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Discover a Whole New World at First Baptist Church!

It is a World of Friendship!

Nothing quite compares with having true friends. We all yearn for people who will listen to us and accept us just as we are. We all want to associate with people who know that nobody’s perfect, but understand that we can all grow. When you come to First Baptist, you will discover some friends you haven’t met, yet!

It is a World of Encouragement!

Encouragement! It is like a cold glass of ice water on a hot August day in Northwest Georgia! But sometimes it seems to be as rare a commodity as is the proverbial desert oasis. If you are feeling “thirsty” for some real encouragement, we would invite you to join us for study and worship centered on God’s refreshing Word. The Bible is an ever-flowing spring of encouragement to us all. Come to First Baptist and you will be refreshed!

It is a World of Fun!

Growing up in today’s world can be tough. Life is filled with bumps and bruises for us all. Our kids need people that they can turn to and trust, people who can give them good direction—and the kind of fun that helps them to keep things in perspective. When you visit First Baptist you will discover fun and encouragement waiting for the kids in your life.

It is a World of Opportunity!

It does not take long for any of us to realize and learn that some of the greatest joys in our lives come when we invest our lives in others. At First Baptist you will be given ample opportunities to invest your life in the things that really matter, and many are anxiously waiting to invest their lives in yours! We know that every person who enters the doors of our church have great potential to offer to the work of God’s Kingdom. Come to First Baptist and you will discover such opportunities waiting for someone just like you!

It is a World of Hope!

It goes without saying that life has its problems. We all face the perplexities and worries that life brings to us on a daily basis. While we do not discount those issues at First Baptist, we also want you to know that God offers to us solutions that really work. Together we can discover the true purpose and meaning of sharing our lives with others. Encouragement, love, and hope—enough to last for a lifetime—that’s what you will find at First Baptist!

It is a New World!

Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers all bring a new perspective to our lives. With new birth comes new promises and possibilities that are visited and revisited. We know that each child that comes to First Baptist has a unique personality that is waiting to be revealed. As such, our goal is to seek every way possible through our ministry and teaching to allow them to become all that God meant them to be. Each child—fearfully and wonderfully made—is filled with the promises of God and of life. Your child will be opened to a whole new world of love at First Baptist!

It is a World of Strength!

No person is an island unto themselves! Relationships link our lives together, as friends, husbands, wives, parents, children, and extended families. Relationships are a great source of joy at First Baptist. But, the building of these relationships not only brings that joy, it brings added strength to face the challenges that are heaped upon us by our world today. One person who has to stand alone can easily be attacked and defeated. But, put two people back to back and they will stand and conquer what comes their way. Add a third (Jesus Christ) and that cord will not easily be broken (Ecclesiastes 4:12). Come and find the strength in numbers that you need to face the challenges of this day.

It is a World of Real People!

We encourage the people who come to our church simply to just be who they are. God created us all as unique persons. No two of us are alike—and for that we can be thankful. At First Baptist you do not have to act like someone you are not. You will be accepted simply because of who you are—God’s beloved child! Come to First Baptist and you will discover a place where real people can be themselves—and still be loved!

Frequently Asked Questions about First Baptist Church

We would love to have you as our guest anytime. Many frequently asked questions are answered here. However, if you still have questions, please contact us and we will help you find the answers.

How do I get to First Baptist Church?

We are located at 311 North Thornton Avenue in Dalton, GA. Click here for a map and specific directions about our location.

Which entrance to the church should I use?

There are multiple entrances to our building, and the best one to use will be influenced by your family situation. The most commonly used entrance is on the west side of the building leading into the Atrium area. Greeters are located near each of our church entrances on Sunday morning. These greeters can direct you to the proper Sunday School class, the sanctuary or chapel depending on your worship service time choice, and the preschool area if you have children.
 
Guest parking spaces (and handicapped parking areas) are located on both the east and west sides of the building. The exterior door to our preschool area is locked from the outside on Sunday mornings for the protection and safety of our children. Come to any other door and you will find people who are more than willing to assist you in finding your needed location.

What should we wear, what do others wear to church on Sunday mornings?

Good questions. At First Baptist, you will find a variety of dress styles. There are many people who like to dress up and there are many who like to be more casual in their dress. You will see nice suits all the way to very casual attire. So we would encourage you to dress as you are used to in other churches or whatever makes you comfortable.

What is the Sunday Schedule?

Click here to see an up-to-date copy of the weekly schedule of activities at First Baptist Church.

How can I find the right Sunday School class?

We offer a wide variety of Sunday School classes for children, youth, and adults in all stages of life. Our preschool, children, and youth are in classes based upon their age. Adult classes are primarily based upon life stages. There is a listing of these classes in the Atrium, and more information here.

Is Childcare available during worship services?

Yes, childcare through our Extended Session program is available during both Sunday morning services for infants and children up through age 4.

What about the Wednesday Night schedule?

Wednesday nights at First Baptist are filled with food, fellowship, music and Bible Study for all ages. Click here to see an up-to-date copy of the weekly schedule of activities at First Baptist Church.