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What's happening at First Baptist Church Forest Park?

There's always something great happening at FBC Forest Park for you and your family. Stay up to date with our announcements and explore our full calendar of upcoming services and events below!

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Upcoming Events

Sunday, May 22

  • Joint Worship Service, Baptism, and Graduate Recognition
  • Potluck lunch with all 3 congregations in the fellowship hall after church.


July 25-29 - Vacation Bible School

  • We will be partnering with the Hispanic and Vietnamese congregations for Vacation Bible School.
  • More info coming soon! 


Summer Schedule

  • We will meet every other Wednesday throughout the summer on the odd Wednesdays for Wacky Wednesdays
  • June 1, 15, 29
  • July 13, 27
  • We will restart our normal Wednesday night routine on Aug. 10th. 

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Get involved!

The church is not a building. It's the people in the building and we can't do ministry without faithful volunteers! We have several immediate needs and many more needs will arise as we continue to serve together. You can show your interest in being involved by filling out the short form below. We will reach out to you to make sure you are plugged in to the place where your skillset can shine!

Volunteer Job Descriptions

You will notice we are asking for more volunteers than each area requires. That is because we value rest as a church. We are trying to build teams in each area of need so no one is left alone with the responsibility. We do not believe "life-time assignments" are healthy so we work hard to make sure you are not "stuck" in your volunteer role. Please know that when you sign up to help, we value you and your time. We understand you have many obligations vying for your time. Our desire is that your time spent volunteering at FBC Forest Park would be a joy and not an obligation.


Sunday Morning Opportunities


  • First Impressions Team - We need 5 more volunteers to serve as our greeting team, door holders, and information center staff. Our First Impressions Team will be responsible for making guests and others feel welcome, communicating announcements and other details, helping volunteers sign up for volunteer opportunities, connecting people with the correct Sunday school class, and assisting with online giving through the church website. You will be equipped to be the "hub of the wheel" for our church communication strategy. Volunteers will serve as a smiling face in the parking lot, a door holder for our guests, and staff our information booths. Volunteers should be positive, outgoing, and kind.


  • Children's Church Volunteers - We need 4-8 more volunteers to help support our children's church leaders. Children's church meets during the 10:45 service in the Kid's Room on the second floor. We need a rotating group of volunteers who will actively engage our children through a fun and exciting curriculum under the guidance of our leadership team. This position requires no preparation or preplanning. Our leaders will guide you to success as long as you show up with a positive attitude ready to fully participate with our children.


  • Children's Sunday School Teachers - We need 4-8 more volunteers to join our Children's Sunday School Team. Teachers are equipped with a turn-key curriculum that easily guides our children through their lesson each Sunday morning. You will be provided all the materials, handouts, and media to lead our Children's Sunday School hour. Volunteers will serve as part of a rotating team serving under our children's ministry leadership.


  • Youth Sunday School Teachers - We need 2-4 more volunteers to join our Youth Sunday School Team. Teachers are equipped with a turn-key curriculum that easily guides our students through their lesson each Sunday morning. You will be provided all the materials, handouts, and media to lead our Youth Sunday School hour. Volunteers will serve as part of a rotating team serving under our youth ministry leadership.


  • Nursery Workers - We need 6-8 more volunteers to join our nursery team. Volunteers will serve as part of a rotating team serving under our nursery ministry leadership. This is more than "just babysitting." Our nursery team uses media, activities, and other curriculum to intentionally invest in the youngest members of our church family.




Wednesday Night Opportunities


  • Crew Guides - We need 3-6 more volunteers to serve as "Crew Guides" for our Wednesday night Children's ministry. Crew Guides require little to no preparation. You are simply asked to fully participate with our children (either Pre-K or elementary school) as you guide them from station to station throughout our Wednesday night program.


  • Kid's Bible Study Leaders - We need 2-4 more volunteers to lead the Bible study for our children's ministry on Wednesday nights. Each session is 100% scripted so you don't have to worry about what to do. The Bible Study is supplemented with videos, posters, stickers, and small group discussion. If you can follow a script and be engaging in front of children then you are perfectly qualified to be a Bible Study Leader!


  • Kid's Arts and Crafts Leaders - We need 2 more volunteers to lead the hands on portions of our children's ministry on Wednesday nights. This team is responsible for implementing the opening activity at the tables in the Fellowship Hall while we eat and facilitating the "apply it" activity in the kids room and/or nursery after the Bible study time. Each activity is 100% scripted so you don't have to worry about what to do. You are simply responsible for obtaining the required materials and explaining how each activity works. There are different activities for Pre-K and elementary school.


  • Recreation Team - We are looking for 2-4 more volunteers to coordinate our recreation time on Wednesday Nights. This team is responsible for two 15-20 minute game times in the gym. One game time will be for our Pre-K children and one game time will be for our elementary school children. This portion of our Wednesday night is not part of the curriculum so this team will have to create their own recreation program.


  • Meal Team - We are looking for 3 more volunteers to serve on a rotating team to help prepare very simple Wednesday night meals for our Children's and Youth Ministries. We will begin each Wednesday night in the Fellowship Hall with food and a simple table top activity for the kids. Examples of the simple meals are: Hot dogs and chips, chicken nuggets and fries, ham and cheese crackers, nachos and a fruit cup. Our desire is to keep this simple so it doesn't become over whelming and distracting from the ministry and relationships.





Additional Opportunities


  • Finance Team  - We need 3 more volunteers to serve on our finance committee. The finance committee meets the last Sunday of every month and is responsible for the basic financial operations of the church. If you can balance your checkbook you are qualified for the job! Additional knowledge and skills will be taught as you serve. You must be a member of our church to participate in this opportunity.


  • Personnel Team - We need 2 more volunteers to serve on our personnel committee. This committee will be working especially hard this year as we focus on our search for new staff. We have contracted with a church consultant who will be guiding us along the way. We need spiritually/biblically-minded volunteers who can think outside the box as we begin to shape the future of our church. You must be a member of our church to participate in this opportunity.


Sign up to volunteer here...

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Weekly Schedule

Sunday

  • Sunday School - 9:30am
  • Worship - 10:45am
  • Children's Church - Children leave the sanctuary after the music and go to the Kid's Room for Children's Church.



Wednesday

  • Children's Ministry - 6:00pm-7:45pm
  • Youth Ministry - 6:00pm-7:45pm
  • Adult Ministry - 6:00pm-7:45pm

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Office Hours


  • Monday: 10:00 - 3:00
  • Tuesday: 10:00 - 3:00
  • Wednesday: 10:00 - 3:00
  • Thursday: 10:00 - 3:00
  • Friday: Church Office Closed
  • Saturday: Church Office Closed
  • Sunday: Church Office Closed


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