I'm New - What Should I Expect?

Frequently asked questions

"Know before you go..."

Tips for visitors

What is your service schedule?


Our Sunday service begins at 11am in the sanctuary, and it will be over by noon. 

We invite you to enjoy a cup of coffee in the narthex (lobby) prior to service!

Sunday school classes begin around 9:45am. Learn more under the "Ministries" section.

How do I get there?


We are conveniently located inside the Raleigh beltline (I-440), only a couple minutes from the Lake Boone Trail and Ridge Road exits.

Address: 2011 Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607. 

Click here to open Google Maps. 

We are also within a 5 minute walk from stops on the GoRaleigh transit routes.

Where do I park?


The parking lot is directly in front of our facility, with two access points from Ridge Road. 

We also have additional parking to the right of the main sanctuary. That lot can be accessed at the small sign to the driveway that says "Additional Parking" with an arrow. 

Where do I go once I park?


If you're arriving for Sunday School, location details are found on the Children's page and Adults page.

If you're arriving for worship service (11am), simply head to the main sanctuary. You will enter through the porch with large white columns.

There are directional signs throughout our campus, or feel free to ask anyone you see for directions to Ridge Road Baptist activities!

What about my kids?


We have childcare covered for all services at Ridge Road! 

The RRBC kids area is located in the lower level of the Education Building. On Sundays, we want your kids to have a blast in a safe place. 

Children of all ages are welcome to participate in a variety of opportunities - learn more here.

We also invite you to check out our Weekday Preschool

What is service like?


Our service is traditional in nature, but don't let that be a deterrent. You will be greeted with a smile and handed a bulletin so you can follow along with the order of worship. 

Feel free to sit wherever you like. There's also a balcony with additional seating.

Hear an inspiring message, sing some hymns (or just listen to the music if you prefer), meet some new people and come away feeling motivated for the week ahead.

What should I wear? How do people typically dress?


Come as you are. We don't believe a dress code is required for worship. 

With that being said, a number of our members wear "traditional" church attire. That doesn't mean you will be treated any differently if you don't. 

To sum it up: don't stress over your outfit for the day. We're just happy to meet you! 

Am I welcome if I am not Baptist? Am I welcome if I have doubts?


Of course! All people are welcome to discover and explore at Ridge Road.

Experience community and fellowship without the fear of judgment. 

You'll find a group of imperfect people looking for hope in God's word. You are not only welcome, but also authentically accepted in this community. 

Will someone show up at my door if I fill out a guest card at service?


Our bulletin includes a perforated guest registration form. You can provide as much or as little information as you want. We will only contact you if you request it and in the manner that you prefer. We respect your privacy and understand that many want to just visit to check things out at your own pace.

If interested, feel free to hang around after service to speak with someone about our community.

Other questions?

Feel free to call or email our office (office@rrbch.com).

Better yet, carve out an hour of your week to spend a Sunday with us so you can have the full experience.

If you're ready to connect with the Ridge Road Baptist Church family, we are available to help you take those next steps, at whatever pace you feel comfortable, to get involved in making a difference in our community.