Overview of Ministries
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. - Acts 1:8
Worship is the opportunity afforded believers to offer their lives to God. This includes their time, money, talents, problems, pains, etc. Our worship services are an opportunity to celebrate the rich diversity of our congregation, with music that includes high church, gospel, contemporary and traditional. The message of our worship will center on Jesus and his invitation to turn our lives over to God through Him as Lord and Savior. These services will celebrate the variety of age groups serviced by our church and the multiple challenges we all face in our Christian development.
Music is a very important part of our ministry at First Baptist Church of Hillsborough, NC. Through music, our mission is to provide inspiration, spread the Christian message, and to "praise God from whom all blessings flow." To this end, we offer worship and music opportunities to touch the hearts, minds and souls of many. See the Music page for more information.
- Bible Study/Sunday School We invite you to partipate in one of our Sunday School classes, bible studies, or special series. Classes are available both hours for preschool.
Preschool I (Infants)Children
Preschool II (Toddlers)
Preschool III (Threes-PreK)
K - 1st gradeYouth
2nd - 3rd grade
4th - 5th grade
Adult Bible Study
Preschool I (Infants)
Preschool II (Toddlers)
Preschool III (Threes - Prek)
- Small Group Focused Study - Small groups offer a place to connect with other believers in fellowship; to grow in our understanding of the Bible (as Jesus' own small group of disciples did) and to meet the needs of others in your group in ministry while focusing on a particular topic of study. These programs can occur on Sunday and Wednesday evenings and would be similar to successful programs held in the past such as, The Mighty Acts of God, The Genesis Study, Basic Christianity, The Case for Christ, and Mere Christianity.
- Mission Education - RAs (for boys) and GAs (for girls) are our weekly mission education organizations for children in the 1st grade through 6th grade. There is also Youth Bible Study for all youth in grades 6th through 12th grades. For our younger friends, infants through 5 years of age, we offer Mission Friends. These programs provide opportunities for children to explore Baptist mission endeavors nationally and internationally. These classes meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 pm, from September through May.
The strength of our church is deepened with regular fellowship among smaller groups and the church as a whole. Church-wide fellowships (homecoming, Memorial Day Picnic, homemade ice cream social, homemade soup supper, Valentine's Banquet) give our church an opportunity to celebrate being the family of God.
These are fun times where everyone is involved, and a time when neighbors can be invited to participate in joyous occasions.
Women's Missionary Union WMU's main purpose is to educate and involve women, girls, and preschoolers in the cause of Christian Missions. First Baptist is committed to missions as commanded by Jesus in Matthew 25:35-36:
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.
"We are committed to servanthood missions, to help others and show them Jesus' love. Janet Austin, Women's Missionary Union Director.
The Baptist Men
Baptist Men are like the cavalry who seek to take the high ground in a world besieged by stress and indifference. Fueled by Jesus' love, they repair homes for the elderly, teach the boys about missions, and rescue victims of blizzards, tornadoes, and other natural disasters.
Operating on the principle found in Matthew 25:40:
"Inasmuch as you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me."
Operation Inasmuch is an interracial, interdenominational, intergenerational biannual community blitz by Christians performing hands-on mission work for folks whose needs are great. It originated at Snyder Memorial Baptist Church in Fayetteville and is now being conducted by dozens of faith communities in North Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, and South Carolina.
Spend a day serving the Lord's people on projects such as: roof repair and/or replacement, wood cutting and delivery, building wheelchair ramps, electrical repairs, plumbing repairs, carpentry, and painting. Or spend a day in service that does not need construction tools, such as: blood pressure check-ups, sewing blankets for sick children (Project Linus), Backyard Bible Clubs for children, yard work and house cleaning for the elderly, or assembling care packages of toiletries.
And there are still many support jobs where others can serve such as: project coordination, preparing and delivering lunches, photography, runners for additional building materials, ministerial teams, and child care for volunteers.