FINDING OUR CHURCH
Faith Baptist Fellowship is located near the intersection of 57th St. and Minnesota Ave. in Sioux Falls.
The world is full of religions, philosophies and ideas. So why bother with Jesus?
When you examine Jesus’ life He is like no other human. He made some outrageous claims. He claimed to be equal with God, predicted his own suffering and death and said he would rise from the dead. That means he was He can only be one of three things: a liar, a lunatic or Lord.
Take a look at what the Bible says about Jesus.
Jesus is the Son of God
When John baptized Jesus, God spoke from heaven and said to Jesus, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased” (Luke 3:22).
Jesus was Fully Human
Jesus’ humanity not only made it possible to offer himself for our sins, but also reminds us that Jesus understands our pain. “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin” (Hebrews 4:15).
Jesus Came to Save
Jesus’ earthly father Joseph was told to name him Jesus, meaning God saves, because he would save people from their sins. “The Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost” (Luke 19:10).
Jesus Alone Can Rescue
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).
Jesus is Above All
God has placed Jesus “far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come” (Ephesians 1:21).
Why make the effort to step foot in a church?
You can watch pastors on TV or download a sermon on Sunday morning, so why get tangled up with a group of people? Isn’t Jesus enough?
- Following Jesus is not easy, and God did not intend for us to do it alone. We need encouragement and occasionally a course correction, from people who love us and are committed to our good.
- Jesus gave His mission to a group.
And the Apostle Paul tells us each believer in Christ is a part of the body of Christ, who carry out Christ’s mission together. (1 Corinthians 12)
- God uses the local church to teach people to know and obey him. God has chosen to make Himself know to the world through the church. (1 Peter 2:9)
The Church Works Together To:
- Spread the Gospel. When Christ ascended to heaven he gave his followers a mission to complete. “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you…” (Matthew 28:19-20a).
- Uphold the Gospel. The church’s job is to preserve and teach the gospel across generations (2 Timothy 1:13, Titus 1:9, 2 Timothy 3:16).
- Live Cross-Centered Lives. As a church, we live empowered by God’s forgiveness and resting in Christ’s work on the cross.
“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.”
Choosing a Church
In our community, there are a lot of churches to choose from. We know that, and we aren’t claiming to be the only good one. Whether you are examining the claims of Christianity or searching for a church to join, know that Faith Baptist Fellowship is committed to
- Biblically faithful ministry that honors God
- Providing a welcoming, loving and hospitable atmosphere
- Making disciples of Jesus Christ and equipping them for growth and service
- Being a vibrant, healthy family of Christ-like believers proclaiming a cross-centered gospel, living cross-centered lives
To find out more about how we live out these commitments visit the Connect page.
Stop by our welcome center in the main foyer to ask questions and get connected on your first few visits to Faith Baptist. We would also love to give you a packet of information and a free book called “The Gospel: How the Church Portrays the Beauty of Christ” by Ray Ortlund Jr. as a thank-you gift for visiting.
To allow you better focus on Sunday morning, nursery, Sunday school and Children’s Story Time are available.
Children, birth through age 3, can be dropped off in the nursery before each service and Faith University, our Sunday school hour. The nursery entrance is located on the east side of the main lobby area. Qualified caregivers look forward to making sure your kids have a safe and enjoyable time. A nursing mother’s room is available in the church nursery, and a cry room is located at the back of the worship center for parents and their children during the Sunday service.
Kids from ages 3 to 5 can head upstairs to our classroom area (Room 203 or 204) to participate in age-specific crafts, games and gospel-centered stories. Kids in this age group join all of us in the worship center for the opening of the service before being dismissed. If you are unsure of which classroom your child should go to, please ask an usher at the back of the worship center.
You will find that the dress at Faith Baptist is diverse. You will see a little bit of everything from dresses and dress coats to jeans and t-shirts on a Sunday morning. Please wear what is comfortable for you.
Our worship services are filled with biblically-rich, gospel-centered songs. Our music combines both modern and time-tested songs led by our praise band. Readings of Scripture are always inter-mingled with our singing. We also worship God each week through giving; however, guests should not feel obligated to give.
At Faith Baptist, we celebrate The Lord’s Supper (Communion) generally on the first Sunday of every month. All followers of Jesus are welcome to join us in remembering Christ’s death in this special way.
After the service, prayer partners and pastors are available to pray with you. They are also happy to answer any questions you might have.