What to expect

Worship

Sunday School begins at 9:00 a.m. and worship service begins each Sunday at 10:15 a.m. Plus, there are Sunday evening "all church events" at 6:00 p.m. monthly. Click on the calendar for these special nights as well as other events throughout the year. We encourage you to come and visit us soon!
 
God is doing great things at our church and in our community.  If you do not already have a church home, we hope you will visit us and find home here at First Baptist. Please do not hesitate to contact us at 903.984.3531. We would welcome the opportunity to get to know you and your family.

What to Expect 

You can expect the morning service to be celebratory, casual, and relevant. Friendly people will meet you at the door. You will notice some people dressed in jeans and casual shoes, a few in suits and dresses, and most some place in between. The worship leader will invite you to participate in celebrating Jesus and the grace He offers us. The pastor will share a relevant message from the Bible in a conversational/teaching style.
 
You can expect your children to have a great time. Children from kindergarten through 5th grade worship in Kid's Church. Your children can worship with you if you prefer. We have found that the children not only have a great time, but learn more when they get to worship in a setting designed just for them. We provide preschool childcare for the children under kindergarten age.
 
You can expect worship to include traditional and contemporary elements.  Some worship practices have been used for centuries because they help people connect with God in a personal and meaningful way. Some of the newest music opens an avenue of worship for people to express themselves in an authentic and fresh manner. We don't want to lose something really good just because it's old. We don't want to miss something really helpful just because it's new.
 
You can expect a real connection at First Baptist is most likely to happen in Sunday School. Sunday School is a small group Bible study that takes place on Sunday morning at 9:00 am. These small groups make possible the life connection all of us need. You are welcome to check out these groups until you find one that feels right for you.
 
You can expect to find people at First Baptist who love God and love people.


Core Values

First Baptist Church Core Values

Love God, Love People

LOVE GOD

In Matthew 22:37-38, Jesus is asked, “What is the Greatest Commandment?” He replies, “Love the Lord thy God with all your heart, and all your soul, and all your mind.” This is the first and greatest commandment.

The most important relationship in a Christian’s life is their relationship with the Heavenly Father through His Son Jesus Christ. The pursuit of this relationship should be our primary focus. Growing in this relationship is accomplished in many ways:

Worship – praising God both corporately and personally with reverence and passion (Isaiah 6:1-8, John 4:23-24)

 Prayer– communicating with our God to draw us closer to Him (Philippians 4:6-7, Matthew 6:5-15)

Bible Study – studying God’s word helps us learn more about Him (John 5:39, Deut. 8:3, Josh. 1:8)

Discipleship – following the lifestyle outlined by Jesus (Luke 9:23-24, Luke 14:27, John 8:31-32)

LOVE PEOPLE

 In Matthew 22:39-40, Jesus continues his answer, and the second is like it, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” All Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.

 God’s love is to be shared. Loving Him creates a desire in us to love all of our neighbors. Sharing God’s love with others can be done in several ways:

 Ministry– actively serving, supporting, and assisting individuals and families within our church body, our community, and our world (Galatians 6:2, Matthew 25:35-40)

 Missions/Evangelism – sharing the good news of Jesus Christ in our community, and throughout the world (Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 1:8)

 Unity– developing a oneness of spirit and purpose within our church body (Romans 12:4-8, Acts 4:32, 2 Corinthians 5:18)

 Prayerpraying for, with, or on behalf of others (James 5:13-16)