The Online Campus at First Baptist Church of Glenarden is a multimedia-driven church community for those who are geographically or otherwise prohibited from in-person access to the Church. The OC is not a church offering. It is an FBCG church campus with the same mission of the brick and mortar church—to develop dynamic disciples through discipleship, discipline, and duplication.
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” – Matthew 28:19
It is God’s desire for you to connect with a church and fellowship with other believers. Sometimes, certain circumstances don’t allow you to connect in-person or you may feel more comfortable attending church in a virtual setting. If that’s you, the Online Campus of the First Baptist Church of Glenarden is an available option for you.
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Question: What is the FBCG Online Campus?
Answer: The Online Campus at First Baptist Church of Glenarden is a multimedia-driven church community for those who are geographically or otherwise prohibited from in-person access to the Church. The OC is not a church offering. It is an FBCG Church Campus with the same mission of the brick and mortar church—to develop dynamic disciples through discipleship, discipline, and duplication.
Question: Who can become a member of FBCG through the FBCG Online Campus?
Answer: FBCG membership via the Online Campus is available to anyone who desires to attend church virtually.
Question: When will FBCG begin offering online membership?
Answer: FBCG will begin offering membership via the Online Campus on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020.
Question: What does FBCG membership through the Online Campus include?Answer: Members who attend FBCG via the Online Campus have access to all member privileges such as weddings, funerals and counseling per FBCG policies.
Question: How do I become an FBCG member through the Online Campus?Answer: Complete the Membership Contact Form via the “Commit” link on the website, dial the Call Center at 240-673-0036 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. An FBCG Altar Counselor will follow up with a phone call.
Question: Is there a cost for membership?
Answer: No, there is no cost for membership.
Question: If I’m already an FBCG member who’s interested in attending services online, would I have to transfer my membership to the Online Campus?
Answer: No, there is no need to transfer membership. The online campus is an extension of FBCG’s physical campuses. Whether you are designated as a physical campus member or an online campus member, there is only one FBCG membership.
Question: Can I be a member of both the physical campus and Online Campus at the same time?
Answer: Yes, there is only one FBCG membership.
Question: Can I be a member of my local church and a member of the Online Campus at FBCG?
Answer: Yes, you can be a member of your local church and participate in FBCG worship services and other events via the Online Campus.
Question: How is online membership different from online viewership?
Answer: A person has completed the necessary requirements to obtain membership at FBCG.
Question: Is it biblical to be a member of an online church? Does it fulfill the Hebrews 10:25 mandate?
Answer: Yes, the Hebrews 10:25 mandate is more about coming together than about the means by which people assemble together. God’s intention is that believers operate in community with one another. This can be achieved several ways, including virtually.