We’re so glad you’ve decided to visit us! You’ll find a list of commonly asked questions below. Please don’t hesitate to send us a message or give us a call at (817) 282-0237 if you have any other questions.
How Do I Get To Shady Oaks Baptist?
We are located at 1336 Cavender Dr. Hurst, Texas 76053. Click Here for detailed directions.
What Should I Wear?
Shady Oaks has a “come as you are” atmosphere. You will see some dressed up; some dressed casual. We have no expectations for attire.
Where Do I Go When I Get There?
We have special parking spaces for you. Once you make your way onto our campus, look for the parking spaces located by our main church building. There you will find Guest Parking spots.
If you have any questions or need directions, there are people in green shirts and/or golf carts available to answer questions and help you find your way to the right place. If you have kids or infants, they will direct you to our children’s check-in locations.
What Is There For Me?
On Sunday mornings, we have Life Groups at 9:30 a.m. for all ages and 11:00 a.m. worship service in the sanctuary.
Whether you’ve been in church all your life or never stepped foot in a church before, you feel comfortable joining us on a Sunday morning.
What About My Kids?
For Children, Click Here.
All children ages 5th Grade and younger check-in with a secure sticker system; the check-in process is quick and easy, and you’re given a secure code where only you can pick them up. In addition, all teachers and caregivers undergo a thorough background check before they’re allowed to serve with children. Your kids are safe at Shady Oaks!
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What Is A Sunday Service Like?
Beginning On Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. we come together for an hour for our Life Groups, in which we learn about God’s Word and its application to all areas of life. Following that, we begin our Sunday morning service at 11:00 a.m.. As we find our seats in the sanctuary, we sing songs to prepare our hearts for the service.
Music The music we sing at SOBC is the best of the old and the best of the new. We love the doctrinally rich hymns and we find encouragement in the choruses of today. Most of us who are comfortable with music from one particular era have discovered, while at SOBC, 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.
Body of Service Our service formally begins at 11:00 a.m., led by a pastoral staff member. During this time, we sing several songs, offer prayers of praise and confession to God, hear Scripture read, and give our tithes and offerings.
Sermons Preaching at SOBC is generally expositional, meaning that it seeks to declare the point of a particular Biblical passage. Sermons usually last around thirty minutes. All preaching is driven by the Gospel, the Bible’s main message of God saving sinners through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Post Sermon We sing a hymn of commitment allowing time for people to respond to God. At the end, we take our seats once more for a brief moment of communicating next steps. A typical service is finished by 12:10 p.m. We have a commons area where we offer some wonderful information about our church and we hope people will gather after the service to encourage fellowship.