Sermons

Weekly sermons preached at the First Baptist Church in Le Mars, Iowa

2014 Missions Trip!

 

Again this year members of First Baptist Church will be heading to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to work with Wings As Eagles Ministries!

For more information on the tentative dates and travel plans contact Pastor Jon at First Baptist Church by hitting the Contact Us link at the top of the page.

Our Mission

Converge is a Movement...

We're a movement of churches working together to strengthen and start more churches. Our mission is to multiply transformational leaders and churches and we do that using these key ministry strategies:

Grow Spiritually. It is Christ who builds his church. Because that’s true, we want everything we do to display our desire to glorify God by trusting in the power of his Word, his Spirit, his Son and his delight in prevailing prayer. We are committed to prayer and spiritual transformation.

Plant Churches. Because we believe the life of Christ is meant to be reproduced from life to life and church to church, we are committed to planting new congregations. We believe it’s the most effective evangelism strategy for seeing the gospel brought into communities and people groups. We are committed to planting multiplying movements of church planting around the world.

Mobilize Churches. We want to see existing churches mobilized for mission. One way we do this is through the Retool Kit process, in which church leaders are coached on how to build healthy community and healthy leadership. They then pray and strategize to seek God’s vision for building bridges into their communities. We are committed to strengthening churches.

Develop Leaders. We believe transformational churches are well-led churches. We want to see transformational leaders multiplied for our churches across the United States as well as movements all over the world. We provide many opportunities for our pastors and leaders to network and learn from each other.

Show Compassion. We don’t want people to only hear the gospel, we want them to experience Christ’s love firsthand as we practically respond to their needs. Through a variety of means we resource congregations and movements to show compassion—treating people not as projects, but as people God loves.

Reach Nations. We want to see the nations of the world transformed by the love of Christ. Our churches send out missionaries to the corners of the globe but they also work in their own communities to reach the diverse people groups living nearby.

Live Generously. Generosity is about much more than teaching people about stewardship. It’s about raising up generous communities of faith. About displaying the generous character of God’s heart and person, so that our ministries are filled with faith and vision. Our movement is committed to living generously.

These core ministries work together to resource churches and movements of churches—to see lives and communities changed by the power of the gospel. Christ, his cross and the gospel are central to all we do.

What We Believe

There is one God, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit—each possessing all the attributes of deity. The Bible, God’s uniquely inspired revelation, is the sole basis for our belief. The Bible, being the very word of God, is sufficient and authoritative in guiding us in our faith and practice. God created us to have fellowship with Himself. However, because of our sin and willful rejection of God we became alienated from Him and subject to His righteous judgment. Only God, by His saving grace revealed in Jesus Christ, can bridge the divide created by our sin. Not being able to save ourselves by our own efforts, we must repent of our sin and, by faith, believe in Jesus Christ who being God, in humility became a man. He lived a sinless life while on earth. He died on a cross voluntarily taking our place, paying the price for our sins. He was buried and three days later He rose physically from the dead guaranteeing our future resurrection. He ascended into heaven where He is our mediator before God the Father. Jesus will return to take all Christians to be with Him. The Holy Spirit draws us to faith in Jesus and then dwells in us equipping us for growth and service in the Body of Christ, the Church.

For more details please request a complete Statement of Faith.

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Service Times

SUNDAY SCHEDULE

Worship Service 10am

Children's Sunday School 10am

nursery available

September - May

Adult Bible Study 9am

childcare available

Verses

Jesus said: "Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house upon a rock."

Matthew 7:24 NIV