Frequently asked questions about Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church
At Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Battle Creek, we are committed to Saving Souls and Changing Lives. Often, we receive questions about our church services, Sunday School, Bible Study, and approaches to worship. Below, you will find answers to a number of frequently asked questions. If you have a question that isn’t answered here, we encourage you to reach out to us on our Contact Page.
At this time, we have suspended all in-person worship and gatherings in an effort to assist in halting the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
We want you to be comfortable while attending Macedonia. You’ll notice that people come from all backgrounds and as a result dress varies from a suit to blue jeans. Most people dress casual – khakis and blue jeans, but you won’t be out of place if you enjoy dressing up for church. Don’t let your clothing be the reason you don’t come to church. We want you here! However, if you feel as though your clothing is inappropriate, we do have a clothing house. You are welcome to come shop there, where we offer free clothing for infants to adults. Be comfortable and enjoy the service. It’s all about you!
Yes. Children are a priority here at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. We have age specific ministries designed to encourage interactive participation. We know that their retention and application is enhanced when they are intricately involved in their learning experience. We have Sunday School and Bible Study for children preschool to high school and Youth Church for children ages 4 – 12.
Sunday School: 9:30 am (suspended due to pandemic)
Worship Service (Sunday): 10:00 am
Wednesday Bible Study: 12:00 pm
Christian Essentials – New Members Class (Sunday): 9:30 am (suspended due to pandemic)
For a complete listing of service times, click here.
Our worship experience is designed to create an atmosphere that allows you to encounter God. There are many different parts of the worship service, but they all focus on honoring God for being, well, God! Every worship experience features singing, the arts, and preaching. We use visual technology to enhance your worship experience.
Our music can best be described as “blended.” Sometimes we sing “hymns” and other times our worship features a more modern sound utilizing guitar, keyboard, drums, and other instruments.
Pastor Troxler uses a variety of approaches. All preaching at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Battle Creek is Bible based. Sometimes messages will be based on a topic, with scripture to support key principles behind the topic. Other times, the Pastor will preach principles found in just a few scripture verses.
There are several ways for you to become a member of our church. You can call or stop by the church any day of the week and express your desire to be a member. One of our staff members will gladly assist you. While at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, you can tell any member that you want to become a member and they will also assist you. At the conclusion of each sermon, Pastor Troxler will also extend an invitation to join the church. Should you come forward, one of our ministry members will guide you through the process.
Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church is a very hospitable church with an average of 250 – 300 people in service every Sunday. From the time you enter the doors until you leave you will experience the love of Christ. Pastor Troxler is very friendly and approachable you will be surprised how many people he knows by name. His spirit of hospitality is upon the congregation of Macedonia and when you come through our doors, you’ll feel right at home.
Yes! We have a transportation ministry who can assist you and get you to Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church on Wednesday for Bible Study and for Sunday School and Worship Service. To request a ride, you can call the church office, (269) 964-0015, extension 10, or click here to submit a request for a ride.
A typical service last ninety minutes. We believe God is a God of order and so we make plans and submit those plans and times to Him to do with them as He sees fit.
Communion is celebrated once a month on the first Sunday. We believe “The Lord’s Supper” is an important time to remember what Christ did for us, examine our own lives, and glorify the Lord who made us one in Christ.
Celebrating God’s Presence through Worship