The First Baptist Church of Redlands
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Be Our Guest This Sunday!
Pastor Joe DeRoulhac What a joy to extend an invitation to you to learn more about the mission and ministry of First Baptist Redlands! The spiritual quest arises from a deep yearning within us to be connected—connected to God, to companions for the journey, to people in need whom we can help, to the larger world with all its beauty and wonder, and to our best selves. Churches at their best help people discover and explore these connections. I invite you to come be our guest and discover some new connections that can nourish your spirit and help you connect with the God who is reaching out to you. If I can be of help or encouragement, please contact me.
 
WORSHIP IS CENTRAL
As we gather together for worship, we open our lives to God's renewing, creative love. We focus our attention on the life of Jesus and his continuing presence in our hearts and world. We are challenged to consider our own lives and how God is calling us to grow and serve, discovering eternal joy in our everyday lives. Read more.
CHILDREN ARE ALWAYS WELCOMED
Parents are invited to bring their children into the worship service or to our children's programs.

OUR SERVICES ARE OPEN TO ALL Many who worship with us are seekers desiring to learn more about the Christian faith. Our pastors welcome people's questions and honor their doubts. We celebrate the diverse ways God works in people's lives, and we respect the uniqueness of each individual.

   
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10:15 A.M. WORSHIP SERVICE ON SUNDAY MORNINGS
Join us on Sunday mornings before the Worship Service at 9:00 a.m. for opportunities to grow in our faith and connect with friends for the journey. There are over five adult classes to choose from in addition to classes for our toddlers, elementary ages and youth. Click here for details.

BRIEF HISTORY OF FIRST BAPTIST REDLANDS
On November 13, 1887, with thirteen members, the First Baptist Church of Redlands was organized. The rest, one could say, is history, but it is more than simply the chronology of events.
Generations of men, women, and children have participated in and contributed to the growth and vitality of the church’s mission and ministry. Their stories reveal the power of God’s grace to transform and renew. We do not take the heritage we share as a congregation lightly. This legacy not only encourages us to be good stewards of what we have received, but to see what we do today as the foundation on which future generations will build. First Baptist is a growing faith community that stretches back through the decades and reaches out into a future filled with great hope and expectation. Read more.
MEMBERSHIP
We want to support you wherever you are on your faith journey. Learn more..

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- Opportunities to Grow
- Meet Our Church Staff

CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR

Come comfortably dressed in the style that best helps you open your heart and mind to God’s presence in worship. Whether you are
wearing a suit, tie, bolo tie, shorts,
T-shirt, hat, long sleeve dress, jeans, shoes, or sandals, we hope that you will be open to experience Jesus’ transforming love and be empowered to extend this love to others. Our ministers often wear robes (particularly in the 11:00 a.m. service) when leading the service to signify that they speak not simply out of their own integrity and knowledge, but out of the call of God and the church as faithful servants.
 
BACK to TOP WORSHIP IS CENTRAL
As we gather together for worship, we open our lives to God's renewing, creative love. We focus our attention on the life of Jesus and his continuing presence in our hearts and world. We are challenged to consider our own lives and how God is calling us to grow and serve, discovering eternal joy in our everyday lives.

As we worship, music helps us experience God’s presence, opening our hearts and minds to the love, faith, and hope that can empower us to live as God's children. The teaching of the Scripture focuses our attention on Christ’s gracious invitation to live, grow, and serve as a child of God. And opportunities for prayer and mediation allow us to quiet our hearts so that we might hear God speak to us amid our dreams, hurts, fears, doubts, joys, hopes and needs.

WE WANT TO SUPPORT YOU IN YOUR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY
Like you, we are concerned about the deeper meaning of our lives. We know all life’s answers do not come neatly prepackaged and that life can be very difficult. We also have discovered that God comes to us as we are, honoring our doubts, healing our hurts, and offering us new courage. So together we study, share, and explore – seeking God’s best for our lives and world. As followers of Christ, we challenge and encourage one another to receive each day as a gift from God for embracing others in joy and allowing God’s love to transform our lives and world. With all the many opportunities to Connect Grow & Serve, you will have an abundance of opportunities to build relationships and become involved. Lasting friendships arise as we serve together, sharing the love of God with neighbors next door and around the world. The First Baptist Redlands Family shares in over a century of service. We invite you to become part of this great and significant tradition
MEMBERSHIP
We want to support you wherever you are on your faith journey. Visitors are always welcomed. You do not need a Baptist background to grow with us. If you are looking for a church home, we will accept your transfer of membership from any Christian church. If you are beginning anew your Christian journey, we will help provide a good start. People are received into the membership of FBC Redlands on the basis of their desire to follow Christ and their commitment to support the ongoing mission God has given us as a congregation both locally and globally.

Wherever you are on your faith journey, whether you are just beginning your faith journey, or have been following Jesus since childhood, we will help provide a foundation that will encourage you to grow in your love for God and neighbors near and far. Together we will discover and explore the excitement of a growing and active faith. Our pastors are available to answer any questions you might have about church membership and the meaning of Christ for your life.
 
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-SUNDAY MORNING SCHEDULE
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9:00 A.M

Sunday School Classes for all ages. Click here for details.

10:15 A.M
Worship Service Sanctuary Building

11:30 A.M
Fellowship and Refreshments Church Patio

 
BACK to TOP BRIEF HISTORY OF FIRST BAPTIST REDLANDS
On November 13, 1887, with thirteen members,The First Baptist Church of Redlands was organized. The rest, one could say, is history, but it is more than simply the chronology of events. Generations of men, women, and children have participated in and contributed to the growth and vitality of the church’s mission and ministry. Their stories reveal the power of God’s grace to transform and renew. We do not take the heritage we share as a congregation lightly. This legacy not only encourages us to be good stewards of what we have received, but to see what we do today as the foundation on which future generations will build. First Baptist is a growing faith community that stretches back through the decades and reaches out into a future filled with great hope and expectation.

Since 1887, The First Baptist Church of Redlands has been a beacon of hope and renewal for people across the East Valley and beyond. Known through the years for our strong local ministries, First Baptist seeks to be a responsible partner with people all across the globe. In recent years, this commitment to the local community and the world has been demonstrated by the creation of the Mustard Seed Tutorial Center in Redlands and by a partnership with a church and school in La Concepcion, Nicaragua, sponsoring dental and work teams to serve in this impoverished community.

The First Baptist Church of Redlands was instrumental in the creation of the Christian Counseling Service of Redlands, the building of Casa de la Vista retirement community, and the founding of the University of Redlands. Newton Fields, the first President of the University, was, in fact, the pastor of First Baptist. Today, the church is committed to an embracing, holistic, global ministry. Our goal is to invite and challenge people to grow in faith, hope, and love—discovering God’s best in Christ. As stated in the church’s mission statement, First Baptist is committed to sharpening the mind, widening the heart, and deepening the spirit as it invites people to Connect, Grow & Serve together.

The First Baptist Church of Redlands blends the traditional and the contemporary. The deep roots of its tradition allow First Baptist to experiment with the new yet have a profound respect for the old with an openness of meeting today’s needs.

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