We have all experienced the nervous feeling that comes from going somewhere for the first time. Let’s be honest. That nervousness can be intimidating. We know what that nervous feeling is like, and we want to do everything we can to make your time with us more exciting and much less intimidating. One way we hope to make your time with us less intimidating is by trying to answer some questions you might have before you get here. Now there is no way we can guess all the questions that you might ask, but here are a few we thought might be helpful.
What time should I be there?
Because there are so many opportunities for worship and Bible Study, we recommend that you check the time for your event under the Upcoming Events tab at the top of the page or by the events on our Facebook page. First Baptist is a bit unique because our Sunday Morning Worship begins at 9:00 am, and our Sunday Morning Small Groups or Sunday School begins about 10:20 am. We suggest that you arrive 10-15 minutes early to allow you time to park and relax before any event begins, but we also know that sometimes life happens. When life happens and you are running a little behind, don’t worry about it. Always feel free to join us, even if it’s a little later than you had hoped.
I don’t want to look silly, so what should I wear?
If you don’t want to look silly, then the clown nose and clown wig is probably not the best idea. Seriously though, we are a laid back and relaxed community of faith. On any given Sunday, you will find people wearing jeans and a t-shirt and others wearing a suit and tie. So find whatever style of clothes that makes you feel comfortable. Honestly, God is less concerned with our choice of clothing than He is about our heart.
What should I expect in a worship service?
While each service is a little bit different, there are some common themes in all our worship services. Each of our services is filled with energy, enthusiasm, and usually quite a bit of laughter. Because we are a community with many generations, we seek to blend today’s contemporary music with the Christian classics to inspire you and help you encounter Jesus Christ in worship. Perhaps the most important theme in all our worship services is the emphasis on the Bible. Whether you bring your own Bible, use one from the seat in front of you, or log into a Bible app on your smart phone or tablet, keep a Bible handy because Pastor Jason is always focused on leading us deeper into the Bible.
Can I check out what the church is teaching?
We understand that the teaching of any church is absolutely critical. That is why we have invested the time to give you an opportunity to check out what is being taught each Sunday. You can click on the Teaching page located under the Get to Know First Baptist menu at the top of the page for descriptions of Pastor Jason’s current and past teaching series. You can also access recordings of Pastor Jason’s teaching through our podcast or through iTunes. In fact, if you are in the Mountain View area you can even listen to a portion of our Sunday Morning Worship service each Sunday morning at 11:00 am on the radio at KFFB 106.1.
How can I ask you a question that is not addressed here?
We thought you might have some questions that we did not discuss. Simply complete the contact form below or connect with us through Facebook, Twitter, or email to ask us any questions you might have. We certainly don’t know the answer to every question, but we will do our very best to provide you with an answer to any question as soon as possible.