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We're excited to have you as our guest!
As you plan your first visit to FBC Allen, you probably have lots of questions. Here are some answers that may help you feel more comfortable.
Sunday worship and classes begin at 9:00a and 10:30a. Most people arrive about 15 minutes early. Coffee is on us and we have volunteers who are happy to help you with children's check-in and find your way.
Our Sunday morning worship services are about connecting individuals with God. We have two identical services; at 9:00a and 10:30a in the Worship Center.
Our worship team leads a blended service using contemporary worship songs, as well as time-honored hymns of our faith. A brief children's sermon introduces the message in an easy to understand format. You will then hear a message which offers a biblical response to today's issues. You can expect to be encouraged and challenged to live out your faith beyond Sunday morning.
We are located at 201 E. McDermott Dr., just east of 75. Our Welcome Center is located in the Rotunda. Volunteers are available there to answer questions and help you find your destination.
Guest parking is available immediately west of the Worship Center and in the north parking lot. Shuttle service is provided for those who park in the parking lot north of Main Street.
Babies and preschoolers enjoy classes during both worship hours in our preschool ministry. Our youngest attendees enjoy an age-appropriate Bible lesson and activity, prayer time and a snack during their time with us. Beginning at age two, our preschoolers participate in "Tag Team" during the 10:30a service time. Tag Team is a rotation style learning experience which includes a Bible story, music time, play time, snack and craft.
Our kindergartners begin attending worship with their families during one of the service times and participate in a Sunday morning small group, also known as, Bible Fellowship Groups (BFGs), during the other hour. Each fall, just prior to the start of the school year, we host a special "Camp Big Enough" to offer tips to help in this time of transition and to celebrate this milestone with our incoming kindergartners and their families.
Volunteers are available to assist you in signing in to our secure check-in system and in getting your child settled in their class. For more information, contact Marita Richards, our Preschool Ministries Assistant.
Children in grades 1-6 enjoy worship with their families for one hour and participating in a Sunday morning small group, also known as, Bible Fellowship Groups (BFGs), during the other hour. During BFG, children are divided into small groups according to grade level where they have fun learning a Bible lesson, engage in a time of discussion and enjoy an activity designed to reinforce what they are learning.
The lesson follows a Christ-centered Bible study that follows a chronological timeline of Bible events known as "The Gospel Project."
Greeters are happy to assist you in locating your child's classroom and introducing you to their teachers. For more information, contact Lezah Maitland, our Minister of Children.
Students join in our regular worship for one hour and gather for Sunday morning small groups, also known as, Bible Fellowship Groups (BFGs), the other hour in our student center known as The Curb (map).
Student BFGs begin with a large group time of worship before breaking into small groups for a Bible lesson that includes a time of discussion.
Our Welcome Desk volunteers are happy to offer assistance in getting your student acquainted with others in the student ministry. For more information, contact Chris Jones, our Minister of Students.
YES! We offer a host of on-site small group Bible studies which meet every Sunday. We call these Bible Fellowship Groups (BFGs) and groups are available for all members of your family. BFGs are where we connect with one another and share life's ups and downs. We're happy to help you find the right fit for you. Visit as many as you wish.
So glad you asked! Check out the variety of opportunities for you and your entire family to grow closer to God and to get to know others beyond Sunday morning worship.
Guests are always welcome and rest assured, you will not be singled out, put on the spot, or spammed in any way.
Feel free to use the communication cards in the Worship Center pew racks. This card is used to help us serve you better and to get information to you should you have questions, need prayer or are interested in any of our events or resources. Simply place the completed card in the offering plate as it passes (guests are not expected to give during the offertory time). You may also hand-deliver the card to any of our ministers in the Connection Center just after worship service. Ministers and volunteers are available to meet you and to answer any questions you may have.
If you'd like to learn more about FBC Allen, make plans to come to our next First Steps with Pastor Chad class. This informal session will help you explore your next steps in relationship to Christ and the church.
Maybe you have questions about spiritual life, faith or baptism. Maybe you're trying to meet and connect with others or find a place to volunteer. Maybe you'd just like to meet Pastor Chad and learn more about what we believe as a church, or you might even be interested in church membership. If so, you are invited to attend the next session of First Steps with Pastor Chad.
In this small gathering our Senior Pastor, Chad Selph, will share how to best connect in the way that's most important to you. He'll share his story, the vision for the things we're passionate about at FBC Allen, and he will point you towards the next steps on your own journey.
Beginning a new relationship
Our goal is to bring people to come to know Jesus and to move people to live a life devoted to Jesus, to our church family, and to the mission of teaching how to bring others to follow Christ. We are committed to being intentional in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Explore more about who we are, our values, and our foundational statements and beliefs.
FBC Allen is not a building, but a family of believers in Jesus Christ. You can become a member of the church in one of four ways:
1. Accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior and be baptized by immersion.
2. If you have already accepted Jesus but have not been baptized by immersion, then following Him in believer's baptism.
3. Transfer of membership by letter from another Baptist church.
4. Statement of having previously accepted Christ and experienced baptism by immersion as a member of another Baptist or Bible teaching church.
Do you have more questions about baptism and/or church membership?
Can't find what you need here? Please feel free to contact the church office during the week at 972.727.8241 or visit our Welcome Desk in the Rotunda on Sunday mornings for assistance.