Come, be family.
We know going to a new church for the first time can be intimidating and nerve-wracking. That’s why we want to help make your first experience at First Baptist Park Street a great one! Read on to get a bunch of your questions answered.
What is it like to worship at FBC?
We fully embrace intergenerational worship, together, in our sanctuary. From kids through seniors, we all sing together, led by the choir, praise team, gifted instrumentalists…and a big organ too! If you have children they are welcome to worship with us, or we have a nursery for the littlest ones. We worship not only through singing, but also praying, reading God’s Word, hearing the preached Word, giving our tithes and offerings, and responding to God’s invitation through Jesus Christ to eternal life and holy living by his Holy Spirit.
We put our whole worship service online so you know exactly what to expect!
Where do I park?
We’ve got lots of parking for you. Look for the big welcome flags on Park Street, and then follow the directions from the friendly, trained parking lot team who will get you where you need to go, hold an umbrella for you if it’s raining, or get you a ride in the cart.
Want someone to meet you?
What about my kids?
FIRSTkids is about partnering with you, the parent, in discipling your kids. All of our volunteers are trained and background-checked, and you will always know the plan, the schedule, and where your kids are at all times.
We have a lot of activities to help you disciple your kids: from babies through 6th grade
What about my youth?
We have full-family worship that models the intergenerational relationships that God intended for our flourishing. Before worship at 10:45, youth have a Sunday morning group at 9:15 am for studying the Bible with other students their age. PSYM (Park Street Youth Ministry) is for youth from 7th-12th grades, and exists to reach and disciple youth in Christ. We have high-energy events, games, and teaching twice a week just for youth, and also a host of other events for your youth to bring their friends to.
What about my special needs kids or youth?
We understand. We are a Church family who believes everyone needs a gospel path, even if their life does not look like everyone else’s. In our Pathway Special Needs Community, we use the buddy system to work with children with disabilities. Each volunteer is background checked and trained prior to working with any individual with disabilities.
We would love to talk with you more about your needs, and the needs of your child or youth.
Is there a dress code?
We want you to focus on worshiping Jesus, not wearing the right clothes. Whether that means jeans and a t-shirt, business casual, or suit and tie, as long as you are actually wearing clothes you will fit right in.
Are there any accommodations for the deaf or hearing impaired?
Yes! We provide a hearing device those who are hearing impaired. See our greeters in the lobby who are trained to get you ready to hear the word.
Will I have to say anything, sign anything, or be singled out in any way?
- You won’t be singled out in any way. People will definitely want to say “hi!”, though. It’s what we do.
- We do a lot of singing. You don’t have to, but we hope you do. Not beautifully, just real loud and joyfully…it’s Biblical!
- You’re not expected to give when we receive the offering, we are a local church that supports itself. But you can, as it’s not for us that you give.
If you are new, come meet with Pastor Rob after the worship services. He wants to meet you, answer any questions you have and pray with you.
What do you believe?
Our goal is to point generations to Jesus, the only way to God. That means we believe every word He wrote in His word, the Bible.
Read more about what we believe and our whole statement of faith
I want to grow as a Christian. What's the plan?
We want you to worship with us on Sunday, connect to others in the church, grow together, and go out into the world changed.
To do that well, we ask that you join in with our church family as one of our members. If we don’t know who you are, we can’t pray well for you, or walk beside you. The first step of membership is to attend a Discovering FBC class. How?