FINDING OUR CHURCH
Faith Baptist Fellowship is located near the intersection of 57th St. and Minnesota Ave. in Sioux Falls.
Get directions to Faith Baptist Fellowship.
Faith Baptist West (soon to be Risen Hope Baptist Church) is located near the intersection of 26th St. and Tea Ellis Rd. in Sioux Falls.
Get directions to Faith Baptist West (Risen Hope Baptist Church).
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’ name means, God saves, which points directly to His mission on earth. He came to rescue 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).
The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and Paul’s Letter to the Romans are great places to begin taking a closer look at Jesus. We would be happy to read with you and discuss.
WHY THE GOSPEL?
The Gospel Explained
All of us have turned our backs on God.
We’ve tried to run our own lives, been selfish and refused to love others. This is the essence of sin, and the Bible tells us “the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). But Christ chose to step in and take the punishment we deserve. He died on the cross to forgive what we’ve done wrong.
Rising from the dead, Christ defeated death.
His suffering saved us, and His resurrection secured a hope that can’t be destroyed for those who turn from going their own way and believe on Him.
The gospel transforms people.
The good news of the gospel transforms Christians to be more like Jesus. That transformation is sometimes slow. But we know God is finishing the work that he has started in each of us, and He will get the glory.
We challenge you to ask hard questions, study what the Bible says about Jesus, look at history and examine what you believe with us. The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and Paul’s Letter to the Romans are great places to learn about Jesus.
Also, feel free to contact one of our pastors anytime to ask questions about what the gospel means for your life.
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.
WHY FAITH BAPTIST?
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
WHAT TO EXPECT
Our weekly worship services include prayer, singing, the preaching of God’s word, communion, and fellowship.
We strive to make our services and our lives cross-centered. We work to remind ourselves of how Christ rescues us from sin and how the gospel should impact our lives each week.
We are one church in two locations with live-preaching at each location weekly.
Stop by our welcome center in the main lobby area at both locations to ask questions and get connected on your first few visits to Faith Baptist. When you stop by, you’ll also receive a free book as a thank-you gift for visiting. If you don’t have your own Bible, there is a free copy for you at the Welcome Center!
To allow you better focus on Sunday morning, nursery, Sunday school and Children’s Story Time are available. For their safety, children must be checked-in at a registration station each Sunday morning. Ask at the Welcome Center to find the nearest check-in station.
Birth – 3 Years Old
Nursery volunteers are eager to care for your children during all Sunday morning activities. A nursing mothers’ room is also available.
During All Worship Services
3 – 6 Years Old
During the sermon, we offer gospel-centered activities and teaching for kids. We request your child be toilet trained before attending. Ask an usher for directions and check-in instructions.
Faith University/Sunday School
Faith Baptist South Only
9:55 – 10:45 am
3 Years Old – Adult
Visit the Children’s Ministry Check-In Center on the 2nd floor to find the appropriate classroom/s and receive registration instructions. We request your child be toilet trained before attending.
Adults are encouraged to attend Faith University. See the latest classes here.
There are no stairs leading up to our main entrances and accessible parking spaces are available outside the main entrance at both locations. Seating areas in the worship centers are reserved for wheelchairs and space is available for walkers and other accessibility equipment. An usher will be more than willing to help you. There is an elevator to second floor at Faith Baptist South.