Welcome to Hawkinsville First Baptist Church

 

 

Welcome to the historic First Baptist Church of Hawkinsville, Georgia, serving the Hawkinsville community and central Georgia since 1830.  Here you will find exciting ministries, mission opportunities, and vibrant worship. You will also find a warm, welcoming, inclusive congregation of Christian believers who are building on a rich heritage and growing into a future with unlimited potential. We want to meet you, welcome you to worship, and become your spiritual home and family. We are located at the corner of Broad Street and McCormick Avenue (P.O. Box 210, Hawkinsville, Georgia  31026) near downtown (phone 478-892-9076; fax 478-892-9078). Come and let us share First with you!

 

Mission

The First Baptist Church of Hawkinsville is a faith community seeking to help all persons know God through Jesus Christ, enabling them to become conformed to the image of Christ, empowering them to reach the world with the Gospel, and providing them with opportunities to minister tangibly in the name of Christ. 

The five purposes of First Baptist Church are: 

1.To honor God through worship.

2.To share Christ through evangelism.

3.To provide Christian fellowship.

4.To train and equip our church family.

5. To extend God’s love through ministry.

Our Goal

The First Baptist Church of Hawkinsville is located at the corner of Broad Street and McCormick Avenue near the center of town.  This historic church has served Hawkinsville and Central Georgia as a lighthouse of hope and love for over 178 years.

 here are many features that make First Baptist Church of Hawkinsville both unique and Christ-centered.

One feature is WORSHIP.  We try to follow the scripture, which says, “Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness” (Psalm 29:2 KJV).  Our worship services are reverent, but not distant; often traditional, not stilted; sometimes contemporary, but in good taste, and always focused on proclaiming the Word of God, both in sermon and song.  We believe that worship is not a performance for an earthly audience, but participatory involvement as we present our sacrifice of praise to God.  We hope to be united as we lift up our praise and prayers to God, and listen for God’s message for us.  (Sunday morning worship is mostly traditional.  Sunday evening worship is mostly contemporary.)

Another feature of FBC is SERVANTHOOD.  A few years ago we began to renovate our facilities through sacrificial giving and both volunteer and professional labor.  Because of this sacrifice, we are attempting to use our buildings to the glory of God.  Our state of the art Children’s Weekday Ministry is always in high demand.  Our brotherhood conducts various hands-on missions projects throughout the year.  Our women’s ministries have included conferences, mission groups, and fund-raising events.  We have a food pantry and contact with other churches and organizations in the community in a coordinated effort to address poverty issues.  Some of the ministries we hope to reinstate are after-school tutoring programs, a youth mentoring program, and participation in our local Big Brother activities.

A third area of church life is DISCIPLESHIP.  First Baptist Church offers many opportunities for spiritual development, as we learn to become more faithful Christ-followers.  Our Sunday School Bible Study program is for every age, from infancy through senior adults.  A recent Wednesday night program called WOW (“Worship on Wednesdays”) offers an unbelievable variety of hands-on Bible learning experiences, including the arts, media, missions, Bible verse memorization, discussions, and even a delicious supper.

Yet another facet of church life is FELLOWHSIP.  We believe this church family is truly a spiritual “family” in every sense of the word.  We enjoy being together, praying for each other, caring for each other in times of need, and having fun with each other at recreation events, church socials, concerts, parties, and our weekly Wednesday night Fellowship Supper (WOW).

We believe First Baptist Church is a place you would want to “plug into.”  Look through the pages of this website.  Look at the many opportunities for worship and service, and some of our plans for the future of our congregation in service to our Lord to our community.  If these sound exciting, challenging, rewarding, and fulfilling to you, then First Baptist could very well be your church home.  We would to talk with you, answer your questions, and welcome you for a visit.

 

Let Us Share First With You!

 

 

 



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