Pastor’s Blog


This weekend is filled with great opportunities within our church to serve our community, celebrate God’s faithfulness, and look ahead to another year of fruitful ministry.

On Saturday, we will hold our 14th annual First Love. More than 300 volunteers will start the day gathered on our campus as a church body, only to be sent out into our community to be the hands and feet of Jesus. Please be in prayer for our First Love team as they make final preparations, for all of our volunteers who will be serving in Jesus’ name, and especially for all of those whom we will serve. May everything we do bring glory to God and provide an opportunity to share the gospel of Jesus.

In the same way, let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:16

The very next day, we’ll observe Heritage Sunday. Established by nine determined men and women on November 10, 1849, First Baptist Church has been a faithful presence within our community for 167 years. On this special day, we will praise God for all He has done in and through our church. As we do so, we will remember those who have died this past year and honor our golden members — those who have been members of FBCTLH for 50 years.

You have given a heritage to those who fear Your name.

Psalm 61:5

Then on Sunday evening, our church will gather to discuss our proposed budget for 2017. Our church budget is much more than just accounts and numbers. It’s the result of much hard work from our staff and finance committee and a tangible expression of our church’s priorities for ministry in Tallahassee and to the ends of the earth. Printed copies are available in the Connect Center, and all members are encouraged to review this proposal and participate in the discussion. On the following Sunday, November 13, we’ll vote during both morning worship services to approve the budget.

Much will be required of everyone who has been given much. And even more will be expected of the one who has been entrusted with more.

Luke 12:48

If you have not already done so, I hope you will make plans to participate in, and pray for, this weekend’s activities. Each is another part of what it means to be the Church.

~ Josh