Welcome to First Baptist Springfield!!

Come worship with us!!

FirstBaptistWelcome! We are so glad you found us! It is our sincere desire at First Baptist to serve the Springfield community by uplifting Jesus as the one and only Lord of life! Our prayer for all believers is that you will be blessed and strengthened in the Spirit, Grace and Power of the Lord; that through Him you will find a life of abundant peace, spontaneous joy, and unending passion. First Baptist is a growing fellowship of Spirit filled believers coming together to declare the awesome glory of the Lord and to celebrate Jesus as King. We study the Word, practice what we learn and in the process grow together. Visitors are always welcome! We hope that you will come join with us in humble praise and joyous celebration of the risen Lord!

 

Upcoming!

Fishers of Men ILKAS RWB Logo 4Annual Fishers of Men Tournament Banquet

Friday August 1st 6:00 pm – First Baptist Church

It is not too late to get a team of fisherman together!!!
Here is the Official link for more information: Fishers of Men Kaskaskia

Weird Animals VBS Starter Kit 2014Vacation Bible School – AIG’s International Spy Academy!

Register Online Here –> REGISTER

Enroll your child in Vacation Bible School this summer! First Baptist will be taking the children on an International Spy Mission with our goal being to instill in your children an understanding of the one true God of the Bible they can carry with them for the rest of their lives and share with those around them.
Dates:
Saturday August 2nd – 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm Kickoff Registration Party. Food, Fun, Games, picnic and many other activities for enjoyment!
Sunday August 3rd – August 6th – 6:15 pm – 8:45 pm
For More information call the Church at 217-523-7731 or Brenna at 217-801-3806
VBS is Free and all children ages pre-k – 6th grade are invited!

Below is just a sampling of what VBS is all about in 2014!
Teachings

Movie and Munchies Sat.  July 26th — “Meant To Be,” Celebrating Life!

FREE Meal at 5:30 pm and movie at 6:30 pm – All are always invited!!!
When 20-year old Nathan Burr (Bradley Dorsey) loses his career and his girlfriend, he questions his purpose in life. Compounding his struggle, Nathan grew up in a foster home and never met his birth mother. Nathan sets out on a quest to find his mother and somehow come to terms with her rejection of him. His journey begins by flying to the city where he was born. Upon his arrival, Nathan checks into a hotel and meets Mave (Della Reese) the hotel’s housekeeper. Encouraged by Mave’s wisdom and the help of a hotel guest, Shelly, (Kristen Renton) Nathan finds the address of his mother, Linda Dixon (Erika Eleniak). Linda is a social worker who agonizes over the decision she made with Nathan 20 years ago. In an effort to admonish the guilt of giving up her son, Linda is caught up in the life of a teenage mother, Tori (Erin Sossoman) who is conflicted by the decision to abort her baby. When Nathan gathers the courage to meet his mother, he uncovers a terrible secret that totally redefines what was meant to be for his life.

What Work was God Doing at Springfield First Baptist June 5th – 8th 2014?

Praise God!!! The gospel went into 9 countries and 19 US cities!! The Prophecy Conference was viewed 3,714 times and by around 300 viewers at any speakersgiven time!! We were blessed to be a part of it and although we may never know how many lives it touched we can be assured it was many!!! The countries were, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Australia, Great Britain, India, USA, Afghanistan, Canada, and Serbia. Many of these nations are Islamic. May God continue to bless the outreach at FBC!!

A heartfelt THANKS to all who supported us! DVD’s OF ALL 15 SESSIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON!!

Pictured left to right, Sr. Pastor Michael Henderson, FBC, Dr. Thomas Ice (Pre-trib Research Ctr.), Bill Salus, (Prophecy Depot), Evg. Donald Perkins (According2prophecy), Adrian Bateman (RF), and Nathan Jones (Lamb & Lion).

 

earth space5NEW FREE EBOOK!!! 25 Reasons to Believe

In conjunction with Business Men In Christ and our Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible study we have written a booklet that helps all people, especially teens and young adults, to understand, defend, and share their faith. The 30 page booklet is FREE TO ALL. Pray for it to traverse the world. We are asking that people download a copy then either forward it to everyone you know and post a link to it everywhere you can all to the glory of God!! There is no authors name on the outside of the book. It can also be used as a help for parents who are struggling with telling the children about God. May the lord bless this work to His glory!!

Bible Studies and Worship!

Piano Christian Stock PhotoNEW!! Gospel Sing Every Third Friday!!!

Beginning with a meal at 6:00 pm singers from as far south as Edinburg and as far north as Atterberry will be gathering every 3rd Friday of the month with their musical talent to sing for the glory of God! It will be a fun night as well as a worshipful one with song and testimony as we all come together to sing out to the Lord in uplifted praise! The event is free to the public. All you have to do is show up! See you there!

Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study

NEW The Attributes of God!!! Tuesday’s at 6:15 am (Early Birds)

Who Does God Say That He Is?

Misconceptions about God abound. But they don’t have to. God has revealed His character in Scripture, illuminating the attributes that define Him. While we, being finite creatures, can never truly comprehend everything that God is, we should study what He Himself has said.

In this 16-part teaching series, The Attributes of God, Ligonier Teaching Fellow Dr. Steven Lawson articulates a biblical understanding of divine attributes and explores how a right understanding of God can affect every aspect of our lives.

 

Revealing the Mysteries of Heaven study guideNEW STUDY: Ladies Bible Study every Tuesday Morning!

Join Joyce Mancke and a host of ladies for “The Mysteries of Heaven” By David Jeremiah Tuesday Mornings at 10:30 am! Is heaven a literal place? Who will be there? Will it be boring? Will we recognize our loved ones there? Discover the dwelling place God is preparing for us in heaven, the kind of bodies occupants will have, why infants and small children will go to heaven, and the nature of our eternal home. This exciting study will whet your appetite for the future home Jesus is preparing for you! All ladies of all ages are welcome to attend. For more information contact the church office at 217-523-7731

Bible Studies: Radical Living & Fresh Start

Sundays at 9:30am – Music and Youth Pastor. Brian Morgan will lead a Bible Study entitled, “Radical Living!” The study will be ongoing and will cover topics that center on being real, genuine, and honest in a not so Christ-Like world. Sundays at 6:30pm – The Sr. Pastor, Michael Henderson will teach a class entitled “Fresh Start” for all believers. The class is geared toward growth “In Christ” and is ideal for those who would like a refresher in the foundational Biblical Studies found in Scripture. The is is a must class for all who desire to draw closer to God and understand Him on a deeper level.

Saturday Evening Worship, KLE3 Saturdays at 7:00pm weekly!

Saturday Worship service at 7:00 pm weekly. We call it KLE-3.** Brian Morgan, our Music Minister, will be leading the music which compliments a timely message from Pastor Mike which follows. There is plenty of opportunity to lift praises to God in song and testimony so we are inviting you to come and share what our AWESOME GOD is doing in your life. Please make every opportunity to attend. Many have said they cannot come on Sunday Mornings so this is your opportunity to Worship the King during the evening. We are here to serve the Lord and in doing that serve you! Remember John 3:16, For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him may have eternal life! ** KLE3 – We are CLAY in the potters hands, we are the ekKLEsia, the called out ones for Christ, and Jesus is the CLEs de La Vie, Key to New Life!