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Future Story Goals -- The First 7 Years

Celebrating God’s Leadership!!

In May of 2014, God gave First Baptist Church Shelby a 10-year vision which we have called Our Future Story. It is our conviction that God is pulling our congregation into this Future Story as we live out the mission of our church to be followers of Jesus Christ called to COMMUNITY through which we show the Savior’s COMPASSION to all people as we equip each other for faithful SERVICE in Shelby and around the world.

We, as a body of believers, have been faithful to advance toward the calling God has given us these first seven years as we have focused on the six main parts of our Future Story which are:

We have been creating a welcome culture by building a welcome center, organizing a welcome desk, communication via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Website, Mail Chimp, Blog, and logo dispersion.

We are growing an effective children and family ministry by expanding the role of part-time children’s pastor to full-time, consolidation and redecoration of children’s ministry space, refocus for children on Wednesdays and Sunday mornings along with year-round ministry engagement, the creation of a new youth center.

We are bringing focus upon spiritual formation by celebrating the testimonies of our members as lives are changed and hearts are formed in the way of Jesus and by moving toward a Connections Pastor position.  Our new Lead Pastor is leading us in the development of discipleship processes with formation as our goal.

We continue to encourage worship of varied styles and focus by upgrading our sanctuary facilities in keeping with our historic architectural style while enhancing our sound and light capabilities, opening up our choir loft and platform, refurbishing our organ and adding projection capability and engaging a search for full-time Worship Arts Pastor and a Leading Edge Band Leader after modeling a “leading edge” service for the congregation.

We are reaching to a lost and dying world through evangelism by training our members in sharing their spiritual story, by highlighting the need for sharing our faith with our neighbors who do not affiliate with a church, by laying plans for a worship service directed toward unchurched folks, and by beginning a search for a Lead Pastor who will refresh our engagement with our community.

And, we have enhanced our technological reach by a new website, the launch of a new brand with logo and signage, the calling of a part-time audio specialist, faster access to worship recordings via the internet, use of interior digital signage and WIFI in all our buildings. During the months of pandemic (2020-2021) we began broadcasting worship via Facebook LIVE.

Virtual Facilities Tour -- March 2019

The Future Story

Read the vision of First Baptist Church from the point of view of 10 years down the road (AD 2024)!

Read Future Story Here

FBC Collection at Gardner-Webb's Digital Commons

Thanks to Dr. Natalie Bishop and the archives department of the Library at Gardner-Webb University, The FBC Collection is now available online at the Library’s Digital Commons.  This historical collection of many of our church’s artifacts can be accesses as follows:

  • Go to: Digital Commons on Library website (click below) then
  • Baptist Historical Collection then
  • Greater Cleveland County Baptist Association then
  • First Baptist Church Collection
Click here for access the the FBC Collection

Event/Meeting Request Form

Request to schedule your event and/or meeting in our buildings by using this form.

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Bus Use Request Form

Request to schedule your the use of the Mini-bus and/or the Prevost Bus by using this online form.

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Cancellation of Request Form

Plans change and you may need to cancel a request for use of the building and/or the Mini-Bus.  You can do so using this online form.

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Maintenance Request Form

Submit maintenance requests via the following form and we will get them in the queue.  Thanks.

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