common questions

What time are services?


9:00 AM Adult Sunday School & Teen Sunday School (upstairs)

9:00 AM Children's Sunday School

10:00 AM Sunday Morning Worship

10:00 AM Children's Church



7:00 PM Adult Bible Study

6:50-7:15 PM Kid's Choir

7:15 PM Kid Connection

7:00 PM Teen Class (upstairs)

Nursery: birth to 5 years is available for all services.    

  How do I get to Lakeland? 

(See directions on the I'M NEW tab) We're located just off I-985 south exit 8 Friendship Road turn right off of ramp go 1 mile turn left onto Buford Hwy.(QT will be on your left) go 2 miles 1st red light turn left onto Thompson Mill -4th brick building on the left - 4667 Thompson Mill Road Buford, GA 30518  

  What should I wear? 

At Lakeland, we focus on the heart more than the outward appearance. When you come to one of our weekend services, you will find people dressed in a wide variety of styles from as casual as jeans or shorts, to as formal as suits and dresses. However, most people find themselves somewhere in the middle--most often wearing business casual. We do ask that people wear clothing that is modest and does not draw attention to them. We think that what you wear to church should not detract from the worship experience of others around you. We want all of the attention to go to Jesus Christ.

Where can I park? 

We have reserved parking at the front entrance for the disabled, visitors, and senior citizens. Additional parking is in the back of the building. There is additional parking next door as well.

What are the services like? 

Services generally last about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Our worship services are a time of joyful worship and praise, with a variety of congregational songs and special songs provided by our special singers.

What happens when I get to church? 

A greeter will be at our main entrance to welcome you and give you an information packet and to assist you in getting your children to their class and to the service. If you would like more information or a visit please fill out our guest information card and place it in the offering plate.

What do I do before the service starts? 

If you arrive before the service starts, you will notice that our auditorium is filled with plenty of comfortable seats. There are no reserved seats, so you may sit anywhere. Many people will be greeting one another during this time.  

How will I know when to stand? 

The pastor or the worship leader will ask the congregation to stand or sit. Generally we stand while singing and during times of public prayer.

  How long is the service?

The worship services are usually 60-75 minutes.  

What is the pastor's message like? 

Pastor Brian gives Bible-based messages lasting 30-45 minutes. His messages are timely and applicable. Sermons can be replayed or downloaded In MP3 format from the MEDIA tab.

Do you give public invitations at the end of the service? What are they like? 

At the end of his message, Pastor Brian invites anyone who does not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ to accept Him. This is also a time for personal prayer with God over changes we may need to make in our lives. Counseling is also available for spiritual needs and church membership.  

  Do I need to donate money when I visit? 

Lakeland Baptist Church does believe giving is a Biblical principle and we do encourage it. However, our guests should not feel under any obligation to participate.  

  What is available for infants and toddlers? 

For children, birth to 2 years old we have a well-equipped nursery to care for your infants and toddlers.  

  What children's programs are available? 

Sunday Discipleland and, Choir, Children's Church & Wednesday night Kids Connection see times above, we also have fun outings- bowling, movie nights, Stone Mtn., camp, youth revivals, Vacation Bible School and much more. 

Student Ministry- Ages 6th Grade and above Mark and Christy Traylor- Youth Leaders- they love working with teens and offer great Biblical teaching, fun activities, and help build lasting friendships for your teens.  

9 AM Sunday Morning Class~ 10 AM Worship Service~ 7 PM Wednesday Night