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

Each month First Baptist Church offers a series of four events as part of its Discover First Ministry. Beginning with the first event, “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, this event is offered the first Sunday of each month at a special luncheon following the 11 a.m. service.
The second event,  “Discover Maturity in Christ” is offered at 11 a.m. on week two, followed by “Discover Missions & Evangelism” and “Discover Ministry”, on weeks three and four respectively, also at 11 a.m.

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

First Sundays, 12:15 p.m.

Discover Maturity in Christ

Second Sundays, 11 a.m.

Discover Missions and Evangelism

Third Sundays, 11 a.m.

Discover Ministry

Fourth Sundays, 11 a.m.

To register,  contact Barbara Smith (205-345-7554 or Please indicate if you need childcare during the “Discover Membership” class (infants through 5th grade).