WHAT TO EXPECT
Perhaps you are re-engaging with church or attending church for the very first time. Perhaps you're an active church member who just moved to our town. Whatever your situation, we want to help with some of your questions before you visit Martin's First Baptist Church. Here's our attempt to guess what's on your mind and answer some of your questions. If we've missed something, let us know! You're probably not the only one with that question, so asking us will help us help you and our future guests.
What are your worship services like?
Corporate worship at FBCM is the pinacle of all we do. These gatherings are celebrative and free. We meet together on Sunday mornings at 8:30 a.m. for Traditional Worship (using traditional songs and hymns of our historic past as well as familiar choruses and modern day songs led by the FBCM Worship Choir) and 11:00 a.m. for Contemporary Worship (using modern, contemporary songs led by a full band and praise team and on occassion, video and dramatic skits). Our Sunday evening worship service, a blended mixture of both traditional and contemporary, is a casual and relaxed gathering time beginning each week at 6:30 p.m. Ron Graves, Minister of Music & Worship at FBCM, leads our praise and worship times . Our Senior Pastor, Dr. Mike Sams, brings a dynamic, relevant, and inspiring message that is the high point and central focus of our corporate times together. A time of response always follows the message.
In addition to our coporate worship, Sunday School classes and various small groups meet together on Sunday mornings at 9:45 a.m. For a listing of these classes and their meeting locations, [click here].
What should I wear?
You'll see people in everything from suits to casual attire on Sundays. Our concern isn't what's on the outside, but what's on the inside. Dress modestly, but come as you are. Jesus accepts us that way when we come to Him. Why shouldn't we?
Where do I park?
We set aside reserved parking for guests in our parking lot adjacent to the Worship Center. Please follow guest parking sign directions as you enter our campus.
Is there anything for my kids?
Of course! We have Sunday options for newborns through high school seniors, including special times of worship designed just for the younger kids.
How will I find my way around?
Visit FIRST Guest Services, located in the Main Foyer of the Worship Center. A representative can show you a listing of Small Group Bible Studies. They will be happy to help you find the right group for you. Our goal is to get every guest and member associated with a small group, so believe us...we'll go out of our way to help you get connected! Again, the best way for us to help you is to visit First Guest Services located in the Main Foyer of the Welcome Center. Representatives would love to help with directions and even walk with you to your destination.
In the church I grew up in, some people had "their" seats. What if I unknowingly sit in somebody's seat?
Don't worry about it. Sit wherever you would like. Nobody has a claim on a seat. We are just glad that you are our guest.