Welcome to First Baptist of Elimsport!
We are a church committed to fulfilling the Great Commission of Jesus Christ. We believe that our purpose here is to help believers grow in Christ and to together proclaim God's glory to the world. We believe that the church is a group of believers, not a building, and that the Pastor's primary purpose is to "equip the saints for the work of the ministry" (Ephesians 4). This means we see all believers as ministers and we believe all are to be active, growing, followers of Christ. We seek to structure everything we do towards that end.
We highly value Bible teaching that clearly demonstrates the relevance of God's Word to our lives and we have been a long-time proponent of world evangelism, currently supporting 13 missionaries and 2 compassion ministries along with our association; the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches and its ministries. We also have a strong commitment to the godly training of children and are blessed both with many children of all ages attending and many adults who faithfully minister to them; including a Youth Group for grades 7-12th.
Help yourself looking around our website, and if you need any more info on the specific ministries of the church or if you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to contact Pastor Todd at 570-547-6277, or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday School: 9:30 AM
Morning Service: 10:45 AM
Sunday Night Service: 6:30 PM
Youth Group: 6:30 PM
Prayer Meeting: 7:00 PM
Kid's Club: 6:30 PM
WHAT CAN I EXPECT ON MY FIRST VISIT?
We desire for our services to encourage, teach, and most of all focus our eyes on our God and Savior Jesus Christ. Each Morning Worship service has a time of singing (both hymns and worship songs), a kid's message, Scripture reading, and preaching. We often have special music as part of the service. The service is designed so that every part points us to God as He is revealed in His Word, the Bible. For more information on our specific beliefs please take a look at our What We Believe page. For more information on when we meet check out the Service Times page.
You will also notice that we take an offering during the Sunday morning service. This is to give our regular attenders a chance to worship the Lord through giving. As our guest, please do not feel any obligation to participate in this.
There is no dress code at First Baptist Church of Elimsport, we want all to feel welcome and accepted. The Lord focuses on the heart more than on the outward appearance, and we seek to do the same. On a Sunday morning you will see a mix of attire from formal to casual. Our other services and ministries tend to be more on the causal side of the spectrum. Modesty is always requested as our focus is to be on worshipping God and studying His Word and we want nothing to distract from that.
Our facility is handicapped accessible on both levels with a lift to facilitate travel between both floors. The main entrance to the upper level of our church is the paved driveway under the carport. These double doors will bring you into the main lobby where a greeter can assist you and direct you. The auditorium, nursery, some restrooms, a library and the Pastor's office are on this level. This driveway then leads down the hill to the parking lot. An additional two-lane gravel driveway is located on the opposite side of the church and is the easiest way to directly access the parking lot. From the parking lot, a sidewalk is provided to the upper entrance or you may use the lower entrance. This lower parking lot level entrance also has a foyer with coatracks and in this level are classrooms, restrooms, a larger multipurpose room and kitchen.
You will also find:
- A large comfortable nursery is located at the rear of the auditorium and is staffed during Sunday services.
- Sunday School classes available for every age.
- Children's church classes offered during the morning sermon for kids up through second grade.
- Youth Group is held Sunday night for grades 7-12.
- Kids Club is held Sunday night for those 4 years old through 6th grade from September through April.
For more information on these and other ministries, please see our ministries page.
Please contact us if we can answer additional questions you may have. We hope to meet you soon!