Pressing on in Truth, Worship, Community, and Missions

Click below to learn how the various ministries will function during the COVID-19 pandemic.

NAOBC is currently worshipping in-person at 9:00, 10:30, and 12:00 with a livestream of the 10:30 service each week here.  Click “Sunday Morning Worship” below for more information.

BFGs will resume on campus beginning January 10. See below “Adult BFGs (Small Groups)” for an FAQ on what to expect.

Thank you for checking out Ninth & O Baptist Church!

We would like to invite you to worship with us on Sundays in-person at 9:00, 10:30, or 12:00 or via our livestream starting at 10:30 AM.

If you are a guest and not a member of a Bible Fellowship Group (small group) and would like to join a Bible Study, please contact our Small Groups Pastor, Blake Ring.  He will get you added to a group, as soon as possible.

For additional information, please contact Pastor Tommy Sims.

Click here to download the Church Center app, our new online church directory.  Once you download and connect your account (instructions here), please take a moment to check your contact information and update it if necessary.

We are meeting weekly for in-person worship each Sunday with three 60-minute services at 9:00, 10:30, and 12:00.  Our livestream will continue each week at 10:30.  The worship center seating has been arranged to maximize seating while maintaining 6+’ distancing.  All attendees are encouraged to wear a face covering when attending in-person worship. Registration for in-person worship is not requested.  Limited Adult BFGs, youth, and children’s activities are provided, registration required. Read an FAQ here outlining this plan.

For further information, please contact Pastor Craig Shuff.

Adult BFGs are returning to on-campus meetings on January 10. Here are answers to many frequently asked questions:

Questions About The New Schedule

  • When does the new schedule with BFGs gathering on-campus begin?
    • Sunday, January 10
  • I keep hearing about a rotation system and “priority groups”. What are “priority groups”?
    • As a means of managing our building’s space, we have divided those enrolled in an adult BFG into two groups – Group 1 and Group 2. Due to space restrictions, we will rotate which half of the church will have priority when it comes to registering their attendance for BFG. This group division is based on alphabetical order. All members within a family will be in the same group, and their group assignment is determined by the parent(s). Everyone is encouraged to attend in-person worship each week, even if it’s not your BFG priority week.
  • I’m enrolled in a BFG, but how do I find out my “priority group”?
    • See the below section “Adult BFG Return Information”.
  • What time is my BFG scheduled to attend worship?
    • See the below section “Adult BFG Return Information”.
  • How many times a month will I be able to attend in-person worship?
    • The plan allows for everyone to attend in-person service every week.
  • How many times a month will I be able to attend in-person BFG?
    • It depends. The plan ensures every BFG member will be able to attend a minimum of twice a month. For example, for the Jones family of 7, they are guaranteed open spots on their priority weeks for every family member. However, they are not guaranteed open spots in BFG (adult, youth, and children) on their non-priority group weeks. Open spots may be available, but no guarantee. We are more limited in our space for children; therefore, it’s possible for space to be available for adults to register yet not have space for their children.
  • Will BFG still Zoom when they are meeting in-person?
    • We will continue to Zoom our BFG gatherings until the demand no longer exists.

Questions About Registration

  • Do I need to register to attend worship?
    • We will always have room for you in the worship center or in an overflow room, and registration for the worship service is not required. Childcare will be provided for those ages 4 and under, and they will need to be registered. We recommend everyone attend in-person worship. However, we will continue to livestream the 10:30 service, plus a recording of that service will replay at 12:00 pm on YouTube.
  • Do I have to register to go to BFG?
  • When will I receive text alerts to register?
    • Volunteers will receive text alerts the Sunday prior
    • The week’s priority group will receive text alerts on Monday
    • The week’s non-priority group and guests will receive text alerts on Thursday
  • What should I do if I’m unable to register for in-person BFG?
    • We recommend everyone attend in-person worship every Sunday. But in the scenario that you are not able to register for BFG, we recommend you join your BFG through your Zoom meeting. There will also be BFG viewing options for both children and youth.
  • How do I register to attend BFG if I’m not currently enrolled?

Questions About When You’re On Campus

  • When and where does my BFG gather?
    • See the below section “Adult BFG Return Information”.
  • What are the requirements for wearing face masks?
    • Face masks will be mandatory in all hallways and classrooms. Face masks will be recommended in the worship center.
  • Will social distancing occur in the BFG classrooms and hallways?
    • Social distancing is expected in the classrooms and classroom chairs will be separated by a minimum of 6 feet. The more people remain seated, the better it is for everyone. Social distancing is also expected throughout the building. To help minimize crowding, we are making several adjustments including multiple entrances to the worship center to allow quicker seating. We are also providing BFGs a recommendation for how to flow in and out of the worship center in order to minimize crowding (see below the Adult BFG Return Information).
  • Will beverages and food be allowed in classrooms?
    • Individuals are more than welcome to bring any personal beverage or food. But for everyone’s safety, shared beverages and food will not be permitted.

Additional Questions

  • If I have a youth, where do I meet them after BFG?
    • Youth BFGs will gather in Rooms 231 ad 233. When their BFG gathering concludes, students will be released into the hallway. Families are advised to pick a designated rendezvous point where they can reconnect after BFG.
  • When I arrive on campus, how will I check-in my child?
    • Each child will be checked in at the door of their classroom. To minimize crowding, check-in slips will be printed and available at the door of every preschool and elementary classroom.
  • When are the senior adults gathering for BFG?
    • The senior adults are gathering for BFG at the church on Wednesdays at 9:00 am. However, the senior women’s BFG is gathering on Sunday mornings. For details on the senior women’s BFG, see the below section “Adult BFG Return Information”.

Adult BFG Return Information

Below is a list of our adult BFGs and information regarding their return to campus.

 Young Couples 1

  • Worship Time: 9:00
  • BFG Time and Classroom: 10:30 and Room 106
  • Priority Group #1: A-H
    • Group #1 Priority Dates: Jan. 10, 24; Feb. 7, 21; Mar. 7, 21
  • Priority Group #2: I-Z
    • Group #2 Priority Dates: Jan. 17, 31; Feb. 14, 28; Mar. 14, 28
  • Recommended Worship Center Entrance/Exit
    • Entrance – Preschool Lobby Entrance
    • Exit – Rear Exit

Young Couples 2

  • Worship Time: 9:00
  • BFG Time and Classroom: 10:30 and Room 110
  • Priority Group #1: A-K
    • Group #1 Priority Dates: Jan. 10, 24; Feb. 7, 21; Mar. 7, 21
  • Priority Group #2: L-Z
    • Group #2 Priority Dates: Jan. 17, 31; Feb. 14, 28; Mar. 14, 28
  • Recommended Worship Center Entrance/Exit
    • Entrance – Preschool Lobby Entrance
    • Exit – Rear Exit

 Young Couples 3

  • Worship Time: 10:30
  • BFG Time and Classroom: 9:00 and Room 100
  • Priority Group #1: A-PI
    • Group #1 Priority Dates: Jan. 10, 24; Feb. 7, 21; Mar. 7, 21
  • Priority Group #2: PJ-Z
    • Group #2 Priority Dates: Jan. 17, 31; Feb. 14, 28; Mar. 14, 28
  • Recommended Worship Center Entrance/Exit
    • Entrance – Main Lobby Entrance
    • Exit – Front Exit

 Young Couples 6

  • Worship Time: 10:30
  • BFG Time and Classroom: 9:00 and Room 200
  • Priority Group #1: A-SA
    • Group #1 Priority Dates: Jan. 10, 24; Feb. 7, 21; Mar. 7, 21
  • Priority Group #2: SB-Z
    • Group #2 Priority Dates: Jan. 17, 31; Feb. 14, 28; Mar. 14, 28
  • Recommended Worship Center Entrance/Exit
    • Entrance – Main Lobby Entrance
    • Exit – Front Exit

 Young Couples 7

  • Worship Time: 10:30
  • BFG Time and Classroom: 9:00 and Room 120
  • Priority Group #1: A-H
    • Group #1 Priority Dates: Jan. 10, 24; Feb. 7, 21; Mar. 7, 21
  • Priority Group #2: I-Z
    • Group #2 Priority Dates: Jan. 17, 31; Feb. 14, 28; Mar. 14, 28
  • Recommended Worship Center Entrance/Exit
    • Entrance – Preschool Lobby Entrance
    • Exit – Rear Exit

Intermediate Couples 1

  • Worship Time: 9:00
  • BFG Time and Classroom: 10:30 and Room 202
  • Priority Group #1: A-MO
    • Group #1 Priority Dates: Jan. 10, 24; Feb. 7, 21; Mar. 7, 21
  • Priority Group #2: MP-Z
    • Group #2 Priority Dates: Jan. 17, 31; Feb. 14, 28; Mar. 14, 28
  • Recommended Worship Center Entrance/Exit
    • Entrance – Preschool Lobby Entrance
    • Exit – Rear Exit

Intermediate Couples 3

  • Worship Time: 10:30
  • BFG Time and Classroom: 12:00 and Room 110
  • Priority Group #1: A-H
    • Group #1 Priority Dates: Jan. 10, 24; Feb. 7, 21; Mar. 7, 21
  • Priority Group #2: I-Z
    • Group #2 Priority Dates: Jan. 17, 31; Feb. 14, 28; Mar. 14, 28
  • Recommended Worship Center Entrance/Exit
    • Entrance – Preschool Lobby Entrance
    • Exit – Rear Exit

Intermediate Couples 4

  • Worship Time: 12:00
  • BFG Time and Classroom: 10:30 and Room 100
  • Priority Group #1: A-MC
    • Group #1 Priority Dates: Jan. 10, 24; Feb. 7, 21; Mar. 7, 21
  • Priority Group #2: MD-Z
    • Group #2 Priority Dates: Jan. 17, 31; Feb. 14, 28; Mar. 14, 28
  • Recommended Worship Center Entrance/Exit
    • Entrance – Main Lobby Entrance
    • Exit – Front Exit

Intermediate Couples 5

  • Worship Time: 10:30
  • BFG Time and Classroom: 12:00 and Room 116
  • Priority Group #1: A-K
    • Group #1 Priority Dates: Jan. 10, 24; Feb. 7, 21; Mar. 7, 21
  • Priority Group #2: L-Z
    • Group #2 Priority Dates: Jan. 17, 31; Feb. 14, 28; Mar. 14, 28
  • Recommended Worship Center Entrance/Exit
    • Entrance – Preschool Lobby Entrance
    • Exit – Rear Exit

Advanced Couples 1

  • Worship Time: 9:00
  • BFG Time and Classroom: 10:30 and Room 112
  • Priority Group #1: A-H
    • Group #1 Priority Dates: Jan. 10, 24; Feb. 7, 21; Mar. 7, 21
  • Priority Group #2: I-Z
    • Group #2 Priority Dates: Jan. 17, 31; Feb. 14, 28; Mar. 14, 28
  • Recommended Worship Center Entrance/Exit
    • Entrance – Main Lobby Entrance
    • Exit – Front Exit

Advanced Couples 2

  • Worship Time: 10:30
  • BFG Time and Classroom: 12:00 and Room 202
  • Priority Group #1: A-J
    • Group #1 Priority Dates: Jan. 10, 24; Feb. 7, 21; Mar. 7, 21
  • Priority Group #2: K-Z
    • Group #2 Priority Dates: Jan. 17, 31; Feb. 14, 28; Mar. 14, 28
  • Recommended Worship Center Entrance/Exit
    • Entrance – Main Lobby Entrance
    • Exit – Rear Exit

Advanced Couples 3

  • Worship Time: 9:00
  • BFG Time and Classroom: 10:30 and Room 116
  • Priority Group #1: A-J
    • Group #1 Priority Dates: Jan. 10, 24; Feb. 7, 21; Mar. 7, 21
  • Priority Group #2: K-Z
    • Group #2 Priority Dates: Jan. 17, 31; Feb. 14, 28; Mar. 14, 28
  • Recommended Worship Center Entrance/Exit
    • Entrance – Main Lobby Entrance
    • Exit – Front Exit

Advanced Couples 4

  • Worship Time: 12:00
  • BFG Time and Classroom: 10:30 and Room 120
  • Priority Group #1: A-L
    • Group #1 Priority Dates: Jan. 10, 24; Feb. 7, 21; Mar. 7, 21
  • Priority Group #2: M-Z
    • Group #2 Priority Dates: Jan. 17, 31; Feb. 14, 28; Mar. 14, 28
  • Recommended Worship Center Entrance/Exit
    • Entrance – Main Lobby Entrance
    • Exit – Rear Exit

Men

  • Worship Time: 12:00
  • BFG Time and Classroom: 10:30 and Room 124
  • Priority Group #1: A-KE
    • Group #1 Priority Dates: Jan. 10, 24; Feb. 7, 21; Mar. 7, 21
  • Priority Group #2: KF-Z
    • Group #2 Priority Dates: Jan. 17, 31; Feb. 14, 28; Mar. 14, 28
  • Recommended Worship Center Entrance/Exit
    • Entrance – Main Lobby Entrance
    • Exit – Rear Exit

Women

  • Worship Time: 12:00
  • BFG Time and Classroom: 10:30 and Room 118
  • Priority Group #1: A-GA
    • Group #1 Priority Dates: Jan. 10, 24; Feb. 7, 21; Mar. 7, 21
  • Priority Group #2: GB-Z
    • Group #2 Priority Dates: Jan. 17, 31; Feb. 14, 28; Mar. 14, 28
  • Recommended Worship Center Entrance/Exit
    • Entrance – Main Lobby Entrance
    • Exit – Rear Exit

Senior Women

  • Worship Time: 10:30
  • BFG Time and Classroom: 9:00 and Room 118
  • Priority Group #1: A-L
    • Group #1 Priority Dates: Jan. 10, 24; Feb. 7, 21; Mar. 7, 21
  • Priority Group #2: M-Z
    • Group #2 Priority Dates: Jan. 17, 31; Feb. 14, 28; Mar. 14, 28
  • Recommended Worship Center Entrance/Exit
    • Entrance – Main Lobby Entrance
    • Exit – Rear Exit

Senior Adults

  • BFG Time and Classroom: Wednesdays at 9:30 AM in the Worship Center

College and Singles

  • Worship Time: 12:00
  • BFG Time and Classroom: 10:30 and Tent
  • Recommended Worship Center Entrance/Exit
    • Entrance – Preschool Lobby Entrance
    • Exit – Front Exit

If you have addition questions or comments, please contact Pastor Blake.

On-Campus BFG

Beginning January 10, 2021, the Youth will meet on campus during the 10:30 and 12:00 services. Each class will last one hour and include a maximum of 40 students.

  • Registration: You can register for Youth HERE
  • More Info: For additional information, check out our re-opening video HERE

Zoom BFG

Due to space limitations, we cannot guarantee that every student can attend on-campus BFG each week. In addition, we realize that some families simply do not feel comfortable meeting for BFGs in person at this time. In order to accommodate these families, we will continue to offer an online version of the Youth BFG utilizing Zoom software.

Youth BFG meets from 3:30–4:45 PM each Sunday. These meetings are for both high school and middle school. Each week we will begin with the BFG lesson followed by discussion time in our small groups. You can find the link to the Zoom room here.

We know it is hard  for college age adults to get connected during the covid crisis. We want to help students make as much of a connection as we can by keeping people safe and following state regulations.

As we enter into the Thanksgiving and Christmas season we will be having what we call thebreak.   The break meets during students’ Winter and Summer breaks and allows us to all gather together.  Due to Covid, this winter break we will  be meeting in the Sanctuary and social distancing similar to our worship services on Sunday.

The Break

We start thebreak on Tuesday night,  Nov. 15th at 7 pm and it will go for 5 weeks straight.  Our BFG teachers will be leading us through the the Old Testament book of Numbers.    All singles and college students are invited.

Sunday Worship (12:15 pm)

Our college ministry is encouraged to attend the 12:15 Sunday Worship service in order to even out the numbers between our three services.

We know it is hard  for singles to get connected during the covid crisis. We want to help singles make as much of a connection as we can by keeping people safe and following state regulations.

As we enter into the Thanksgiving and Christmas season we will be having what we call , thebreak.   thebreak meets during students’ Winter and Summer breaks and allows us to all gather together for a short time.  Due to Covid, this winter break, we will  be meeting in the sanctuary and social distancing similar to our worship services on Sunday.

The Break

We start thebreak on Tuesday night,  Nov. 15th at 7 pm and it will go for 5 weeks straight.  Our BFG teachers will be leading us through the the Old Testament book of Numbers.    All singles and college students are invited.

Sunday Worship (12:15 pm)

Our singles ministry is encouraged to attend the 12:15 Sunday Worship service in order to even out the numbers between our three services.

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