The mission statement of First Baptist Church states that, “As a community of faith, we share the love of Christ through missions and ministry.” More specifically, we offer opportunities for worship, fellowship, missions and ministry all of which are designed to proclaim the love of Christ. It is our goal to offer a variety of programs for all ages, from preschoolers to senior adults, for spiritual growth, and hands on mission endeavors. The educational experience is geared toward fellowship and outreach. It is important that our members and guests experience a friendly, engaging, and receptive environment where they grow faithfully in their relationship with Christ.
Since our beginnings in 1874, First Baptist has stood firm to the historic principles of priesthood of the believer, the authority of scripture, and freedom of the individual. First Baptist is also involved in a number of mission organizations which proclaim the liberating power of Christ through all the earth. Mission organizations supported by First Baptist are: Mt. Zion Baptist Association, and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. In addition to these organizations we also seek to cooperatively work with other churches and social organizations in the area to support community and world mission needs.
Spark – Missions Education for Children
Spark brings the young people of our church together to talk about missions both locally and far away. The children help prepare and organize items weekly for the Backpack ministry, make cookies for our Starfish ministry, and make cards, bookmarks, and other items for church members and local rehabilitation centers. They also participate in Operation Christmas Child before Christmas each year. The children also learn about ways missionaries around the world share God’s love and help others in their day to day lives.
Spark meets on Sunday nights during the school year, after Celebration Choir, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. A light supper is provided.