Jesus told His disciples to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of Redding First Baptist Church is our mission to the world. It begins in our own community and spreads overseas to every nation. Our members are involved in a variety of ministries from things as simple as shaking a visitor’s hand on Sunday morning to serving coffee on a Friday night Center Stage event. It’s in serving and outreaching to each other that we inevitably make life-long connections with others in the body of Christ.

Mission Outreach

FBC is thrilled to be part of the spread of God’s kingdom around the world. We are active in supporting missionaries with our money and with our prayers. We encourage all of our people to respond to God’s call for laborers, whether it means that they move to a foreign country or live and minister in our own community.

Coffee Shop Ministry

The Fireside Cafe exists to provide a comfortable atmosphere where believers in Jesus Christ can fellowship in the love and hope of God while we minister to one another. Our baristas volunteer every Sunday morning and at special events to ensure everyone feels welcomed by God and His people with a cup of hot coffee and a warm smile.

Center Stage Ministries

God-honoring worship is something we strive for. Many church members get involved in our music. Some play their instruments. Some are vocalists. Still others get involved in the Christmas or Easter drama. These volunteers are an important part of the ministry of First Baptist, using their talents and gifts to glorify God. This year, we’ve introduced Center Stage Ministries where those within the church can use their writing, acting, singing, and dancing talents to outreach to their family, friends, and community. These are hosted once a month to open dialogue of who Jesus is and why it’s important to know Him.

The Watchmen

The Watchmen team fills an important role. They are involved in directing attendees to their seats, ensuring the safety of the building during services, guiding traffic, helping visitors, answering questions, providing direction, unlocking doors, locking doors, and generally ensuring that the service can proceed problem-free. The usher team is a servant-hearted group of men and women whose ministry is integral to church life.

Media & Technology

Using media to spread the gospel is a privilege. In an age of widespread technology, we have a stewardship to use these tools as best as possible for God’s glory. All of our weekly sermons are uploaded to our website in audio formats.

Prayer Warriors

Prayer cannot be overestimated. Prayer moves the hand of God. We strive to be a body of believers dependent upon prayer and committed to God’s sovereignty. Each Sunday morning at 10:00 am, a team of volunteers is praying for the ministry of the Word. Throughout the week, volunteers to our Prayer Warriors team pray for their pastor, a list of church members, any special requests, missionary prayer needs, and the persecuted church.

Children’s Church

In order to give our children the best Bible teaching possible, we hold a children’s church service in conjunction with the main service. This special time gives kids more opportunity for interaction and learning in a context and manner that may be better suited to their age and learning styles. Our friendly children’s church volunteers have an endless stream of creativity–ranging from singing, to games, to object lessons.
There are several ways to connect to our FBC Family, so jump on in! We’d like to get to know you!

Fireside Cafe 

Center Stage Ministries



Children’s Church


The Edge Youth

The Gathering