We are glad you are considering visiting First Baptist Church on Fifth!
Below is some helpful information for questions you may have before your first visit.
What are your beliefs?
Our congregation is made up of individuals from many walks of life, hence our beliefs are rather diverse. We’d love for you to catch a glimpse into our identity, commitments, and calling by God through our congregationally-written Confession of Identity which you can read about and read in its fullness here.
Generally speaking, however, our beliefs section may provide some insight.
Should you visit the church house for worship on Sundays or during the week, parking for the congregation is available in the following locations on or around our block:
- The back gravel parking lot between the church house and 6th Street. There are several paved handicapped-accessible spots closest to the building. (anytime)
- The Winston-Salem Journal parking lot and adjacent gravel lot at the corner of 5th and Spruce. You will need a parking permit provided by the church to park here; contact the church office for this. (Sundays)
- The parking lot of the John 3:16 building at the corner of 6th and Poplar (anytime)
- Street parking at meters on 5th Street and Spruce Streets (anytime)
- Street parking on Poplar Street (Sundays)
Within a block or two of the church are several parking garages and other surface lot options should you need them. If you do not experience mobility challenges and have the capacity to park farther away so as to reserve closer spots for those who need them, we encourage you to do so!
Where are you located?
Do you offer childcare during other church events?
As a general rule, childcare is provided for all church-wide events, including Sunday morning, Wednesday evening, and special events such as Feast of Carols and Service of Healing. With the exception of Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings, we always ask parents to reserve childcare so that we can plan appropriately. Reservations should be made at least two days ahead, so for a Sunday evening event, parents would be asked to reserve by Friday. Contact the church office at 336.722.2558 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation.
Do you offer small group Bible study?
Yes, there are Bible study opportunities for all ages on Sunday mornings beginning at 9:00 AM on zoom and 9:30AM in person, as well as opportunities during the week. Contact email@example.com with any questions!
What time is worship?
Our Sunday schedule is 9:00 AM online and 9:30 AM for in-person Bible Study for all ages, followed by 11:00 AM worship in the Sanctuary.
Do you offer childcare during worship services?
Yes. Childcare is available during Bible study, fellowship time, and worship on Sunday mornings for infants and preschoolers. Parents may drop off children as early as 15 minutes prior to the start of Bible study. For more information, please contact Amy McClure, Associate Pastor Children, Senior Adults, Pastoral Care, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is there a "dress code" for Sunday morning worship?
Is there elevator access in the church?
Yes, there is an elevator that accesses all public-facing levels of the church on the Poplar Street side of our building. There is also an exterior ramp that allows for Sanctuary-level access from Poplar Street.
How can I become a member?
Visit First on Fifth.
How to Join
First Baptist Church on Fifth welcomes all people who affirm Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord to join us on our journey of proclaiming God’s Kingdom in our city and world. Membership is a way of publicly partnering with our community of faith. Here are ways to become a member at First Baptist Church on Fifth:
Profession of Faith
…decides to follow Jesus and will be baptized to demonstrate his/her commitment.
Transfer of Membership
…desires to become a member from another Baptist church.
Statement of Faith
…desires to become a member from a non-Baptist church. (e.g., Methodist or Presbyterian)
…has previously made a profession of faith and now seeks a deeper dimension in living for God.
…treated as a member, but does not actually move membership from home church. No voting rights. (e.g., college student)
If you’d like more general information about the church, read our FAQs.