What to expect
WorshipSunday 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.
First Baptist Church Core Values
Love God, Love People
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:
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: