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THE FUTURE IS NOW

THE FUTURE IS NOW

When it comes to ministry at First Baptist Church, my two favorite weeks of the year aren’t found in December or spring but at the very beginning of the summer break when our Youth Choir takes its annual mission trip immediately followed by Vacation Bible School (VBS). After spending last week on the road with […]

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DON’T BE USELESS

As I write this, we have just finished our first concert at Hope Lodge in Decatur, a suburb of Atlanta. Hope Lodge provides a place to stay for people who have undergone transplant surgery or are receiving chemotherapy. It is a place filled with people who are very sick and weary and where caregivers are […]

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PASTOR SEARCH COMMITTEE UPDATE #15

Greetings Church Family, “Great is Thy faithfulness,” O God my Father, There is no shadow of turning with Thee; Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not, As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be. “Great is Thy faithfulness!” “Great is Thy faithfulness!” Morning by morning new mercies I see; All I have needed Thy […]

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DON’T FORGET VBS!

These are exciting times for First Baptist Church. We’ve seen college students and high school seniors graduate in the past few weeks and enter a new chapter of life. We’re looking ahead to several great ministry opportunities at the very beginning of June, such as A Full Summer and the youth choir mission trip. And, […]

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SENDING OUR SENIORS

This Sunday, we’ll celebrate our high school seniors as they prepare for graduation and look ahead to the next chapter in their lives. This is a special time of transition that’s filled with plenty of anticipation and probably some anxiety for both the graduates and their families. As we approach milestones like this, I’m grateful […]

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PASTOR SEARCH COMMITTEE UPDATE #14

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow! As we have announced to the congregation this past Sunday, after about 26 months of seeking the Lord to lead us to our next Senior Pastor, the Lord has indeed led us to an individual who your Pastor Search Committee unanimously voted to invite to Tallahassee on May […]

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STOP TALKING ABOUT EVANGELISM

This past week, I had the opportunity to attend the North Florida Region Evangelism Conference put on by the Florida Baptist Convention. Those who spoke delivered powerful messages about the importance and urgency of evangelism. But in a room filled with pastors and church leaders, I didn’t get the sense that anyone needed to be […]

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FOLLOWING JESUS

In Matthew 4:19, Jesus says to His would-be disciples, “Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.” This call to follow Him was also repeated elsewhere throughout the Gospels (Matt. 9:9, Mark 1:17; 2:14; Luke 5:27) and even reiterated toward the end of Jesus’ earthly ministry (John 21:19). Modern readers are so familiar […]

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PASTOR SEARCH COMMITTEE UPDATE #13

Greetings church family, It is our desire to continue to update you on where we are as we seek God’s guidance and direction as we discern who He has prepared to be our next Senior Pastor. During our update at the end of January, we shared that we had begun to focus on two candidates […]

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