Visiting any church for the very first time can be an intimidating experience. Well, we want to put you at ease. Your first visit to First Baptist Church will be refreshing, friendly, and enjoyable for your whole family. We want you to experience inspiring music, helpful teaching and preaching, friendly people, and a place where you feel welcome and "at home"! Here are a few answers to your questions and what you might expect on your first visit.
When are your services?
9:30 AM Bible Classes for all ages
10:30 AM Morning Service
6:00 PM Evening Service
7:00 PM Wednesday Night Bible Study
How do I get to First Baptist Church?
2010 N. McKinley Ave.
Rensselaer, IN 47978
What can I expect on my first visit?
Those who come to our Sunday morning service will enjoy the beautiful and inspiring congregational music as well as special music provided by various members of our church. The music is always followed by a clear, helpful, and challenging Bible message from Pastor Hester. This service is about one hour in length. If you so choose, you may also attend one of our Adult Bible Classes which meet on Sunday Morning at 9:30. These classes are smaller group settings where you are invited to meet people, enjoy some coffee and donuts, and hear a teaching lesson more directly applicable to your stage in life. The best way to get to know people at First Baptist Church is to visit one of these adult Bible classes.
Most of the teens attend our teen Bible class and then the Sunday morning service another hour with their parents.
How should I dress?
There is not a dress code at First Baptist Church for members or guests. Our ministry leaders and many of our church family dress in more traditional “Sunday” dress; however, our main goal is that you would feel welcome and comfortable on your visit here at First Baptist!
Who is Pastor Daniel Hester, Jr.?
Where do I take my children?
Starting with excellent nurseries, there is something special for every age child. At every service there are safe and clean nurseries for children three years old and under. For children four years old through sixth grade there are fun, friendly, and Bible-centered classes. These classes are staffed with trained, friendly, and well-qualified teachers and helpers who will make church exciting and memorable for your child.
looking forward to meeting you personally. We hope you'll feel right at home from the very moment you arrive! Let us know how we can serve you better, and we hope to meet you this Sunday!
Daniel Hester, Jr. has been the Pastor of First Baptist Church since 2004. He and his wife Rhonda have four children, Drew, Morgan, Madyson and Megyn.
Am I expected to participate in the offering?
No. We don't invite you to First Baptist Church for your offering. We want our service to be a gift to you. We hope you will find in this place a warm family spirit, truth from God's Word, and a place where you can grow in God's grace. Please don't feel any obligation to participate in the offering as a guest.
If there's something we missed on this list, just give us a call, or ask someone when you arrive. Whether you're new to the area and looking for a church home, or if it's been a long time since you've attended church at all, we hope your first visit to First Baptist will be awesome! We exist to serve you and your family, and we are