SERVICE TIMES
 
SUNDAY
 
Sunday School 9:30 AM
Worship Service 10:45 AM
Community Groups
 
WEDNESDAY
 
Prayer & Bible Study 6:00 PM
HOPE Club 6:00 PM
POWER Youth Group 6:00 PM
 
LIFE GROUPS
 
– Sunday at 5:30 PM
– Monday at 6:00 PM
– Tuesdays at 1:30 PM
– Thursdays at 5:00 PM
 
 
 
CURRENT SERMON SERIES
 
 
450 E. Springfield Rd
St. Clair, MO  63077
(636) 629-2407
 
 
 

ONLINE GIVING

Our God is a God of abundance and He loves to give. He sacrificed willingly on the cross and then invited us into fullness of life. As His children, we are called to imitate Him. Our generosity in giving is a demonstration of God’s character and a response to what He has done for us.
Giving is a form of our worship and is how we equip the church with resources to accomplish our mission of being a biblically healthy church that glorifies God by making disciples and advancing the gospel.



You can listen to the sermons or watch the video by clicking on the sermon title.  You can also watch older videos on our Vimeo channel!!

September 2019

The Old/New Commandment




Our Advocate




Walking in the Light




The Word of Life




August 2019

Advance The Gospel




Make Disciples




Glorify God




Content in Christ




July 2019

Stand Firm




Pressing on Toward the Goal







 
 
SERVICE TIMES
 
SUNDAY
 
Sunday School 9:30 AM
Worship Service 10:45 AM
Community Groups
 
WEDNESDAY
 
Prayer & Bible Study 6:00 PM
HOPE Club 6:00 PM
POWER Youth Group 6:00 PM
 
LIFE GROUPS
 
– Sunday at 5:30 PM
– Monday at 6:00 PM
– Tuesdays at 1:30 PM
– Thursdays at 5:00 PM
 
 
 
CURRENT SERMON SERIES
 
 
450 E. Springfield Rd
St. Clair, MO  63077
(636) 629-2407
 
 
 

Last Things

God, in His own time and in His own way, will bring the world to its appropriate end. According to His promise, Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly in glory to the earth; the dead will be raised; and Christ will judge all men in righteousness. The unrighteous will be consigned to Hell, the place of everlasting punishment. The righteous in their resurrected and glorified bodies will receive their reward and will dwell forever in Heaven with the Lord.

Isaiah 2:4; 11:9; Matthew 16:27; 18:8-9; 19:28; 24:27,30,36,44; 25:31-46; 26:64; Mark 8:38; 9:43-48; Luke 12:40,48; 16:19-26; 17:22-37; 21:27-28; John 14:1-3; Acts 1:11; 17:31; Romans 14:10; 1 Corinthians 4:5; 15:24-28,35-58; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Philippians 3:20-21; Colossians 1:5; 3:4; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18; 5:1ff.; 2 Thessalonians 1:7ff.; 2; 1 Timothy 6:14; 2 Timothy 4:1,8; Titus 2:13; Hebrews 9:27-28; James 5:8; 2 Peter 3:7ff.; 1 John 2:28; 3:2; Jude 14; Revelation 1:18; 3:11; 20:1-22:13.

 

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Evangelism & Missions

It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and of every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nations. The new birth of man’s spirit by God’s Holy Spirit means the birth of love for others. Missionary effort on the part of all rests thus upon a spiritual necessity of the regenerate life, and is expressly and repeatedly commanded in the teachings of Christ. The Lord Jesus Christ has commanded the preaching of the gospel to all nations. It is the duty of every child of God to seek constantly to win the lost to Christ by verbal witness undergirded by a Christian lifestyle, and by other methods in harmony with the gospel of Christ.

Genesis 12:1-3; Exodus 19:5-6; Isaiah 6:1-8; Matthew 9:37-38; 10:5-15; 13:18-30, 37-43; 16:19; 22:9-10; 24:14; 28:18-20; Luke 10:1-18; 24:46-53; John 14:11-12; 15:7-8,16; 17:15; 20:21; Acts 1:8; 2; 8:26-40; 10:42-48; 13:2-3; Romans 10:13-15; Ephesians 3:1-11; 1 Thessalonians 1:8; 2 Timothy 4:5; Hebrews 2:1-3; 11:39-12:2; 1 Peter 2:4-10; Revelation 22:17.

 

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God’s Purpose of Grace

Election is the gracious purpose of God, according to which He regenerates, justifies, sanctifies, and glorifies sinners. It is consistent with the free agency of man, and comprehends all the means in connection with the end. It is the glorious display of God’s sovereign goodness, and is infinitely wise, holy, and unchangeable. It excludes boasting and promotes humility.

All true believers endure to the end. Those whom God has accepted in Christ, and sanctified by His Spirit, will never fall away from the state of grace, but shall persevere to the end. Believers may fall into sin through neglect and temptation, whereby they grieve the Spirit, impair their graces and comforts, and bring reproach on the cause of Christ and temporal judgments on themselves; yet they shall be kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation.

Genesis 12:1-3; Exodus 19:5-8; 1 Samuel 8:4-7,19-22; Isaiah 5:1-7; Jeremiah 31:31ff.; Matthew 16:18-19; 21:28-45; 24:22,31; 25:34; Luke 1:68-79; 2:29-32; 19:41-44; 24:44-48; John 1:12-14; 3:16; 5:24; 6:44-45,65; 10:27-29; 15:16; 17:6,12,17-18; Acts 20:32; Romans 5:9-10; 8:28-39; 10:12-15; 11:5-7,26-36; 1 Corinthians 1:1-2; 15:24-28; Ephesians 1:4-23; 2:1-10; 3:1-11; Colossians 1:12-14; 2 Thessalonians 2:13-14; 2 Timothy 1:12; 2:10,19; Hebrews 11:39–12:2; James 1:12; 1 Peter 1:2-5,13; 2:4-10; 1 John 1:7-9; 2:19; 3:2.

 

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The Church

A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is an autonomous local congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel; observing the two ordinances of Christ, governed by His laws, exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word, and seeking to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth. Each congregation operates under the Lordship of Christ through democratic processes. In such a congregation each member is responsible and accountable to Christ as Lord. Its scriptural officers are pastors and deacons. While both men and women are gifted for service in the church, the office of pastor is limited to men as qualified by Scripture.

The New Testament speaks also of the church as the Body of Christ which includes all of the redeemed of all the ages, believers from every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation.

Matthew 16:15-19; 18:15-20; Acts 2:41-42,47; 5:11-14; 6:3-6; 13:1-3; 14:23,27; 15:1-30; 16:5; 20:28; Romans 1:7; 1 Corinthians 1:2; 3:16; 5:4-5; 7:17; 9:13-14; 12; Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:19-22; 3:8-11,21; 5:22-32; Philippians 1:1; Colossians 1:18; 1 Timothy 2:9-14; 3:1-15; 4:14; Hebrews 11:39-40; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Revelation 2-3; 21:2-3.

 

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Baptism and the Lord’s Supper

Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Saviour, the believer’s death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. It is a testimony to his faith in the final resurrection of the dead. Being a church ordinance, it is prerequisite to the privileges of church membership and to the Lord’s Supper.

The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members of the church, through partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.

Matthew 3:13-17; 26:26-30; 28:19-20; Mark 1:9-11; 14:22-26; Luke 3:21-22; 22:19-20; John 3:23; Acts 2:41-42; 8:35-39; 16:30-33; 20:7; Romans 6:3-5; 1 Corinthians 10:16,21; 11:23-29; Colossians 2:12.

 

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The Lord’s Day

The first day of the week is the Lord’s Day. It is a Christian institution for regular observance. It commemorates the resurrection of Christ from the dead and should include exercises of worship and spiritual devotion, both public and private. Activities on the Lord’s Day should be commensurate with the Christian’s conscience under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

Exodus 20:8-11; Matthew 12:1-12; 28:1ff.; Mark 2:27-28; 16:1-7; Luke 24:1-3,33-36; John 4:21-24; 20:1,19-28; Acts 20:7; Romans 14:5-10; I Corinthians 16:1-2; Colossians 2:16; 3:16; Revelation 1:10.

 

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WHAT TO EXPECT

Whether you’ve attended church your entire life or have never been to church, we know it’s not easy visiting a church for the first time. You’re probably not sure what to expect and have a lot of questions. We at First Baptist Church want to give you the best experience possible. Here’s some information that should help:

WHEN ARE SERVICES?

Sunday School: 9:30 AM
Sunday Morning Worship:  10:45 AM
Wednesdays: 6:00 PM
 
If you have children, we recommend that you arrive 10 to 15 minutes early to give you enough time to check in for childcare or nursery.
 
Community Groups: Meets mostly in homes on Sunday evening at 6:00 pm but some meet at different times throughout the week to better fit some schedules.  If you would like more information on our community groups, please contact the church office.
 
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

Whatever you want! We welcome jeans, t-shirts, shorts, ties, tuxedos…you get the idea. Come as you are. All we ask is that you dress modestly.  

 
HOW DO I GET THERE?
 
First Baptist Church is located at 450 E. Springfield Rd.  Springfield Rd. is right off of Highway 47/30.  For more detailed information, visit our Directions page.  
 
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?
 
We have a parking lot located behind the church and a lot that is located across Springfield Road in front of the church.  Greeters will be at each entrance to help direct you and answer any questions that you may have.  While you wait for the service to begin, feel free to grab some coffee and a doughnut, enjoy the music, read about upcoming events in the bulletin, and complete as much information as you feel comfortable sharing on the Connection Card (attached to bulletin).  These will be collected during the offering.

WHAT’S SERVICE LIKE?

Each service is about 75 minutes.  The first 10 minutes of the service you’ll get to enjoy worshipping through music and fellowship.  We’ll have the words to each song up on the screen, so you can sing as much as you feel comfortable! During this time the pastor will welcome everyone and make any necessary announcements. After the fellowship time we will spend another 15 minutes worshiping together in song.  Then, after the offering, our Pastor spends a few moments with our children which we call “Children’s Challenge”. Then the Pastor will present a message which lasts about 25-30 minutes.  Each message takes eternal Biblical principles and applies them to your life in very real and practical ways. 
 
ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?
 
Feel free to email us at  if you need any more information. We hope to see you soon!
 
 
 

The Kingdom

The Kingdom of God includes both His general sovereignty over the universe and His particular kingship over men who willfully acknowledge Him as King. Particularly the Kingdom is the realm of salvation into which men enter by trustful, childlike commitment to Jesus Christ. Christians ought to pray and to labor that the Kingdom may come and God’s will be done on earth. The full consummation of the Kingdom awaits the return of Jesus Christ and the end of this age.

Genesis 1:1; Isaiah 9:6-7; Jeremiah 23:5-6; Matthew 3:2; 4:8-10,23; 12:25-28; 13:1-52; 25:31-46; 26:29; Mark 1:14-15; 9:1; Luke 4:43; 8:1; 9:2; 12:31-32; 17:20-21; 23:42; John 3:3; 18:36; Acts 1:6-7; 17:22-31; Romans 5:17; 8:19; 1 Corinthians 15:24-28; Colossians 1:13; Hebrews 11:10,16; 12:28; 1 Peter 2:4-10; 4:13; Revelation 1:6,9; 5:10; 11:15; 21-22.

 

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MAILING ADDRESS         
 
450 E. SPRINGFIELD ROAD, ST. CLAIR, MO 63077  
 
If you need directions please use the map below to help you:
 
 

 

Sunday School

sunday school

Pastoral Care

Pastor

Music Ministry

Music

Deacon’s Ministry

Timothy

Men’s Ministry

Men

Women’s Ministry

Women

Youth Group

youth

Children’s Ministry

Team Kids

Education

Christianity is the faith of enlightenment and intelligence. In Jesus Christ abide all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. All sound learning is, therefore, a part of our Christian heritage. The new birth opens all human faculties and creates a thirst for knowledge. Moreover, the cause of education in the Kingdom of Christ is co-ordinate with the causes of missions and general benevolence, and should receive along with these the liberal support of the churches. An adequate system of Christian education is necessary to a complete spiritual program for Christ’s people.

In Christian education there should be a proper balance between academic freedom and academic responsibility. Freedom in any orderly relationship of human life is always limited and never absolute. The freedom of a teacher in a Christian school, college, or seminary is limited by the pre-eminence of Jesus Christ, by the authoritative nature of the Scriptures, and by the distinct purpose for which the school exists.

Deuteronomy 4:1,5,9,14; 6:1-10; 31:12-13; Nehemiah 8:1-8; Job 28:28; Psalms 19:7ff.; 119:11; Proverbs 3:13ff.; 4:1-10; 8:1-7,11; 15:14; Ecclesiastes 7:19; Matthew 5:2; 7:24ff.; 28:19-20; Luke 2:40; 1 Corinthians 1:18-31; Ephesians 4:11-16; Philippians 4:8; Colossians 2:3,8-9; 1 Timothy 1:3-7; 2 Timothy 2:15; 3:14-17; Hebrews 5:12-6:3; James 1:5; 3:17.

 

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Stewardship

God is the source of all blessings, temporal and spiritual; all that we have and are we owe to Him. Christians have a spiritual debtorship to the whole world, a holy trusteeship in the gospel, and a binding stewardship in their possessions. They are therefore under obligation to serve Him with their time, talents, and material possessions; and should recognize all these as entrusted to them to use for the glory of God and for helping others. According to the Scriptures, Christians should contribute of their means cheerfully, regularly, systematically, proportionately, and liberally for the advancement of the Redeemer’s cause on earth.

Genesis 14:20; Leviticus 27:30-32; Deuteronomy 8:18; Malachi 3:8-12; Matthew 6:1-4,19-21; 19:21; 23:23; 25:14-29; Luke 12:16-21,42; 16:1-13; Acts 2:44-47; 5:1-11; 17:24-25; 20:35; Romans 6:6-22; 12:1-2; 1 Corinthians 4:1-2; 6:19-20; 12; 16:1-4; 2 Corinthians 8-9; 12:15; Philippians 4:10-19; 1 Peter 1:18-19.

 

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Cooperation

Christ’s people should, as occasion requires, organize such associations and conventions as may best secure cooperation for the great objects of the Kingdom of God. Such organizations have no authority over one another or over the churches. They are voluntary and advisory bodies designed to elicit, combine, and direct the energies of our people in the most effective manner. Members of New Testament churches should cooperate with one another in carrying forward the missionary, educational, and benevolent ministries for the extension of Christ’s Kingdom. Christian unity in the New Testament sense is spiritual harmony and voluntary cooperation for common ends by various groups of Christ’s people. Cooperation is desirable between the various Christian denominations, when the end to be attained is itself justified, and when such cooperation involves no violation of conscience or compromise of loyalty to Christ and His Word as revealed in the New Testament.

Exodus 17:12; 18:17ff.; Judges 7:21; Ezra 1:3-4; 2:68-69; 5:14-15; Nehemiah 4; 8:1-5; Matthew 10:5-15; 20:1-16; 22:1-10; 28:19-20; Mark 2:3; Luke 10:1ff.; Acts 1:13-14; 2:1ff.; 4:31-37; 13:2-3; 15:1-35; 1 Corinthians 1:10-17; 3:5-15; 12; 2 Corinthians 8-9; Galatians 1:6-10; Ephesians 4:1-16; Philippians 1:15-18.

 

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MEMBERSHIP CLASSES

 
In order to become a member of First Baptist Church, each prospective member needs to attend a New Member Class. This is a three part class that can usually be done in one session. It is designed to help you discover the uniqueness of our church and explain our Constitution, Bylaws, Church Covenant, and the Baptist Faith & Message. Additional sessions can be scheduled if you have further questions at the conclusion of the class. All New Member classes are offered on an “as needed” basis. Please call the church for more info. at 636-629-2407.
 
Below is a simple outline of the class material:
 
I. My New Lifestyle
1. My new life in Christ
2. A life of obedience
3. A commitment to discipleship
II. My New Community
1. Our church covenant, constitution & By-Laws
2. Our church history
3. Our church organizational flow
4. Our church ordinances of baptism & Lord’s Supper
5. Our core values, purpose and mission statement
III. My New Opportunities
1. My Spiritual gifts
2. My life’s passions
3. Places and ways to serve in our church
4. My personal ministry outside the church walls
 
 

The Christian & the Social Order

All Christians are under obligation to seek to make the will of Christ supreme in our own lives and in human society. Means and methods used for the improvement of society and the establishment of righteousness among men can be truly and permanently helpful only when they are rooted in the regeneration of the individual by the saving grace of God in Jesus Christ. In the spirit of Christ, Christians should oppose racism, every form of greed, selfishness, and vice, and all forms of sexual immorality, including adultery, homosexuality, and pornography. We should work to provide for the orphaned, the needy, the abused, the aged, the helpless, and the sick. We should speak on behalf of the unborn and contend for the sanctity of all human life from conception to natural death. Every Christian should seek to bring industry, government, and society as a whole under the sway of the principles of righteousness, truth, and brotherly love. In order to promote these ends Christians should be ready to work with all men of good will in any good cause, always being careful to act in the spirit of love without compromising their loyalty to Christ and His truth.

Exodus 20:3-17; Leviticus 6:2-5; Deuteronomy 10:12; 27:17; Psalm 101:5; Micah 6:8; Zechariah 8:16; Matthew 5:13-16,43-48; 22:36-40; 25:35; Mark 1:29-34; 2:3ff.; 10:21; Luke 4:18-21; 10:27-37; 20:25; John 15:12; 17:15; Romans 12–14; 1Corinthians 5:9-10; 6:1-7; 7:20-24; 10:23-11:1; Galatians 3:26-28; Ephesians 6:5-9; Colossians 3:12-17; 1 Thessalonians 3:12; Philemon; James 1:27; 2:8.

 

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Peace & War

It is the duty of Christians to seek peace with all men on principles of righteousness. In accordance with the spirit and teachings of Christ they should do all in their power to put an end to war.

The true remedy for the war spirit is the gospel of our Lord. The supreme need of the world is the acceptance of His teachings in all the affairs of men and nations, and the practical application of His law of love. Christian people throughout the world should pray for the reign of the Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 2:4; Matthew 5:9,38-48; 6:33; 26:52; Luke 22:36,38; Romans 12:18-19; 13:1-7; 14:19; Hebrews 12:14; James 4:1-2.

 

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Religious Liberty

God alone is Lord of the conscience, and He has left it free from the doctrines and commandments of men which are contrary to His Word or not contained in it. Church and state should be separate. The state owes to every church protection and full freedom in the pursuit of its spiritual ends. In providing for such freedom no ecclesiastical group or denomination should be favored by the state more than others. Civil government being ordained of God, it is the duty of Christians to render loyal obedience thereto in all things not contrary to the revealed will of God. The church should not resort to the civil power to carry on its work. The gospel of Christ contemplates spiritual means alone for the pursuit of its ends. The state has no right to impose penalties for religious opinions of any kind. The state has no right to impose taxes for the support of any form of religion. A free church in a free state is the Christian ideal, and this implies the right of free and unhindered access to God on the part of all men, and the right to form and propagate opinions in the sphere of religion without interference by the civil power.

Genesis 1:27; 2:7; Matthew 6:6-7,24; 16:26; 22:21; John 8:36; Acts 4:19-20; Romans 6:1-2; 13:1-7; Galatians 5:1,13; Philippians 3:20; 1 Timothy 2:1-2; James 4:12; 1 Peter 2:12-17; 3:11-17; 4:12-19.

 

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The Family

God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood, or adoption.

Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. It is God’s unique gift to reveal the union between Christ and His church and to provide for the man and the woman in marriage the framework for intimate companionship, the channel of sexual expression according to biblical standards, and the means for procreation of the human race.

The husband and wife are of equal worth before God, since both are created in God’s image. The marriage relationship models the way God relates to His people. A husband is to love his wife as Christ loved the church. He has the God-given responsibility to provide for, to protect, and to lead his family. A wife is to submit herself graciously to the servant leadership of her husband even as the church willingly submits to the headship of Christ. She, being in the image of God as is her husband and thus equal to him, has the God-given responsibility to respect her husband and to serve as his helper in managing the household and nurturing the next generation.

Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord. Parents are to demonstrate to their children God’s pattern for marriage. Parents are to teach their children spiritual and moral values and to lead them, through consistent lifestyle example and loving discipline, to make choices based on biblical truth. Children are to honor and obey their parents.

Genesis 1:26-28; 2:15-25; 3:1-20; Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Joshua 24:15; 1 Samuel 1:26-28; Psalms 51:5; 78:1-8; 127; 128; 139:13-16; Proverbs 1:8; 5:15-20; 6:20-22; 12:4; 13:24; 14:1; 17:6; 18:22; 22:6,15; 23:13-14; 24:3; 29:15,17; 31:10-31; Ecclesiastes 4:9-12; 9:9; Malachi 2:14-16; Matthew 5:31-32; 18:2-5; 19:3-9; Mark 10:6-12; Romans 1:18-32; 1 Corinthians 7:1-16; Ephesians 5:21-33; 6:1-4; Colossians 3:18-21; 1 Timothy 5:8,14; 2 Timothy 1:3-5; Titus 2:3-5; Hebrews 13:4; 1 Peter 3:1-7.

 

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Hello,

 

I am Jim Muir, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of St. Clair.  You’ve made a wonderful first step in turning from sin and self and giving your life to Jesus Christ.  Jesus said of your decision in Luke 9:23,

If anyone wants to come with me, He must deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.   As you learn to turn away from sin (deny self), obey His Word and the Holy Spirit (take up your cross daily), and let Jesus lead your life (follow Him), your personal relationship with Jesus will grow.    A true believer in Christ has a growing relationship with Him.

So, the question is, “Now What?” or “What does the Bible say I am supposed to do?”  The Biblical answer is to tell others of what Christ has done for you and begin growing in the Lord.   Your next step then is Baptism to demonstrate your obedience to Jesus, (Mark 1:9; Acts 2:41; Acts 8:41) and let everyone know you have begun a new life with Christ.  I have included a short Bible study, “Your Next Step of Faith, Baptism” to help you understand Biblically, why Baptism is so important.

The next step in following Christ is to grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ.  To help you understand what you are to be and do, I would love to give you a Bible.   I would ask you to begin reading at least one chapter a day of the Gospel of John so that you can learn who Jesus is and what He wants to tell you.  If you want to learn more, you can start with the Gospel of Matthew and read all of the New Testament through the Book of Revelation.

I would encourage you to begin attending one of our adult Bible studies. These groups meet every Sunday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 AM. We have ladies groups, men’s groups and couples groups. The atmosphere is very informal and relaxed. It is the best way to get to know others in our fellowship and start connecting with other believers to help you grow.   We also have several Community Home Groups that you can be a part of. I am also available to meet with you one on one.   My deepest desire is to see you grow with Jesus to become a mature believer.

Please feel free to call us at 636-629-2407, office, to schedule your Baptism or inquire about our Bible study groups.   I will be praying for daily as you as you take these next steps with Jesus.   May God richly bless you.

 

Christ is King!

Pastor Jim Muir

Psalm 100

 

Baptism

Your Next Step of Faith

Baptism is a beautiful way to immediately show you are not ashamed of Jesus.

“Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in Heaven. 33 “But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.”  Matthew 10:32-33

 

“Who is to be baptized?”

You are to be baptized if –

*you already have trusted Jesus as your Savior

*you know that baptism is a symbol of what Jesus has done for you and is an expression of obedience to Christ

*you are not ashamed to follow Christ’s example
*you understand that baptism is not required for your salvation 
 

 

“Why be baptized?”

Every follower of Jesus should be baptized because . . .

1. Jesus commanded it.  “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them . . . “   Matthew 28:19

2. Baptism demonstrates obedience.  Jesus set the example (Mark 1:9) * * Jesus’ followers obeyed His command to be baptized (Acts 2:42 ; 8:38)

3. Baptism represents a picture of breaking from the past and beginning a new life with Christ.

“Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life”

Romans 6:4

4. In the New Testament, baptism is a public testimony of faith.

“Those who gladly received his word (about Jesus) were baptized” Acts 2:41

5. Baptism does not make you or your child a member of First Baptist Church of St. Clair, although it is required for membership, even if from another like-minded church.

 

“When should I be baptized?”

As soon as possible

New Testament followers of Jesus were baptized immediately after trusting Christ as personal Savior.  (Acts 2:41; 8:36; 16:14-15, 33)

 

“What hinders you or your child?”

The Ethiopian was baptized immediately after trusting in Jesus and after asking Philip, “See, here is water.  What hinders me from being baptized?”  (Acts 8:36)  “Nothing” was Philip’s answer.

Please Contact the Church Office at 636-629-2407 to schedule your Baptism

Study of Acts

 

Please join us on Sunday mornings at 10:45 as we continue to study the life of Paul in the book of Acts.

Study of Revelation

 

Please join us on Sunday evenings at 6 pm as we continue our study of the book of Revelation.

Check back soon for more information

Sunday School

Every Sunday morning we provide Sunday School Classes of all ages at 9:30 am.

Here is a list of the classes that you can chose from:

* Children – Birth – 5th Grade
Birth – 17 mo.
18 mo. – 3 yr.
4 yr. – 2nd Grade
3rd – 5th Grade
 
* Youth – Grades 6-12
 
* Two Mixed Adult Classes
* One Adult Men’s Class
* Two Senior Adult Women’s  Classes

 

 

Pastoral Care

At First Baptist Church, our pastor cares about you.  We would love to help in anyway that we can.  If you need help with something or just need to talk to our pastor please call 636-629-2407.

 

Lead Pastor – Michael Kinion

 

 

Music Ministry

Here at First Baptist Church we offer several different types of opportunities to serve in the music ministry.

*Each Sunday morning we lead a blended service by a Praise Team.  We are always looking for more instrumentalists and singers.

*Each service also requires a technician to run sound and the computer. If you have an interest in either of these areas, or any area of technology, we have a Technology Ministry Team that would be just right for you! Please call the church office if this would be of interest to you.

 

If you would like more information about any of these opportunities please contact the church office at 636-629-2407

 

Check back soon for more information
 
Join us as we seek the Truth in God’s Word!  We have several options to choose from!  You can read below for details!
Sunday School
9:30-10:30
 
Infant Nursery
 
Toddlers
 
Pre-K through 6th Grade
 
Each class and grade has age-level lessons, crafts and activities
 
 
Big Question Time
10:45
 
Pre-K through 6th Grade
 
Also available during the entire service:
 
Infant Nursery
 
Toddlers
 
Wednesday Evenings
6:00- 7:00
 
2 year olds- 4 year olds
Fun time to play and do various activities!
 
K through 6th Grade
A time to seek truth through learning Bible lessons, Scripture memory, games, and crafts!
 
Want more information?  Have Questions? Contact the church office at 636-629-2407

P.O.W.E.R YOUTH

We MUST be preparing the next generation to carry the light and hope of Jesus Christ into a culture blinded, lost and perishing.
 
HOW?
 
It starts with a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. From introducing youth to Jesus, to continuing with them on their life journey, we are passionate about encouraging this primary life relationship. The goal is to teach them how to love the Lord and be warriors to advance His kingdom on earth. We do this by sharing His love through service to others.
  • PRAY.  Communication is everything. Praise, confession, thanksgiving and interceding for others individually and corporately is emphasized. “Pray without ceasing.” (1 Thessalonians 5:17)
  • OBEY. Youth learn that the rules and commands the Lord provides in the Bible are created for good. They are not meant to be punishments, but guidelines, to grow them closer with the Lord and the equip them to minister His love more effectively to others. “Jesus said, ‘If you love me, you will obey me.’” (John 14:15)
  • WITNESS. Gospel presentations are taught and produced through student-led skits, videos, and other means. Youth make adult guided decisions about projects, using the creativity and abilities the Lord has given them, and are encouraged to actively share their faith during both outreach events and individual conversations with friends and others. “Go into all nations…” (Matthew 28:1)
  • ENCOURAGE. Jesus encouraged believers and the lost. We reflect His light and carry the truth of His Word. Like Jesus, we strive to encourage youth to be the ones who support others through life’s struggles and battles. “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up.” (1 Thessalonians 5:11)
  • REMAIN FAITHFUL. Resilience. The enemy of our soul is always trying to break apart our personal relationship with Jesus and our relationships with each other. We learn how to bounce back and remain faithful. We actively fight to do this through intentional Bible Study, meeting corporately, and engaging in opportunities that help youth see the fruit of their service to others. “When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith?” (Luke 18:8b)
“BUT YOU WILL RECEIVE POWER WHEN THE HOLY SPIRIT COMES ON YOU; AND YOU WILL BE MY WITNESSES IN JERUSALEM, AND IN ALL JUDEA AND SAMARIA, AND TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH”. (Acts 1:8 NIV)
 

P.O.W.E.R. YOUTH

Join us in this great adventure!!

 

Meeting Wednesday Evenings! 5:45-7:15 pm

 
SEEK JESUS FERVENTLY LOVE OTHERS SACRIFICIALLY
SHARE THE GOSPEL
 

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram at FBC St. Clair Youth

 

Stay tuned for upcoming activities and opportunities!!

We are working with Lifeway right now to get our account back online.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Personal Finance Study

Did you know there are over 2,350 Bible verses about money? Did you know that nearly half of Jesus’ parables are about possessions?  The Bible is packed with wise counsel about your financial life.

Join us for an 8 week corporate and small group study!

Begins Sunday February 23rd at 10:45 AM

 

Financial Freedom Topics:

$ Getting out of debt

$ Spending

$ Saving and Investing

$ Budgeting

$ Giving

$ Earning Money

$ Training Children

Your Transformation Includes TWO parts:

$ Bible Studies on Sunday Mornings at 10:45 am

$ Life Group Weekly Small Groups

Register Here:

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Financial Freedom Study Will Help You:

$ Find hope and deepen your faith

$ Ditch debt permanently

$ Create a solid, reasonable financial plan

$ Make confident financial decisions

$ Develop new attitudes and habits related to Money and possessions

$ Impart financial wisdom to your children

$ Save and invest for your future

 

Crown Financial

Life Groups Weekly Small Groups:

The Results

On Average, life group members are

* Reducing their personal debt by 38%

* Increasing their savings by 58%

* Strengthening their marriages

* Devoting more time to prayer and Bible study

 

The Requirements

“The life group meets once a week for two hours.  Approximately two hours of prepartation are required outside of class each week.  Life group members complete a homeward assignment, memorize Scripture, and pray for one another daily.  The entire study lasts 10 weeks.”

You can listen to the sermons or watch the video by clicking on the sermon title.  You can also watch older videos on our Vimeo channel!!

September 2019

The Old/New Commandment




Our Advocate




Walking in the Light




The Word of Life




August 2019

Advance The Gospel




Make Disciples




Glorify God




Content in Christ




July 2019

Stand Firm




Pressing on Toward the Goal






Parents!  
 
This page is full of resources and information just for you!  Take a look around!
 
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Some Things for You:
 
 
 
Weekly resources available on the table in the back foyer.  Pick up your copy of this week’s articles!
 
Check back soon for more of our favorite links to resources!!
Want more information?  Have Questions? Want to see more resources?  Contact the church office at 636-629-2407
Acts 1:8 Missions
 
FBC seeks to be a church that obeys Jesus’ command to take the message of the Gospel to a lost world.  We do this by fulfilling Acts 1:8 through our missions efforts.
 
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on you,
and you will be My witnesses
in Jerusalem,
in all Judea
and Samaria,
and to the ends of the earth.
Acts 1:8
Jerusalem
 
Missions to St. Clair and Franklin County 
 
Agape House
Echo Church of Washington
STC Weekend Backpacks
STC Senior Center
Good News Clubs
JYC Club
Monthly Devotions at Senior living facilities
Senior Ministries
Meeting space for recovery groups
Meeting space for continuing education
VBS
Backyard Bible Clubs
Back to School Fair
 
Judea
 
Missions to the state of Missouri
 
Missouri Missions Offering
Disaster Relief Volunteers
Samaria
 
Missions efforts in the United States  and outside of Missouri
 
 
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering
NAMB Missionaries
Gideon Bible Memorials
Ends of the Earth
 
Missions to the rest of the world
 
 
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
IMB Missionaries
Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes
 

September 2019

The Old/New Commandment




Our Advocate




Walking in the Light




The Word of Life




August 2019

Advance The Gospel




Make Disciples




Glorify God




Content in Christ




July 2019

Stand Firm




Pressing on Toward the Goal






OUR MISSION
 
First Baptist Church of St. Clair exists to glorify God, make disciples, and advance the gospel.
 
 
 
 
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ONLINE GIVING

Our God is a God of abundance and He loves to give. He sacrificed willingly on the cross and then invited us into fullness of life. As His children, we are called to imitate Him. Our generosity in giving is a demonstration of God’s character and a response to what He has done for us.
Giving is a form of our worship and is how we equip the church with resources to accomplish our mission of being a biblically healthy church that glorifies God by making disciples and advancing the gospel.



CONTACT INFORMATION

 
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday from 9am to 3pm.
 
Church Location & Address: 450 E. Springfield Rd. St. Clair, MO 63077 (map)
 
Telephone: 636-629-2407
 
Email: info@stcfbc.org