First Baptist Church is excited to host a one-day conference for Students, Youth, AND ADULTS! The conference theme, The Way of Peace will focus on the church and why the church is still important – and the role that Christ still has for His churches today, and why we should still engage the world, THROUGH His churches. The Scripture focus for this conference will be Ephesisnas 2:11-22.
The planned conference schedule is as follows:
9AM – Doors open
10AM Session 1 – Music by Josh Burns & Friends
Worship Led by Josh Burns
11:30AM – LUNCH (Provided – free of charge)
12:30PM – Session 2 – Music by Josh & Friends
2PM – Wrap-up
There is no charge for attending this event – Come, and bring your neighbor, friends, co-workers…!
From the minute your mates step off the plane onto Australian soil, they will find themselves on a trip they’ll never forget! The day begins at the Aussie Assembly, the thrilling opening complete with entertaining welcomes, “aus-some” songs, a mission moment, and prayer. We then launch into our rotations - from Hoppin' Good Games, Land Down Under Lessons, Top Koala-ty Treats, to Turtle-y Terrific Science & Crafts - there is so much to take in and to keep you connected to the basic truth - The Value of Life!
Join us for this down-under adventure with God's Word!
We are pleased to finally be able to announce a restart to our Spring Bible Conferences with a special opportunity to grow in our study and understanding of God's Word. In conjunction with Christian
Steve Burchett, CCW Worldwide
Communicators Worldwide, we will be hosting a Bible Intensive with Steve Burchett and his wife Patty for Friday evening and Saturday as we engage in what, for many, will be a somewhat different method for studying and engaging with God's Word! All materials will be provided, leave your study Bible at home, and come learn to draw the meaning of the Bible directly from the pages in their context!
Come discover that you CAN study and UNDERSTAND the Bible. Gain skills to help you be far more confident in your studies, and maybe even uncover that hidden scholar just waiting to be unearthed! At the end of our time on Saturday, you will know more about a chapter of God's Word than many pastors! But more importantly, you will be blessed as only the intentional study of the Bible can bring.
The schedule for the March 4 & 5:
Friday: 6-9PM (Supper included). Saturday: 9AM-1:30PM (Breakfast available at 8:30AM and Lunch Included). There is no cost to attend, although you may contribute to offset the costs by clicking HERE and designate it for Conference costs, or contribute at the event.
It is past time for us to get serious about men getting together – we will be having a men’s breakfast every-other month beginning Saturday, February 5th at 8AM. For those who would like to help cook, Pastor Michael plans to be in the kitchen around 7AM. Hope you can be here to sharpen one-another!
First Baptist Church is excited to again host our annual Chili Cook-Off! This fun, family-friendly event will see a wide range of chilis, from traditional no-beans and with beans, white, red, brown, and we have even had green before! Heat ranges will be from none to extreme (will be clearly labeled).
And YOU are the judge! Everyone who samples chili gets to vote for their favorite!
This event is open to the public – but if you plan to enter your chili, please have it here by 5:45PM to give time to get registered and set up for tasting!
This is a FREE event – but we will also have a dessert auction after the chili tasting is done! So if you want to bring your favorite baked item or dessert for the auction, then bring that too! But most importantly – come have fun and enjoy the fellowship while trying a variety of chilis.
Saturday, October 9, we will have our annual Lifeword Walk 4 The World at Cave Springs City Park (392 E Johnson Ave, Cave Springs) beginning at 9AM. Each year, churches of the BMA observe “Lifeword Sunday” – a special emphasis of prayer and giving for the ministry of Lifeword Media Ministries, one of our most effective missions efforts as a church association – Lifeword reaches up to 2 billion people a day through radio, TV, the internet. Help them expand broadcasts to reach the remaining 5 billion with the Good News. #LifewordSunday #WeTellTheStory https://lifeword.org/lifeword-sunday/
Walk 4 The World on Saturday, October 9 will take place at Cave Springs City Park – where where we who can, will walk the walking trail to total up to 3 miles. Some have gotten pledges for miles (or laps) walked. Others simply make donations specified for this particular ministry, all to be submitted on Lifeword Sunday, October 24.
We have Lotts of fund and fellowship – while bringing attention to this incredible ministry. While we all cannot be physical missionaries around the world, and to language groups we may have never even heard of – Lifeword does through broadcast and digital media – and you can be a part of that!
If you cannot be there at 9AM, that’s ok – we should be their until about 1PM. And if you cannot walk – come and encourage those who will and enjoy the outdoors and fellowship time.
Here is a video reminder of what Lifeword is all about…
First Baptist Church is excited to announce our first one-day youth rally:
Featuring Worship led by our friends of Trinitas (Shreveport, LA and Tyler, TX), and teaching by Micah Powell.
Fear can do a lot more than cause us to shake or want to hide. For some, it causes us to become angry, fearful- and it can destroy families, friendships - and chase us from the very things in life that matter. F.U.D. - Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt... After the last year and a half, we all should be very familiar with these terms. Fear overtook many, changed lives - Uncertainty cause paralysis and government officials to make decisions that will long be questioned, and of course Doubt - or even pessimism that comes naturally with fear and uncertainty - and all three of these things are tools that Satan uses to try to stop, squash, and destroy lives that could otherwise be joy-filled testimonies.
Trinitas is a trio consisting of Chanin & Mandy Barker (Shreveport, LA), plus Keith Copley (Tyler, TX), who bring an energy and excitement fueled by a genuine passion for Christ and the Saving Grace poured out through the Gospel. The music styles in the library of Trinitas is across the spectrum - from Southern Gospel to Contemporary Christian and Praise - We are glad to have Trinitas as a part of this important event!
Micah Powell, and his wife of 12 years Rachel, is currently a student at Midwestern Baptist
Theological Seminary in Kansas City, and has served as a worship pastor, youth pastor, family pastor, and frequent camp + youth speaking engagements. Micah is an engaging speaker, compassionate soul, and absolutely a spaz for the redeeming work of Jesus Christ - with a passion and energy for equipping folks for life and ministrythrough discipleship. His background speaks very clearly and loudly to the subject of battling fear, uncertainty, and doubt, and there is absolutely no chance that you listen to Micah without coming away strengthened and very likely changed.
WHO CAN COME?
This event is open to all, though primarily geared towards Junior High- College aged students. We will have opportunity for questions, prayer, and of course - worship! We do ask that all participants PRE-REGISTER so we can plan food for the LUNCH that we will provide. Registration/tickets are $1 (which simply covers the cost of registration) and guarantees you a spot. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 11 at Noon.
It’s happening! After the COVID insanity of 2020, we are back and ready for action for VBS 2021! June 7-11, with a special closing celebration on Sunday evening, June 13 – where we will give away major prizes!Come one, come all on an island adventure of intrigue, fun, games and much more as we seek out the One True God!
2 years old through 8th Grade – we have an adventure for you!
Adults… we have plenty for you as well, as we need all hands on deck for this great search! (*All volunteers need to complete a background check prior to the start of VBS!).
There are few realities more important. to the Christian faith than that of the Resurrection! Paul wrote to the church at Corinth:
For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised;and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins. (1 Corinthians 15:16-17)
Some argue that Scripture never commands Christians to celebrate “Easter”, yet can one deny that Jesus’ own followers rejoiced and celebrated His rising from the grave? It is the resurrection that made all the difference! And just as Paul penned in the verses above, without the resurrection, we are the most pitiful of people!
Join us Sunday, April 4 for our Easter Sunrise Service at 7AM, or for our Easter
choir production of One Day (arr. Russell Maulden) at 11:00AM.