However, you won’t be able to feel the close-knit fellowship God has forged among our membership. You won’t be able to experience our dedication to evangelism, missions, outreach, Bible study, worship, and fellowship. Nor will you be able to see us as we attempt to put ,feet to our faith, by reaching out to our community.
To experience all those things, you will need to come join us! If you are without a church home, we enthusiastically invite you to come visit us here at First Baptist Church. We are a local church with a global mission to take Jesus to our Neighbors and to the Nations. We would love for you to be a part of that!
How Do I Meet People?
First Baptist Church is not a place for spectators. It is a place for team members. Whether you are a five-year old child, a ninety-five year old grandmother, a busy mom, or a businessman with big responsibilities, we want you to be a part of our vibrant church community. Here is how you can learn, serve, and grow at First Baptist Church.
Often, small groups of people are better able to interact and learn about a topic than larger groups are. For that reason, First Baptist Church has small bible studies held each Sunday morning. The size of the group is anywhere from six to twenty. We have a variety of age and types of groups for you to join, you get to choose where you feel comfortable.
Each Sunday morning, children get to participate in their own classes. Bible lessons are taught in such a way that every child gets to participate and learn. Each of the class teachers is carefully screened and thoroughly trained in children’s instruction.
Life can get complicated once you cross that nebulous threshold into adulthood. There are complicated decisions. Bigger stakes. Serious relationships. And a whole lot more decisions. The young adult group of First Baptist Church provides a welcoming atmosphere for college and early-career aged young people.
FBC Women’s Groups gives the ladies in our church family special times of interaction. Our women’s groups are times of Bible study, prayer (and, of course, food). These groups provide a refreshing discipleship opportunity for the women in the church.
Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Men gather each Tuesday morning at 7am in the Fire Side room for breakfast and a time of prayer. This is a great time of fellowship and lifting up each other and our community in prayer.
Once you get past fifty, the fun has just begin. Whether retired, just plain tired, or active as ever, the over-50 group of First Baptist Church provides refreshment, ministry, and times of valuable interaction. A mentoring ministry gives older believers a chance to meet with and help younger believers grow in Christ.
Where Can I Serve?
Jesus told us, his disciples, to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of First Baptist Church is our mission to the world. It begins in our own community, and spreads overseas to every nation. FBC members are involved in a variety of ministries from things as simple as washing the church vehicles, to preparing the church bulletins.
FBC is thrilled to be part of the spread of God's kingdom around the world. We are active in sending missionaries and supporting these missionaries with our money and with our prayers. We encourage all of our people to respond to God's call for laborers, whether it means that they move to a foreign country or live and minister in our own community.
God-honoring worship is something we strive for. Many church members get involved in our music ministry. Some play their instruments. Some are vocalists. Others are involved in the choir. These volunteers are an important part of the ministry of FBC, using their talents and gifts to glorify God.
The usher team at FBC fills an important role. They are involved in directing attendees to their seats, ensuring the safety of the building during services, guiding traffic, helping visitors, answering questions, providing direction, unlocking doors, locking doors, and generally ensuring that the service can proceed problem-free. The usher team is a servant-hearted group of men and women whose ministry is integral to church life.
Media & Technology
Using media to spread the gospel is a privilege of FBC. In an age of widespread technology, we have a stewardship to use these tools as best as possible for kingdom purposes. All of our weekly sermons are aired on Suddenlink channel 8 and uploaded to our website in video and audio formats. We also maintain an active Facebook and Twitter feed for additional church communication.
Prayer cannot be overestimated. Prayer moves the hand of God. FBC is a body of believers dependent upon prayer, and committed to God's sovereignty. Each Wednesday, the church comes together for a special time of prayer and Bible study.
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Our Latest Sermon Videos
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