We are praising God for a fabulous week of VBS! He put together an amazing team of people to share God’s love with around 120 kids this summer! When God’s people come together, there’s no limit to what he can do through willing hearts and hands. From our prayer warriors, to orange peelers, to dance experts and a host of other roles…people served and God’s love was shown. I am incredibly grateful for people’s generosity! Mark your calendars for VBS 2020, FOCUS– See What Matters Most. June 22-25.
Holy Week Worship Experiences
April 14 Palm Sunday Worship & Celebration of Baptism 9:00 & 10:30 AM
April 18 Maundy Thursday Worship 7:00 PM in the Family Life Center
April 19 Good Friday Choral presentation Celebrated Choral Anthems: Reflections on Christ’s Sacrifice, 7:00pm at First Congregational Church
April 21 Easter Celebration 9:00 & 10:30 AM
Our Men’s Ministry has adopted the name, Ironworks, based on the theme of Proverbs 27:17, “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.”
All men are invited to an Ironworks breakfast on Feb 9 @ 7:30am in The Parlor.
You are invited to join us this weekend for Celebration of Ministry Sunday! This is our annual gathering to review 2018’s year of ministry and share a meal together. We will have one worship service at 10am in the sanctuary with a meal to follow in the Family Life Center. KidZone will take place during the 10am service & childcare (infant to 5th grade) will be available after the meal.
So this happened recently...we celebrated and dedicated the land we bought at 95th & Louise Avenue!
Property Dedication Prayer
October 21, 2018 · First Baptist Church, Sioux Falls
Almighty and Eternal God, Lord over this ground on which we now stand – we thank you for providing us with this land to use for your kingdom. We eagerly look forward to the relationships to be formed, worship to take place, knowledge to be gained, and lives to be transformed at this place. But we acknowledge that it is not our church to grow or building to build. Your Word tells us that unless you, O Lord, are the builder, those who build it labor in vain.
You have called us to plant and water seeds of life in the community around us. You have called us to be the hands and feet of your body. We are dependent and eager for your leadership! Be the God of this land and the buildings, as well as the lives of those who will one day occupy them. Use this land to advance your kingdom. Empower us with your Spirit to be good stewards of the resources you’ve given us to make a difference in this community – for your glory and honor.
Let this property be a ministry tool to help us press on in our mission to love you and love other. May you, our God who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, always be honored and praised on this land and through us your church. In Jesus’ name, amen.
We are excited to announce we are taking orders for T-Shirts and Caps with our new Ironworks logo! T-Shirts, sizes Medium to 3X, are $8; Caps are $10. the order deadline is October 9. Click here to order online: Ironworks Gear.
• Approximately 70% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, regardless of their income. This means that “broke” has become the new normal in our nation.
• At the end of the month, many individuals simply have nothing left because of debt and expenses. If this is you, I’ve got good news. You are not alone.
• You may be sitting there wishing you could get more financial margin in your life. If you’d like to take control of your money, then listen carefully.
• As a church, we want to share a practical plan that can help you discover God’s way of handling money. We want to empower you to get on a budget, get out of debt, save for the future, and take control of your money.
• Financial Peace University is that plan. This 9-week class taught by money expert Dave Ramsey can change your financial story in a matter of weeks—and your family tree for generations to come.
The participation fee is $100 per individual or couple. Past participants may attend for free.
New classes start Monday, Sept 10 at 6:30pm. To register for a Financial Peace University Class at First Baptist Church, Sioux Falls, SD, CLICK HERE or contact the church office 605.336.0966.
ONE Student Ministry took 14 high school students and 6 adults to Armenia Village in Belize June 9-15, 2018!
We spent most of our time investing in Full Gospel Church by leading their children's and Sunday night service. We also did many home visits where we listened to the life stories of those we met while also praying with and for them. During the day we would head across the street to a school and lead a Vacation Bible School for pre-school up to 12th grade students! We experienced incredible community and hospitality while getting a taste of the bigger Church that we're all apart of as followers of Jesus!
The one service, 10:00 A.M., schedule begins July 1
Our July and August worship gatherings will include great music, from traditional hymns to contemporary worship songs and faith stories about God's impact on peoples lives through mission trips and pivotal life experiences. We will also continue to explore "One Anothering" and be shaped into the extraordinary, exceptional, uncommon community that Christ desires us to be at First Baptist.
Get ready to be UNLEASHED to LIVE, GIVE and SERVE!
Being a follower and disciples of Jesus calls us to manage our lives--our talents, our time, our resources--in ways that allow us to live fully and freely for Christ.
First Baptist UNLEASHED will begin January 14, 2018. The UNLEASHED adventure begins by participating in a nine-week Financial Peace University (FPU) experience. FPU will be offered several times during the week to make it accessible for everyone.
Meeting day and time (classes will meet for 9 weeks):
Sundays 10:00 AM (begins Jan 14)
Mondays 6:30 PM (begins Jan 15)
Wednesdays 6:30 PM (begins Jan 17)
Thursdays 9:30 AM & 6:30 PM (begins Jan 18)
Saturdays 9:30 AM (begins Jan 20)
The participation fee is $100 per individual or couple.
To register for a Financial Peace University Class at First Baptist Church, Sioux Falls, SD CLICK HERE or contact the church office 605.336.0966
Sunday, September 17 marks the beginning of our regular Sunday Schedule. Please join us as we worship God and grow in our relationships with God and others!
We are kicking off our fall schedule and activities with a special Sunday! Join us on Sunday, September 10 for Sunday School, Worship, and a whole lot of fun.
9:00 AM: Sunday School for all Ages
10:00 AM: Worship Together, Sanctuary
11:15 AM: Block Party: Food, Inflatables, Ice Cream from East River Treats, Face Painting, Games, and Fellowship
Our fall schedule resumes on Wednesday, September 13 & Sunday, September 17:
Regular Wednesday Schedule
(Starts September 13)
5:30 PM: Handbell Rehearsal
6:30 PM: Children's Ministry
6:30 PM: Student Ministry
6:30 PM: Intercessors
6:45 PM: Choir Rehearsal
6:45 PM: Adult Studies (more information to come)
Regular Sunday Schedule
(Starts September 17)
8:45 AM: Traditional Worship Service
10:00 AM: Sunday School for all Ages
11:00 AM: Contemporary Worship Service