Frequently Asked Questions
About Southeast Bible Baptist Church
About the Staff
1. What are the responsibilities of the pastors of this church?
The ministries of our church are very extensive and diverse. While Pastor Dressner is the most visible through his preaching on Sunday’s, the ministry is active every day of the week. The pastors on staff provide vital leadership to those ministries. Some of these include:
- Our church operates a first rate Christian school with traditionally taught classes for member families.
- Our Reformers Unanimous (RU) program on Friday nights helps Christians grow and reaches out to those with strongholds in their life. We have been recognized as having the best RU chapter in the nation.
- Our youth group provides a safe and challenging environment for teens.
- Our children’s camp ministry serves over 50 churches and 700 campers in the summer. People come from four different states to go to our camps.
- Our deaf ministry provides interpreting for all services.
- Our Bible Institute has students world-wide.
- Our night school part of our Bible Institute offers three classes each semester that regularly have 10-20 students in each.
- A full list of our staff can be found in the bulletin.
2. Are you part of a denomination?
No, Southeast Bible Baptist Church is not part of a denomination. We are an independent Baptist church.We do not report to a church hierarchy of any kind. While we do fellowship with other churches, all decisions related to the church are decided by our congregation and our pastors.
About the Services
3. Do you have a nursery?
Yes, we provide a nursery for all church services. It is located immediately to the right when you enter the church. Across from the nursery is our toddler class for 2-3 year olds which we have staffed during the Sunday morning service.
4. Do you have anything for my older children?
Absolutely! We view children as a tremendous gift from God and they are an integral part of the ministry here. In addition to our Christian school, we have a complete Sunday School for all ages, a junior church program for children 12 and under, kid’s clubs and teen Bible studies on Wednesday nights, and youth group on Friday’s.
5. What do you have for those new to the church?
We would like to invite you to our “Doorway Class.” It is a special Sunday School class designed to answer your questions and help you get to know our church and our people.
6. Why do you use traditional music in your services?
Contemporary services are becoming more and more common. Many churches have copied the music culture of the world. Unfortunately, this music and this culture has had a terrible effect on our country and led to rampant problems, especially among young people. Our church rejects this and continues to use beautiful hymns and spiritual songs.
7. Why do people come forward to the altar after the message?
This part of our service is called the “invitation.” You are invited at this time to go to the altar and pray about whatever is on your heart. You can also approach the pastor if you would like counsel, if you have any questions, or if you would like to join the church.
8. Why do you have more than one service each week?
While some churches will repeat the same service and message multiple times in the same week, each of our services are different. They are designed to help you and to meet in different needs in your life.
About the Scriptures
9. How do people go to heaven?
The Bible teaches that the way to heaven is not through a church or denomination. It is not even through good works. The way to heaven can only be found through Jesus Christ. Only by turning from sin and accepting Christ can a person go to be with Him in heaven.
10. Why do you baptize adults?
People that were baptized in the Bible were always adults. Baptism is a public decision for Jesus Christ. Its meaning comes from the person being baptized deciding to be baptized.
11. Why do you baptize by immersion?
The word baptism comes from the Greek and means to immerse. In the Bible, all those who were baptized were immersed. Being put under the water and then brought back up out of the water is a picture of Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection.
12. What Bible do you use?
We use the King James Version of the Bible. We believe it is an accurate translation from the correct Greek text.