Worship Services

Whether you’re an early riser or prefer to worship later in the morning or evening, we offer several options that fit your schedule.

sunday services

8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon and 6:30 p.m.

Sunday worship services are held weekly at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon at the Worship Center. Praise and worship begins 15 minutes prior to the start of the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. services only.

Services are also held at the Worship Center at 6:30 p.m. on 4th Sundays (Communion service) and for special events. Otherwise, 6:30 p.m. services are held at the Ministry Center. Check our calendar to view upcoming events.

Sunday School

10 a.m., noon and 4:30 p.m.

Adults and children can attend Sunday School at the Worship Center at 10 a.m. and noon. An additional class is held, for adults only, at the Ministry Center on Sundays at 4:30 p.m. On the fourth Sunday, this class is held at the Worship Center.

Bible Study

Tuesdays - 7 p.m. and Wednesdays - Noon

For a mid-week dose of the Word, join us at the Worship Center on Tuesdays (except Tuesdays before 4th Sunday) at 7 p.m. for Bible study, prayer and praise service. Bible study is also offered to children and youth. We also hold noonday Bible study, prayer and praise service on Wednesdays at the Ministry Center.

CHILDREN'S BIBLE STUDY

Tuesdays - 7 p.m.

Children’s Bible Study is for children three months to 11 years old. The ministry provides positive role models; offers exciting opportunities for instruction in God’s Word; conducts activities and special events; and mobilizes children by shaping their hearts to always want to live for Jesus.

Youth bible study

Tuesdays - 7 p.m.

R.E.B.E.L.S. 4Life (Radicals Empowered Beyond Earthly Limitations Serving Christ 4Life) is a youth Bible study. Through biblical principles, relevant messages, praise and worship and small group mentoring, youth ages 12 to 18 learn to live for Christ daily.

youth worship service

Every Friday at 7 p.m.

Unashamed, also called “The U,” is designed to transform youth into unashamed followers of Jesus Christ, which empowers them to impact the world. The unashamed experience is for 6th – 12th grade students and includes live music, games, food, drama, dance, creative messages and Christ-centered mentoring through life-changing Connect Groups.

Baptism

3rd Tuesday of each month - 7 p.m.

Baptism is held on the Tuesday before the 4th Sunday of each month at the Ministry Center.  If you would like to get baptized, please give us a call at 301-773-3600.

Communion Service

4th Sunday of each month - 6:30 p.m.

Communion Service is held at the Worship Center on the 4th Sunday of each month at 6:30 p.m.  The right hand of fellowship is also offered to our new members during this service.  New members must complete the New Member Orientation.

What should you expect?

Q: Do you offer children's church?

A: Your children are welcome to attend service with you or go to Sunday School in G.O.S.P.E.L. Kids' Town, where they will be taught the Word of God in an age-appropriate way. G.O.S.P.E.L. Kids’ Town welcomes children from three months to 5th grade.

Q: What is the typical Sunday attire?

A: At FBCG, you will see a variety of styles - from suits and dresses to slacks and jeans. The most important thing is to come dressed in a way that you feel comfortable to worship God. Our dress code is "casual, but godly."

Q: How long do worship services normally last?

A: Our regular worship services are approximately one hour, but that timeframe is subject to change under the direction of the Holy Spirit.

Q: Do you offer interpretation for the deaf and hard of hearing?

A: Our Deaf Ministry makes the worship experience meaningful for the deaf and hard of hearing. Using American Sign Language, interpretation is available during special events and all Sunday services except our noon service. When you arrive, please ask an usher to direct you to the interpretation section.

Q: Habla usted Español?

A: Aquellos que hablan español son bienvenidos aquí en FBCG. Queremos que cada visitante y miembro de FBCG tenga la capacidad de entender y aplicar la palabra de Dios, aunque el inglés no sea su lengua nativa. Interpretación en Español es disponible para el servicio del mediodía los Domingos, estudio bíblico los martes en la noche y eventos especiales. Para obtener más información envíenos un email a spanish@fbcglenarden.org.

Q: Where should I park?

A: Ample free parking is available onsite at all of our facilities. When parking for Sunday service at the FBCG Worship Center, we ask that you:

  • Follow the direction of the police officers and parking lot attendants who will guide you on and off the property seamlessly.
  • Please note there are 40 handicapped parking spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis in Lots A, E and F.
  • If you’re directed to park on the overflow Lot G, we also have shuttles that provide roundtrip service to the entrance and parking lot should you choose not to walk.

Q: I notice gates at the entrances to the Worship Center parking lot. How can I enter and exit?

A: Beginning Oct. 20, the Worship Center parking lot will be secured after business hours and worship services. Vehicles in the parking lot after the gates are secured will still be able to exit the campus. For additional information and hours, please visit our frequently asked questions.