First Time To First Baptist?
If you are experiencing First Baptist for the first time or the first time in a long time, this is the place to start.
Finding Your Way Around
Guests are invited to park in our “Main Parking” lot on 5th St. At the bottom of this page is a link to a parking map, and a place to get detailed driving directions. On our facilities map below, the entrances are highlighted in yellow, but most people would be best served to use one of the two main entrances marked with an arrow. If you need to check-in children to the nursery you may wish to you the entrance closest to the Preschool check-in desk. Both entrances are stroller and wheelchair friendly and should get you to where you want to be.
What should I expect in church?
You will be greeted by someone with a smile and a friendly handshake as you enter the front doors. A greeter will be near by to answer any question you may have. You will enjoy worshipful music and the message will be relevant to your life. First time guests are invited to meet the ministers to answer your questions.
Should I Give Money?
Please do not feel any obligation to give, you are our guest. We offer the opportunity to give as a help to the mission of the church.
What’s available for my kids?
We know that as a parent you need to be sure that your children are in a safe learning environment. And we know that your children are looking for a fun place to learn. At First Baptist meeting both needs is a high priority. Our First Steps ministry (this is what we call our Nursery and Preschool program) is filled with loving volunteers to care for your children from newborns up to toddlers.
First Kids is our ministry to grade school children. We offer a Sunday School which uses the Gospel Project curriculum designed to teach children about the Bible in a fun and interactive way. We call our children’s wing the World Village.
During our worship service the children ages 4k-5th grade are invited to attend KIDS’ WORSHIP where we sing songs, watch Bible stories, eat a little popcorn and worship in a kid-friendly atmosphere. At the time noted in the order of worship the children will be escorted to the chapel where you can pick them up after church. If you have not checked-in your children yet. You can escort them to Kids’ Worship, check them in and rejoin the worship service. You may also check them in before the service starts at the Preschool or Children’s welcome desk. If you’ve checked them in for Sunday School they are ready for First Kids’ Worship!
Are My Children Safe?
At First Baptist Church we take your children’s safety and security very seriously, and make every effort to insure your peace of mind. Our background checked and trained children’s volunteers and employees are some of our very best people. Our newly renovated preschool wing is secured during all services to keep little ones safe.
We also ask that all children check-in using one of our touch screens at the welcome desks. It’s very easy to use, but even so, someone will be there to assist you. Parents just input some basic information about your child and how we may contact you if we need you during the service. When you check-in your child for Sunday School, nursery, Kids’ Worship or any other program you will receive a security sticker for your child and a matching one for you to use to retrieve your child after the service.
To check-out your child simply return to the class and show your security sticker. For check-out from Kids’ Worship come to the “World Village Station”, our children’s welcome desk, on the second floor of the Davis building. If you checked-in your child at the World Village desk upstairs then it’s just down the hall from the desk. If you checked-in down stairs at the preschool welcome desk then you just head up the stairs follow the signs and the music!
How do I get there?
We are downtown Gadsden on the corner of 5th and Walnut Streets. Click here for a Campus Map.