Contact Barbara Smith to sign up for the Discover First events (205-345-7554 or

The four Discover First sessions are now offered together as a One-Day Event, usually held on the first or second Sunday of each month.
Beginning with the first session at 9:45, “Discover Membership,” participants learn about First Baptist and what being a member of the church means. Open to new members, long-time members or anyone wanting to learn more about church membership. Session Two begins at 11 a.m.: Discover Maturity in Christ. Lunch is provided at noon, followed by Discover Missions and Evangelism at 1 p.m. and Discover Ministry at 2 p.m. Childcare is available for the afternoon sessions.
These events have been developed by our staff and are led by different ministerial staff members. Each event builds on the information and steps from the previous event, so that by the end of the series participants will understand church membership, discover their spiritual gifts and identify which areas of ministry in the church are ideal for their unique gifts. Completion of the Discover First series is one of the prerequisites for membership with First Baptist Church.

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Discover Membership

9:45 a.m.

Discover Maturity in Christ

11 a.m.

Discover Missions and Evangelism

1 p.m.

Discover Ministry

2 p.m.

To register,  contact Barbara Smith (205-345-7554 or Please indicate if you need childcare during the afternoon sessions (infants through 5th grade).