What To Expect

What To Expect

To all who are weary and in need of rest,
To all who mourn and long for comfort,
To all who feel worthless and wonder if God cares,
To all who sin and need a Savior,
This church opens wide her heart
with a welcome from Jesus Christ,
the Friend of Sinners.
Friends, you are welcome here.

In all we say and do, our ambition is to lift Jesus high. Jesus said, “And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself” (John 12:32). Jesus is worthy of our whole life. And our ambition is to surrender all to Christ as King.

Every Sunday we come together to worship the Savior and grow deeper in our fellowship with God and man. We believe God is reconciling the world to Himself through the person and work of His Son, Jesus Christ. We strive to walk faithfully with one another through the many joys and sorrows of life. We offer a live service on Sundays at 10:30am (typically concludes by 12:00pm) that is also available on our watch live page with the Sunday School hour starting at 9:00am for all age groups. It’s our prayer that your life will be changed as you come in contact with the good news of Jesus. We’d love for you to join us at our worship service this Sunday. If we can serve you in any way, please contact us and someone will be in touch with you soon.

As you enter the church, a member of our friendly Welcome Team will warmly greet you and answer any questions you have about the church and direct you to the appropriate location. After the service ends, you can hang out and meet some people.


As you arrive at BMBC there are two parking lots – one in front of the church building and another by the side of the church building. If this is your first time with us, feel free to park in the spots marked “Visitor Parking” close to the building. There is additional parking behind the church building (see our Campus Map for details).

As you enter the building from the parking lot there will be a welcome team waiting to assist you. If you have children, the welcome team will guide you to our BMBCkids check-in station.

Sunday Worship Service

Visiting a church for the first time can be a confusing and intimidating experience, but having an idea of what to expect can help. The general atmosphere of our worship service offers a casual and friendly atmosphere in which we aim to share the good news of Christ. There are five main components to a typical Sunday worship service: Music, Prayer, Message, Kids and Students.


We aspire to sing songs that celebrate and proclaim the many glorious attributes of the One True and Living God, the Maker of Heaven and Earth (typically 3-4 songs). All of the music will be centered around who God is, what He has done for us and will be in reflection of the doctrine and beliefs of our church. On most Sundays the general style of music is arrangements of traditional songs with some contemporary songs as well, with the lyrics projected on the display screen at the front.


Our prayer during Sunday services allows us to acknowledge our dependence on Christ for building his kingdom and in our personal lives. We offer prayers of supplication and thanksgiving (1 Timothy 2:1-8; Acts 2:42; 1 Thessalonians 5:17).

At BMBC, we believe in the power of prayer and that God still responds to our requests. The Bible makes it clear that we are to pray without ceasing: “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ). Furthermore, God commands us to pray for one another.  Feel free to send us your prayer requests through the form on our Prayer Request page.


We are committed expositional preaching, which means the purpose and meaning of the passage of Scripture is the purpose and meaning of the sermon. All of the pastors at our church seek to teach the Bible in a compelling and relevant way while being faithful to the meaning and intent of the Biblical text. We often teach through entire books of the Bible and occasionally include interspersed topical teaching series. We seek to be Christ-Centered in all of our teaching, which means that we focus everything around the Person and work of Jesus. And while you will certainly learn some things about being a better person, having a stronger marriage and managing your finances wisely, those things are not the primary focus of our teaching because all of those things are secondary to what Jesus has done for us. It is only through knowing Jesus that we can be enabled to move forward in meaningful and sustainable ways in all other areas of life.


Nursery for Infants through Kindergarten. If you have children, we offer childcare during our Sunday School and Worship Services. When you arrive on our campus, a member of our welcome team will greet you and direct you to our BMBCkids check-in station. Once there, our friendly team will help you check-in and assist your child to the appropriate class.


1st–12th graders. Your students attend the morning worship service as a means to worship our Lord and Savor as a family. In aiming to serve our 1st–3rd graders in the service, we will be providing resource bags (Go Bags) for the children to assist them in staying focused and able to grow in the Lord. As you enter the church, a member of our friendly Welcome Team will be in the foyer passing out the “Go Bags.”


Communion is practiced on the last Sunday of the month as a holy time of worship in remembrance of Jesus Christ’s life, death on the cross and resurrection. Bread and “fruit of the vine” (usually grape juice) are unchanged elements, symbols of Jesus’ body and blood. And we experience grace from God as we commune with Him.


We give generously as an act of worship, not under compulsion of any kind but out of a joyful heart. Checks may be placed in the offering boxes on the walls of the sanctuary on Sunday mornings so people can give at their discretion coming in or going out or mailed to: Black Mountain Baptist Church, 33955 N Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331. Also, online giving is available which makes it easy to tithe at your convenience, look up your contribution records and schedule future gifts.


You’ll see a wide variety of attire at our worship services. We believe that the most important clothing you wear is internal (Colossians 3:12) – compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. You’ll find some people dressed in their “Sunday best” and others in different degrees of casual clothing, but no particular attire is expected or required, in fact, we invite you to be yourself and make yourself comfortable.

Equip Classes

Equip Classes (or Sunday School) is a great time to get to make connections with people in the church. We offer Classes for all ages – from infant through adult – on Sunday morning at 9:00am. All of these classes are Bible based and their purpose is to help individuals gain a better knowledge of the Bible and its practical application to one’s life.

Infant – 6th Grade

We place a high priority on children. Our educational wing is a bright, cheerful, well equipped, safe space, staffed by people who will love you kids and give them a biblical and enjoyable experience every Sunday. When you arrive on our campus, a member of our welcome team will greet you and direct you to our BMBCkids check-in station. Once there, our friendly staff will help you register your child and assign your child to an age-appropriate class. You’ll want to check the children into their classes before services begins – we suggest arriving 5 or more minutes early so you don’t feel rushed. For more information on our BMBCkids program, please link to our Children’s Ministry page.

Grades 7–12

Here at BMBC we want to reach middle and high school students to point them towards the cross and inspiring them to follow Jesus wherever he leads, to assist them as they develop relationships with other believers and to help them discover God’s plan for their life. For more information on our students’ program, please link to our Refuge Student Ministry page.


We want to equip you with the tools to develop as a fully devoted follower of Christ as an individual or family. Our adult classes are multi-generational, laid back and full of great teaching and conversation. Please view the latest Equip Classes webpage for a complete list of the various adult classes currently available.