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!).
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)!
While we never shut down or locked the doors to in-person worship and classes, most chose the prudent step of remaining home, with many watching the teaching and preaching from their homes. As of two weeks ago, we began actively encouraging members and visitors to return. We must remember that there is never a 100% safe scenario, with or without a virus such as SARS-CoV-2 (otherwise known as Coronavirus or COVID-19, which is the sickness it produces). But, in an effort to provide as safe an environment as we can, we have taken some additional steps beyond our usual cleaning routine to try to alleviate some degree of the worry experienced by some. These steps include (but are not limited to):
Additional effort in cleaning and sanitizing often-touched surfaces.
Provision of hand sanitizer at the main most-used entrances
A limited number of disposable face masks have been made available and are stationed at these same entrances, or you may bring/wear your own.
Fogging of the entire facility with a certified disinfectant/sanitizing product (Fresh15). This will be reapplied as-necessary to those spaces which have been utilized during the week.
We also ask:
If you are sick, or exhibiting signs of ANY contagious disease, please stay home, for your sake as well as that of our brothers and sisters.
If you are under a suggested or mandatory quarantine, please follow those guidelines.
While we won’t “enforce” a 6ft. social distancing rule, we do ask that you respectfully maintain a reasonable distance from those who are not in your immediate household or family unless specifically invited by others.
We are a “Hugging Church”, meaning we are not shy in loving others with an embrace. While this is much appreciated and perfectly acceptable, many who are at highest risk from this or any significant illness may prefer to maintain distance. So – before you hug someobody, or shake their hand – be sure its “ok” with them.
Please practice diligent hand washing and use of hand sanitizer.
Weather permitting, we will still have our Easter Sunrise service on Sunday, April 12 @7AM! We will, of course, practice safe distancing between family/household groups. We also encourage everyone who can come, to practice judicious hand washing and you are welcome to wear a face mask or respirator if you feel led.
Our service will be set up on the hill, with seating in the parking lot.
First Baptist Church of Cave Springs is excited to announce our 2020 Bible Conference titled “Make Disciples“.
Of all the purposes Jesus gave for His church, the primary purpose left was to make disciples. Yet no other responsibility is as misunderstood, undervalued, or unfulfilled as this Great Commission to make disciples. Making disciples isn’t a program, a literature series, or simply attendance of church services. Discipleship is far more, expressed as the simple expression:
Time + Life + Bible = Discipleship
Or as we of FBCCS are learning, it is as Acts 2 portrays it – Life Together.
The conference will run from Sunday, March 29 – Wednesday, April 1, beginning each evening at 6:30PM. Each speaker was selected through extensive prayer with a goal of inviting those with a proven passion and track record of disciple-making. Each carries with him a unique set of experiences and insight that you will find encouraging, convicting, and possibly most important: equipping.
One thing for certain – we must step up our investment in one-another to genuinely Make Disciples. Mark your calendars and prepare to be engaged on this extremely urgent and often forgotten purpose for the church.
Sunday, March 29 – Bro. Bruce Short, pastor of Maranatha Baptist Church in Newport Arkansas, a congregation that crosses demographics and ethnic lines to reflect a true cross section of the community. Their model truly fits the “…of all nations” found in the Great Commission. Bro. Bruce planted the church church, beginning as a home Bible study, in the early 1990’s, growing to organize as Maranatha Baptist Church, a thriving body of believers driven in large part by active and intentional discipling relationships.
Monday, March 30 – Bro. Jim Elliff is founder and president of Christian Communicators Worldwide (CCW). For nearly twenty years prior to the beginning of CCW, he served as teaching pastor or on the pastoral team of churches in Florida, Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma. In addition to his writing and travel, Jim began Christ Fellowship of Kansas City in 2003. This unique church is made up of home congregations in the Kansas City metro area, and has grown significantly through intentional and powerful hands-on discipleship.
Tuesday, March 31 – Bro. Wade Allen is the lead pastor of Temple Baptist Church in Rogers, Arkansas where he began serving in 2014. Prior to his service at Temple, Bro. Wade served 12 years as a missionary/church planter with Baptist Missionary Association of America, primarily serving in the Philippines.
Wednesday, April 1 – Bro. Micah Powell. Bro. Micah has served in the capacity of worship leader, youth pastor,pastor of adults, as well as camp evangelist, youth rally speaker, and has passionately pursued discipleship as his core ministry drive. Micah believes that every generation within the church has a responsibility to each other under God to engage one-another, to walk along side one another, and to personally invest in one another in such a way as to build one another up in their Christian walk – in short, to disciple one another. “Discipleship is costly and can get ugly – but it is so worth it.”
Come enjoy our Choir & Worship Arts production of The Homecoming: A Smoky Mountain Christmas Story, a humorous and heart-warming story that will strike a familiar chord with anyone who has ever spent Christmas with their extended family. The musical numbers are meaningful and memorable, and the warm, acoustic bluegrass accompaniment lends a real homespun flavor to this charming story of family and faith. We will present this production just one time on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 11AM.
Join us as we welcome back our friends Trinitas to share with us a time of intimate worship for Christmas on Sunday evening, December 15 at 6PM. There will be no admission charged, but we will be accepting a love offering.
For details or to reserve your seats, visit our event page on Facebook.
Trinitas is Chanin and Mandy Barker of Shreveport, LA and Keith Copley of Tyler, TX.
FBC Cave Springs is excited to present our 2nd Annual IGNITE! Ministries Fall Kick-Off Fish Fry! Come join us on Wednesday evening, September 4 for catfish, chicken, and all the sides, and meet our IGNITE! Ministry team!
There is no charge for supper (donations to help offset the cost are welcome). We will begin serving at 6PM.
First Baptist Church is pleased to present an Evening of Song and The Word with the bass voice of preacher, pastor, and talented singer Wade Lentz.
By the time he was twenty years old, Wade was ready to hit the road singing in a gospel quartet. In 1997, after a short stint with a local quartet, Wade received a call from Tim Shelby who was the lead singer and manager of Masterpeace Quartet out of Laurel, Ms. Wade absolutely loved his time on the road traveling in a bus and singing, but Wade felt the Lord leading him into the gospel ministry as a pastor.
Wade has been blessed to pastor four different churches over the past 20 years. For the past six years, Wade has been the pastor of the church where he grew up, Beryl Baptist Church in Vilonia, Ar. As much as he loves being a pastor, Wade has never lost his love for music and singing. In the year 2000, Wade formed a part-time group called Canaanland, which consisted of his wife, Amanda; his brother, Lee; along with Ronnie LaCaze and Curt Crook.
Wade says, “For nearly sixteen years, I had the honor of stepping on stage with my family and singing the music I love with the people I love.”
Currently, Wade has recently joined Johnny Parrack and his quartet, “Triumphant”, as their bass singer.
Wade has also just completed his first solo project entitled, Send the Light. It was produced and arranged by the award-winning tenor singer, Chris Allman, of Greater Vision. The songs on this solo project include some of Wade’s favorite songs that will no doubt be a blessing to all who listen to them, and in this evening of Song and The Word, Wade will be sharing not only his heart for Christ through music, he will share with us a bit of testimony where each falls into His walk with the Lord.
Vacation Bible School will be Monday-Friday, June 17-21, with a special closing celebration for friends and family on Sunday, June 23 at 6 PM! Food, Fun, Awards, and PRIZES! You won’t want to miss a single day!
Join us in the Incredible Race and find that we are all ONE family, ONE Race, and are pursuing ONE Savior, Jesus Christ!
Each evening we will learn about various cultures and ethnicities while discovering the reality – that we are all related and are all made in the Image of God! It’s all hands on deck as we prepare to travel across the world in pursuit of this Incredible Race!
Food, games, prizes – but all as part of the most important adventure of all – learning about our need, regardless of who we are, where we come from, or what we look like, for Jesus Christ! You won’t believe all that you will encounter and learn!
Parents, you are welcome too!
“And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.” –Revelation 5:9