Individuals from all backgrounds and age groups. While in recent years, we’ve experienced our strongest growth in the “retirement” bracket, SHBC remains committed to serving individuals of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds. At SHBC, every person counts!
No! Our greatest concern is that you
feel comfortable in whatever attire you may choose. In fact, during our warmer summer
months, we encourage casual attire.
Shady Hammock Baptist
Church is located on the north side of Route 60, near the Kissimee
River. Our address is 1155
Shady Oak Drive off State Road 60. (Please see our
Map and Directions button, or click on
SHBC is unique in that our attendance
varies with seasonal community fluctuations. Our congregation,
in this smaller
community, has tremendous opportunities to serve.
In fact, there are only a handful of congregations our size located
in smaller communities around the U.S., with such diverse ministry possibilities.
Remember though, you are still
very much needed, and opportunities are here for serving our Lord.
SHBC works hard to give
you a feeling of genuine welcome, regardless of the length of your stay
with us. We truly believe we are the little Church that makes a big
If by “joining”, you mean attending, nothing at all. Everyone is welcome at SHBC. But if by “joining” you mean formalized membership, then very little is asked or required of you to become a member of SHBC. You may join by Baptism or Statement. Please ask about our dual membership accommodation!
We are proud to tell
folks we have accomplished what you will see and feel here in only
years. But don't worry, we do not act our
age!” While we celebrate and
appreciate our past, we keep an eye on the future, always on the lookout
for better ways to serve.
At SHBC, we have been
both fortunate and blessed to be staffed from within..
Adult, youth, fellowship, office, and music are only a few of the
positions served by our staff members. The real staff at
SHBC includes volunteers who faithfully serve on a weekly
basis. You are encouraged to offer your services, we most certainly
have a need you can help fill!
We have pastoral team
members who are available to talk and pray with you as requested. When problems need professional intervention or assistance, we can work closely with several professional
agencies and groups which can offer more specialized assistance.
All of our beliefs are based on the Bible. Far from seeing the Bible as an outdated piece of ancient literature, we work hard at applying the Bible to real life situations and experiences. We believe that the Bible addresses the practical issues of life that we face everyday. Whether you have questions about raising children, spending money, choosing values or handling relationships, we believe that God has the answers for your life.
At SHBC we work hard to
make sure that our teaching meets three criteria. Our teaching is designed to be
interesting, relevant and Biblical. In other words, we want to
keep you awake, speak to your life and listen to God’s voice.
Feel free to call us at (863) 692-1022 or just drop us an e-mail. We’d love the chance to answer your questions and serve your needs.