Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Where do I park?
Wherever you would like! We also have special “Guest Parking” places reserved for you in the front of the church building!
2. What is the Sunday morning service like?
We are a diverse church in a diverse community, and we want everyone to feel culturally connected in our morning worship service. Musically, you may hear anything from contemporary Gospel songs, to hymns led by piano and organ, to international choruses introduced by our church members. You will hear relevant messages from God’s Word by our Senior Pastor, Dr. Mark Hearn. This is all done in a relaxed, friendly environment.
3. Do you have a Sunday Morning Bible Study for me?
Yes! First Baptist Church Duluth has a Bible Study for each member of the family, no matter the age- beginning at 9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Bible Study is our main way to connect people with each other in small groups as they study the Bible.
Adults – our greeters in the Welcome Center will help you find a class for you.
Student Ministry – LEV3L meets on the third floor of the educational building and has age graded small groups where students grow in their faith as well as build relationships and have fun.
Children K - 5th Grade – Children meet downstairs in our Childrens' Hall where we provide creative graded Bible teaching that provides a balanced approach to central Bible concepts, essential Bible skills, and foundational Bible stories.
Preschoolers – Preschoolers meet downstairs in our Preschool Ministry Area where we focus on spiritual formation by utilizing age suitable Bible stories and teaching plans.
Infants – infant care provided in the nursery located in the Preschool Ministry Area. Parents must check in their child and will receive a pager in the event that they are needed for their child.
4. What about my kids during worship?
Approximately halfway through the morning worship service, children K - 5th grade will be dismissed to go down to the Kids Theater for Kids Worship! There they will learn (1) I need to make wise choices, (2) I can trust God no what and (3) I should treat others the way I want to be treated.
For Preschoolers our Extended Teaching Care (ETC) is the ministry of care and teaching to this age group during the 10:50 a.m. Worship Service. ETC is not babysitting, rather it is a teaching and learning session with age appropriate activities that helps preschoolers become increasingly aware of concepts of God, Jesus, Bible, church, self, family, others and the natural world.
Infant care is provided during all Sunday morning ministries. Parents must check their child in at the Infant Suite downstairs in the Preschool area. Parents are issued a pager to be used in the event that they are needed for their child.
5. When can I meet the Pastor?
The Pastor will be available in our International Grounds Cafe for our After-Church Party following the Worship Service to greet you. As our guest, we have a special gift for you at the reception!
6. How should I dress?
On a given Sunday you will see everything from traditional African attire, to jeans and t-shirts, to suits and ties. We encourage you to come as you are!