What To Expect

We are thrilled you are interested in Maranatha Baptist Church. Walking into a new place for the first time can sometimes be uncomfortable. We put together this page to help you know what to expect when you arrive and hopefully put you at ease.


Your first visit to Maranatha Baptist Church will be refreshing, friendly, and enjoyable for your whole family. We want you to experience inspiring music, helpful teaching and preaching, friendly people, and a place where you feel welcome and “at home”! Here are a few answers to your questions and what you might expect on your first visit:

When Are Your Services?

Sunday Morning
Sunday School - 10:00 AM
Worship - 11:00 AM

Sunday Evening
Worship - 6:00 PM

Wednesday Evening
Master Clubs - 6:45 PM
Prayer Meeting - 7:00 PM


How Do I Get There?


What Can I Expect?

Our vision at Maranatha is to offer a family oriented atmosphere to present God’s truth in relevant lessons. We work to reach out to the community and spread the Word of God to those around us. Our church has a warm, friendly atmosphere where everyone is welcome. We hope you’ll stop by one Sunday in the near future for some coffee, a good laugh, and a message that will help your life be better.

Where Can I Take My Children?

Starting with excellent nurseries, there is something special for every age child. At every service there are safe, clean, and quality staffed nurseries for children three years old and under. For the infants, mothers will greeted by a welcome greeter to sign your child in and take down any specific information. For children four years old through sixth grade there are fun, friendly, and Bible-centered classes. These classes are staffed with trained, friendly, and well-qualified teachers and helpers who will make church exciting and memorable for your child.

What About My Teens?

We have an exciting Youth Group. Maranatha offers exciting opportunities for teens, and most importantly, a place to grow spiritually and become a generation ready and willing to make a difference for Christ. Most of the teens attend a Sunday School class for one hour and then the worship service with their parents.

How Should I Dress?

There is not a dress code at Maranatha for members or guests. Our ministry leaders and many of our church family dress in more traditional “Sunday” dress; however, our main goal is that you would feel welcome and comfortable on your visit here at Maranatha.

Am I Expected to Participate in the Offering?

No. We don’t invite you to Maranatha Baptist Church for your offering. We want our service to be a gift to you. We hope you will find in this place a warm family spirit, truth from God’s Word, and a place where you can grow in God’s grace. Please don’t feel any obligation to participate in the offering as a guest.

Other Questions?

If there’s something we missed on this list, just give us a call, or ask someone when you arrive. Whether you’re new to the area and looking for a church home, or if it’s been a long time since you’ve attended church at all, we hope your first visit at Maranatha Baptist will be awesome! We exist to serve you and your family, and we are looking forward to meeting you personally. We hope you’ll feel right at home from the very first moment you step into the door! Let us know how we can serve you better, and we hope to meet you this Sunday!

Maranatha Baptist Church
1375 Onsville Drive
Jacksonville, NC 28546
910-347-3258

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