Frequently Asked Questions
"How do I get there?"
You can find directions to FBNO here.
"What time is the service?"
We have one service at 9:30 am on Sunday mornings.
You're also invited to join a small group at either 8:15 am or 11 am. There are groups for every age and stage of life, filled with and led by people with the same interests as you. We have some groups meeting in person, while others meet over Zoom.
What COVID-19 safety precautions are in place?
In order to safely gather together for worship, we ask that you wear a mask or face covering and provide adequate physical distance between yourself and others while at First Baptist New Orleans. These precautions are now optional for fully vaccinated adults.
Please continue to monitor your health for common symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, shortness of breath, etc.) before arriving at church.
"What should I wear?"
Most people show up wearing business-casual. You won't be out of place in jeans, but you won't stick out in a suit and tie. At FBNO, we encourage you to wear what you are most comfortable in.
"What if I have special needs?"
Greeters are available to assist you should you have any questions or special needs regarding seating or other general questions. Should special needs arise during the service, feel free to go to a greeter to request assistance.
"What do I do during the worship service?"
We would love to meet you and make you feel welcome. Don't worry—We won't put you on the spot or call you to the front! We'd like to know that you joined us, so we ask that you complete the attendance tab in the worship guide and place it in the offering plate at the end of the service.
"What is a worship service at FBNO like?"
In all, our services last approximately 75 minutes.
You’ll experience worship led by Ricky Draper and our worship band. We sing modern songs of worship and hymns arranged to allow the songs of our faith to be sung in a relevant way today. The music portion of the service usually lasts about 25 minutes.
Pastor Chad Gilbert will teach the timeless truths of the Bible with clarity and real-life application. Chad's sermons are biblical and relevant to today's changing culture. The teaching portion of the service usually lasts about 35 minutes.
Our main focus is that you would come in and be a part of worshiping God while experiencing life-changing fellowship and a challenging and inspiring message.
"Do I have to give?"
We know that there can be a lot of anxiety on this subject when visiting a new church. There's absolutely no pressure to give! If you would like to give, no gift is too small.
"What do I do after the service?"
We would love to meet you. Feel free to talk to one of the ministers or counselors available during the response time in our service. Or, if you prefer, you can text "new" to 504.290.0741 to receive a brief connect card and have a minister follow up with you. We would love to talk to you about how you can get involved at FBNO.