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Hills Crossing Baptist Church

I Am New. What Can I Expect?

  • How should I dress?
    People who attend the services at Hills Crossing Baptist Church dress a variety of ways. There is no dress code for attendance. Some wear traditional church clothing on Sundays and others wear more casual clothing.
  • Where are you located?
    We are located at 3569 Toccoa Hwy, Clarkesville, GA, 30523. We are about 5 minutes from Downtown Clarkesville, and easily accessible from Hwy 441/123/23/365, Historic 441, Hwy 17/115, and Hwy 197. To view a map, click HERE.
  • Will I be asked to give money?
    In most of our services, an offering is received, but visitors are under no obligation to give. If you do not want to give or are unable to give, simply pass the offering plate to the person next to you. You will not be embarrassed in any way.
  • I have young children. Is there a place for them?
    We have a wonderful nursery for children. Parents are encouraged to take advantage of this. People at the visitor’s center will help you find it. Please note that Hills Crossing Baptist Church has a child protection policy that is rigidly enforced. All of those who work with children have been trained to do so. They are all committed to providing safeguards for your child’s protection. Our policy complies with standards set in the church insurance industry.
  • What takes place in the 11:00 AM worship service?
    A normal Sunday morning worship service will consist of a praise and worship time, the reading of the Bible, and a message from the Bible that is easy to understand and usually relevant to issues that you face in life. Service length is usually one to one and a quarter hours.
  • What ages of people come to Hills Crossing Baptist Church?
    There are folks of all age groups who attend Hills Crossing Baptist Church. We have some people who are in their 90’s who attend, and we also have many young people who attend. We are happy that persons of many diverse ages call Hills Crossing Baptist Church home.
  • Will I be made to feel bad or guilty while at church?
    That all depends. Some messages are very encouraging and uplifting. Others will challenge your current perspective on life. The Holy Spirit of God does use the Word of God to bring conviction upon people. If you are convicted during service, that is a good thing. The Spirit of God brings conviction not as an end, but as a means to growth and change that leads to life and peace.
  • What denomination is your church?
    We are members of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board (for more information, visit, therefore, by extension, we are of the Southern Baptist Convention, but we welcome people from all denominations to worship with us as the body of Christ.
  • What kind of music do you use?
    Our worship services feature blended music. There is some traditional music and some moderately contemporary music. The most important element of the music that we sing is that it allows us to worship God in spirit and in truth.
  • Will I be asked to say anything publicly?
    No. We know that most first time visitors want to attend as anonymously as possible. We will not embarrass you or draw attention to you publicly. Promise! Should I bring a Bible? Yes, if you have one, that is a great idea. If you do not own one, there are copies available in the pews for your use.
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