Welcome to First Baptist Church

We are a dynamic community of faith, hope, and love, and exist to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ.  We invite you to discover God’s joy and peace in your life, and share in seeing lives changed in our community and world through biblical teaching, service, and life-changing ministries.

Sunday School Opportunities

Sunday School

There are numerous dynamic Sunday School classes ranging from newborn to Senior Adults that meet each Sunday at 9:30am.  Through the teaching of the Bible, we are challenged to personal spiritual growth and knowledge in God’s Word.  Each of our Sunday School classes are designed to meet specific needs and interests.

Spiritually Mature Parents = Spiritually Growing Teens?

In our High School Sunday School Class this week we talked a little about a phenomenon that can easily occur in the American church “culture” – misplaced reproduction. You see, the Great Commission (or THE Cause as Dare2Share calls it), directs each of us to make disciples –> we should make more of what we are. The American Church has done that well. Unfortunately, we have not made what Christ has called us to make…Maybe…

  • We’ve been called to make disciples that make more disciples, but we’ve sat in the pews, and made more people that sit in the pews.
  • We’ve been called to go into all the world to make disciples that are willing to go anywhere for the cause of Christ, but we’ve stayed in the church building and brought in more, and made more people comfortable to stay with us.

A wise pastor once said that sheep make more sheep, shepherds make more shepherds – we make more of what we are. Pastors should make more Pastors, Missionaries should make more Missionaries, Committed Church members should make more. As a Youth Pastor, I’m working on making more people that are committed to taking Christ’s message to a lost and hurting generation of teenagers.

What are you reproducing?

Come. Connect. Communicate.

Come. Connect. Communicate

At First Baptist, we seek to fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) by doing three things well:

  1. Encouraging those not affiliated with any church to COME see what God is doing at FBC.
  2. Helping people CONNECT with others and with God through Bible study, service, and ministry.
  3. Equipping people to COMMUNICATE the Good News of Jesus Christ into all the world, starting in our own community!

Where does your bridge lead?

Bridges are important in our community.
In the past, they have helped us cross creeks, rivers, and railroads. They have been a past and current key to the economy in our community and county. When each of those bridges were built, it was a big deal that they could cross whatever they were made to cross. We all have a void in our life that is also a big deal. This void can only be crossed by having a true relationship with Jesus Christ. Sure, we try and build our own bridges, with money, recreation, or any number of things good or bad. However, none of these bridges we’ve constructed ourselves take us where we want to go. They only lead to emptiness, despair, hopelessness, and ultimately an eternity separated from God (see Romans 6:23 – “The wages of sin is death”). Jesus tells us in John 14:6 that “I Am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through Me”.   Jesus lived a perfect life without sin, paid the price of a horrible death on a cross (see Romans 5:8 – “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us”), and rose again on the third day to  give us a way to be made right with God again. He made the bridge that we could never complete on our own. Take the first step of your Journey with Christ by accepting His gift of eternal life – Cross the bridge. He’s waiting to forgive you and begin a relationship with you.

Pastor Lacy

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