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Getting Connected

God's plan for the church isn't that it just be an event to attend. The Bible tells us that the church is a family to belong to and a body to be a part of. While we're glad if you simply choose to attend worship services here at First Baptist Church we also invite you to connect with the believers in Jesus who make up this church by establishing relationships that will support and encourage you in your journey with Jesus.

We all need support and encouragement. Here are some ways you can establish those support relationships…

One important step you can take to get connected is to fill in the Welcome Card that you find in the pew and put it in the offering plate during the service. Or you can click on the link above and email the office a virtual Welcome Card. One of the pastors will call you and give you some ideas about where to connect with people. Please be assured that the pastors are happy to help and won't make you feel awkward!

  • In addition to attending regular Sunday morning worship, consider attending one of the Sunday morning classes or groups. There are several Adult study and discussion groups that will give you an opportunity to explore faith in Jesus and also establish connections with people.
  • If you're looking for support during the week consider involvement in one of the mid-week small groups. There are a wide variety of groups. If you're a stay-at-home mom, the Moms & Tots group might be for you. If you're inquiring about the Christian faith, the Christianity Explored group might meet your need. If you like to knit, check out the Romanian Knitters mission group.
  • One of the best ways to connect with people is through involvement in ministry and service. If you want to help with youth or teach children, if you want to assist with JOY Fellowship, be involved in visitation or care or share your musical gifts in worship, your best connecting point for involvement in ministry is with one of the pastors. Call us or email us and we'll be happy to help you connect.
  • We also invite you to consider church membership . If you are a believer in Jesus Christ and have been baptized on profession of your faith, we invite you consider becoming a part of the governing body of our church. As a member, you will play an important part in helping us make key decisions about where Jesus Christ is leading us.

Becoming a member of FBC Olds involves several steps.  The first step is for you to attend our 3-session New Member Seminar which is offered in the fall and winter each year. During the seminar you will read and discuss the First Baptist Church Bylaws and come to understand the meaning of church membership as we see it.  The second step is for you to complete the Membership Application form and give it to one of the pastors.  The pastors will pass your application along to the Board of Elders and an Elder will call you to arrange an interview with you.  The third step in the process is an interview with two Elders who will ask you about your faith journey and your interest in membership with FBC. Those Elders will make a report to the Board which will then recommend your name to the Church membership at the next congregational meeting.  The fourth and final step in the membership process is the vote of the church membership on your membership application.  If your application is approved you will be welcomed into the membership at the next communion service.  With all these steps, it's not surprising that the process can take a couple of months, so we ask you to be patient.

The Bible uses many different pictures to describe the church but one of the most common is the comparison with the human body. The Apostle Paul wrote…

"From [Jesus] the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work." Ephesians 4:16

We want you to find your place in the body so that you can fulfill the purpose God has for you and so that the church, the body of Jesus, can be all that God intends it to be. God bless you as you seek to get connected.