First Baptist Church of Lansdale

700 North Broad Street . Lansdale, PA 19446 . 215-855-3457

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2017
JULY 31ST – AUGUST 4TH
6:00-8:30PM

 OUR MISSION

We Purpose to Worship God, Grow in Relationship with Jesus, Introduce Others to Him, & Care for Each Other, Our Community & Our World.

 
IDENTITY
 
First Baptist Church of Lansdale is an American Baptist Church.  
A description of how churches like ours identify themselves and what we believe can be found here in the 
We are also a part of the
, the oldest continuing association of Baptists in the world, founded in 1707.
 

 
BELIEFS
 
First Baptist Church of Lansdale
is a bible centered church and we believe:
  • The triune God, who is eternally one God in three persons (Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:14). This one, triune God is most clearly revealed to us in the incarnate Son, Jesus Christ our Lord (John 1:18, Hebrews 1:1-2).
  • The Good News of the atoning death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and salvation from sin and death for fallen humanity by grace through faith in Him (Romans 10:9-10, Ephesians 2:8-9).
  • The Bible, composed of the Old and New Testaments, as the divinely inspired Word of God, the final written authority and trustworthy for faith and practice (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
  • The sovereignty of God realized in the Lordship of Christ over all creation, and the call to proclaim the Gospel and make disciples of all nations in the power and Holy Spirit in anticipation of the day of Christ’s return and the making of all things new (Matthew 28:18-20).
  • A common unity with believers in Christ everywhere as His one true Church, while celebrating our distinctive heritage as Baptists (Ephesians 4:4-6). These distintictives include an understanding of the local church as autonomous with regard to its government, and composed of believers who have been baptized by immersion upon credible confession of their faith. The church gathers regularly to worship, to celebrate the Lord’s Supper, to edify one another, and to reach out to the world around us (Acts 2:41-47).
 
OUR PURPOSE
 
Our official purpose is “to worship God, grow in relationship with Jesus, introduce others to Him, and care for each other, our community,
and our world.”
 
OUR VISION
 
“to be the light and voice of Christ in a broken world and to help people become fully devoted followers of Him.”
 
OUR HANDS
 
God’s mission to reach our world with Jesus Christ’s good news inspires us to work locally and globally.
 
We partner with mission organizations, educational institutions and social service agencies as a leader in our denomination, and our generous church gives almost a quarter of our receipts to causes outside of our own ministries.
 
Members from FBCL can be found volunteering throughout the community, traveling our country or the world to bring disaster relief, build up ministries, teach or do whatever God’s Spirit is calling them to do. We’re glad to be part of God’s mission, and pray that you’d like to be a part of this mission as well.
 

 

Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.

I Corinthians 12:12
 
 
 

MINISTRY TEAM

Meet the FBCL Ministry team
Eric – Senior Pastor
Chris – Youth Pastor
Janet  – Music Director
A PLACE FOR YOU!

We ‘re glad that you have stopped by to learn what we’re all about. We hope you see our passion for Jesus and His gospel. He is the only reason that we do what we do — in preaching, children’s ministry, worship, outreach, and global missions.

If you were to ask us to describe ourselves in one sentence, we would say, “We desire to be the light and voice of Christ in a broken world and to help people become fully devoted followers of Him.”

As a Gospel Centered church, you will notice that we believe the gospel is so much more than a starting point for people. The gospel is all of life, and it shapes the very way in which we live life together with our family, friends, community, and the rest of the world. We want to view and live all of life through the gospel, which is the truth for all of us.
 
When you visit FBCL, a good place to start is at the Welcome Center.  The Welcome Center can be found just outside the area as you enter the main Sanctuary called the Narthex.  We have greeters there that would love to talk to you and share with you about the different ministries of FBCL.

This area has lists of classes available through our Sunday School, Church Newsletters and Bulletins, welcome information, and is staffed by people who can help make your experience at FBCL a good one.

SERMONS

SERMON SERIES

Bringing God’s Word to our Corner of the World

 
 
 

MINISTRIES

A Place to Participate and Serve

WORSHIP

We’d love to have you join us for a Sunday worship service!
 
We have wonderful worship music that includes both contemporary and traditional styles. Our Praise Team under Music Director Janet Gross leads us in new and favorite praise songs and choruses. We also sing hymns accompanied by our magnificent pipe organ.
 
Scripture holds a central place, with in-depth messages from the Bible that bring you to God and help shape how you think and live.
 

Nursery/Childcare

We provide childcare for infants and toddlers, giving young families a chance to worship during the service and attend Bible Study. We have both a Baby Room and Toddler Room staffed by volunteers who provide a structured play time for our little ones.

 
We have childcare for infants and toddlers, and also dismiss school aged children for a message from our volunteers in our Children’s Ministry.
 

TEENS

Our Youth Group called “EPIC Youth” is led by Pastor Chris Hamilton. He and his wife, Melissa work with a great team of volunteer Adult leaders.

The Youth have many chances to get together in our Church, but the main scheduled times are on Wednesday and Sunday evenings.

Wednesday is the Teen Bible Study, from 7 to 8pm.

Sundays our EPIC Youth Group regularly meets from 6 to 8pm. There are fun activities and learning opportunities for both Senior and Junior High students. The schedule varies depending on other outings and activities being scheduled, contact the Church office and ask for a Youth Calendar.

CHILDREN

We have many opportunities to minister to Children at FBCL.

Kingdom Kids

Wednesday Nights at 7:00pm (September – May)

Every Wednesday children ages 6-6th grade are invited to join in a game, skit, snack and craft. As the kids move through the stations they learn about the great lessons of the Bible in fun and creative ways.

Children’s Church

Sunday Mornings 10:30am

(time is approximate as children are dismissed from the sanctuary before the sermon)

Every Sunday we teach lessons based on the sermon for our kindergarten through 4th graders. 

 

MID-WEEK STUDY

Every Wednesday from 6:30-7:30pm we gather for a mid-week bible study.  
 
Pastor Eric leads the bible study every week with a passion to bring God’s word alive.  We study different people of the bible, books of the bible and have special nights focusing on special topics.
 
Every week we take time to sing some hymns and have a time of prayer before we study God’s word. 
 
A Wednesday Night
 
6:30pm   Announcements
6:35pm   Hymn Sing
6:45pm   Time of Sharing
6:50pm   Prayer time
7:00pm   Study

MISSIONS

Our church values missions! We believe we are a part of God’s mission that was announced in the person of Jesus Christ, and so we follow God into that mission of sharing the good news and making a positive difference in the world. Nearly a quarter of all our church’s receipts are given to other mission ministries we support.

FBCL supports various ministries and missionaries across the world. We regularly support a number of missionaries through the International Ministries of ABC, as well as several special mission offerings through the year. We support institutions that include seminaries, universities, camps and retirement homes. Causes closer to home include feeding the homeless, chaplaincy programs, and resources for troubled pregnancies.

SENIOR SAINTS

The Senior Saints at FBCL are very active and provide a host of activities for folks in their later years.
 
 Weekly they host opportunities to gather for dinners, special programs, a coloring group, and knitting activities. 
 
Every Sunday after church many of our Saints gather for coffee and donuts for a time of fellowship in Judson Hall.
 
Another highlight of the Senior Saints is the special trips they take to Sight & Sound or different dinner theaters.
 
RETREADS
A shout out to the retired folks who come out every other Tuesday to paint, clean and fix things around the church.

 

 

 

 

MEDIA/TECH

As with many Churches, we have good capabilities for Sound and AV throughout our facility.
 
We have a small team of Sound and AV techs that help produce our worship services each week and throughout the week for special services and activities.  They setup sound, make sure the Mics are turned on/off as needed, and record the services.
 
We also have a team to create and run the presentations to enhance the worship experience through AV.  This includes announcements, lyric slides, scripture, and video.  
 
If Media/Tech is where you feel gifted in any way at all, you can definitely find a place to minister in this area at FBCL.

OUTREACH

We continue to seek out ways to reach out into Lansdale and the surrounding communities to serve those in need and to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.  We believe that Jesus can meet all our needs whether they are physical, emotional and or spiritual. (Phil. 4:19)  
 
Through different ministries, we strive to reach out to help individuals and families. Every couple of months we will host community events to reach into the local community with the love of Christ.  
We are striving to become an Acts 2 church, and we will heed the call to be devoted to serving, caring and building God’s church for His purposes in
our time. 

FOOD CUPBOARD

We do have a small food cupboard we maintain to help people in emergency situations.  This is kept running by donations of food and money (through our fellowship fund and directly) via members and friends of FBCL.
 
If you would like to donate to this Ministry, please contact the church office at 215-855-3457.
 
If you would like to participate in this ministry by helping maintain the inventory and buying items as needed, etc, you should also contact the Church Office at the number above and someone will get in touch with you on how to get started.
 
If you need access to the services of our food cupboard and are in need of food, the best path to follow is to come to the Church and speak with one of our Pastors who can help you gain access to the resources FBCL can provide.
First Baptist Church of Lansdale
Address: 700 North Broad St
Lansdale, PA 19446-2396

Phone: 215-855-3457
Fax: 215-855-5881
Email: info@fbcl.com

Pastor: Pastor Eric Kraihanzel
Email: pastoreric@fbcl.com

In case of emergency, call 911!

 

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