What to Expect

//What to Expect
What to Expect2018-06-29T13:06:01+00:00

We are so glad that you’re considering being a guest at Fairhaven Baptist Church. We hope that you find our church to be an ideal place for you and your family to grow in your knowledge of the Lord and His Word.

Sometimes, visiting a new church may seem overwhelming or intimidating, but at Fairhaven Baptist Church, we will strive to make you feel welcome and accepted.  There are friendly ushers who will be waiting to greet you, help you find a seat, and answer any questions you may have. We believe in having a church service consisting of uplifting hymns that glorify God, as well as practical teaching and preaching that will encourage you to further study God’s Word.

What type of church are you?

We are an independent, fundamental, Baptist church. For a better understanding of the spirit of our services, watch or listen online. You may also review our doctrinal statement.

What is available for my children?

We have numerous classes, programs, and ministry opportunities for children from birth through high school. Nursery care is provided for every service, for children 0-2 years of age. Elementary-aged children enjoy Sunday School classes, children's churches, Master Clubs, and other programs tailored for their age groups.

What is available for my teenager?

Our exciting youth group offers weekly Sunday School classes and activity opportunities, as well as conferences and camps throughout the year. Each Sunday morning, your teenager will be challenged with a lesson from God’s Word, as well as have the ability to participate in the Youth Bible Club, in which they are encouraged to learn more about the Bible. Once a week, the youth group meets to serve the community, in areas such as: church flyer distribution, helping shut-ins, church work nights, and other useful ways of ministering to those around us. Throughout the year, they can participate in fun activities and short trips. A very special time for our youth group is the Empowered Youth Conference held each November (for more information, please visit this page.)

Where are you located?

We are located at 86 E. Oak Hill Rd., Chesterton, IN, 46304. Need help finding your way here? Get driving directions.

Can I watch your services online?

We currently livestream our Sunday morning services here, or you can view many archived services here.

I am used to small churches. Will I feel comfortable at your church?

Yes. Our church began with a small group of people in 1970. Over the years, the Lord has blessed with an increase in our membership. He has added abundantly to our church family. Through all of this, we have sought to remain just that - a big family. When you visit our church, you will find a friendly fellowship of down-to-earth Christians with a love for their church family. You and your family will be shown exactly where to go, and you will find that our church really isn't that "big" after all. Through our individual Sunday school classes, you will be able to connect to a smaller group in our church as you begin to assimilate into our family.

How do I contact the church staff or Pastor?

You can do so by calling us at (219) 926-6636. You can also send us an email through our contact page or by emailing one of our pastors.

Do you rent out your facilities for special events?

Because of the size of our ministry and the vast amount of weekly activity, all special events are limited to church members' use only. This would include weddings, funerals, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, and similar events.

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 Fairhaven Baptist Church will be great! 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 walk in! Let us know how we can serve you better, and we hope to meet you soon!

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