Some days the struggles of life keep peace & grace just out of reach…

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Some days the struggles of life keep peace & grace just out of reach…  We feel the struggle, too, but we have found the WAY to take hold of life that is truly life…

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Some days the struggles of life keep peace & grace just out of reach…  We feel the struggle, too, but we have found the WAY to take hold of life that is truly life…  So we are ready for life’s journey each day!

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EGG Hunt to Celebrate Resurrection

All children and families are invited to join us for the Egg Hunt and lunch. We will have a devotion and special treats for the kids to remind them of the RISEN Savior. Please join us at Shelby City Park on Sumter Street for this Resurrection weekend event AND bring a friend!

Sunday Morning Worship and Bible Study

We look forward to worshiping the Lord together and studying His Word as we gather in Sunday School:

9:30 AM     Morning Worship in the Sanctuary

10:45 AM    Sunday School for All Ages

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday as we worship the Risen Lord! 

Holy Week 2019

We look forward to the following opportunities for worship and reflection during Holy Week:

Sunday, Ap 14 — Palm Sunday with HeartSong Elementary singers, 9:30A

Wednesday, Ap 17– Community Lenten Worship — Aldersgate UMC, 12P

Friday, Ap 19 — Good Friday Prayer Experience, Sanctuary, 10A-2P

Saturday, Ap 20 — Egg Hunt, 11A-1P

Sunday, Ap 21 — Easter Sunday Celebration Worship

Vacation Bible School 2019

This Summer, June 23-27, we are partnering with our sisters and brothers at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church and Central United Methodist Church for a Community Bible School for kids.  So, SAVE THE DATE and invite children to VBS.  Here’s a brief video invite for you!!

Click here for VBS Promo Video

SERVE in Vacation Bible School

As we prepare for a great summertime Community Vacation Bible School we need YOU to sign-up to serve during the week of June 23-27.  The next VBS training meeting will be at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church on April 28 so sign-up today and let us help you be ready for a great week!

Click here to Serve at VBS 2019

VBS Background Check Form

Everyone serving with children and youth must complete a criminal background check form.  Please click on the link below and print the form (or ask for one in the FBC office), complete it in full, and give it to Rev. Missy Smith.  Thank you for your service!

Background Check Form Here

Ministry Posting -- Pastor Search

FBC Shelby is seeking a Lead Pastor to guide our church into its next stage of worship and ministry. Qualifications include:

  •  A life of personal integrity and devotion to Jesus Christ;
  •  Previous experience as a pastor;
  •  Master of divinity degree or higher;
  •  Spirit-directed proclamation of the Word and vision for ministry;
  •  Evidence of strong leadership skills;
  •  Possession of energy and passion for the tasks of the church;
  •  Effective communication skills to relate and collaborate with staff, church leaders and church members.

Those interested in applying should send a letter of interest and resume to

FBC Shelby supports the mission agencies of the Cleveland County (NC) Baptist Association, the North Carolina Baptist State Convention, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and the Southern Baptist Convention.

Ministry Posting -- Band Leader

Thank you for sending resumes to this email address: 

First Baptist Church of Shelby Welcomes You!

We have heard Jesus say, “Come to me all you who are weak and burdened, struggling with life’s demands, and I will give you rest.”  Jesus transforms us from ‘strugglers’ on life’s journey to
‘difference makers’ for God’s glory as we follow him into

Community, Compassion, and Service!

Upcoming Events

To find out about our upcoming events visit our Events Page. Please let us know how you would like to become involved with the life and fellowship of First Baptist Church.

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Let's Connect

We love to connect with members of our community. Have a prayer request? Want to learn more about our classes? Need someone to share your journey?Just send us a message. 

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He Uses It All - BIG and small!

A glimpse inside what’s going on in the lives of those at FBC. How God is working in us and through us as we intentionally look for His grace in our lives each day.  And then intentionally showing His love to those around us….whether it’s in a different country or right here in our community.  He uses it all-BIG and small! (There will be a wide variety of members and those in the community sharing bits of their stories! Come back often!)

Click on the photos below for the latest blogs!

Giving Thanks for the Recipe!

By Tony Tench,  Thanksgiving Day My Mother is a great cook!  She always has been able to bring the skills to the kitchen.  We all have our favorites from her culinary repertoire.  There was a day …
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