worship service schedule
New Schedule (beginning January 13, 2019)
Sundays, 10:30 am: Blended Service
Sundays, 6:00 pm: Bible Study with traditional hymns
Wednesdays 6:00 pm: Prayer Meeting
Our worship ministry has served the church in two separate worship services for the past 22 years. One of the services has been traditional in nature while the other has been contemporary. On Sunday, November 18, 2018, we transitioned to one service with a blended worship style. Our ultimate goal is obviously a time of worship each week where we connect with God and He speaks to our hearts. The emphasis of worship is God. The music, message, and other parts of the worship should always point us to the Lord. His character and his word should always be at the forefront of our worship services. We are asking everyone to help to make the transition by being patient, loving, and a little bit more flexible than usual.
We are also going through another transition at this time. Our worship pastor for the past 15 years, Mike Mills, retired at the end of January, 2019. We are excited to announce that, on Sunday, February 3rd, the Search Committee presented Bro. Rod Hite to be called as our new Worship Pastor, and he was approved by 100% of the congregation! Please be in prayer for him and the Worship Ministry team as they make this transition.
We now offer a children’s church option called “The Big Picture Worship Time”. The Big Picture Worship Time is an alternative worship time for kids ages Pre-K 4 through 6th grade. Kids will first go to the regular worship service with their parents. Bro. Greg will dismiss them after the children’s sermon, and then they will move to the Youth Auditorium for worship until 12:00 pm. Please click the button below for more information.
Our worship beliefs
The Person We Worship
Worship is to honor with extravagant love and extreme submission. (Webster's Dictionary,1828)
In other words, we worship God because He is God. Period. True worship is defined by the priority we place on who God is and where God is on our list of priorities. Worship is much more than songs and words. True worship is a matter of the heart expressed in our everyday life. Think about this: Would you continue to worship God if, from this day forward, God's miraculous signs and wonders were not so evident in your life? Would God still be worthy of your worship? Or is your worship completely dependent upon God's blessings? Do you only worship God for what he can do for you?
Our “extravagant love and extreme submission” must be a result of who we actually believe God is. Psalm 96:5-6 says, "For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the LORD made the heavens. Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and glory are in his sanctuary." Our worship must be given to the only one who is worthy simply because of who He is.
The Promise of Corporate Worship
Acts 2:42 ”And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” Although a person can worship anywhere under any circumstances, there is something dynamic that God has infused into corporate worship. When a family of believers are truly worshipping God together, He promises to show up as He “inhabits the praise of his people.” Psalm 22:3
You are invited to join the First Baptist family of faith as we come together to exalt the Lord of heaven and earth this Sunday.