We've all been there at one time or another, we understand it can be uncomfortable to step into a new environment, with so many unknowns about the people, the options or even their beliefs. Please rest assured that we are not perfect people so we don't expect you to be one either. Church is a hospital for sinners, a rest area for the broken, a mission field for those that answer God's calling - NOT a day spa for Angels.
"And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." Colossians 3:14-17
Here at First Baptist Church of Oceanway we provide two types of worship services; within these two services they each provide a distinctive way to make a joyful noise to praise the Lord, but each is presented with the same scripturally based message.
Traditional service begins at 9:30 am and opens with our choir singing from a traditional hymn book accompanied by piano and/or organ..
Contemporary service begins at 11:00 am and is lead by a Praise and Worship band that covers current christian music, modernized classics and consists of drums, electric & acoustic guitars, key board and mixed vocals.
(Learn, Involve, Fellowship and Evangelism)
"Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ." (Galatians 6:2).
LIFE Groups are small groups in which people study planned lessons and incorporate real life questions & solutions applying God's word. Vocal participation is not required, but always welcome; as many times we can share in each others problems and find answers from someone who's dealt with what we're going through. Each Life Group can also help you find a place of service in the church, in the community and in the world.
LIFE Groups are typically organized around similar age or life stage. Feel free to visit around to different groups and find the one that is most comfortable for you.
Nursery and Child Care
"Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Psalms 127:3
Children are gifts from God, they are each treasured, loved and protected. Our loving staff interact with the little ones by singing to them, telling Bible stories and playing with them. We want to convey to them though our actions and words the love that our Father gives to us. It is our desire to work alongside each parent to help establish Jesus Christ as the firm and only foundation for our lives.
"But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" – 2 Peter 3:18
It is our desire to see each child grow in their relationship to Christ, in their knowledge of the His Word, and in their relationship to each other. It is our desire to challenge children in these areas by providing fun and creative opportunities for them to learn and apply these truths.
Children who are in Kindergarten through the 5th grade have a group class during the 9:30 am service, then are moved into grade levels to receive a more personal and in depth lesson at 11:00 am.
"Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in purity" – 2 Timothy 4:12
The Youth Ministry exists in order to provide a safe and secure atmosphere in which our teenagers can be free from outside pressures and thus be free to worship God and free to serve Him with all that they are. We provide many opportunities for teenagers to grow in the relationship to God and in their relationships with their families.