First Baptist Church
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Trust . Join . Grow . Serve . Reach

discipleship

 
Once a person trusts in Jesus as their Lord and Savior, we baptize them into the membership of the church and they need to begin the process of growing in the Lord. Occasionally, someone will view their moment of salvation as nothing more than an ending. No longer struggling under conviction, they have surrendered their lives to Christ. It may be the end of their former way of life, but it is only the beginning of their new life in Christ. Discipleship is that process of Bible Study, fellowship, service, prayer and participation in church family life that carries a person forward toward spiritual maturity. 
 

 

 

CHILDREN

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AWANA Discipleship Club

 
 
 
Jesus taught that people enter the Kingdom with the trusting heart of a child. Kids are so eager to learn and are extremely capable of absorbing biblical truth. One of our most exciting children's ministries is AWANA, an acronym standing for "Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed," which is drawn from the verse 2 Timothy 2:15. Through the use of games, activities and fellowship, kids learn Bible verses, make friends and have fun all at the same time. AWANA is a great way to teach your child the truth of God's Word.
 
 
 
 
 
YOUTH
   
Jesus did not command us merely to make converts, but to make disciples. A disciple is a follower of Christ, a student in the ways of God, one committed to a growing personal relationship with Jesus. We encourage every student to be active in a small group where they will be challenged toward deeper Bible Study, prayer and accountability. Each year, we sponsor a Disciple Now Weekend. This retreat equips students for spiritual growth as they begin the school year. We want our students to be mature followers of Christ.
 
 
 
 
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Disciple Now Youth Retreat

 
 
  
 
 
 

ADULTS

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We are happy to provide a variety of small group discipleship classes held throughout the week. Many of our men participate in a Sunday afternoon class focusing on prayer, Scripture memory, a devotional book and a time of fellowship. Our women are active in various Chronological Bible Studies, First Friday gatherings and a few Beth Moore conferences per year. We also offer topical Bible Study Fellowships held throughout the week on campus or in homes, so people can grow closer to Jesus and to each other. 
 
 
 
 

senior ADULTS

   
Our Senior Adults realize spiritual maturity is a lifelong process. We are committed to helping each one grow in their relationship with Jesus. Our Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting is just one ministry in which this happens. We lift up the needs of our church family and study a book of the Bible verse by verse. On Sunday Nights, we come back for a worship service featuring traditional hymns and instruction from God's Word. Our Bright-Parrish Library is also a very popular ministry among our Senior Adult members.   
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