What to Expect

Welcome to Scott Lake Baptist Church and thanks for taking the time to find out more about us.  Visiting a new church can be intimidating:  What should I wear?  Where do I park?  Where do my kids go?  What is the worship like?  These questions and more are answered below.  We hope you'll feel completely at home when you step onto our campus.  Don't hesitate to contact us if you have additional questions.  We look forward to meeting you at Scott Lake Baptist Church.

Frequently asked questions:
1) What should I wear?
2) Where should I park?
3) Where do my kids go?
4) What is the worship service like?
5) How do I get to Scott Lake Baptist?

Welcome

What should I wear?
There is no dress code or standard style.  It's not uncommon to see people wearing jeans while others still prefer to put on their "Sunday best".  Both are fine

Where should I park?
You may park in any available spot.  For your convinence, we do have spots marked for guests.  These are immediately to the left as you enter our north parking lot.  Once you park our sanctuary entrance is through the glassed in foyer located on the northeast corner of the sanctuary.   There you will find our welcome desk with greeters ready to give directions or offer assistance.  Also, If you wait near the rear of your vehicle our golf cart team will stop by and give you a ride.

Where do my kids go?
We strive to provide a fun and safe environment for your child.  There are ministries for babies-preschool, children, and youth.  All of our volunteers who work with minors are state and national screened.  All babies-children are electronically checked in before going to their class.  You will recieve a reciept sticker that identifies you as the one with authority to pickup the child after the service.  Please bring this sticker with you when you come to get your child.  Also, parents of babies-preschoolers are given a pager while on our campus.  These will discreetly buzz to notify parents if help is needed with their child. 

During the 9:15am hour the preschooler-children have their Bible study groups.  At 10:30am the children go into children's church and the preschooler stay in their room for extended care.  The youth attend the 9:15am service together and then go to the youth room for Bible study groups at 10:30am.

The babies-preschool area is located on the 1st floor of the Educational Building.  The children's rooms are on the east end of the 2nd floor of the Educational Building.  The youth area is found on the west end of the 2nd floor of the Educational Building

What is a worship service like?
Our worship style is blended in blended in both Sunday morning services.  Our worship is led by a choir and worship band who make use of traditional hymns and contemporary worship songs.

How do I get to Scott Lake Baptist?
Our address is:
5811 Scott Lake Road
Lakeland, FL  33813

From South Florida Avenue (Highway 37):  Turn east at Lake Miriam Drive and go 1/2 mile.  Turn right on Scott Lake Road and go about 1 mile.  The church is located on the right side of the highway.

From the Polk Parkway (Highway 570):  Take exit 7 onto South Florida Avenue and travel south 2 miles.  Turn left at Lake Miriam Drive and go 1/2 mile.  Turn right on Scott Lake Road and go about 1 mile.  The church is located on the right side of the highway.

From Bartow:  Travel north of about 4 miles Bartow Rd (Highway 98) and turn left onto Highway 540a.  Travel 8.5 miles and then turn right onto Scott Lake Road.  The church is approximately 2 blocks north on the left side of the highway.


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