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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Advent at First Baptist Church

First Sunday, December 1 — Hanging of the Green Service, 9:30 AM

Second Sunday, December 8 — Week of Prayer for International Missions, 9:30 AM

Third Sunday, December 15 — Sing Christmas! Musical, 9:30 AM

Fourth Sunday, December 22 — Advent Missions Challenge, 9:30 AM

December 24, Christmas Eve Candlelight and Communion Service, 6 PM

December 29, Student Day at Christmas, 9:30 AM

For a more detailed calendar click on  Upcoming Events below!

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! 

FBC Worship Childcare and YOU!

Please sign up for a time slot below to stay in the Baby Nursery or the Toddler Nursery!  Contact Libby Blanton to secure a serving time slot.

Arrive 15 minutes prior to the service time you sign up for.  

May God bless you as you serve him through serving with our children on Sunday mornings. 

Worship Services Online Each Week!

We thank God for the opportunity we have as the Body of Christ to gather together for worship each Lord’s Day at 9:30 AM in our Sanctuary. We extend an open invitation to our community to come and worship with us.  However, if your schedule did not allow you to be with us this past Sunday, you can see our worship by clicking below and choosing the date you desire from the Vimeo directory!  

Click Here for Our Worship Services

English as Second Language Classes

English as Second Language (ESL) Classes

Thirteen Years and Counting – An International Ministry in the Heart of Shelby, NC

For the past thirteen and one-half years, English lessons have been taught on Monday evenings at Shelby’s First Baptist Church. The new semester of classes will begin on Monday, September 16 at 6:30 PM. These classes meet every Monday from September 16 – December 2 and from January 27 –April 27 in 2020. The lessons begin in the Ladies Parlor on the first floor of C-Building from 6:30 – 8:15 PM. Child cares is available for Pre-K through Elementary ages. Classes are offered on three levels, beginner, intermediate and advanced by certified ESL Teachers. For more information call 704-482-3467 or come on opening night at 6:30 PM, September 16.

The leaders of the ESL Ministry are often asked by the international students, “Why are you doing this for us?” This question has one simple answer: “Christ’s love!” The ESL Ministry has become a wonderful way to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with ALL of our neighbors in Cleveland County!

Click Here to Contact Us About ESL

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.

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.

Upcoming Events
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!

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