Thanks for checking us out! We’d be honored to have you visit us in person. Below are a few Frequently Asked Questions to help you be prepared for your on-campus visit at 2801 SE Maricamp Road in Ocala.
What time is worship?
We offer two worship experiences on Sundays: Traditions Worship, which normally utilizes a choir, orchestra, and a more traditional feeling each and every Sunday at 8:30AM. Click here for more information on Traditions Worship.
Redemption City Worship at 11AM: This is a somewhat more eclectic musical time featuring a smaller band. This time can range widely between driving, guitar-driven music to a more acoustic-style. Often special theatrical lighting is in use and the atmosphere is laid back and casual. Click here for more information on Redemption City Worship.
Where do I go when I arrive for the first time?
If you arrive at either worship time, please make your way to the front porch of the main Worship Center where you will be greeted and welcomed. There is an Information Center staffed in the main foyer (through the front doors) where you can get more information.
If you arrive during Bible Study, please consider joining us at the CrossRoads Café (inside the smaller building), have a cup of coffee and get some information from the Information Center located in the café for the classes available to you and your family.
What is offered for my kids?
Bible Study, for all ages, begins at 9:45. At 11AM, your elementary-age kids may participate in King’s Kids, a worship time just for them in our Fellowship Center. You are also welcome to bring your entire family to either worship time. Nursery care is provided at 11AM for babies through 4 years old.
Wednesday nights offer Image Student Ministry and Bible study for students, both middle and high school.
AWANA for elementary age kids begins at 6PM in the Fellowship Center on Wednesdays.
When you visit the Information Centers in either the Worship Center or CrossRoads Café, you will find much more information on weekly activities and special events for your entire family; from children to senior adults.
If you are looking for a pre-school, check out our First Steps program located right on our campus.
What should I wear?
Clothes! Please wear clothing. We have no dress code!
Is the Redemption City worship experience loud, musically?
On occasion, when the style of music is more driving, it can be a little louder than a more traditional experience. It is never uncomfortable or inappropriate.
What are FBC’s Core Values?
The Glory of God
Lead every person and ministry of our church to please and glorify God above all else.
The Sufficiency of Scripture
Every person and ministry of our church rooted in God’s Word and embracing it as the final authority in all matters of faith and practice.
Call, equip, and empower leaders who live for Christ and who lead others to do so as well.
Commission every believer to think and act as a missionary in his or her local context.
Equip and empower believers locally and abroad to be disciples who make disciples.
Encourage relationships and mutual accountability with other believers in an atmosphere of grace, love, service, and acceptance.
Engage in Christ-exalting personal and corporate worship.
Every person enthusiastically participating in the life of FBC.
Confess our dependence on God in all things by living prayerfully.
First Baptist Church of Ocala is in cooperation with the Southern Baptist Convention and subscribes to The Baptist Faith and Message.