Visiting First Baptist
Visiting any church, especially a larger one, for the very first time can be a tough experience. Well, we want to put you at ease. Your first visit to First Baptist will be refreshing, friendly, and enjoyable for your whole family. We want you to experience inspiring music, helpful teaching and preaching, friendly people, and a place where you feel welcome and “at home”! Here are a few answers to your questions and what you might expect on your first visit.
When are your services?
Our main worship services on Sundays take place at 11:00am and 5:00pm. Both services include an uplifting music program and a helpful Bible message, so choose the one that best fits your schedule.
10:00 AM Bible Classes for All Ages
11:00 AM Morning Worship Service
11:00 AM Servicio en Español
11:00 AM Junior Church (1st-6th Grade)
5:00 PM Evening Worship Service
5:00 PM Servicio en Español
7:00 PM Evening Worship Service
7:00 PM Master Clubs (1st-6th Grade)
Worship is the act of loving and responding to God! Through the heart-warming, conservative music and the clear, Bible teaching and preaching in our services, our prayer is that your heart will be inspired to love and to respond to God. Each week, families are strengthened, encouraged, and drawn closer to Him through these special times together. Each service is carefully planned and prayed over so that God may work in your life!
What to Expect
You can’t miss our campus at the intersection of 10th Street and Pine Avenue. The main entrance is on Pine Avenue, with secondary entrances located on Locust Avenue. There is also an overflow parking lot located on Locust Avenue as well. As you approach the main facilities, one of our ushers or greeters will help direct you to the right classes and services. They can also answer other questions you may have.
Most adults attend one worship service where they enjoy the beautiful and inspiring music of the choir, orchestra, ensembles, and soloists. The music is always followed by a clear, helpful, and challenging Bible message from Pastor Jones. This service is a little over one hour in length. Also, during the 10:00 hour, there are Sunday Morning Bible Classes. These classes are smaller group settings where you are invited to meet people, enjoy perhaps some coffee and donuts, and hear a teaching lesson more directly applicable to your life-stage. The best way to get to know people at First Baptist Church is to visit one of these Bible Classes.
Where do I take my children?
Starting with excellent nurseries, there is something special for every age child. At every service there are safe, clean, and adequately staffed nurseries for children three years old and under. For the infants, mothers will leave their cell numbers so that the nursery attendants can easily contact you if there is a need. For children four years old through sixth grade there are fun, friendly, and Bible-centered classes. These classes are staffed with trained, friendly, and well-qualified teachers and helpers who will make church exciting and memorable for your child.
Our facilities are rather large, which to a guest can seem overwhelming at first. We would like to help you find the appropriate nurseries, classes, and services for every person in your family on your visit. Our greeters and ushers are located around campus as well as in the lobby of the main auditorium and will gladly help direct and even escort you to the right place.
What about my teens?
Our youth ministries are broken down into three main divisions: junior high, senior high, and College & Career. Most of the teens attend a class for one hour and then a worship service another hour with their parents.
How Should I Dress?
There is not a dress code at First Baptist Church for members or guests. Our ministry leaders and many of our church family dress in more traditional “Sunday” dress; however, our main goal is that you would feel welcome and comfortable on your visit here at First Baptist!
Am I Expected to Participate in the Offering?
No. We don’t invite you to First Baptist Church for your offering. We want our service to be a gift to you. We hope you will find in this place a warm family spirit, truth from God’s Word, and a place where you can grow in God’s grace. Please don’t feel any obligation to participate in the offering as a guest.