worship

"Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength." This scripture from Deuteronomy 6, called the "shema," has been a central verse for the people of God through history. In the New Testament Jesus said that this was the greatest commandment, and followed it by saying that we should love our neighbor like we love ourselves.

When we passionately love God, we are passionate about sharing the love of Christ by caring for each other and positively impacting our communities. We'll see expressions of how we love God in our daily lives, as well as through our worship times together.

At SBC we show our love for God in different ways and at different times. On Sunday mornings, we worship together through song, creativity (drama, testimonies, multi-media), prayer and hearing the Word of God. We also love and worship Him through our small group Bible studies and discipleship classes on Sunday mornings and evenings, and Wednesday evenings. "Love God" is really the first step for all of us. It connects and gives meaning to why we Grow Together and Serve the World.


Our Praise Choir meets on Wednesdays at 6:15pm in the Fellowship Hall. This is a non-audition group, and we would encourage you to join us as we sing and pray together for His glory!


The worship band and vocal teams meet for rehearsals on Sunday evenings. They are formed through scheduled auditions

for SBC members.

We are always on the lookout for Tech Team members, whether with sound and audio or with the computer and slides for Sunday mornings. Our Tech Team is the best!  You can email matt@simpsonvillebaptist.com for more information.


Baptism & the lord's supper

Baptism

Who Should Be Baptized
Christians believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, salvation occurs only when a person places his or her faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the sufficient payment for his or her sin.

If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, then you are ready to be baptized. Just like a bride and groom show others their love for one another by wearing wedding bands, your baptism is your opportunity to show others that you have accepted Christ and are now walking with Him.

What Baptism Symbolizes
Baptism is a way of showing others that you have entered into a relationship with Jesus Christ. It symbolizes what took place in your heart at the time of salvation:

  • Accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
  • Shared in His death and resurrection, illustrated by going under the water (dead to your old life), then rising again (new life).
  • Were symbolically washed clean, and sins were forgiven by His death on the cross.


Because Jesus instructed us to be baptized, baptism is an act of obedience. While it is not necessary for salvation, it demonstrates submission to God. We immerse at Simpsonville Baptist Church because we believe Scripture shows that Jesus modeled that for us as the way to publicly acknowledge our faith in Him.

While we hold our worship services in our Family Life Center, our baptisms are conducted in our Chapel.  We hold our baptism services on the third Sunday of every month.  All baptisms are recorded and will be shown the following Sunday during our worship services.


If you have any questions about how to begin a personal relationship with Jesus Christ or would like to be baptized,  contact us so we can assist you.


The Lord's Supper

At Simpsonville Baptist, we believe that receiving the Lord's Supper, or Communion, together is reserved for those people who have surrendered their lives to Christ and been scripturally baptized.  This practice has been common in churches for thousands of years as a way to remember what Jesus did for us on the cross, how His body and blood were sacrificed for us.


We set aside the first Sunday of every other month to take the Lord's Supper together in obedience. The reason the church attaches so much significance to the Lord's Supper and baptism is that they were both instituted and commanded by our Lord Jesus Christ.