We are thrilled to welcome you as our guest at FBC Allen! As you prepare for your first visit, we understand that you may have some questions. To help you feel more at ease, we have compiled a list of answers that be of assistance.
Sunday worship begins at 10:30a. Most people arrive about 15 minutes early. Volunteers are happy to help you with preschool check-in* and find your way.
Our Sunday morning worship services are about connecting individuals with God. We have worship at 10:30a in the Worship Center. Our online services also begin on Sundays at 10:30a.
Our worship team leads a blended service using modern worship songs and time-honored hymns of our faith. You will hear a message which offers a biblical response to today's issues. You can expect to be encouraged and challenged to live out your faith beyond Sunday morning.
We are located at 201 E. McDermott Dr., just east of 75. Our Welcome Center is located in the Rotunda. Volunteers are available there to answer questions and help you find your destination.
Guest parking is available immediately west of the Worship Center and in the north parking lot. Shuttle service has been suspended during the pandemic period.
Preschool groups are available for both worship hours.
Babies and preschoolers enjoy classes during both worship hours in our preschool ministry. Our youngest attendees enjoy an age-appropriate Bible lesson and activity, prayer time, and a snack during their time with us.
Our kindergartners begin attending worship with their families during one of the service times and participate in a Sunday morning small group, also known as Bible Fellowship Groups (BFGs), during the other hour. Each fall, just before the start of the school year, we host a special "Camp Big Enough" to offer tips to help in this transition and celebrate this milestone with our incoming kindergartners and their families.
Volunteers are available to assist you in checking your child in for class. For more information, contact Jule Rook, our Preschool Admin Assistant.
Children in grades 1-6 enjoy worship with their families for one hour and participate in a Sunday morning small group, also known as Bible Fellowship Groups (BFGs), during the other hour. During BFG, children are divided into small groups according to grade level. They have fun learning a Bible lesson, engaging in discussion time, and enjoying an activity designed to reinforce their learning.
Greeters are happy to assist you in checking your child in for class. For more information, contact Lezah Maitland, our Minister of Children.
Students join in our regular worship and gather for Sunday morning small groups, also known as Bible Fellowship Groups (BFGs), in our student center, The Curb (map).
Our Welcome Desk volunteers are happy to offer assistance in getting your student acquainted with others in the student ministry. For more information, contact Hayden Walsh, our Student Pastor.
YES! We offer several on-site and online small group Bible studies, which meet every Sunday. We call these Bible Fellowship Groups (BFGs), and groups are available for all your family members. BFGs are where we connect and share life's ups and downs. We're happy to help you find the right fit for you.
So glad you asked! Check out the variety of opportunities for you and your entire family to grow closer to God and to get to know others beyond Sunday morning worship.
Guests are always welcome, and rest assured; you will not be singled out, put on the spot, or spammed in any way.
Feel free to use the communication card in our app, text "Welcome" to 972.449.4393, or visit with someone at any of our Welcome Desks. These connection points help us serve you better and get information if you have questions, need prayer, or are interested in any of our events or resources. Ministers and volunteers are available and happy to meet you and answer any questions you may have.
Maybe you have questions about spiritual life, faith, or baptism. Perhaps you're trying to meet and connect with others or find a place to volunteer. Maybe you'd like to meet Pastor Chad and learn more about what we believe as a church, or you might even be interested in church membership. If so, you are invited to attend the next session of First Steps with Pastor Chad.
In this small gathering, our Senior Pastor, Chad Selph, will share how to best connect in the most important way to you. He'll share his story and the vision for what we're passionate about at FBC Allen, and he will point you toward the following steps on your journey.
Beginning a new relationship
Our goal is to bring people to come to know Jesus and move people to live a life devoted to Jesus, our church family, and the mission of teaching how to bring others to follow Christ. We are committed to being intentional in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Explore more about who we are, our values, and our foundational statements and beliefs.
FBC Allen is not a building but a family of believers in Jesus Christ. You can become a member of the church in one of four ways:
1. Accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior and be baptized by immersion.
2. If you have already accepted Jesus but have not been baptized by immersion, follow Him in believer's baptism.
3. Transfer of membership by letter from another Baptist church.
4. Statement of having previously accepted Christ and experienced baptism by immersion as a member of another Baptist or Bible-teaching church.
Do you have more questions about baptism and church membership?
Can't find what you need here? Please feel free to contact the church office during the week at 972.727.8241, click the chat bubble on the website, or visit our Welcome Desk in the Rotunda on Sunday mornings for assistance.