Fellowship Baptist Church
“And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”’
We exist to make disciples of every generation who will make disciples in every nation.
We do this by:
Gathering for Corporate Worship
When we come together as a people to collectively worship the Lord, we are being the church and completing our mission to see every generation be discipled, no matter the age, gender, ethnicity, or any other difference we may have with one another.
Some of the ways in which we worship corporately:
· Singing songs together
· Praying together
· Hearing the Word of God
· Reading Scripture together
· Giving our tithes and offerings together
· Serving together
Growing through Community Groups
An important part of our mission is discipleship, and part of our own personal discipleship comes through community groups for all generations we have in our church. Being a part of a community group involves studying Scripture and growing with each other, learning to serve and encourage the people in your groups, and ultimately “doing life together” as a collective group of believers.
“Community groups” look different in every church but at Fellowship they come in the form of Bible Fellowship Groups for every age and Home Groups that we hope will meet throughout the city. We encourage all of our members to take part in a community group here.
Going in Daily Service
Gathering for corporate worship and growing through community groups are important pieces of our church, but if we fail to go outsidethe walls of our church, then we are not completing our mission to make disciples in every nation, including right here at home.
We go in daily service in two ways:
1. Through various ministries of the church - this includes opportunities to do outreach in our city, welcome new faces to our church, and even inviting a friend or neighbor to an event or worship.
2. Through missions – we want to be able to think of our church as having a “glocal” reach, meaning that we are both serving in and working with missionaries in local areas such as Saginaw and Fort Worth, but also in global areas including Panama, Malaysia, and India.