- Live music that focuses on our connection with God begins at 10am.
- Our pastor teaches a practical lesson from the Bible that usually lasts about 25 minutes.
- After the message, we always give you an opportunity to respond by reflecting upon your own spiritual life.
- We often include a testimony from someone in our church or an encouraging story or lesson through media.
Frequently Asked Questions
SweetWater Church is an evangelical church that uses the Bible as our guide for faith and practice. We are a self-governing autonomous church, sponsored by Bridge Church of Madisonville. In order to minister more effectively for local, state, and global missions, we maintain affiliations with Northshore Baptist Association, the Louisiana Baptist Convention, and the Southern Baptist Convention.
SweetWater Church meets at the Abita Springs Recreation Center in order to live out the values of simplicity and reproducibility. This helps us keep our expenses low so that we can put more of our resources into our mission of helping people find Christ and bring hope to the world. We value our relationship with the Abita Springs Recreation Center and hope to continue our partnership in the community.
Feel free to wear what makes you feel the most comfortable — after all we meet in a gym! Most everyone dresses casually. Our pastor usually wears jeans and polo.
SweetWater Church welcomes everyone. We teach directly from the Bible. Dress is casual, and the setting may seem too informal for some. The songs may be new to you. We have a class for the children during the sermon. We will respect your desire to grow and learn at your own pace. You will probably meet other Catholics who reconnected with faith at SweetWater Church.
You won’t be alone at SweetWater Church. If you’re checking out Christianity for the first time, come as you are. Dress is casual. No previous church experience is required. You won’t feel pressure from us, but you can expect that we give you a warm welcome.
While we are a new church, we know that children have needs that differ from adults. At SweetWater Church, we have the children remain in the gym with the parents through the music portion of the service. This usually lasts between 20-25 minutes. The children are dismissed along with the SweetWater Kids leaders to the space provided down the hallway from the gym.
All our teachers and helpers go through background checks and regular training.