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. First Baptist members are involved in a variety of ministries from things as simple as providing breakfast on Sunday mornings for the neighborhood and free family faith-based movie nights every month.
First Baptist is thrilled to be part of the spread of God’s kingdom around the world. We are active in helping to send missionaries and support for them with our money and with our prayers locally, through the NAMB and periodic special offerings. 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.
Music & Drama
God-honoring worship is something we strive for. Many church members get involved in our music and drama ministry. Some play their instruments. Some are vocalists. Others are involved in the choir. Still others get involved in drama. These volunteers are an important part of the ministry of First Baptist Church, using their talents and gifts to glorify God.
The usher and welcome teams at First Baptist Church fill an important role. They are involved in directing attendees to their seats, ensuring the safety of the building during services, guiding traffic when necessary, helping visitors, answering questions, providing direction, unlocking doors, locking doors, and generally ensuring that the service can proceed problem-free. The service teams at First Baptist are servant-hearted groups of men and women whose ministry is integral to church life.
Media & Technology
Using media to spread the gospel is a privilege of First Baptist Church. In an age of widespread technology, we have a stewardship to use these tools as best as possible for kingdom purposes. Soon our weekly sermons will be uploaded to our website in video and audio formats. We also maintain an active Twitter feed for additional church communication.
Marriages can be difficult to maintain. Misunderstanding, confusion, resentment, and anger can flare up in any marriage. We at First Baptist desire to play a personal role in listening, understanding, helping, and encouraging struggling couples has, by God’s grace, saved marriages, and repaired relationships. Couples have found fresh hope and new joy in a warm and fulfilling relationship with their spouse.
Prayer cannot be overestimated. Prayer moves the hand of God. First Baptist Church is a body of believers dependent upon prayer, and committed to God’s sovereignty. Each Sunday morning we pray together in our Bible Studies for the ministry of the Word. Throughout the week, our Prayer Warriors, pray for their pastor, a list of church members, any special requests, and missionary prayer needs. Each Wednesday, the church comes together at 6:00pm for a special time of prayer followed by Bible study.
In order to give our children the best Bible teaching possible, First Baptist will start a children’s church service in conjunction with the main service. This will begin in the Fall of 2012 at the same time as our new Saturday evening service at 7:00pm. This special time will give kids more opportunity for interaction and learning in a context and manner that may be better suited to their age and learning styles. Our friendly children’s church volunteers have an endless stream of creativity–ranging from puppet shows, to games, to object lessons etc….
1 Timothy 1:12 (ESV)
I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service,