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WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT WHEN I VISIT?

Our Community

Our church family is truly diverse in age, race, marital status, and family composition. If you seek to love and follow Jesus, you will find kindred spirits here.

SERVICE DETAILS

Sunday morning services begin with an opening song, followed by a greeting, Scripture reading, and children’s message.  Children in grades Kindergarten through Fifth Grade are then released to Kidsway, our children’s church option for elementary age students.

Corporate worship is typically 3-4 songs, a mix of contemporary music and familiar hymns led by our Praise team and band followed by a sermon, delivered by our Pastor, Dean Ropp, which is typically 25-30 minutes long.  We close the service with a song, prayer, and announcements.

To hear a recent sermon, please visit the Resources tab.

For more information about music at Midway, please visit the Music Ministry tab.

VISITORS’ GUIDE

WHERE DO I PARK?

We offer paved parking in the front and rear of the building, with overflow (gravel and grass) parking on the sides. Designated visitor parking is near the front doors. A covered portico for drop-off can be found in the back for those rainy days.

HOW SHOULD I DRESS?

Whatever makes you comfortable! We are an age-diverse congregation who all get along well.  You will see plenty of casual wear (jeans, short sleeves) as well as more formal (dress slacks, coats and ties, dresses).

WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE?

Bible study classes start at 9:30 am and corporate worship service begins promptly at 11:00 am. You will be greeted at the door and in the front foyer by volunteers willing to answer any questions you may have. The front foyer is a gathering place for fellowship before and after the service. Hot coffee and tea are available.  You can find additional information about our Church and our classes at the welcome desk.

WHERE DO MY CHILDREN GO?

Birth through Pre-K will be cared for in classes for the duration of the morning (9:30 am - 12:15 pm) with age-appropriate Bible activities and lessons.  The Preschool area is on the West side of our building (hallway to the left off the front foyer).

Kindergarten through 5th grade can attend age-appropriate Bible study classes at 9:30 and attend Kidsway during the worship service.  All K-5 Bible study classrooms are on the East side of our building (hallway to the right off the front foyer).

For more information about our Children’s Ministry, please visit the Children's Page.

NOTE:  There are two computer check-in kiosks (one on each side, Birth-Pre-K and K-5) - each child is checked in using the kiosk to provide information and to obtain a child nametag and matching pick-up tag. To pre-register your child, click here.

WHERE DO MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLERS GO?

Youth in Grades 6-12 have Sunday morning Bible study classes at 9:30 am in the Youth Building. The Youth Building is located behind the Main Building, easily accessible from the rear doors of the Main Building as well as from the rear parking lot. Youth students attend the 11:00 am Worship Service.

Additional Youth events, discipleship groups, and other activities are offered on Sunday nights as well as many other dates throughout the year. See the Youth page for more information.

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

EVANGELISM

How do you view sharing your faith?

Effective evengelism begins with solid, trusting relationships and by example. We encourage and equip our members and children to help others follow Jesus in all their circles of influence… in the workplace, at school, on the ball field and in their neighborhood.

Do you mind if I have serious questions about what the Bible teaches?

Not at all! Our Pastor and Elders all lead classes during the 9:30 hour, and we offer a Question and Answer class (free-wheeling, no curriculum) most Sundays from 5:15pm to 6:30pm in the conference room hosted by Pastor Dean and Dr. Richard G. Howe, Professor Emeritus of Apologetics at Southern Evangelical Seminary and Bible College.

DOCTRINE & TEACHING

Are you a part of a denomination?

We are Southern Baptist, and are cooperative partners with the North American Mission Board and International Mission Board. For more information, please visit our “beliefs” tab under “about us”.

Can you give me a sense of the type of teaching that is in your service?

Our Pastor takes an expository approach to preaching… Bible in hand, frequent references to Scripture, no notes. We work our way through a given book week by week, with occasional break for Seasonal Holidays (such as Advent or Easter.)

Is doctrine important at Midway?

Jesus said to those Jews who believed on Him “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." (John 8:31-32 NKJV). We believe this is no less true for Christians today. Being a disciple of Jesus means abiding in Jesus’ word. The thoughtful arrangement of the truths from Jesus’ word is called ‘doctrine.’ We believe doctrine is important because from the beginning of the Church, doctrine has been central (Acts 2:42). Second, careful attendance to sound doctrine assures the health of the local church (Rom. 16:17). Last, doctrine arises from the Scripture and is the means by which we grow as Christians (2 Tim. 2:16).

LEADERSHIP

Do you have a Senior Pastor?

Dean Ropp has been our Senior Pastor since our Church was planted 22 years ago. Dean earned his Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1985. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in history and Greek from Bryan College, where he graduated in 1981.

For more information about all of our Staff Members, please visit the “Leadership” tab under “About Us.”

What is an Elder?

The Lord has ordained and He has gifted some men in particular to lead each local church to fulfill His purposes. The Word of God provides for the leadership of the local church through the work of two bodies of Godly men: the Elder Body and the Deacon Body. We are an Elder led Church, and have four Elders and 18 Deacons.

Is the Church involved in Missions?

Marc Lilge serves as our Youth and Missions Pastor. We are cooperative partners of the North American Mission Board and the International Mission Board. We support numerous field Missionaries with our financial giving and we typically send two teams out each Summer. We also support several local and regional organizations. Please visit our “Missions” tab for more information.