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In 1956, a group of people had a God-given dream.  They believed that God would help them establish a church to do His work in the city of Sumter, and they acted on their dream, trusting in the rock of Jesus Christ.  None of them could have imagined all God would do in the 60 years that would follow.  Countless prayers, visits, lessons, songs, and tithes have built this body of Christ, one life at a time.  For sixty years, ADBC has been committed to helping people take their next step with Jesus.  We do this by helping people: Know Jesus, Know Community, Grow Character, and Go Share.

 

Our reason for existence is as important as ever.  People still need to know they matter to God, church is a place of grace, real happiness is found when we live like Jesus, and God has purpose for their lives.  Our mission is out there – to boldly take the grace of God to all the corners where darkness reigns.

 

In 1956, a group of people had a God-given dream.  They believed that God would help them establish a church to do His work in the city of Sumter, and they acted on their dream, trusting in the rock of Jesus Christ.  None of them could have imagined all God would do in the 60 years that would follow.  Countless prayers, visits, lessons, songs, and tithes have built this body of Christ, one life at a time.  For sixty years, ADBC has been committed to helping people take their next step with Jesus.  We do this by helping people: Know Jesus, Know Community, Grow Character, and Go Share.

 

Our reason for existence is as important as ever.  People still need to know they matter to God, church is a place of grace, real happiness is found when we live like Jesus, and God has purpose for their lives.  Our mission is out there – to boldly take the grace of God to all the corners where darkness reigns.

 

What to Expect

Worship Service

We offer the following Sunday worship times:

  • 8:30am     Classic Worship Celebration
  • 9:45am     Contemporary Worship Celebration
  • 11:00am   Contemporary Worship Celebration

Sunday Services generally last about an hour

 

We offer the following Monday service

  • 7:00 pm     Contemporary Worship Celebration

Monday Services generally last about 50 minutes

 

 

You'll hear worship music, both old and new, done in a vibrant style by our music team using modern instruments and technology. You may see people with their hands up or down, eyes open or closed, but worship at Alice Baptist is all about honoring and giving praise to our Savior, Jesus Christ.  
 
Of course, worship is more than just singing.  We also worship God as we hear and apply God's Word. We're careful to preach the Scriptures each weekend in a way that is faithful to the text and applicable to our lives. Prayer is an important feature of our worship service as well. 

 

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Communion

We share in the Lord's Supper every 5 to 6 weeks. All those who have trusted in the Lord Jesus for salvation are invited to join us in Communion. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of church is Alice Drive Baptist Church?

Alice Drive is a place of grace welcoming people from all walks of life. We value children, students, and families and that believes the Bible adds value to real life situations. Alice Drive wants everyone to know Jesus in a personal, experiential way and learns what their Next Step is in their walk with Him.

 

 

Where are you located?

At the corner of Loring Mill Road and Wise Drive at Patriot Parkway.

1305 Loring Mill Road
Sumter, SC 29150

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What are your services like?

Alice Drive’s services focus mostly on worship and preaching. We’ll share some announcements during the morning, express our hearts to God through music, and hear a teaching about God’s word. The 8:30 am service is a classic service for those who are most comfortable connecting to God through hymns. The music at the 9:45 & 11 am as well as the Monday services at 7 pm are modern. The sermon in all 4 services is identical. Both before and after the service, our foyer is open to talk more with people you’ve met and grab a cup of coffee.

 

 

Will I have to say anything, sign anything, or be singled out?

Rest assured that you won’t be put on the spot, singled-out, or embarrassed. We do like to collect some basic information from first time visitors, but if you’d prefer not to, that’s alright with us. If you filled out a Connect Card and checked First Time Guest on Sunday, a gift will be delivered to your home. On Mondays or special occasions, you may pick up a gift at the Information Center in the Lobby.

 

 

What about my kids?

On Sunday mornings, a well-trained and fully staffed nursery is available during the 8:30 service for ages 4 and younger.

 

During the 9:45 and 11:00 services we have LIFEGroups for newborn-5th grade, and LIFEGroups for Middle and High Schoolers in The Venue. They are welcome to enjoy two hours of teaching if you decide to go to an hour of worship and an hour of LIFEGroups yourself.

 

Parents are always welcome to attend and observe any of our children’s ministries; or if you feel more comfortable, children are more than welcome in the worship service.

 

On Monday nights, there is programing for kids from 6 weeks to 5th grade with the same quality volunteers.

 

Click here for our children's page.

 

 

Will I be expected to give money when I come?

At each service we collect tithes and offerings, because God calls us to (Mal. 3:10) and because that's how any church receives funding to operate. But as our guest, don't feel any obligation to participate in this part of the service.

 

 

How can I get a copy of one of the Sunday messages?

The easiest way is to just navigate to our Listen Online page and click on the message you'd like to hear or download. If you'd rather get a CD, you can pick one up at the Sermon Recording Desk on Sundays or Mondays, for $3.

 

 

If I like it here, how can I become a member?

Attend our Starting Point Class which is offered once a month either in the morning or the evening. Brunch or dinner will be provided. It’s a basic introduction to our church family designed to clearly explain our history, who we are, what we believe, what our church is all about, and how to get connected. This is a great opportunity to learn about Alice Drive Baptist Church, get to know one of our pastors, and meet others. You don't have to become a member if you attend the class -- it's just for your information. But if you would like to become a member, it is are required. After the class you can decide whether or not you would like to join us in membership.



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