WORSHIP AT FIRST BAPTIST!

SUNDAYS

8:30 am (Contemporary Worship)

11:00 am (Traditional Worship)

WELCOME!

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

​Parking, Offices and Mailing Address: 

48 Meeting Street

Charleston, SC 29401



Sanctuary (Drop-off or walking)

61 Church Street

Charleston, SC 29401



Contact​:

(p) 843-722-3896

​(e): catherine@fbcharleston.org





REGULAR WORSHIP SCHEDULE

Sunday
8 :30 am Morning Worship
(Less Formal, Contemporary Worship)

Infant and Toddler Care

Preschool Praise Time (ages 3 - 5)

9:45 am Bible Study (all ages)

11:00 am Morning Worship
(Classical Charleston Tradition)

Infant and Toddler Care

Preschool Praise Time (ages 3 - 5)


Wednesday

Please see our web calendar for a detailed

seasonal schedule.

PARKING

Please use 48 Meeting Street for the parking lot entrance. We have parking lot greeters to assist you when you arrive!



SANCTUARY TOURS

We welcome you to visit the present sanctuary, designed by Robert Mills, the first American-born architect. The structure was completed in the 1820s and has received national acclaim for its classic design and beauty.


It is suggested to contact the church office prior to arrival to ensure the sanctuary is open for visiting since we have a school on our campus.

843-722-3896, ext. 22

 

Large groups are encouraged to contact the church office to ensure guide availability.

WHAT WE BELIEVE​

ABOUT THE BIBLE – The Bible is God’s word to us. Human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit wrote it. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error (II Tim. 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21; II Tim. 1:13; Psalm 119:105; Prov. 30:5).



ABOUT GOD – God is the creator and ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God (Gen. 1:26-27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matt. 28:19; I Pet. 1:2; II Cor. 13:14). 



ABOUT HUMAN BEINGS – People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life (Gen. 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isa. 53:6; Rom. 3:23; Isa. 59:1-2).



ABOUT JESUS CHRIST – Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords (Matt. 1:22-23; Isa. 9:6; John1:1-5; 14:10-30; Heb. 4:14-15; I Cor. 15:3-4; Rom. 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; I Tim. 6:14-15; Titus 2:13).



ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT – The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truths, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily (II Cor. 3:17; John 16:7-13; 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; I Cor. 2:12; 3:16; Eph. 1:13; Gal 5:25; Eph. 5:18).



ABOUT SALVATION – Salvation is God’s free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his or her life by faith (Rom. 6:23; Eph. 2:8-9; John 14:6; Titus 3:5; Gal. 3:26).  How can someone find salvation?



ABOUT ETERNAL SECURITY – Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot “lose” your salvation. The grace and power of God maintain salvation. Salvation is not maintained by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security (John 10:29; II Tim. 1:12; Heb. 7:25; 10:10-14; I Peter 1:3-5).



ABOUT ETERNITY - People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence (John 3:16; 2:25; 5:11-13; Rom. 6:23; Rev. 20:15; Matt. 1:8; 2:44-46).

© 2018 First Baptist Church

Offices, Parking and Mailing Address:

48 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401              

Sanctuary (Drop-off or walking)

61 Church Street, Charleston, SC 29401     

 

843-722-3896