Frequently Asked Questions
Heritage strives to be a spiritual family magnifying the Father, maturing in the Son, and spreading the message of reconciliation throughout our community and the world. Our worship service is warm, vibrant, and focused on God. The music is a blend of traditional hymns and contemporary choruses, and dynamic preaching takes us into God’s Word and helps us apply its truths to our daily lives.
Where do I go for information on Sunday?
Located just outside the Sanctuary, our Welcome Center exists to answer questions and provide directions to the nursery, children’s classrooms, adult classrooms, bathrooms, and coffee. More information on “What to expect” can be found here.
What programs do you have for children?
Heritage has a variety of ministries for children from birth to the sixth grade. Nursery is provided during Sunday School and the Worship Service on Sundays, and on Wednesday evenings for birth through 4 year olds. Older children enjoy graded Sunday School classes on Sunday morning, AWANAs (3 year old through 4th grade), and The Bridge (5th-6th grade) each Wednesday evening, and Vacation Bible School every summer. Our facilities are clean, safe, and fully supervised by caring adults.
What programs do you have for teenagers?
The Heritage Student Ministry provides many opportunities for students to grow in their faith, build relationships, serve the church and the community, and reach out to those who haven’t heard of the love of Christ. Sunday morning is a large-group gathering for worship and Wednesday evening is an age-graded, small group discipleship time. There is also Servant Leadership Training on Sunday evenings for 11th-12th grade students.
How is Heritage structured?
The Lord Jesus Christ is the ultimate authority of this church, and Scripture is the standard which governs our practices. Our leadership structure is patterned after the New Testament church where a plurality of mature, Scripturally qualified elders are assigned the responsibility to oversee, guide, lead and guard the church of God with a servant attitude. We believe the terms “elder,” “overseer” and “pastor” are synonymous. The governing elder body, some of whom fill church vocational roles, others non-vocational roles are assigned the responsibility to oversee the body at Heritage.
Additionally, the other office defined for the New Testament church is a plurality of mature, Scripturally qualified deacons who are assigned the responsibility to assist the elders in the work of the ministry through giving needed assistance in the physical and practical needs of the church.
How does someone become a member?
While anyone is welcome to attend our services, only those who have trusted in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, have been baptized by immersion after their profession of faith in Christ, and affirm our statement of beliefs may become a member of the Heritage Family. Simply pick up a Membership Packet at the Welcome Center and turn in the card that you plan to attend the next Membership Matters Course (please call 720-1449 for the next scheduled class).
Is Heritage affiliated with a denomination?
Heritage is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention and the Capital Baptist Association. Like all Southern Baptist churches, Heritage is independently governed but cooperates for the purpose of local and world-wide missions.