first time visitor
Attending any church for the very first time can be a bit overwhelming. At First Baptist Church, we’ll make you feel at home. Plan to arrive about fifteen minutes early so we can help you find your way. We hope the information below will answer some of your questions. If not, please ask. We want to make you feel at home.
First time visitor information
Scroll/click to the left for information on what to wear, where to park, what your first time walking into FBC will be like, where to take your kids, and security.
What To Wear
We encourage people to “come as you are.” You will find our worshipers dressed in casual to “Sunday best.” Typical dress would be “business casual.” So, just come!
We have parking spaces on Church Street and Broad Street that are designated for GUESTS, so please take advantage of those spaces. Please note that Church Street is a one-way street. Excellent public parking is also available around our church. Feel free to take advantage of the City Parking Deck on Broad Street across the street from our worship sanctuary where parking is free. Our Families with Kids entrance is just across the street from the parking deck. For more detailed directions and more parking information, click below.
When you first walk up to either our 8:45 Sanctuary service (100 Broad Sreet) or our 11:00 New Life Building service (117 Church Street), you will be met by some of our amazing greeters. They can help answer any of your questions and even help you find a seat. A greeter will hand you a bulletin and inside is a first-time visitor card. You can fill that out if you would like or you can fill out our online form below.
The easiest entrance for families with kids is from the Broad Street entrance which is to the left of the sanctuary steps. As you enter the building, you will be welcomed by our hospitality team who will help you check in your children. We will introduce you to our kids leaders and then help you to worship or Bible study. Complete our Family Pre-Registration Form to quickly move through our registration on your first visit.
The safety and security of your child is of the highest priority while you are worshiping with us. When you first arrive, our hospitality team will guide you through our check-in process. Each child receives a check-in security tag with a matching receipt for the parent. When you return to pick up your child, you must present your security receipt. All of our teachers and leaders working with minors have passed background screenings and have been approved by church staff. You can be confident that your child is safe as you worship and attend Bible study.
At 9:45 every Sunday we have Bible classes for everyone from newborn up. Each group or class is designed to lead you along your discipleship journey of knowing God through Bible study and living in Him.