Showing Christ as indispensable to our community

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Welcome! We are so excited you have decided to check us out online and hope to see you in person at our next gathering. Walking through the door of a new church can sometimes be a little intimidating when you don’t know what to expect.

Here you will find all the information we could think of to answer the typical questions people have. Once you have explored this page, we hope you will feel excited and comfortable about your first visit even before you get here.

If you find you have questions about something not listed here, just give us a call or send us an e-mail. Our contact information is at the bottom of every page.

First Baptist Church is an unaffiliated church, meaning we don’t belong to any organization that oversees or governs our church. We are a Bible believing and teaching church that is seeking to become a church that is indispensable to our community through CONNECTING with God and others, GROWING in Christ, and GIVING BACK to God through the church and the community.

At FBC Troy we believe that every person that enters our doors is not just a number to be counted. You are a unique creation with a name, a story and you matter A LOT to God. FBC wants to connect with you to know you and learn your story. We want to grow with you and watch how God uses your story to serve others.

Click on Statement of Faith or on Our Core Values to see what we believe and value.

9:15AM TRADITIONAL WORSHIP
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS (TODDLER/PRESCHOOL)
B.L.A.S.T. (K THRU 5TH GRADE)
IGNITE (6TH THRU 12TH GRADE)
ADULT BIBLE STUDY
11:00AM CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS (TODDLER/PRESCHOOL)
B.L.A.S.T. (K THRU 6TH GRADE)
ADULT BIBLE STUDY

5:30PM FAMILY SUPPER
6:30PM GOPHER PUPS/BUDDIES (PRESCHOOL/K)
B.L.A.S.T. (K THRU 5TH GRADE)
FUEL (6th Grade)
IGNITE (7TH THRU 12TH GRADE)
PRAYER TIME/BIBLE STUDY
VISITATION MINISTRY

YES! It's "wear some clothes"! All kidding aside, you will see us in a mix of dressy, business casual and casual attire. The focus should be on the worship experience, not what everyone is wearing. God is concerned with what is in your heart so just get comfortable and come visit us!
From the South
I-75 North to exit 74
Turn right off exit ramp
Turn right on Norwich Rd
The church is on the left

From the North
I-75 South to exit 74
Turn left off exit ramp
Turn right onto Norwich
The church is on the left

Click Here for a Map
There is plenty of parking all around the church. Spots are available near the main entrance that are reserved just for visitors. There is also plenty of handicapped parking near each entrance.

Our Welcome Center is located just inside the front entrance. We encourage you to stop by and pick up information about FBC, ask any questions you have and get directions to where you need to go. We'll also have a small gift for you to show our appreciation for checking us out.

If you just want to quietly blend in, then we also want you to feel free to do that, too. There is a map of our facility on the wall near the Welcome Center, and you will find ushers roaming throughout to help direct you or answer questions.

When you enter the worship center, an usher will hand you a worship folder. This folder contains information for the service, announcements and things that are happening. Most of the time there is a handout that can be used while following along with the pastor's message. Our services start with singing and music. Traditional hymns will be the predominant music in the 9:15 am service. Contemporary praise and worship is the predominant music in our 11 am service. During the music period of our service we have about 3 songs and you will typically hear brief announcements, a scripture reading and there may be a short period of greeting those around us with a handshake. The pastor will share a sermon and then ask everyone to fill out a communication card. Ushers will pick up these cards while an offering is being collected but you are no way expected to contribute unless you choose to do so. The pastor then offers an invitation to anyone who feels led to respond to the sermon or to request prayer. The entire service lasts between an hour and an hour and fifteen minutes. On the first Sunday of the month we share communion in both services. All professing believers in Christ are welcome to participate. We encourage all our guests to sing and take part in our service. Rest assured we will never single you out to say anything or to wear a special name tag. We want you to be comfortable and enjoy your worship experience at FBC, not worry about being put on the spot. So what about that "communication card?" There is no pressure if you don't feel comfortable filling this out. We have a "no hassle guarantee"! But we hope that you will register your presence and give us any feedback you'd like about the service, ask any questions you may have and let us know if you have anything that you would like us to pray about. If you do not want to be contacted, you can note that on the card.

If you have infant through kindergarten aged children, we have a fully staffed, clean and safe environment with age specific activities that is available during every service. When you sign your child in, both you and the child will receive a matching set of numbered bands that must be attached around the child's wrist or ankle and also around your wrist. This assures that no one other than the person with the matching band can remove the child from the room. Our B.L.A.S.T. program is available during the 9:15am and 11:00am services for kids in Kindergarten through 6th grade. Kids in 7th grade on up attend the main worship service. We take the care and safety of kids very seriously. That's why EVERY person that works with children at our church is required to submit to a background check and to go through a Child Care and Protection Policy course.

So you've attended a service, now what? It's important that you continue to connect with fellow believers in worship and teaching. Jesus told his followers not to forsake this practice.

It's also important that you are growing in your faith and likeness to Jesus. FBC has Life Groups throughout the week and this is a great way to easily make connections and get comfortable. Bible Studies are available at 9:30am and 11am on Sunday mornings as well as a Prayer Time and Bible study on Wednesday evenings. These exist to not only help us grow in these qualities, but also allow us to connect with others on a more personal level. Participation in the discussion is encouraged, but if you aren't comfortable, that's fine, too.

We are not only to grow in our faith and likeness to Jesus, we are to put that to use and serve like Jesus did. There are many ways that you can serve, or as we like to call it, giving back, at FBC. There are opportunities to give back within the church, our community and throughout the world.

Information on ways you can connect, grow and give back with FBC are on this website and at our Welcome Center. Visit the links in the corresponding menus to learn more. And if you have questions, feel free to call or e-mail us.

UPCOMING EVENTS