Welcome to First Baptist Church, Fredericksburg
Thanks for visiting our website to learn more about First Baptist. We hope you will worship with us and get to know us in person.
From our conveniently located parking spots for first-time guests, to hot cups of freshly brewed coffee and warm greetings in our Welcome Center, you will feel right at home. We have something for everyone in your family. And we’re sure you’ll be blessed by our Worship Services and Bible Study.
Planning Your Visit
- Finding us
First Baptist Church is located at: 1407 E Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
There are two main entrances to our campus. One is from Main Street at the east end of Fredericksburg. The other entrance is from Friendship Lane, near the rear entrances to WalMart. Both have First Baptist signs to mark them.
- Parking and Accessibility
Open parking is available on all sides of our church buildings. We reserve a number of parking spots near the Welcome Center for our first-time visitors (see the map below). If you find these are filled, please park in any other open spot.
Handicap parking is clearly marked and available near all main entrances to our campus buildings.
All of our facilities are handicap accessible. Please feel free to come with your wheelchair or walker. We offer car-to-building transportation on an electric golf cart upon request. If you may need other special assistance, please contact the church office in advance [call us at (830) 997-9511] so we will be ready to help you.
We also offer special hearing aids in our worship services.
The aerial map below shows the general layout of our campus.
- When you arrive
We invite you to begin your visit by coming to our Welcome Center (see the map above). Here you will be greeted by church members who can assist you in finding our nursery and Worship Center, or selecting a Bible study class.
If you would prefer, you can go directly to the Worship Center. If you’re ever not sure how to find someplace or where to go next, please ask anyone you see. We would all be happy to help.
- Attending a Worship Service
We offer two worship services each Sunday morning:
- 8:30 – 9:30 — Traditional Service: Our choir leads the music program using traditional hymns and choruses.
- 11:00 – noon — Contemporary Service: Our praise band leads the music program using contemporary Christian songs and choruses.
In both services our pastor presents a challenging message from God. Worship services are held in our Worship Center.
On the first Sunday of each month we hold a special Children’s Church program simultaneous with our 11:00 a.m. worship service. Children from kindergarten through grade 5 get to experience their own worship service, tailored just for them. On the other Sundays, school age children accompany their parents to the regular worship service.
Nursery-preschool childcare is available during all worship services.
- Choosing a Bible Study class
Our Bible Study classes (or Sunday School) are key to getting connected at First Baptist. We offer a variety of classes for all age groups each Sunday morning from 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Each class provides community, close friendships, and opportunities to grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ.
We offer Bible study classes for all ages, toddlers through adult. One advantage of checking-in through our Welcome Center is that our greeters can help you select the classes you prefer. When you visit, be sure to complete a visitor’s registration card either in worship service or in Bible Study. We want the opportunity to meet you and help you find a place to serve and be served.
- What to Wear
Dress for Sunday morning worship services and Bible studies generally ranges from casual to business casual. Nevertheless, come just as you are.
- What To Expect
Our worship services are held in the Worship Center. They generally last 60 minutes. Services include a mixture of prayer, scripture reading, singing, and a sermon.
Small-group Bible studies are held in classrooms throughout our campus. They generally last an hour, including class announcements, praise and prayer requests, and in-depth study of the Scripture.
- How will you be recognized as a visitor?
Any time you attend a worship service, please fill-out the visitor form located in the pew seat-back in front of you, and place it in the offering plate when it is passed later in the service.
If you attend a Bible study class, you may be asked to fill-out a visitor card. You can provide as much or little contact information as you wish.
We want all our visitors to feel welcome and be comfortable.
Will I be contacted after I attend First Baptist?
You will receive a card, letter, or email thanking you for worshiping with us and inviting you to come back again.
If you indicate on a visitor form that you would like someone to contact you or to pray for a specific need, you will be contacted about that.
We would love to build a long-term relationship with you and your family, but we would never impose on you.
What kind of church is First Baptist?
We are an evangelical Christian church. For more information about our beliefs, click here.
We affiliate with the Hill Country Baptist Association, the Baptist General Convention of Texas, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, and the Southern Baptist Convention so that together we can reach the world for Christ.
We are a group of people, unified by our love of God and our desire to serve Him, who gather to worship God, grow in our faith, and do God’s work as He leads us. We want to share God’s truth and grace with everyone.