Thanks for taking a look at our website. For years, our church has found that life is better together. Our church is a group of people who live life as it comes, but we live it together because God has brought us together. We worship together, we study the Bible together, we fellowship together and we witness together.
You'll find that Spring Valley Baptist Church is big enough to offer nearly any opportunity you could imagine for you, your family and friends. Yet, we are close enough to know each others' names, pray for each other's concerns and care for each others' needs.
Join us anytime. Join us this Sunday. We believe that you'll agree that life is better together.
Pastor, Spring Valley Baptist Church
Plan a Visit
We invite you to look around our website, and we would like to extend an invitation to you to come and check us out in person. We hope to make you feel welcome and comfortable when you visit, so below are some things you might like to know ahead of time.
Spring Valley Baptist Church is located at 91 Polo Road in Northeast Columbia, SC 29223. That's about 1 block from Two Notch Road (and the opposite end of Polo Road from the recreation fields and the interstate.)
What should i wear?
Our church family varies on how they dress on Sundays. Some wear suits and dresses and others may wear more casual outfits or even jeans. Our pastor, Dr. Winburn, wears a suit and tie during the 9am Worship and changes to a more casual shirt without a tie during the 11:15am Contemporary Praise.
We have parking on three sides of our buildings with special parking in a couple of areas. We have several spots marked for guests in our upper parking lot (the left side of the building) across from the bridge entrance into the Worship Center. If you are in need of handicapped parking spaces we have several located near the bridge entrance in the upper lot as well as along the back of the building near the Fellowship Center entrance. We have parking in the lower lot, but if you need a "stair-free" entrance, we recommend the back lot or the upper-front lot near the Worship Center bridge entrance.
Our Welcome Center is located just outside the Worship Center. On Sundays, someone will be there to help you with any questions you have and help you locate a Life Group for yourself or your children.
Which worship hour should i choose?
We have Worship at 9am and a Contemporary Praise at 11:15am. Both are in our Worship Center and the message is the same for both services. We encourage you to try each service out to see which style is the best fit for you and your family. Guests in our services are never singled out or made to feel awkward! We want you to feel comfortable and fit right in.
Led by our Worship Choir, we sing a blend of traditional and contemporary arrangements of hymns accompanied by the piano and organ. The Pastor and Worship Leader's attire is more formal.
Led by our Praise Choir and Praise Teams, we sing contemporary and modern praise songs accompanied by our Praise Band. The Pastor and Praise Leader's attire is more casual.
Where Do my Children go?
The number one question for parents visiting the first time is "Where do my children go?" We recommend arriving at least 10-20 minutes before Worship or Bible Study to allow time to get signed in and get help finding your children's rooms.
Kids During Worship Hours (9am and 11:15am)
During both worship hours we have "extended care" for infants-Kindergarten. This is located on the first floor of Building B on the map. A SVBC Kids worker will be in the Ark Atrium and will help you sign in your children and direct you to the appropriate room for their age. We believe in families worshiping together, and children who are in 1st graders and older attend worship with their family. Be sure to ask an usher for a children's bulletin as you enter the Worship Center.
Kids During Life Group Time (10am)
During Life Groups (10am), children in the preschool hall are in an age appropriate group. Children 1-5th grade are on the 2nd floor of Building B. Children can check in at the Ark Atrium or at the Children's Area desk on the second floor near the Worship Center. There will be someone at that desk to greet you, help you check in, and show you where your child will be during LIfe Groups. Children have an exciting time of worship and learning in our Rally Room and then in their grade specific groups. Click here for more information about our Children's Ministry.
If you have a student who is in 6th-12th grade as well as college students, they attend their Life Groups in the Student Center, located at the back of our campus. Enter the door on the right side (wheelchair access is available on the left side of the building) and there will be someone from our Student team to greet you and help you find where to go. Click here for more information about our Student Ministry.
If you have any questions prior to your visit or a special situation or concerns with your children, please do not hesitate to call the church office to speak with our Children's Ministry Director, Allyson Horton or with our Minister to Students, Zach Masdon during the week prior to attending. We would love to help you prepare to come and worship with us on Sunday! Our office number is 803-736-0624.
Adults During Life Groups (10am)
Adults meet in Life Groups during the 10am hour. We have a variety of groups based on age ranges and several based on teaching topics. Our Welcome Center can help direct you to a group to try. Some people like to try several groups before deciding which one fits the best. Adult groups are located in the hallway under the Worship Center and in the Platt Building.