Since Jesus ascended before the disciples’ eyes in a moment recorded in Acts 1, the disciples of Jesus have gathered together for prayer, teaching, support, meals, and to live life together. The disciples of Jesus have gone together into the world to share the Good News of Jesus’ death and resurrection, to serve one another and neighbors, to offer cups of cold water in Jesus’ name, and to learn to love others near and far as we love ourselves. The gathering and the going of the disciples is the heart of what is called “church.”
We are made for community.
First Baptist Church of Hillsborough is not a perfect community, but we are working diligently to be a community that reflects the love of Jesus Christ to each other and to the world. You will be welcomed among us: welcomed to gather and grow in Christ and welcomed to go with others into the world with the hope of Christ.
Visiting a church can be intimidating. We want to do anything we can do to overcome that feeling.
If you have any questions please reach out to us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or calling us (919-732-8174)
We look forward to meeting you.
9:45 am : Sunday School for all ages (Click here for a list of our Sunday School Classes)
11:00 am: Worship Service, a traditional service accompanied by contemporary worship songs and classic hymns. (Click here for our livestream)
Take a look at our current bulletin for the order of service.
We welcome all people into our sanctuary for worship. Please note the pews that are marked "No Camera Zone" if you wish to not be seen on our live worship feed.
Open at 9am every Sunday
Space for intergenerational fellowship and quality coffee (that supports international missions).
How to Become a Christian
4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy,
5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. Ephesians 2:4-5
A Christian is a believer and follower of Jesus Christ. A Christian has a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, tries to obey Him in all things, and draws on His strength to help with problems.
God made us for Himself and our souls are restless until they find rest in Him. Only God can fill the void in your life. The answer to your search is accepting Jesus Christ as the Lord and Savior of your life.
To become a Christian, you need to know these basic facts from the Bible:
God loves you.
Because of God’s love for all persons He desires that you have unbroken fellowship with Him.
You are a sinner.
All persons are sinners in that they disobey God. Sin is choosing to go your own way and do your own thing as opposed to being obedient to God.
Sin separates you from God.
Sin forms a barrier that prevents you from entering into unbroken fellowship with God, Who is holy. As an unholy sinner, you can’t have fellowship with God. You are headed for a Christless eternity that the Bible calls hell.
You can’t save yourself.
People often think that through their efforts they can overcome the sin barrier between themselves and God. That isn’t true. There’s nothing you can do to restore the broken relationship with God. You can’t earn God’s salvation.
God sent His Son Jesus to remove the sin barrier.
The death on the cross of Jesus Christ, God’s Son, removed the sin barrier between you and God. Jesus died for your sins, taking your punishment on Himself. God did for you in Jesus Christ what you couldn’t do for yourself.
You can receive Jesus Christ through faith.
Faith is trusting in what Jesus has done for you rather than trusting your own efforts to restore fellowship with God. Faith is complete reliance on Christ to put you in right relationship with God, allowing Him to live His life through you. Faith also involves repentance or genuine sorrow for sin and willingness to turn away from sin.
Through prayer you can trust in Jesus Christ.
Admit to God that you are a sinner. Express sorrow or repentance for your sinfulness. Ask Him to forgive your sins. Invite Jesus into your life as Savior and Lord. Thank Him for entering your life. Commit yourself to live for Him.
Accepting Christ is the beginning.
After accepting Him, be obedient by following Christ in baptism and by uniting with a family of believers. When you do, you will find that life truly does have purpose and meaning. Talk with another Christian about your decision for Christ.