Visiting main street
Welcome to MSBC. We're glad that you're interested in visiting us! Below, you'll find information that will be useful in planning your visit and in deciding whether to make us your church home. You'll find when you spend time with us that we are far from perfect--but that we want to point you to the One who is.
service times and location
Sunday morning at 10:30 AM we have our main gathering of the week where we hear and sing God's word and respond to Him.
We are located on the East side of Spindale, at 327 East Main Street, Spindale, NC.
Finding your way
You and your family will be welcomed by greeters at the front doors of our building who will give you instructions on the facility and answer any questions you might have with a smile.
Special Needs: if you or someone in your family have special needs, we would love to serve you. We do not have wheelchair access at our front entrance, but we have two available side doors that are level and easily accessible.
what to expect
Age-wise, we are blessed with good diversity of young, middle-aged, and elderly. Sunday morning attendance is currently around 50 people. Dress is also widely diverse, though most of our folks dress casually. People are friendly, and you will be sure to have several of our members come up to you personally with warm greetings. We begin our Sunday morning service at 10:30 AM. As we find our seats in the main building, we read Scripture and begin with a moment of silent confession to prepare our hearts for worship.
The music we sing at MSBC is a blend of old and new. We love the doctrinally rich hymns of the sixteenth century, and we find blessing in the choruses of the twenty-first. Most of us who are comfortable with music from one particular era have discovered, while at MSBC, that we have come to enjoy other songs we had not previously encountered. We strongly prefer congregational singing, which emphasizes the gathered body singing praise to God with one voice, over performed music, which tends to spotlight the abilities of some while encouraging passivity in the rest. We have a wide variety of instrumentation, but the most important instrument is the unified voice of God's people.
Body of Service
Our service formally begins at 10:30 AM, led most often by an elder or volunteer Scripture reader. During this time, we sing several songs, offer prayers of praise and confession to God, hear Scripture preached, and give our offerings and tithes.
Preaching at Main Street is generally expositional, meaning that it seeks to declare the point of a particular Biblical passage. Sermons usually last around 35-40 minutes and are packed with material for reflection. All preaching is driven by the Gospel, the Bible’s main message of God saving sinners through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
We sing a hymn of response to God's Word, and then offer a final prayer for the Word to take root in us. A typical service is finished by 12:00 pm. We welcome visitors and members alike to stay and fellowship as long as they like.
We are a church that hopes to strengthen marriages and families through our corporate worship. We do not offer a nursery or children's church on Sunday mornings. Instead, we encourage parents to keep their children in the worship service with us (as long as they can), so they can learn how to worship God with other believer's while watching mom and dad sing, pray, and submit to Scripture. We provide "kiddie bags" each Sunday to assist you in this, and we also have both a "baby room" available as well as a "worship training room," where you can step away for as long as you need with your children, and still hear and/or watch the service.
During our core doctrine hour (9:30am), we also have a catechism class for children around ages 6-11.
PS - we know kids are noisy and restless sometimes. Adults can be that way too sometimes! We do not expect our services to be painfully quiet. You will be given lots of grace as you disciple your children for the glory of God on Sunday mornings.