Finding Your Way To And Around Yates

Yates Baptist Church is Located at the corner of Cornwallis and Chapel Hill Roads in the South Square area of Durham. Once on the campus:

  • Parking Spaces near the building are reserved for first-time guests.
  • Handicapped parking spaces are available in all parking areas.
  • An elevator is available through the Welcome Center entrance to assist navigating the education building.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect?

The worship experiences at Yates include music and a message. The music is led by our worship orchestra and choirs. The message is focused on real issues people face in their lives from day to day. You can expect to be both encouraged and challenged by our Pastor. Each Sunday service lasts for about an hour. Most importantly, we hope you will feel at home!

Will I be singled out as a guest?

You are not asked to stand or speak during the services, but we would appreciate it if you would let us know about you and your visit with us. There is a QR code in our worship guide that will link you with a form to do just that. Feel free to meet someone new at the beginning or end of the service. Join in a conversation or just meet some of our regulars. We have a lot of folks who like to “linger.”

Where should I park?

We have two parking lots on our campus. Parking for our guests is available in either lot.

What should I wear?

Some of our members enjoy wearing their “Sunday best” to worship while others prefer more casual attire. We just want you to come and be comfortable.

Will I be expected to give money?

We do not expect our guests to make a contribution, but if you would like to give, there are offering boxes available in the Sanctuary. You can also give online here.

Do you have facilities for people with disabilities?

At Yates, everyone’s welcome.  If you have a disability, accessible entrances with ramps and handicap parking spaces are plentiful and clearly marked. If you are a senior adult, it would be easier to enter through the door closest to the office to attend a Bible Study class.

What if I want to know more?

The first thing you can do is speak to someone new after worship. We have folks who would love to meet you and answer your questions. Second, make sure you meet at least one of our deacons. One of our deacons will pray at the beginning of worship, so feel free to seek them out. You should also feel free to contact our ministers directly if you have questions.

Questions About Children

Please visit the Yates Youth & Kids page to learn more about Yates’ ministry to children.

Where do my children go?

There is a combined children, youth, and parents Sunday school time at 9:15am in the Attic. We meet as a big group for fun and announcements and then divide into individual groups. Sunday nights are also a great way for children to meet and experience the church!

What if my child acts up?

Children are busy souls, and we welcome their energy! There is a quiet area for young children in the sanctuary with rockers, crafts and activities so children and caregivers can remain in worship.

How do I know my child is safe?

Yates has developed and implemented a safe sanctuary policy to protect all vulnerable populations in its care. We value the trust any household grants in sharing its children with a church community. If you would like to know more about Yates’ safety practices with children, contact Danny Steis, Minister to Children, Youth and Families.

Click this button to sign up for the Yates Blood Drive on March 1!

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