We believe in fullfililng the commandment that Jesus laid out for us in Matthew 28:19 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…” (NIV).
We believe we all are called. All to reach out to their friends, families, neighbours and co-workers, some to reach out to our communities needs, some to reach out to our country, and some to reach out beyond our country. Below are only a few of the out-reach and teaching ministries we offer.
Get Involved With One of Our Ministries at First Baptist Church:
Please look at our bulletin to see the latest activity
The bulletins are under the FBC Events menu
Below are links to some of the Missionaries and Mission projects supported by FBC Leamington.
One22 Ministries exists to be an instrument of God’s grace reaching out to a genuine need with the grace, love, compassion and generosity of Jesus Christ.
Give the Gift of Water
By providing money to build BioSand filters, you can support pastors and their families, help with the building of cement homes, provide funds for our in country future development, and help with our ongoing operating needs. You can give families a water filter that will give them clean water for 30-50 years.
The Biblical Theological Seminary of Hope in Cap-Haïtien (STBEC)
Goals & Objectives: This program is aimed at leaders of Christian churches who want to deepen their biblical and theological knowledge to be better equipped for the ministry. It is also intended for students who are not certain of the direction of God in their lives but who desire to have knowledge in the field of biblical and theological studies. This program provides these individuals with a general introduction to the fields of biblical and theological studies and will provide them with a solid foundation to pursue a higher level of study in a future time.
The FBC Sunday School children’s support provides access to free primary healthcare, school supplies and uniform and follow-up medical treatment. The family has joined a community development group and attended training on preventative healthcare and personal hygiene.
Partnering With Parents
We at FBC Leamington, want to PARTNER WITH PARENTS; we want you to know that if God has called you here to be part of His family at FBC that we are committed in doing all we can to help one another in being faithful & diligent.
We want to come along side of our parents and encourage and guide them in their understanding of what God instructs in His word.
Our volunteers are committed to providing the best child care in our infant and preschool rooms so that parents can engage in our service and be spiritually fed.
We have other volunteers that work passionately with our junior and senior youth being positive role models as they help them discover all they can be in Christ. Our Sunday school teachers are exceptional and forward thinking in their creativity. Weekly they help the children from JK through grades 5 dig deep into God’s word and apply it their life.
It is a privilege for us to partner with parents.
Deut. 6:1-9 “Now this is the commandment, the statutes and the judgments which the LORD your God has commanded me to teach you, that you might do them in the land where you are going over to possess it, so that you and your son and your grandson might fear the LORD your God, to keep all His statutes…you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart; and you shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. And you shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”
These verses are often considered to be some of the most significant in the book of Deuteronomy. They instruct us not just to respect and obey God, but to love God completely. Even today the Jewish culture throughout the world refers to these verses as the SHEMA…their confession of faith.
Verse 5 begins with the instruction to love God will all our heart, soul and strength. Loving God with our soul involves our mind, will and spirit. We consider the Lord with our mind, we decide to love Him with our will, and our spirit is our God given capacity to know Him. According to scripture we are to love God with all our strength. This means loving God by showing that He deserves priority in our physical strength, possessions and finances. When our children or those around us see the spiritual related to the physical it’s a visual demonstration of integrity. They see that what we believe influences what we do.
In verse 6 we are told that the commandments we are given are to be set upon our hearts. We can’t expect to pass anything on to our children that they haven’t first seen in us. The commandments need to have taken residence in our hearts. God’s word needs to be familiar to us, not a foreigner in our lives, and parents are to love God themselves and take His word to heart.
Verse 7 tells us to empress them on our children. This is a critical phase, calling for training in the home. Often we expect our Sunday school to be the primary source of spiritual development for our children, but God makes it clear it is the role of the parents. The task of “teaching children” was and is the responsibility of the home, not some institution or a combined effort of a group of professionals. The teaching is to be deliberate. The Hebrew term “teach” suggests repeating, telling over and over again, and modeling a consistent message. Also in verse 7 we are told to talk about them when we sit at home, when we walk along the road, when we lie down and when we get up. Basically, we are to weave God’s values and words into the natural rhythm of the day. Consider the impact we can have on our children if we set the mood for the day by including thoughts about God. Well known author Charles Swindoll says, “home is indeed where life makes up its mind. It is there, with fellow family members, we hammer out our convictions on the anvil of relationships. It is there we cultivate the valuable things in life, like attitudes, memories, beliefs and most of all character.” We need to give God thanks today, for His help in using our home to develop these, all important, essentials.
Another verse in scripture that encourages parents to be active in training their children is Proverbs 22:6…train a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not turn from it. Training up God’s children means directing them to a faith and life in Christ; it means giving a child moral guidance and teaching them to submit to God and His laws. One hour a week at church cannot possibly undo what friends, family and culture can do. Training involves much more that some parents are willing to give yet some give more attention to training a family pet, and we all know that children require much more positive attention than pets.
The scriptures in Deuteronomy and Proverbs are clear on the importance of parents teaching and role modeling the values and commandments of loving God completely and living for Him. We see children as a blessing from God, a heritage, a reward. They’re God’s gifts and blessing entrusted to parents. All of us are in the process of passing on a heritage; we don’t have a choice about it. It’s happening during the everydayness of life. A heritage can be described as the emotional, spiritual and social legacy passed from parent to child; good or bad. Our heritage consists of these 3 components bound together in one chord. Solomon talks about the strength of 3 strands in Ecclesiastes, that they are not so easily broken.
- Emotional Legacy – that enduring sense of security & emotional stability nurtured in an environment of safety and love.
- Spiritual Legacy – is the process whereby parents model and reinforce the unseen realities of the spiritual life.
- Social Legacy – is giving a child the insight and strong social skills to develop healthy, stable relationships.
Seniors’ Coffee Break
Every Wednesday morning in the Lower Auditorium. Meet with others for a time of fellowship, activities and devotions. A time of Q&A with Pastor Mike. All are welcome to come and attend, no age barriers here. It can be quite lively and a lot of fun!
Games start @ 9:00 am
Coffee & devotions @ 10:00 am
Drop in at your convenience, we’d love to see you!
Seniors Exercise & Fall Prevention Program
Free – sponsored by the VON
Mondays and Fridays at 10 am in the gym
For men and women 55+ years
Work at your own level to maintain and improve your physical and mental health.
Having a great time is an added benefit!