FBC’s Walk 4 The World & Lifeword Sunday

WEDNESDAY, October 19, we will have our annual Lifeword Walk 4 The World at Shaw Park (Ball Road W Downum Rd., Springdale, AR 72762) from 6-8PM.  This represents a departure from previous years and enables us to come together as a church to include our youth and students from Wednesday evening.

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 an association – Lifeword reaches as many as 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

Walk 4 The World has long been a major fundraising event with local churches, and local associations coming together and walking – for donations. Some get pledges per mile walked, while others simply commit to a flat amount.   Regardless, if you would like to help with the fundraising, be sure to collect pledged funds in time to turn them in on Sunday, October 23!

We have lots of fun 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!

 

Here is a video reminder of what Lifeword is all about…

Back to Sunday School (B2SS)

Think about this B2SS2022

As we begin the new church and literature quarter, we have partnered with our associaitonal publishing department Baptist Publishing House to encourage both members and visitors to “come back to Sunday School”, or at least in our case – what we call Bible Fellowship Classes. Between those who let the pre-worship service Christian education portion of their spiritual growth efforts slide as COVID tured the world upside-down, to those who have simply grown cold to the idea of classes and studying the Word, Sunday School attendance for many churches is at historic lows. Our desire is to remind all of the importance of coming together to study God’s Word as an integral and extremely important part of our overall Christian Education efforts as a church. and remember – we have classes available for literally every age and maturity level. All that is missing… is you!

Make an effort and pray about your participation! May we grow together in faith!

The Way Of Peace: Why The Church Still Matters Conference

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

Josh Burns

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…!

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It’s TIME! #FBCVBS2022: Zoomerang- Returning to the Value of Life!

It's Time!  VBS 2022 - June 13-17, 2022!

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!

Monday-Friday 6-9PM

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

#FBCBIBLECON2022 – Bible Intensive Retreat! March 4-5

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

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.

FILL OUT THE SECURE FORM BELOW TO REGISTER TODAY!

 

                    

It’s Chili Cook-Off Time!

It’s time!  Time for some CHILI!

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.

FAITH over FEAR Youth & Student EVENT!

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...

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.

TRINITASTrinitas 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

Micah and Family

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.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS/REGISTRATION

VBS2021! Mystery Island: Tracking Down the One True God!

VBS 2021!

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!).

Kids – Click HERE to sign up TODAY!

 

Celebration Invitation

140th Celebration!

Join us for our celebration of 140 years of ministry in Cave Springs! Saturday’s schedule includes speakers, memories, and music! – all beginning SATURDAY, October 3 at 1PM!  There will be several special guests and some surprises too!

SUNDAY, October 4, will conclude our celebration with a meal in Hayden Hall!  Come help us celebrate, as we also look forward to serving and ministering until the Lord Jesus returns (or He calls us all home)!