1. Where is CSBC Located?
Cedar Street Baptist Church is located at 255 Cedar Street on Highway 23 in Metter, across the street from Azalea Health & Rehab. For more information and a map of our location, please click HERE.
2. Where is guest parking?
If you are a first time guest, welcome! Future plans do include guest parking, but at this time we have none. What we do have are greeters at each entrance to direct you to where you want to go. Explain to them you are a guest and they'll help you along your way.
3. When are your weekly worship services at CSBC?
Every Sunday, our various age groups meet for Sunday School starting at 9:45 a.m. A list of our Sunday School classes can be found HERE. Our worship service begins at 11 a.m. and you will be led in a blend of contemporary and traditional songs of praise to our God. During the worship service, our pastor will bring an expository message that comes from the Bible and helps us to apply timeless truths to our lives.
We have evening worship, on Sunday nights in the fellowship hall, starting at 5 p.m. Our senior pastor, Bo Fulginiti, teaches various Bible studies throughout the year that help members grow in their understanding of the deeper truths of God’s Word.
4. What is the worship service like at CSBC?
The format of our worship is a blend of both traditional and contemporary music, as our music minister helps to lead our church to seek and to savor our amazing God. We believe that worship is about reminding the heart and mind of the truths of the gospel message, so from the songs that we sing, to the reading and proclamation of the Bible, it is all about elevating the name of Jesus.
5. Do you have free childcare at CSBC?
Yes, we do! At CSBC, we have paid staff members in our nursery who serve babies from newborn to potty-trained. We also have trained volunteer workers in our Tiny Tots area who serve preschool children. These free childcare services are available every Sunday morning during our Sunday school hour beginning at 9:45 a.m., and our worship hour beginning at 10:55 a.m. We also offer these free childcare services during special programs throughout the year, so please continue to check our website for updates.
6. Do you have Children’s Church at CSBC?
Yes, we have Children’s Church at CSBC! Each Sunday morning during our worship service, children typically stay in our sanctuary to participate in corporate worship with their families, and then they are dismissed with our volunteers to the Fellowship Hall before the sermon begins at approximately 11:25 a.m. Children’s Church at CSBC is for all children currently in kindergarten through third grade. All fourth-grade students and older are asked to remain in the sanctuary with their family until the conclusion of the service.
7. What do you have for my kids?
We have your kids covered from nursery age to a senior in high school. Our nursery staff will watch your child, ages birth to potty trained, from Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. thru worship that ends around 12:15 p.m. Our Tiny Tots Sunday School class is for all 3 and 4 year olds. Our K - 2nd and 3rd - 5th grade Sunday School classes meet in the Education building. The 6th - 8th graders along with the 9th - 12th graders meet next to the fellowship hall. If you are new to CSBC there will be greeters at each door to help you find what you're looking for.
8. What does CSBC believe?
We are a conservative evangelical Southern Baptist church who is deeply rooted in Holy Scripture, fully committed to making Christian disciples of all nations, and clearly focused on seeking the continual transformation of our heads, hearts, and hands through the proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ in grace and truth. For a more detailed explanation of our beliefs on the essential doctrines of the Christian faith, please click HERE.
9. What does It Mean to Be Southern Baptist?
When it comes to serving Jesus Christ, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) has provided a unique denominational platform for believers that the Lord has blessed for more than 170 years.
First established on May 12, 1845 in Augusta, Georgia, the SBC has now grown to become the largest protestant denomination in the United States with roughly 16 million members nationwide. We are also the world’s single largest Baptist denomination, currently hosting a network of more than 50,000 cooperating churches and church-led missions around the world.
And while we are a cooperating church of the SBC, we are also a locally autonomous congregation who has the full authority to govern ourselves. Our partnership with the SBC provides us with the amazing benefits of receiving ministerial support and direction, while also joining churches all over the world in pooling together a wealth of missional resources that will enable us to fulfill the Great Commission and make disciples of all nations (Matt 28:16-20). In other words, being an SBC church gives us all the privileges of denominational support, but also all the governing freedom of a non-denominational church.
For more information on the history, beliefs, and mission of the Southern Baptist Convention, please visit their website HERE.
10. How can I become a member of CSBC?
If you are interested in becoming a covenant member of our church family, we encourage you to contact us at (912) 685-5352 so we can share more information about our prospective member class called “CSBC & ME.” This class is an eight-week course taught by Pastor Bo Fulginiti that explains the history of our church, his philosophy of ministry as our pastor, and all the articles of The Baptist Faith & Message, which summarizes what we believe. Please note that this class is required PRIOR to joining the church, so Pastor Bo and his leadership staff can learn more about your walk with Christ and properly equip you to flourish as you continue your Christian journey with us!
11. What is the process of being baptized at CSBC?
At CSBC, we believe that baptism is our outward, public profession of an inward, spiritual change that has taken place at our conversion when we placed our faith in Jesus Christ.
We also practice believer’s baptism by full immersion (going down into the water completely), and we require this mode of baptism for anyone who is seeking covenant membership at CSBC. Believer’s baptism by full immersion is important because it is a biblical command and a powerful demonstration of the gospel, where we are buried with Christ in the likeness of His death and raised to walk in newness of life (Romans 6:4).
For adults 18-years of age or older, those interested in baptism are encouraged to take our “CSBC & ME” eight-week prospective member class to receive proper counsel and training for baptism and church membership. For children under 18-years old, Pastor Bo conducts individual baptism counseling sessions with the child and his or her parent/guardian to provide discernment and preparation. All baptisms are performed in our church baptistry at the beginning of our Sunday morning worship services.
If you are interested in baptism at CSBC, please contact us at (912) 685-5352 for more information and to schedule an appointment to speak with our pastor.
12. How can I grow at CSBC?
Total transformation of our heads, hearts, and hands through the gospel of Jesus Christ is our mission here at Cedar Street. We want to grow together as a church family and make Christian disciples of all nations who love and follow Christ. Therefore, we believe that true spiritual growth takes place through the support and accountability of a community.
We have many wonderful opportunities for growth in our church from Sunday school classes, corporate worship services, age-appropriate Bible studies, discipleship programs, mission projects, and volunteer positions. Please visit our ministry page by clicking HERE for more information, and call us at (912) 685-5352 if we can answer any additional questions. If you would like to contact us online just fill out this FORM.