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Updated April 2021
As we continue to evaluate circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we have prayerfully reached some conclusions regarding necessary next steps we are taking in order to be good neighbors to our community:
• We continue to provide WBKO Broadcast and Livestream Worship and virtual ministry experiences alongside very limited in-person ministry experiences.
• We have returned to in-person Sunday morning Worship Services. We currently have only one service at 11 a.m. Before you attend, we invite you to review our "FBC Reopening to In-Person Worship Services Protocol."
• Our Childhood Development Center has re-opened for operation according to new state guidelines. Questions may be directed to our Childhood Development Center at (270) 842-0382.
• The Recreation Outreach Center (ROC) has re-opened at a limited capacity. Questions may be directed to our ROC staff at (270) 842-1019.
• The Church Office of First Baptist Church has opened at a limited capacity.
• The Red Cross is using our Social Center (Sec. C) for regular blood drives. Appointments to donate can be made by visiting www.redcrossblood.org.
• Our Helping Hands Food Pantry is available to the community on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
• We encourage you to join us as we continue giving to God through First Baptist Church. Please feel free to mail checks to First Baptist Church, 621 E. 12th Ave., Bowling Green, KY 42101. You can also give securely online by visiting www.firstbaptistbg.org/give.
Please continue to pray with us for an end to this pandemic; for comfort for those who have lost loved ones; for healing to all who are sick or suffering; for protection and strength for healthcare providers, first responders, essential personnel, and their families; for wisdom for leaders and their families; and for our communities as a whole.
“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:4-7).
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For a long time, First Baptist Church has been known as the church on the corner of Twelfth and Chestnut in downtown Bowling Green. We believe God has called us to this location to make an even greater connection - to be the place where faith and life meet.
Jesus came so that our whole lives might be transformed by His Gospel. He came to give hope to the hopeless, forgiveness to the sinful, and life to the spiritually dead. He came to bring us into relationship with God, and when we walk with God, nothing stays the same.
If you are ready to walk in a faith that transforms your whole life - both now and forever - and blesses the world around you, come join us. We have a place for you where faith and life meet.
God has called us to love and worship Him with every part of our lives - including our finances. The Bible says that God gives us His money to steward for His purposes, and part of that stewardship is to give back to Him a portion of that which He has given us. The standard to which God calls us is the tithe, which is ten percent of our income.
What happens to the money you give to First Baptist Church? Put simply, it is used to fund the ministries of the church so that people might be able to follow Jesus and find life in Him. Specifically, the money you give funds our Ministry in Action Budget, which is used to fund the church's various ministries, support missionaries and ministries around the world, maintain church facilities, and support church personnel.
At First Baptist Church, we take God's money very seriously. All financial assets of the church are managed by a Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, and Finance & Investments Team. If you have questions about the church budget or financial reports, please be sure to attend our bimonthly Church Business Conferences in which full financial reports are given. You can also contact the Church Office for more information.