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On our website, you will find information about the ministries and activities of First Baptist Church Livingston. We have ministries for preschoolers through senior adults, with each of these ministries intended to help equip members and guests with biblical truth that can lead to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Whether you know nothing about the Bible and just have questions or you are wanting to continue growing as a Christian, you are welcome to visit First Baptist Livingston.

First Baptist Church Livingston exists to help people know and follow Jesus while loving people like Jesus. This mission is based on Jesus’ last words before returning to heaven, “Go and make disciples of all men…” (Matthew 28:18). This passage is known as The Great Commission, and it is the reason churches exist. How we are to carry out this mission is with love. Jesus said “Love the Lord your God… and love your neighbor.” (Luke 10:27)

 

Sunday

Sunday School: 9:00 AM
Morning Worship Service: 10:00 AM
Discipleship Training: 5:00 PM
Evening Worship Service: 6:00 PM

Weekly Schedule:

Wednesday

Snack/Dessert Fellowship: 5:45 pm
AWANA and Student Ministry @ 6:15 PM
Adults: Classes and Prayer service @ 6:30 PM
 
 

Stay Connected

 
Address and Contact Information:
708 East Main Street | Livingston, TN 38570 | 931-823-2096 | office@fbclivingston.com

 OUR MISSION

We exist to help people know Jesus, by loving them like Jesus

Paul’s ambition in 1 Corinthians 2:2 was  “to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.” As a church, we seek to help people know Christ through a personal relationship with Him. It is through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ that a person can experience peace and eternal life.

outreachGROW IN CHRIST

Entering into a personal relationship with Jesus is just the beginning though. We must grow in our relationship with Him throughout our lifetime through worship, prayer, and Bible study. Paul states in 2 Corinthians “And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another.” First Baptist Church Livingston seeks to help members and guests to grow in Christ through small group Bible study, worship services, and personal discipleship.

handsSERVE CHRIST

As a person knows Christ and grows in Him, believers should seek to serve Jesus’ church and others. Galatians 5:13 reminds believers in Jesus, For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.Growing to be more like Jesus should lead us to act more like Jesus, and acting like Jesus means we serve others within the church, our community, and our world.

SHARE CHRIST

Another result of growing in Christ is that His followers help introduce new people into a personal relationship with Jesus. Paul states in Romans 15:20, “I make it my ambition to preach the Gospel.” This sharing of the Gospel is to be done by every Christian wherever God sends us in our journey with Him. At First Baptist Church of Livingston, we seek to equip believers to share their faith locally as well as on mission trips domestically and around the world.

Want to know the Vision for First Baptist Church Livingston?
 

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LEADERSHIP TEAM

Meet the First Baptist of Livingston Leadership Team

Scott Allred – Senior Pastor


Chris Young  – Youth Pastor

Betha
Betha Wilson – Administration
 

I’M NEW HERE

Welcome to First Baptist Church of Livingston

What Can I Expect When I Visit?

Visiting a church for the first time can be intimidating. From the moment you set foot on our campus, you will find people who are friendly and want to help you while on our campus. Our services are intended for everyone to connect with God and learn His truth. Whether you have never set foot in church before or you have spent much of your life attending church, you will find worship services at First Baptist Church Livingston helpful, meaningful, and spiritual. You will see people in attendance dressed from blue jeans to suits and everything in between, we are more interested in people worshipping God than a wardrobe.
 
The Sunday morning experience can start before the classes or worship services begin. We have our Coffee Shop every Sunday morning at 8:00 am. You and the whole family can come and have a cup of coffee, juice, or milk along with eggs, biscuits and gravy, bacon, and sausage to start your morning. All of this is for free!
 

For families with a preschool-aged children, we have a nursery for the younger kids and a children’s worship time for kids 3 years old through 5 years old during Sunday morning worship services. Preschoolers can worship and learn in a fun, age- appropriate environment, while parents can worship God, hear a meaningful message, and prepare to tackle the challenges of parenting for the week ahead.

At 9:00 am every Sunday morning, we have age-graded Bible studies for people of all ages. In these classes, people of similar ages/life circumstances study God’s Word and learn to apply it to their everyday lives. All classes are open and welcome new guests to attend.
 
Sunday morning service begins at 10 am. We have a time of singing, prayer, and a biblically-based message each Sunday where you will learn more about who God is and how you can have a personal relationship with Him that can help you live a life with more meaning and peace.
 

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Missions
19 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, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Matthew 28:19-20
Missions is not an optional or add-on ministry for the church. Missions is the heart of the very purpose of the church. At First Baptist Church Livingston, we seek to reach those who don’t know Christ and serve those in need through various mission projects of the church. Some mission and service opportunities at First Baptist Church Livingston are:
 
Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Ministry: pack a shoe box full of toys and other useful items to a child in need. Our goal is 5,000 boxes for 2017! A support ministry for our OCC ministry is a sewing group that provided over 1400 dresses in 2016.
WMU Backpack Ministry: We will provide over 170 kids with 6 meals for each weekend during the school year.
Music Camp Ministry: Each fall we have over 70 kids spend 8 Tuesday afternoons learning and practicing a children’s Christmas program, with a performance in November.
Dominican Republic: In the summer of 2017, we took 16 people to the Dominican Republic to minister in an orphanage, a school for a very poor village, and handed out food to a remote impoverished village. Pictures of the 2017 trip can be found here.
 
In 2018, it is our goal to return to the Dominican Republic, and add a trip to work with church planters in New England and take a group of middle school and high school students to a Worldchangers mission trip.

MINISTRIES

Where can God use your talents?

WORSHIP

First Baptist Church of Livingston believes that advancing God’s Kingdom doesn’t come through new ways of doing church, but through the ancient way — faithful preaching and contextualizing the unchanging gospel within a changing culture. First Baptist teaches faith in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, as the only way to eternal life.

MUSIC

At First Baptist Church of Livingston all voices can praise the Lord. We seek to obey the call throughout Scripture for God’s people to praise and worship Him. Our worship ministry encourages people to use their talents to sing congregationally, in the choir, on the praise team, musical instruments, and through special performances.

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CHILDREN

At First Baptist Church, children have numerous programs and classes to participate in. From our Nursery to AWANA to Middle School to High School, there are classes for everyone. Our children participate in Vacation Bible School, Bible Drills, Church camps, Christian concerts and fun trips to learn the fundamentals of being a Christian and to grow as a disciple of Jesus. 

 

 

 

ROC/UPWARD

The Recreation Outreach Center (ROC) is the gymnasium on the west side of the sanctuary. The ROC hosts Upward Basketball in the Spring as well as the Church Volleyball league. Toning the Temple is held weekly to promote exercise and fitness. The ROC is available numerous times during the week for open use.

evangelismiconEVANGELISM

Join us each Saturday as we travel throughout the community to visit those in need. Everyone is welcome as we visit local hospitals, nursing homes, those who are sick and shut-in and others who just need to know they are loved and appreciated. 

foodbankiconCOFFEE SHOP

Join us each Sunday morning at 8 am in the Fellowship Hall (ground level behind the Church) for all of your favorite breakfast meats and treats. We have fellowship together and enjoy each other’s company. Breakfast is free and open to all. All you need to bring is yourself (and some friends).

childrensiconUPWARD BASKETBALL AND CHEERLEADING

Upward Basketball and Upward Cheerleading offers an extended, multi-month opportunity for character-building, player development, and the formation of deep relationships between teammates and coaches. Players will develop a love for basketball and a healthy competitive spirit and discover skills necessary to succeed both on and off the court. The game format and rules are designed to teach the game at an age specific level that grows with each young athlete.
 
 


STUDENT MINISTRY

At First Baptist Church, our Student Ministry seeks to actively engage our local Middle School and High School students to strengthen their relationship with the Jesus Christ. We offer Christ centered Bible studies and outreach events. These allow the student to know the teachings of Jesus, and begin to know his character. Also, we offer group discussion times, and book studies. This interaction allow our students to sharpen the gifts and talents God has given them and to apply the teachings they have learned to their own lives. This effectively allows them to grow in a closer relationship with Christ. The student ministry organizes opportunities that allow students to serve others in the name of Jesus. These events such as serving food, Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Ministry, and the Feed the Children backpack program allow the student to understand that when they serve others they are in extension serving Christ. As the students are working through the process of knowing Christ, growing in Christ, and serving Christ, they are being equipped to go and to share the good news of Jesus Christ with others. We as a student ministry want to effectively love God and Love people.

 

 

Discipleship

Discipleship is an important part of being a Christian. In Matthew 28:18-20, Jesus gave the church the Great Commission, or mission of the church. That mission is to make disciples. A disciple is a person who takes on the knowledge and characteristics of the teacher. In other words, a Christian is supposed to think and act like Jesus.

At First Baptist Church Livingston, we seek to help people become more like Jesus through the various teaching ministries of the church. We offer Sunday school classes at 9:00 am that seek to teach basic biblical truths to people in every stage of life: from preschool, children, students, college, young married couples, couples, to senior adult. Each stage of life presents unique challenges to applying God’s truth to everyday life. In a Sunday school class, you can learn with others in a similar life situation on how to live out God’s Word on a daily basis and ask questions that will help you personally apply truth.

For those who want to learn beyond the basics and move to a more detailed study on a particular topic, we offer Discipleship Training classes on Sunday afternoon at 5:00 pm. The topics covered will vary but may include an in-depth look at a Bible book, a study of a particular Bible character, or a study on a topic like how to study or prayer. To find what classes are being offered, please check our church calendar, look at the weekly worship guide, or contact the church office at office@fbclivingston.com.

 
 

Stages of Spiritual Growth

One of the important steps in growing spiritually is honestly assessing where you are in the spiritual growth process. Just like what happens with someone physically there is a process for growth. Jim Putnam in his book Real Life Discipleship talks about the five stages of spiritual growth. 
Below are the five stages of spiritual growth and the distinguishing characteristic in that stage:
Dead: Unbelief
Infant: Ignorance
Child: Selfishness
Young Adult: Service
Parent: Intentionality
 
The teaching ministry of First Baptist Church Livingston is intended to help each person move through these stages and grow in spiritual maturity. You are encouraged to take advantage of worship services, Sunday school classes, and discipleship classes to help you in your journey in growing as a disciple.
 
Steps for Spiritual Growth and the Purpose of the Step
1. Worship Service: to Know Christ
2. Sunday School Class: to Grow in Christ
3. Bible Study/Discipleship Training: to Grow in Christ
4. Serve Others (volunteer in a ministry or teach a class): to Serve and Share Christ
5. Mentor/Disciple Others: to Serve and Share Christ

SERMON SERIES


May 24, 2017
Kingdom Before Self
Kingdom Before Self February 19 2017
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  • May 24, 2017Kingdom Before Self
    May 24, 2017
    Kingdom Before Self
    Kingdom Before Self February 19 2017
  • May 24, 2017The Suffering Servant April 9 2017
    May 24, 2017
    The Suffering Servant April 9 2017
    The Suffering Servant April 9 2017
  • May 24, 2017The Resurrection April 16 2017
    May 24, 2017
    The Resurrection April 16 2017
    Matthew 28:1-10"The Resurrection April 16 2017".
  • May 24, 20173 Visions: Vision for First Baptist Livingston
    May 24, 2017
    3 Visions: Vision for First Baptist Livingston
    "3 Visions on 42317 AM".
  • Feb 19, 2017Kingdom Before Self
    Feb 19, 2017
    Kingdom Before Self
    February 19 2017 from Philippians 1:12-18

First Baptist Church of Livingston
708 E. Main St., Livingston, TN 38570
Phone: 931-823-2096

Email: office@fbclivingston.com

 

 

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