First Baptist Church is a historic church yet our congregation is fairly young—you will find children everywhere! Though God has grown our faith family significantly over the last few years, we are not simply made of young adults, and younger families. God has blessed us with older believers who have faithfully followed Christ for longer than many of us have been alive. Sunday morning attendance is around 200 people and you will find those who are dressed in anything from jeans to suits. For families with infant and toddler aged children, well-staffed nurseries are available as soon as you arrive.
Each Sunday morning we gather for a time of corporate worship, celebration, and fellowship at both 9:30. Following the service, there is a time of fellowship where refreshments are provided and brothers and sisters can connect.
During our morning worship service, you’ll notice the music we sing at FBC is a blend of old and new. We love the doctrinally rich hymns of the last several centuries and we find great blessing in the newer songs of the twenty-first. During the first 30-40 minutes of our service, we will sing passionately together, read Scripture aloud, be led in corporate prayer, and enjoy a brief time of fellowship together. You will notice that children of all ages (except those in the nursery) join us during this first part of the service, and this is by design. We want our children to grow up engaging in the “normal” life and activity of the church. We believe there is a tremendous benefit in this for our children and their parents. Before the sermon begins, children up through age 8 are dismissed (if the parents desire) for a time of age-specific Bible teaching.
The preaching at FBC is generally expositional, meaning that it seeks to declare the main point of a particular Biblical passage. Sermons usually last around 40 minutes and are aimed at unveiling the beauty and wonder of Jesus Christ. On a regular basis, our sermon series alternate between the Old and New Testaments. All preaching is driven by the Gospel—the Bible’s main message that God sent Jesus to save sinners through His death and resurrection.
After the sermon, we respond to God’s Word by singing a hymn that encapsulates the theme of the sermon and then the speaker offers a scriptural blessing to the congregation. After the blessing, we encourage everyone in attendance to stay and fellowship for as long as they would like.