Celebrating a century of ministry in Moncks Corner!
At First Baptist Church we believe that Christians are to be grounded in God through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Just as a tree's root system determines the health of the tree, being grounded in the character of God determines the level of health in a person's spiritual life. At First Baptist we emphasize grounding by being committed to verse-by-verse preaching and teaching as we draw out the text's intended meaning and explain how it applies to the life of the individual. We also emphasize being grounded by offering worship services that are approachable and acceptable to God. Finally, we emphasize community discipleship through Sunday school, bible studies, mission trips, and community service opportunities for people of all ages.
As one is grounded in the character of God, he or she should also be growing in holiness and Christlikeness. We grow by daily learning God’s truth and living that truth out in our actions. To help accommodate spiritual growth, we offer many Bible Study opportunities, as well as a yearly Bible reading plan that is posted on this website. Spiritual growth occurs over time as we read our Bibles, pray to God, worship Him each week in a corporate gathering and spend time with each other in small group Bible study. We also grow by daily repenting of ours sins and asking forgiveness: not as a way to earn God's grace, but as a way to eliminate any relational barriers we create as we live life each and every day. We also rely on the Holy Spirit to help guide and empower us to become more like Christ each day.
As we grow we begin to understand that we were made to give back. We give our time to the Lord through serving His church. We give a portion of our finances (10%) to the Lord so that His church can reach others with the Gospel of Christ. We give our time to other people as we seek to serve their needs through the love of Christ in our hearts. We believe that God has made people to love others by giving. As we are grounded in the character of God and grow in holiness through His grace, we start to think of others as more important than ourselves.