First is a word that describes priorities, things that are most important. Here at First Baptist Church you will notice some things that we, consider to be "first."
WORSHIP is of first importance in our church. Our God deserves our joyous praise and loving devotion. We strive to turn our
services into exciting opportunities to give the Lord our heartfelt praise.
FELLOWSHIP is another one of those activities we regard as "first." Hebrews
challenges us not to forsake the assembling of ourselves together. We strive to be a
place of love and genuine concern for one another: The strengthening influence we receive by our times of fellowship is something we seek regularly in our church.
EDIFICATION Learning God's Word and growing in Christlikeness is first around here. Our preaching and teaching all center around the Word of God. We are doing our best to create an
atmosphere where our families are learning and growing together:
EVANGELISM is another "first" here at First Baptist. Seeing boys and girls, teens and adults come to know Christ as their personal Savior is a main emphasis. Evangelism is stressed through our Awana program, our youth group and outreach ministry. We also challenge our people to be sharing their faith through the course of their everyday lives.
We did not select our "first" priorities at random. We consider them to be the priorities that the New Testament church was focused on. Why not join with us here at First Baptist. A place where we strive to put first things first.
"But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even
Christ." (Ephesians 4: 15)
We at First Baptist Church trust that you find us to be a friendly church family that loves the Lord and His Word. It is our purpose to offer a solid Bible preaching and teaching ministry that will equip the saints for ministry. You will find that we at First Baptist Church are people-oriented not program-oriented. We are an independent Baptist Church in fellowship with the GARBC. Come and worship with us. You will find us to be common folks that are concerned about you and your family.
-- AWANA - A midweek program involving game time, Scripture memory reaching children pre-school to 6th grade.
-- STORM TEAM - Our ministry to youth grades 7-12. Storm stands for Students On a Radical Mission. Storm Team offers weekly Bible instruction, monthly activities, SNAC, and opportunities for service to Christ through local church ministry and community activities.
-- YOUTH SUMMER CAMP
-- MUSIC INVOLVEMENT - Special music, choir both adult and children's. Our church enjoys worshipping the Lord through a blended service of traditional hymns and contemporary choruses.
-- ADULT BIBLE FELLOWSHIPS - We offer different classes for studying the Word of God that also provide opportunities for social gatherings.
-- CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES - We offer a well- staffed nursery, children's church during the morning service and also a children's choir.
Pastor Stultz and Donna began their ministry in Bremen on September 1, 1999. They came to our church after pastoring in Iowa for 19 years. Pastor and Donna grew up in Clinton, Indiana but moved to Iowa where pastor attended Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, Iowa graduating with a B.A. & ThB. in 1980. The Stultz's have 6 children. Along with his preaching, teaching and shepherding ministry Pastor Stultz writes a weekly devotional column called "Moment of Meditation" that is run in 3 local newspapers in the county.
Pastor and Donna would consider it a great privilege to become acquainted with you. They are willing and available to help you in your spiritual life. Please visit or call any time. You can also send Pastor Jim email.
You need to be saved. For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. ROMANS 3:23 You cannot save yourself. For by grace are ye saved
through faith; and that not of yourselves it is the gift
God: not of works/ lest any
man should boast. EPHESIANS 2:8,9 Christ died to save you. For God so loved the world
that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth
in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. JOHN 3:16 You must accept Christ. Believe on the Lord Jesus
Christ and thou shalt be saved. ACTS 16:31
Moment of Meditation
In God we trust
Reach into your pocket and pullout some coins. Now take a look at what is inscribed on each of them. Along with the phrases: "United States of America" and "e pluribus unum" you will find two other important inscriptions on every American coin. On July 30, 1956 congress adopted a national motto. Our national motto is "In God We Trust." Since then it has appeared on our coins as a constant reminder of our dependence on Almighty God.
The other word that you will find on those coins is "Liberty." Our liberty as a country is a national treasure. Freedom is such a precious commodity in America that we will fight and even die for it.
Liberty, e pluribus unum, the United, States of America, precious words are they not? All of these carefully selected and patriotic words are tied together with one other phrase, without which we would not even be the nation we are. "In God We Trust" is truly the secret of Americas greatness.
I for one am proud of our national motto. I'm glad it is inscribed on our coins. I love to see it displayed in our public schools, our government buildings, and even on carwash signs. Lets never let the critics remove it from its place in our land. We as a nation should always acknowledge our humble dependence on the Almighty and not our military might, educational achievements, or financial wealth, (Jeremiah 9:23,24 ).
However beneficial it may be to see a public display of our national motto, it is far more important to have a personal belief in it. How about you, is the national motto your personal motto? Have you placed your personal trust in Jesus Christ as your Savior? Are you daily depending on God to sustain you through the decisions and difficulties of life? And can you say with conviction, "In God I trust?" Allow that motto to be inscribed on your heart today.