you can provide any special instructions you may have. For safety reasons, your child will not be released to anyone but the person who dropped the child off.

Children’s ministries are offered during the worship service for preschool through 6th grade. Children will be given the opportunity for age-appropriate worship and Bible-focused activities. Attendance is optional – feel free to keep your children with you for the entire service if they are able to sit quietly as to not disturb others during worship. We kindly ask parents to sit with children-in-training near the back of the church.