Frequently Asked Questions

Question:    What do American Baptists believe?

Answer:       American Baptists are an independent-minded people. While no binding statement of Baptist beliefs                            exist, there is considerable agreement among us about the foundations of our faith:

                      1. We worship the triune God of the Bible, who is most clearly revealed in the incarnate Son, Jesus                                     Christ.

                      2. The atoning death and resurrection of Jesus bring forgiveness of sins, release from condemnation,                                and reconciliation with God.

                      3. The Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God. It is our final authority and is to be interpreted                                        responsibly under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. We have a brochure in the church office that                                      explains more about American Baptist beliefs.

Question:     What should I wear to church?

Answer:        WHBC is a “Casual dress” church–you won’t see many suits here. Wear what’s comfortable for you.

Question:      How long is the worship service?

Answer:         The service is about an hour and fifteen minutes. During our morning service, which starts at                                          10:15am, we sing three or four contemporary choruses with our praise band, and then Pastor Vetter                              speaks for about thirty minutes.