Our services formally begin at 8:30am and 11:00am, led most often by our pastor or a staff member. We begin by sharing announcements and upcoming opportunities, followed by the singing of several songs, offering prayers of praise and confession to God, hearing Scripture read, enjoying special music, giving our offerings, and listening to God’s Word proclaimed.
The music we sing at FBC is a blend of old and new. We love the doctrinally rich hymns of the sixteenth century and we find blessing in the choruses of the twenty-first, although we intentionally emphasize content over and above style. We focus on being God-centered rather than man-centered. Our music ministry includes an orchestra, praise team and choir. We strongly prefer congregational singing, which emphasizes the gathered body singing praise to God, which also represents the unity and common faith that we have in Christ.
Preaching at FBC is primarily expositional, meaning that it seeks to declare the point of a particular Bible passage. Sermons usually last between 30-45 minutes. Our pastor’s passion in preaching is for biblical accuracy to shape contemporary life. Our pastor regularly alternates preaching between the Old and New Testaments including doctrinal and practical emphasis. All preaching is gospel-driven and Christ-centered.
We provide people with an opportunity respond to the message at the end while the congregation sings a closing hymn of dedication. The pastor and other capable counselors are available, near the platform, for those who would like to come forward for prayer, guidance, or to join the church in membership. Though the service soon ends, usually the fellowship and encouragement follow us as we depart and anticipate gathering together again.