Visiting for the First Time?
Q. What organization is FBC apart of?
A. We are partnered with Growing Healthy Churches. Click here for more information on Growing Healthy Churches.
Q. How big is First Baptist Church?
A. Our church has been in existence for 125 years, and has been able to keep a consistent number of attendees every Sunday and Wednesday. Our church family has more than 70 members and regular attendees. In the Sunday Morning Worship Service, we average over 50 attendees. Our adult and college classes have around 20 attendees. Children’s and youth ministry have roughly 10-15 in attendance. Our leaders really do have the opportunity to get to know you personally.
Q. What ministries are there in the church?
A. FBC offers classes for anyone on Sundays and Wednesdays. We have a nursery, children’s ministry, youth ministry, and adults ministry. Click on the tab titled “Ministries” for more information.
Q. What does a typical Sunday morning look like?
A. We have a free breakfast starting at 9 am, where we can sit with each other and “catch up.” At 10 am, our Sunday School classes begin where all ages are led by volunteers who have a passion for serving God. At 11 am, the youth and adults meet in the sanctuary, meanwhile the children stay in their classes. We are typically finished after Noon. Every first Sunday of the month, we participate in the Lord’s Supper to remind us of Jesus Christ’s sacrificice on the cross for our sins..
Q. What does the Sunday Worship Service look like?
A. Casual to business casual dress. Come as you are! We have a blended service of hymns and worship songs on piano, organ and 12-string guitar–sometimes even harmonica. Pastor Marc always gives us a good message from the Word of God featuring verse-by-verse exposition of Scripture and a challenge to obey what we have learned and share it with people outside the church.
Q. Who goes to FBC?
A. The great thing about FBC is that we are very diverse. We have attendees of all ages ranging from newborns to people in their 70’s. We have members who are married, single, divorced and widowed. You’ll find that we all come from different backgrounds and live varying lives. We have school teachers, administrative professionals, store clerks, care givers, and retirees. Not all of us live in the Madera city limits; we have members who commute from over an hour away. But even more important than the kind of people who go here is the kind of people who are welcome here…everyone!
Q. What does FBC offer for infants and toddlers?
A. We have a nursery staff that have a passion for working with babies and toddlers on Sunday Mornings and Wednesday Nights. They meet on the far West side of campus, next to the basketball court. There is plenty for your child to do as there are plenty of toys to play with, a great, safe playground and plenty of activities where they will learn about Jesus.
Q. What is Pioneer Club and who can join?
A. Pioneer Club is our children’s Ministry where children from the ages of K-6 learn about the Bible in adventurous ways. They are led by Carolyn ayers and Jan Blankenship and some other pretty cool leaders who love Jesusand love working with children. Prime Time Kids are currently using the Gospel Project curriculum. Click on Children’s Ministry under the Ministries tab at the top of this page. They meet in the second classroom.
Q. What happens in the FBC Youth Ministry?
A. FBC Youth is here for all Junior High and High School students. They are led by Amber Jaurique and Jan Blankenship. Having unique ages and experience levels, the leaders have a broad view of leading youth. The youth go to events in Fresno like Christmas Tree Lane aqnd various concerts. Every Winter, they go to Camp Sugar Pine for a weekend of fun and relaxation! They also go camping every summer and have parties throughout the year. They meet in the room between the girls restroom and the nursery. Go to the youth ministry page for more information!
Q. What does FBC offer for adults?
A . We have two classes for adults every Sunday and Wednesday. On Sundays in the chir room, a discussion is led by Darlene Padgett. Also on Sunday mornings, Pastor Marc teaches a class at 9:55 nin Classroom #2. Currently, he is teaching “Welcome to the Family,” an overview of what God says the church is to be and what our church believes. On Wednesday nights, adults also meet in the Choir room, next to the sanctuary, for prayer for the church and the needs of others.
Q. Who can I get in touch with about more information?
A. We would love to get in touch with you!! You can always call the church at (559) 673-0908, or email us at email@example.com. com, or Pastor Marc Unger at firstname.lastname@example.org.