Thank you for exploring First Baptist! Come, be our guest!
Planning to come for the first time? Already been here a little while? Wherever you’re starting – we’ll meet you right there.
We’re excited and honored to have you visit us at First. There are many ways to get involved no matter what stage of life you are in. All the information below should help you plan your visit.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us. We would be more than happy to assist you.
Sundays at First
9:30 a.m. Life Groups and Bible Studies for all Ages
10:45 a.m. Worship Celebration
Our classic service invites you to engage in an inviting atmosphere of worship with a diverse congregation. Together we sing a variety of choruses and hymns to glorify our Lord. This service meets in the Worship Center.
Wednesdays at First
Prayer Gathering with Pastor Michael – Wednesday @ 6:00 p.m.
First Students Student Ministry – Wednesday @ 6:00 p.m.
Have Questions? View our FAQ Below:
In scripture, Jesus talks about Children being important, and at First they come first in what we do. At First, your kids will learn what God and the Bible are all about while surrounded by adults who are committed to providing a safe, fun environment. Visit our First Kids page to see what is in store for your kids.
At First, our staff and volunteers desire to guide students in their developing years into a life-changing relationship with Christ. Whether through Sunday morning Life Group bible studies, retreats, or fun weekly activities, we engage your student in a personal and positive way. Both High School and Middle School students meet for Life Groups at 9:30 a.m. in the Youth room on the 3rd floor of the Worship Center Building.
First Baptist is a member of the Southern Baptist denomination. What this means is that we have the opportunity to partner with many like-minded ministries across our city and world, taking the hope and love of Christ to those who need Him. For church doctrine and theology please go here.
Wear whatever you want to wear. You will see a wide variety of attire from jeans to dresses and a few ties. We want you to be comfortable. So come as you are.
On Sunday morning classic worship service begins at 10:45 a.m. Prior to the service, you have the opportunity to take part in one of many Small Group Bible Study classes for anyone, of any age group, starting at 9:30 a.m. You should arrive 10 – 15 minutes early to allow for parking, to find classes for your kids, and locate a seat for you.
We are located at 525 South Avenue in downtown Springfield, MO. The church is easily accessible from Campbell, South Avenue, Elm Street or Mount Vernon Street. Check out the map here for directions.
We have entrances on South Avenue, Elm Street and Mount Vernon. If this is your first time, it would be best to come in the entrance off of Mount Vernon or Elm, and use our reserved guest parking.
Our campus has two main buildings connected with an over-path walkway. The Community Outreach Center (also known as the COC) sits to the west of campus and the Worship Center Building and Main Worship Center is on the east side of our campus.
The main doors to enter in are under the over-path walkway connecting the CLC and Worship Center Building. You can also enter on the North and East side of the Worship Center Building and Main Worship Center. Here you will be greeted by a friendly face to answer any questions you have about where to go, where your kids will go, and anything else you need to know.
If we have missed a question, don’t hesitate to call us at 417.866.7202 or contact us.