First Step - FBCA Orientation Class


We are so glad that you have connected with us! We would like to invite you to First Step, our orientation class, so you can get to know the ministries and mission of FBC Alexandria and how God may be leading you to join us.  

About First Step:

Who Should Attend? All new members and those thinking about joining our church family.

What Ages? The class is geared for those 18 and up. Youth and children are welcome; however, they may wish to attend Sunday School and worship instead. Preschoolers remain in their classes for both hours. Children in grades K–6 can be escorted to the worship center after 9:30 Sunday School. K through 3rd graders will move at 11:20 to Children’s Worship on the first floor (Room 130) and may be picked up there. We can arrange for your older children (4th -6th grade) to sit with a pew shepherd during the service. Youth have Sunday School at 9:30 and may then attend the 11:00 worship service. When you register, please let us know your preference for your children so that we can adequately plan for their care and safety.

When? This is a one-time orientation class. First Step is scheduled on various dates throughout the year.  The upcoming sessions for 2015 include:  March 1 and May 3.

    What time?  First Step meets from 9:30–11:45am. Arrive a little early to enjoy coffee, doughnuts, and some fellowship time.

    Where? First Step meets in Room 355, located in the Music Suite on the third floor.

    All new members and prospective members are highly encouraged to come and learn about the history, beliefs, and mission of FBC Alexandria as well as what is expected of them as a member and as a Christian. This is a great way to learn how you can connect with a small group and how you can serve in one of our many ministries.

    Will I miss the sermon that morning? Yes, but it is available on this website or we can mail it to you on CD along with some additional follow-up materials.

    Do I need to sign up in advance? Yes.  Due to classroom size, each First Step class is limited to 15 people.  To register, please contact  Ellen at or 703-299-3604.

    We look forward to seeing you at First Step and getting to know you!