We encourage you to make First Baptist your place of worship and to become involved in a group or activity where you will make friends, be encouraged in your journey of faith and find a meaningful place of ministry. First Baptist Church of Mattoon is a dynamic, caring, growing congregation, and we welcome friends of all ages and backgrounds to join with us as we COME to worship and fellowship, GROW in our relationships with Christ and one another and GO into our world to witness and to serve. First Baptist has a wide array of ministries and activities. We hope that you will take some time to discover more about us and prayerfully consider where you might become involved. A church that is growing and healthy needs people who are devoted to God and active in ministry. It is our prayer that as you learn more about our various ministries you will find places to connect which will help you to grow in your faith and serve in God’s Kingdom. Come join us as we discover together the Joy for the Journey.
A PLACE FOR WORSHIP The primary reason we meet together is to focus our attention on God, giving Him our worship and receiving His blessing and inspiration. Each of these occasions is a special time of spiritual refreshment. We hope this is what you experience when you visit us at First Baptist. A PLACE TO LEARN To us, studying the Bible is vital because it not only instructs us intellectually, but also guides us spiritually. We believe it and accept it as God's Word to us, a Book that is alive and relevant to life today. Learning its truths is a thrilling adventure. A PLACE FOR ENRICHMENT For every person at every age level, we offer a wealth of opportunities--special programs and ministries for children, youth and adults which fill the church calendar. You can be sure that in this kaleidoscope of activities, there's more than one place where you can be personally enriched. A PLACE FOR FRIENDSHIP A Place for Friendship Nothing quite compares to the joy of Christian friendship. That's why we make it a priority to build lasting bonds between the members of our church family--bonds of concern and genuine commitment to one another. Best of all, this circle of care is ever-widening. We'd love for it to include you, too. A PLACE FOR SERVICE Just as Jesus Christ came "not to be ministered unto, but to minister..." we accept our responsibility to reach out in service to others. This applies both within the church family and outside our fellowship. We look forward to serving you, and we hope to see you soon.
COME...to worship God. GROW...in Christ. GO...in his Spirit.