Plan Your Visit
ONE CHURCH...TWO EXPRESSIONS
9:30a & 11:00a
SUNDAYS: 9:30a & 11:00a
We're excited to have you as our guest!
As you plan your first visit to FBC Allen, you probably have lots of questions. Here are some answers that may help you feel more comfortable.
What time should I show up? [In Person]
Sunday worship and on-campus classes begin at 9:30a and 11:00a. Most people arrive about 15 minutes early. We have volunteers who are happy to help you with children's check-in* and find your way.
*Advanced reservations are required for children ages birth-grade 6. LEARN MORE/REGISTER
What can I expect during Sunday morning worship? [In Person and Online]
Our Sunday morning worship services are about connecting individuals with God. We have two identical services; at 9:30a and 11:00a in the Worship Center. Our online services also begin on Sundays at 9:30a and 11:00a, with an additional stream on Mondays at 7:00p.
Our worship team leads a blended service using contemporary worship songs, as well as 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.
How do I get there, and where do I go?
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.
Where should I park? [In Person]
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.
What do Sunday services for my kids look like? [In Person]
Currently, our preschool classes are available only at the 11:00a service. Preregistration is required. LEARN MORE/REGISTER
Beginning October 25: our preschool classes will be available for both worship hours. Preregistration is required. LEARN MORE/REGISTER
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 time of 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 Nancy Wooldridge, our Minister of Preschool.
Children/Preteens (grades 1-6):
Beginning October 25: our children's classes will be available for both worship hours. Preregistration is required. LEARN MORE/REGISTER
Children in grades 1-6 enjoy worship with their families for one hour and participating 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 where they have fun learning a Bible lesson, engage in a time of discussion, and enjoy an activity designed to reinforce what they are learning.
Greeters are happy to assist you in checking your child in for class. For more information, contact Lezah Maitland, our Minister of Children.
Teens in grades 7-12:
Students join in our regular worship at 9:30a and gather for Sunday morning small groups, also known as Bible Fellowship Groups (BFGs), at 11:00a in our student center known as 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 Jimmy Smith, our Generations Pastor.
Do you offer any small groups? [In Person and Online]
YES! We offer a host of 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 members of your family. BFGs are where we connect and share life's ups and downs. We're happy to help you find the right fit for you. Visit as many as you wish.
What else is available? [In Person and Online]
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.
Groups and programs are beginning to re-gather. To find out what's happening at FBC Allen, check out our calendar:
Is there anything else I should know?
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 to you should 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 to answer any questions you may have.
What is my next step?
If you'd like to learn more about FBC Allen, make plans to attend our next First Steps with Pastor Chad class. This informal session will help you explore your next steps in your relationship with Christ and the church.
HOW DO I get connected at FBC Allen?
Maybe you have questions about spiritual life, faith, or baptism. Maybe 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 way that's most important to you. He'll share his story, the vision for the things we're passionate about at FBC Allen, and he will point you towards the next steps on your own journey.
HOW DO I BEGIN A RELATIONSHIP TO GOD?
Beginning a new relationship
What are your vision, mission, and core values?
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.
How do I join FBC Allen?
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, then following 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/or church membership?
Can't find what you need here? Please feel free to contact the church office during the week at 972.727.8241 or visit our Welcome Desk in the Rotunda on Sunday mornings for assistance.