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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

We realize that selecting a church home is a major decision. Finding a place where you can express your faith while feeling comfortable, valued and welcomed is one of the most important choices you’ll ever face. We anticipate that as you consider your options, you’ll have questions. While we probably can’t answer all of your questions, the following are a few of the more commonly asked questions we’ve been asked. We hope you’ll find these pages helpful. And if you don’t find an answer to your question, drop us an e-mail or give us a call. We’d love the opportunity to respond to whatever questions are on your mind. (Suggestions invited)

Who attends SHBC?

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! 


Does SHBC have a “dress code”?

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.


Where is SHBC located?

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 directions here).


What makes SHBC unique?

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 difference.


What do I have to do to join SHBC?

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!


How long has SHBC been around?

We are proud to tell folks we have accomplished what you will see and feel here in only twenty-three 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.


Who serves on SHBC’s staff?

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!


Does SHBC offer counseling?

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.


What does SHBC believe?

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. 


What kinds of teaching does SHBC provide?

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.


How can I get in touch with SHBC?

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.

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