A great place to start is by joining us on Sunday Morning
Sunday School 9:30 am
We have a class for every member of the family. This is a great way to learn more about the Lord in a smaller group, focused on fellowship and discipleship.
Sunday Worship 10:30 am
The service meets in the sanctuary which is in the front of the campus closest to Wheeler Circle. We include both contemporary and traditional hymns in our worship along with biblical teaching.
- Sunday Night Bible Study – Sundays at 6 PM
- We have classes for Men, Women, Youth, and Children. Our focus is to provide continued growth in our walk with Jesus. These are very informal settings, intended to inspire discussion and fellowship with one another.
Wednesday 6:00 pm
5:45 pm Youth Bible Study
6:00 pm Prayer Meeting/Bible Study for Adults
6:00 pm Club SBC (Children 5th grade and below)
Fun, fellowship, and learning about Jesus!
PLAN YOUR VISIT
We are glad you found us. Here at Saluda Baptist Church, our first priority is to help you experience the love of God and the hope found only in Jesus Christ. Finding a great church family is a great place to start. We are committed to helping make sure your first visit meets all your expectations.
GOD’S PLAN OF SALVATION
Why do we need God’s help?
In God’s plan of salvation, first we must understand why we need to be saved. In the simplest terms, we need to be saved because we are all sinners. The Bible tells us that we are all sinners Romans 3:23 and to live in sin is to live in rebellion against God. The Bible also teaches that, because God is holy and just, He cannot allow sin to go unpunished. The punishment for sin is death (Romans 6:23) and eternal separation from God (Revelation 20:11–15). Therefore, without God’s plan of salvation, eternal death is the destiny of every human being.
What is God’s Plan of Salvation
In plan of salvation, God Himself is the only one who can provide for our salvation. We are unable to save ourselves because of our sin and our separation from God. Because He first loved us, God came to earth in the Person of Jesus Christ (John 1:1, 14). He then lived a sinless life and offered Himself as a perfect sacrifice on our behalf (1 Corinthians 15:3; Colossians 1:22; Hebrews 10:10). The death of Jesus Christ on the cross fully paid for the sins of the entire world (1 John 2:2) and His resurrection from the dead demonstrated that His sacrifice was indeed sufficient and that salvation is now available.
How can we be saved from our sins?
In Acts 16:31, a man asked the apostle Paul how to be saved. Paul’s response was, “Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.” Therefore we know the way to follow God’s plan of salvation is to believe. God’s Word further assures us that in John 3:16. God has provided for our salvation through Jesus Christ. All we must do is receive it, by faith, fully trusting in Jesus alone as Savior (John 14:6; Acts 4:12). That is God’s plan of salvation.
The Question….will you receive Him as your Savior?
If you are ready to follow God’s plan of salvation, place your faith in Jesus as your Savior today. Change your ways from embracing sin and rejecting God, to rejecting sin and embracing God through Jesus Christ. Fully trust in the sacrifice of Jesus as the perfect and complete payment for your sins. If you do this, God’s Word promises that you will be saved, your sins will be forgiven, and you will spend eternity in heaven. There is no more important decision that you will every make. Our Prayer is that you will place your faith in Jesus Christ as your Savior today!
Have you made a decision for Christ because of what you have read here?
On the night of November 24, 1968, a group of dedicated and enthusiastic people met at the Administration Building of Saluda School District One for the purpose of organizing a new Baptist Church in the Saluda area. This group, composed of approximately 75 families, had disbanded from Red Bank Baptist Church after many months of study, prayer and discussion thoroughly convinced that this was a worthwhile endeavor and a great challenge to witness for Christ.
The Saluda Baptist Church
On December 1, 1968 the first worship of The Saluda Baptist Church was held in the Administration Building of the Saluda School District One. Rev. J. Thomas Morrow accepted the call to the Saluda Baptist Chapel. On March 2, 1969 the congregation of The Saluda Baptist Chapel voted and accepted that they now be known as The Saluda Baptist Church.
Saluda Baptist Church had a special service of constitution at 3:00 pm on August 10, 1969 at the Administration Building – this being the first church to be organized within the Ridge Baptist Association in twenty-three years.
The groundbreaking service was held on the new church site on January 18, 1970 led by Rev. Morrow. The first phase of the building program was underway with the Educational Building.
Members began to anticipate moving into new facilities and excitement continued to mount as December 20, 1970 moved closer. The fellowship hall was used as the Worship Center with folding chairs as church pews, therefore, the congregation of Saluda Baptist Church became knows as the “folding chair” congregation.
Finally, a day to remember on February 25, 1979, Our Lord’s Day in Past and Future – A Celebration of the ‘Folding Chairs’ was celebrated. The members of Saluda Baptist Church left the Educational building to go to the new worship center, hymnals in hand. Truly, this was a day of celebration of the past and future in the life of Saluda Baptist Church. From this day on, the church members could worship in their new sanctuary.
Another milestone was reached in the life of the members of Saluda Baptist Church on December 20, 1990 when a mortgage burning was help for the worship center. After this event, the next building phase was set – to build a new fellowship hall and office area. The new phase was named “Building God’s Vision” and its goal was to raise $200,000 to start the new building.
Saluda Baptist Church’s first short-term mission trip out of the country was taken in September of 2004 with a team of 18 traveling to Nicaragua. Saluda Baptist Church’s first church plant was in July 2007, in ElChague, Nicaragua. Team members from our church built the church with resources given through the faith commitment offering. During that first year, 25 souls accepted Christ!
Saluda Baptist Church, a “Church with a Heart for People” continues to grow and mature in the love of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Indeed, Jesus Loves you, and so do we!
BECOME A MEMBER
HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER AT SALUDA BAPTIST CHURCH
By profession of faith in Christ and baptism by immersion
By presenting oneself as a believer who needs to be scripturally baptized
By letter from a Southern Baptist Church
By statement of faith in Jesus Christ and testimony of biblical baptism by immersion.
CHURCH MEMBER’S COMMITMENT
To develop in personal growth and sanctification
(Rom 6:19, Eph 4:25, 1 Peter 2:2)
To be faithful in attendance and participation
To support the ministries of the church through giving in personal time, energy, and resource
(1 Cor 16:1-2, 2 Cor 9:6-8, 1 Peter 4:10, Malachi 3:10-12)
To seek to preserve the unity of the church
To maintain a good testimony toward unbelievers
(1 Thess 1:11-12, 4:11-12)
PROCESS OF MEMBERSHIP
The primary way a prospective member initiates this process is by coming forward during the invitation at the close of a service. If you have questions or would like to discuss this in advance, please contact Pastor Jeff.
We'd Love to Hear From You!
📪 112 West Wheeler Circle | Saluda SC 20138
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CHURCH OFFICE HOURS: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Monday - Thursday