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.
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.”
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.
First Baptist Church of Cave Springs is excited to present our 2nd Annual Bible Conference #BIBLECON2019:
What IS The GOSPEL?If we don’t get the gospel right, nothing else matters.
In a world that is in need of the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ – there is troubling diversity of views and variations of the so-called “gospel”. Only one gospel saves – and it is not a sugar-coated pill or a message of financial prosperity. The gospel that redeems lost souls is not a promise of some kind of social justice or deliverance from worldly oppression.
No, the true gospel of Jesus Christ is a gospel that truly changes people from the inside-out, that transforms lost sinners into regenerated children of God. It is a gospel that is sweeter than honey to those who believe, yet foolishness to those who are perishing (1 Corinthians 1:18).
So – how do we know which gospel is the true gospel, and which is accursed? That is what this year’s conference is all about – answering the question: What IS the Gospel?
Each evening, beginning at 6:30PM, we will hear from a the Word of God through a man who is driven by the Word and a passion to see the truth proclaimed. Come to be encouraged, strengthened, and to grow in your faith as you are equipped to discern the gospel that was first preached from all the rest.
SUNDAY, March 31 – Pastor Wade Lentz, Beryl Baptist, Vilonia, AR
MONDAY, April 1 – Pastor Gene Tanner, Fairfield Bay Baptist Church
TUESDAY, April 2 – Evangelist Clint Vernon, Clinton, AR
WEDNESDAY, April 3 – Dr. Charley Holmes, President – Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary, Jacksonville, TX.
FBC is excited to announce our Fall IGNITE! Open House and Fish Fry! While the Adults continue year-round, the Student ministry side is only fully-active during the school year. Our Fall Kick-Off will be Wednesday, September 5 @ 6PM!
This year – we will accompany our open house activities and introduction kick-off with a Fish Fry (we will have chicken too!). Come enjoy the evening, take a look around, get to know the teachers and programs available, and fill your belly!
We here of First Baptist Church are excited to announce our first Bible Conference –
The conference was envisioned as a means to help both church members and non-members to approach the race we have before us with Grace and power. Our desire is to equip believers for the ongoing race of life, but also to help those who feel they have no hope at all to see that they too have an avenue – a lane in this race – and Who can help them through, while drawing form Hebrews 12 as our conference cornerstone, each speaker will bring to the conference a message of hope, of grace, and the Joy found only in running the race before us with Jesus as our Savior.
SUNDAY, April 8– Harold Smith: “Examples From The Cloud” – Mirroring our Race after those who came before. (Hebrews 11-12).
Our first guest speaker is Bro. Harrold Smith, pastor of Lee Creek Baptist Church in Van Buren, Arkansas. Bro. Smith, who is also an avid outdoorsman, brings to the conference a passion for God and His Sovereign Grace, a love for God’s people, and a faithful history of bringing Bible teaching faithfully and with passion. Bro Harold and his home church host the Preachers of Grace Conference each year for pastors, preachers and laymen from a wide area.
MONDAY, April 9- Anthony Crocker: “Running the Race for the Joy That Is Set Before Us” (Hebrews 12:1-11)
Anthony (Tony) Crocker currently serves as the pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Greenbrier, Arkansas. Originally hailing from Potosi, Missouri, Tony has earned a reputation as a serious man of God who loves the Word of God and willingly serves the LORD with his all. Bro. Crocker is a graduate of Central Baptist College and received the MDiv from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, and has also served as a BMAA missionary to the nation of Mongolia. You will find Bro. Tony’s preaching to be firm, clear, and worthy of your time!
TUESDAY, April 10- Scott Atteberry: “Between Two Mountains” (Hebrews 12:18-29)
WEDNESDAY, April 11- Allen Nelson: “You Can Finish, Because It is Finished!”
Bro. Allen Nelson, known to friends as Cuatro, is a native of Perry County, Arkansas who was able to “come home about two years ago to serve the Lord with Perryville Second Baptist Church where he has served for almost two years. Bro. Nelson is passionate about teaching the Word in a way that makes a real difference to whatever audience he has the opportunity to speak to. His focus often turns back to the absolute Holiness of God and how that provides so much to our understanding of our Creator and how humbling it is to be called to walk (or run!) with Christ daily. Allen is currently in the final stages of seeing the publication of his first book, From Death To Life. Bro. Nelson is husband to Stephanie Nelson, and father of 5 incredible kids!