For First Timers and Visitors

We're a friendly community and we're glad you want to visit! Our hope is whether you stay for just one Sunday or continue to attend, you'll encounter Jesus today within our doors.

It's difficult to remain invisible in a friendly church community like ours. Know that somebody will welcome you and introduce themselves and probably give you a small handout that describes the weekly happenings within our church family. Grab a cup of coffee or tea at our bookstore and feel free to find your seat in the worship center. Keep reading below for more details about what you can expect on a typical Sunday morning.

What to Expect

Visiting a church for the first time can be a daunting experience! Here are some things that will hopefully help you feel comfortably prepared.

What Should I Wear?

Feel free to dress in whatever way is comfortable for you. Our teaching pastor and worship teams will be in a range of stylings from smart casual wear all the way to suits. Jeans and a t-shirt are normal within our church congregation, as are outfits for those who prefer to "dress up" a little more formally.

What Else Should I Expect?

  • An eclectic style: Starting with the multiplicity of dress styles and ethnic backgrounds within the church itself, to the variety of musical worship styles being sang to God, we do not strive to keep any manner of extra-biblical traditions at the forefront of our worship services. Rather, we want our hearts to focus on the worship of God and our faces, voices and appearance to reflect that.
  • During the sermon: We are encouraged and exhorted by expositional teaching and practical Bible application for our lives during our services. The teaching pastors will use the King James translation of the Bible for these messages, but that is by no means a requirement for the congregation. This allows us to speak the Words of God in a unified manner from a traditionally accepted English translation of the Bible, with which everyone is familiar.
  • Music and Worship: We are a singing church, and love to give God praise through the talents He has given us. Our worship choir, orchestra and vocal teams lead the services in a wide variety of styles. You'll experience and join us singing hymns that have a long history within church worship and also find yourself learning new songs of worship and praise: all to the glory of God.


When we observe communion or the "Lord's Supper Table," you'll be invited to take an unleavened wafer and a cup of red grape juice, to signify the body and blood of our Savior. During this time, music will be played and scripture will be quoted as we, the recipients of God's marvelous grace and sacrifice, meditate on His great gift of love to us.

Communion is open to all who have been baptized at any age, regardless of church membership.

What About Kids?

We love being an intergenerational family at First Baptist!

If your kids choose to stay with you throughout the service, know that we believe children are fellow worshippers with us, and we embrace all that children bring: their wonder and curiosity, as well as their distractedness, noise, and chaos. 

"But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven." John 14:19

If your children would prefer to join one of the children's classes, children over the age of four have their own "junior church" service in the StudentLife Center where they learn songs, are taught the Bible and enjoy a craft and activity time. Children under the age of four may be dropped off in their respective classes before the worship service begins.

To learn more about our children's ministry classes and activities, go here.roundedrightarrow