"Thank you for your interest in our church.
I trust that the information provided here
will answer many questions you have about us
and the opportunities we offer"
- Dr. Alfonse Javed, Senior Pastor
WHAT TO EXPECT
WHAT’S A SERVICE LIKE?
Welcome to First Baptist Church of Metuchen! Every Sunday we gather together at three different times for worship: 8:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 4:00 PM (only online), and 6:00 PM. Our worship services typically last about an hour and fifteen minutes.
Music: worship music is theologically rich and spiritually riveting.
Sharing: It’s important to hear how God is working in our lives.
Scripture: We typically preach through the Bible book-by-book.
Relevance: Messages connect God’s truth with our everyday lives.
Prayer: It’s how the impossible becomes possible in Christ.
Celebration: We remember Jesus’ work in communion and baptism.
Jesus: Everything we do is meant to bring glory to Him.
TIME FOR CLASS?
A variety of Sunday School classes are available from 9:45-10:45 am. Whether you have young children, are a young professional, or are an empty nester in the prime years of your life, there is a place for you. Stop by early to grab some coffee, bagels, and pastries for breakfast and chat with some of our church family before classes start. Click here for Sunday School classes.
DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
Children’s programs are available during Sunday School and our 11:00 AM service.
Nursery: newborn – 3 years old.
Sunday School and Junior Church: 3 years old – 5th grade.
Sunday School Only: Middle and High School.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
It’s not about what we look like here; it’s all about Jesus. Dress in whatever you are comfortable with. Most people are dressed in anything from casual to more formal attire. Here is what you might see:
T-shirts and jeans = common and accepted
Suits, ties, and dresses = common and accepted
Spacesuits = Not so common but accepted
Our church family is made up of people from dozens of different nations, all meeting together to bring glory to God and the message of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth.
WANT TO GO DEEPER? OR LOOKING FOR COMMUNITY?
Looking for a chance to meet people and study the bible in-depth? Our small groups are just the place for you:
Every day of the week: You can find a day that works for you
In local homes and at the church: You can find one close to home
Centers for real ministry: You’ll encounter spiritual growth, fellowship, outreach, and caring for practical needs.
Click here for Small Groups classes.
Still, looking for something else to do with your church family during the week? Our church is full of ministry opportunities.
Feel free to shoot us an email or give us a call with any additional questions that you might have.
BE OUR GUEST
Visit our cozy CORNERSTONE CAFE that serves as our Welcome Desk when you visit us and our Hospitality team will show you around our campus and make sure you get your family to the right place. While you are there grab a cup of coffee and a pastry. If you are interested in hearing about the history of our church, getting an overview of our ministries, and even a campus tour please let us know here. During the week we can grab a cup of coffee at a local cafe.
WHO WE ARE
We strive to be a Christ-centered diverse community caring for every generation in every situation.
Our mission is to make a difference by creating Gospel-centered spaces of connection for worship and growth.
OUR CORE VALUES & BELIEFS
We value diversity both generationally and culturally. God has placed us in a strategic location where the world has come to us. Within 12 miles of our church live 2 million people from every corner of the world. Our goal is to reach this diverse cultural community and to continue reflecting this diversity in our church body.
Worship: In our worship, we recognize who God is, who we are before Him, and what is on His heart. Because lives are transformed through the application of God’s Word, we value biblical teaching in our times of worship.
Family: Fulfilling the vision of the founders, we support families through biblically-based ministries. We seek to partner with parents in their children’s spiritual upbringing. Our goal is for all children, teens, and adults to grow in their relationship to Christ.
Next Generation: We seek to reach the next generation with the love of Christ and with God’s Word. We want to connect them to the transforming grace of God and a caring Christian community. We strive to help them discover and deploy their gifts, talents, and abilities for Christ’s service.
Outreach: Christ’s mission is our mission: to reach the world with His Gospel. We respond to His calling by going, praying, and sacrificially supporting Christ’s work locally and worldwide. Increased participation in short-term missions is sharpening our focus on a world that desperately needs Jesus.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
WE BELIEVE that the Bible, composed of the 66 Books of the Old and New Testaments, is wholly and verbally inspired of God in its original manuscripts. As such it is our inerrant, supreme, and final authority in faith and conduct (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21).
WE BELIEVE in one God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 3:15-17; John 10:30)
WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary and that He is true God and true man, and is the only and sufficient Mediator between God and man (John 1:1; Colossians 2:9; Hebrews 4:15; 1 Timothy 2:5).
WE BELIEVE in the personality of the Holy Spirit and that His ministry is to reveal Christ to men in the regeneration and sanctification of their souls (John 16:8; Acts 5:3-4; 1 Corinthians 12:13).
WE BELIEVE that man was created in the image of God and that he sinned and thereby incurred spiritual death (Genesis 1:26; Romans 5:17-21).
WE BELIEVE in the substitutionary death of the Lord Jesus Christ for our sins, in the resurrection of His body, His ascension into Heaven, and His personal and visible premillennial return; and that salvation is received only through personal faith in Him (John 3:16; Romans 5:8; 10:13-17; 1 Corinthians 15:42-58; Revelation 20).
WE BELIEVE in the two gospel ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Baptism is the immersion of a believer in water, in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, testifying to that person’s conversion to Christ. It depicts the death and resurrection of Christ and the believer’s own death to sin and resurrection to newness of life. The Lord’s Supper, given to believers, is the symbolic remembrance of the Lord’s death until He comes (Matthew 3:13-17; 28:19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-32).
WE BELIEVE that a New Testament Church is a body of believers thus baptized, associated for worship, service, the spread of the Gospel, and righteous living to all the World (Matthew 5:13,16; Acts 1:8; 2:42; 2 Timothy 2:2).,
In 1900, three men saw a need to reach the children and families of Middlesex County. William Crowell, Rev. Lenn Wheeler of First Baptist Church of New Brunswick, and Deacon Peter Letson of Stelton Baptist Church met together with the intent to organize a Baptist Sunday School in the Metuchen area. At the time, there weren’t enough families and children to start the school. But within two short years the population of Metuchen had grown enough that the Baptist Sunday School was born.