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What to Expect

When you visit Potomac Heights Baptist Church, you should expect:

  • to hear the good news that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God who died on the cross, in your place, to save you from the consequences of your sin, and that by repentance of sins and belief in his name you may be reconciled to God and have life everlasting
  • to be warmly welcomed and loved no matter who you are, where you are from, or what you are wearing
  • to hear about how you can plug into the life at the PHBC, including small groups, discipleship opportunities, and special events

First time at PHBC

When you come in the door, expect to be welcomed with a smile. A member of our greeter team will help you get acclimated with the church (and help you grab a free cup of coffee). If you have children, someone will show to our next generation (preschool, elementary, middle, and high school) ministry areas. We'll also give you a free gift for being our guest.

If you would like to attend a Sunday morning growth group, the greeters will tell you about the available options and show you to your room. If you plan on attending worship, the greeter will help you find a seat in our worship center.

Worship at PHBC

We make no apologies for our worship services being for Jesus and about Jesus. We have two worship services that are identical in format—both services are contemporary.

The preaching ministry of our Lead Pastor Brian Sandifer is simple: we walk word by word and line by line through the Bible, understanding it as God’s final revelation to us and the authoritative source of teaching for every inch of our lives. We believe nothing is more relevant than the Word of God. If you would like hear some samples of Pastor Brian’s preaching, check it out here.

During the worship service, you will be encouraged to register your attendance with us if you have not already. Why? We want to get to know you, to hear your concerns and prayer requests so that we can minister to you effectively. We will never give away or sell your private information, and we have no interest in pestering you—though we would love to visit you in your home and answer any questions you may have about PHBC.

After Your First Visit

After you have visited PHBC for the first time, you should expect to get a card from us within a few days. We genuinely care about your experience at PHBC, and want to know how we can serve you better. Additionally, we would like to send some members of our church to your home to talk with you more about your interest in the church. If at any time you feel uncomfortable with these contacts, please let us know.

We really want your experience at PHBC to be a positive one, not because we want you to think much of us, but because we want you to think much of Jesus Christ. Our purpose is making him known. If we can serve you in any way, please contact us.