Thanks for taking time to learn more about Morningside. Our church is located in and provides ministry to a great community but has a vision and plan to share the message of Jesus Christ with the world. You’ll learn a lot about us and what we do on our website, but to really get to know us, you’ll want to visit with us. We invite you to be our guest, giving us a chance to get to know you.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for, just ask. We look forward to meeting you soon.
Morningside Baptist Church: Where Columbus Worships!
When you arrive on campus...
...follow the green "first time" signs to our visitor parking lot. Our greeting team will be on the lookout for you. Our welcome center is located inside the front of our sanctuary in a place we call "The Gathering Room." Any of our greeters will be pleased to show you around campus, help you find a Bible Fellowship Class or a place for your children as well as answer any questions you may have about Morningside.
As you enter the Sanctuary...
...ushers are available to assist you with any needs or questions you may have before, during and after the service. We are happy to offer listening devices to our family and guests that are hard of hearing. Simply ask an usher or see someone at the welcome desk to borrow one.
During each service...
...we take time to welcome our first time guests, but don't worry, we don't point you out, put you on the spot or call you to the front! We simply are thrilled to have you with us, and will offer you any information you may like about Morningside. We publish a Worship Guide each Sunday in which you will find a slip of paper where we will ask you a few questions about yourself. We just want to take that opportunity to get to know you a little better and get a record of your visit with us. You can complete as much information as you feel comfortable and turn it in when the offering plates are passed at the end of the service. Speaking of the offering plate, as a guest of Morningside, we do not expect you to contribute to the offering. Feel free to sit back and relax as the offering plates are passed.
Our worship services...
We offer you two opportunities to worship with us on Sundays: 8:30a.m. & 11:00a.m.
Expect the 8:30 service, our Classic Woship, to be more traditional in terms of music and style of worship with intentional transitions.
At 11:00, our Contemporary Worship, join us for a more contemporary music style that starts and ends seamlessly. We have a choir, praise team and other talented musicians and singers that rotate leading the praise and worship. Our senior pastor, Thad Smith delivers the sermon.
Thad is energetic, creative and genuine, and presents God's Word with passion as he relates it to where you are right now. Our goal in each service is to glorify God and worship Him with our whole hearts and minds as one big loving family.