• Welcome

    Glad you are here

    First Baptist Melbourne is a caring congregation that welcomes everyone. We want you to discover the joy that we share when we come together to worship God in spirit and in truth. If you are planning to visit on a Sunday morning, here are some hints to help you find your way around and know what to expect.

     

    Please click the little boxes below or scroll to the left or to the right for more information on visiting First Baptist!

  • Visiting?

    Making Disciples Here & Everywhere for the Glory of God.

    On your first visit, look for our “Visitor Parking” spaces at the west and north sides of the building. If you have small children you may want to park on the east side of the building by our preschool entrance for your convenience. Friendly folks will be ready to greet you at all of our major entrances and escort you to the sanctuary for worship. They can also help you identify a small group Bible study class where you can connect with others, and escort you to that class’ meeting location.  

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  • Worship

    Making Disciples Here & Everywhere for the Glory of God.

    Worshiping our Savior together is a core value for us and is a highlight of our week! Our two morning services are identical in style and are led by our Praise Team, Worship Choir and Orchestra. Because we believe God has spoken to us through His Word, we also place great emphasis in our services on faithful Bible preaching.

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    9:00 am

    Worship Center

    10:40 am

    Worship Center

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  • Children

    Making Disciples Here & Everywhere for the Glory of God.

    First Baptist is a family church and we want to do everything we can to help your children and students connect with God and grow in their faith. We think that happens best when families worship together with their children 1st grade and up. (Don’t worry, we know kids make noise!) While parents attend adult Bible study, we have exciting classes available for children of all ages. Students in 7th-12th grade typically attend the first worship service with their families (9 AM) and meet together in our student center for Bible study during the latter worship hour (10:40 AM). Hosts are available at all the entrances to help you navigate the halls and find these various locations.  

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  • Location

    Making Disciples Here & Everywhere for the Glory of God.

    We are a body of believers that meets in two locations in Melbourne and Palm Bay. You’ve been reading about our Melbourne campus located at 3301 Dairy Road in Melbourne. Click on the map to the right for driving directions to our Melbourne Campus.

     

    To learn more about our Bay West Church campus meeting in Palm Bay, click on the Bay West Campus link on the top right of this page or visit baywestchurch.org . If you need further help in locating either campus, please feel free to call us at 321.723.0561 or email us at reception@fbcmel.org . We look forward to your visit and hope you find First Baptist a place you can call home!


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How to Join First Baptist

We receive members into our family in the following ways.

 

On Profession Of Faith

You may come confessing your faith in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Your baptism will be scheduled as soon as possible.

 

By Transfer Of Letter

You may become a member of our church by letter if you are presently a member of another Southern Baptist church. Simply state that when you come forward during the invitation.

 

By Statement Of Faith

If you have previously been a member of a Baptist church but you are presently a member of another denomination, or if you have been immersed in another church, you may become a part of us by a statement of your faith.

 

By Baptism From Another Denomination

If you are a Christian coming from another denomination but have not been immersed, you may come for baptism into our church. (This is in no way intended to question your prior Christian commitment, but is meant as a symbol of your identification with our church's beliefs and practice.)

 

To Join FBC

• Present yourself for membership by coming forward during the invitation time of a regular worship service to share your desire with the Pastor. We have counselors who will talk with you and complete a membership card.

• Attend our membership and orientation class, First Family. Adults who join the church are expected to attend our orientation class, First Family, before membership is officially approved by the church. We allow six months for the completion of First Family.  

• You may present yourself for membership and then complete First Family or complete First Family then present yourself for membership. Either way is fine.

 

Why we ask adults to complete First Family.

1. We want to help you “Find Family” and “Follow Jesus.” The quickest way to help you on your spiritual journey is to let you know about the church and the opportunities that are available.

2.We want to adequately inform new members and prospective members about the church’s purpose, beliefs, and ministries. Optional attendance at “First Family” does not help us inform those who do not want to attend. Even though you may have been a member of another Baptist church, our church is not exactly the same.

3. We want to assist new members in becoming involved in ministry. First Family is the introduction to ministry involvement that concludes with the BodyLife ministry workshop.

4. Churches that have clear and high expectations of members are more successful in achieving their purposes.


For the First Family schedule, click here.

To register online for First Family,   Please fill out my form.

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