A Church that welcomes you

What can I expect when I visit Fort Foote Baptist Church (FFBC)?
You can expect to be welcomed by our Fort Foote greeters with a warm and inviting smile.  We are truly glad you choose Fort Foote for your worship experience.  We want you to feel at home.  In our efforts to keep a record of our visitors, we would encourage you to sign the visitors' book located outside the sanctuary doors.  Please be assured that we do not sell or distribute any information that you share with us.  The information that you provide may be used to express our sincere thanks for your visit and to encourage you to worship with us again.

If I don't have a church background at all, will I feel comfortable when I visit?
Our church membership is comprised of worshippers from different church affiliations, some arrived with no church affiliation and have found a home here at Fort Foote.  If you are not affiliated with a church, want a better relationship with Christ, in need of a new church home, or just want to know more about Christ, you have chosen the right place to grow and develop your walk with the Lord.  The Pastoral staff is available to anyone that is seeking, searching for a closer walk with the Lord, we welcome you with open arms with acceptance and love.

Are all people welcome to FFBC?
Yes, all people are welcome at Fort Foote.  At Fort Foote, we "worship locally and serve globally."  The doors of the church are open to all who come, seek and desire to learn about the teachings of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  In our direction, our walk, our worship and in our works are all led by the teaching and doctrines of the Holy Bible.

Where can I park?
Parking is available along the side of the church and in the rear.  Please obey all posted parking signs and respect the designated and marked spaces.  Additional free parking is available at the Fort Foote Recreation Center parking area adjacent to the church.  We caution you to obey all parking signs surrounding the church property.

Is your church accessible to people with disabilities?
Yes, there are handicapped accessible parking spaces.  The lower level is accessible to the elevator which will bring you to the sanctuary entrance.

What does FFBC offer children and youth?
During the worship services, the childcare area for toddlers is staffed with loving volunteers who are excited to receive your child and to get to know them.  The Fort Foote greeter will be glad to escort or assist you to the church nursery.

Fort Foote is committed to ministering to the children and youth.  At Fort Foote, on the 1st and 3rd Sundays at 11:00 am, youth and children church are held separately.  Children and youth of all ages are welcome at either service.  The youth of Fort Foote plan outings and other activities and are engaged, enthusiastic and love the Lord.

How can I become a member of FFBC?
After the sermon and before the benediction, the Pastor opens the doors of the church as an Invitation to Discipleship. This invitation is extended to you if you desire to accept Christ, are in need of a church home, a member of another church in search for a new church home, or someone who is temporarily living away from their church home and want to affiliate with us while you are here.

An Altar Counselor will escort you to the conference room for further exchange of information. The Counselor will ask some questions and give you a welcome package. All persons with a desire to become a member must complete a series of four new member classes. After completion, you will be baptized if you are a new person joining the church for the first time. For others joining us from another church, have been baptized before, or temporarily away from their home church may join based on their Christian experience. After completion of the new members' class and/or baptism, you will then be introduced before the congregation and assigned a Deacon. The assigned Deacon is your point of contact during your spiritual growth at Fort Foote.

What must I do to accept Christ?
Understand that you need Christ in your life.  Acknowledge that you have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.  Confess your sin to God and ask for forgiveness, repent (turn away from sin).  Believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross and was raised from the dead.  Accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior.

What must I do to get baptized?
Accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Attend a worship service and publicly accept the Invitation to Discipleship to become a disciple/member of Fort Foote Baptist Church from the presiding minister.

Attend and successfully complete a four week, one hour each week, orientation session.

When are New Members' classes held?
New Members' classes are held every Sunday during the Sunday school hour (9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.) in a classroom on the lower level.  Four classes are taught on a rotating basis, affording new members the opportunity to join at any time.  Upon completion of all four classes, a completion ceremony is held.

How do I know when I'm a member?
After successfully completing the new member’s class, after baptism and/or being presented to the congregation, and being assigned a Deacon you are a full- fledged member of Fort Foote Baptist Church.   For more information, you may call our church office at 301.839.1343.

Do you have a food pantry?
Yes, our food pantry is open every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Last Published: November 16, 2017 9:10 AM