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Pastor Steve Washburn

Welcome!

If you’re looking for a great place to worship and serve the Lord, take a few more minutes to investigate the opportunities here at First Baptist. We are a growing, Jesus-loving, Spirit-filled, Bible-guided Southern Baptist Church.

We were only founded thirty-five years ago. That makes us about the same age as most of our members. We are primarily made up of young to middle-age families who work in Austin and moved to Pflugerville because of our excellent schools and friendly, laid-back life-style.

Our personality is reflected in our motto: “Loving God, Loving You.” We truly enjoy expressing our love for God through spirited worship and genuine service. And if you love the Lord, or if you’re seeking a personal relationship with Jesus, or if you’re just a fellow-resident of this growing community, then all our ministries are aimed at loving you.

So, welcome to Pflugerville. And welcome to First Baptist Church! Hope to meet you soon.

Steve Washburn

Sunday Services

9:30 am

First Service

Worship with our full choir and orchestra and one of the best traditional music programs in the city.

Deaf interpretation is available.

11:00 am

Worship with the 2nd Mile praise band, who do an excellent job of engaging with a modern audience without it feeling like a rock concert. Fun, energetic, and contemplative.

KidsKids Ministries

Our Kids ministries span from babies all the way through 6th grade, and we think your kids will love learning about God here.
 

Preschool | Children | Preteens

YouthYouth Ministry

Discover what it means to: “follow Jesus. Join the Movement, and Change your World”
 

Visit our Student Ministry website

AdultsAdult Ministries

No matter where you are at in your spiritual journey with Christ, belonging is crucial to growing in our belief.
 

Men | Women | Singles | Young Adults | Senior Adults | Senior Center

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Where do I go?

The map below will show you where you need to drop off your kids, special parking for guests (that’s you!), and where buried treasure is (ok, not that one).

What should I wear?

Yes we are a First Baptist Church, but we are a pretty relaxed one.  Diversity is the one uniform that we have.  You’ll see some of the older crowd wearing suits and dresses, but you’ll see many of the young parents wearing jeans and polos.  

What are the services like?

1st service (9:30 am): “Traditional” You can expect to see a full choir and orchestra and one of the best traditional music programs in the city.  

2nd Service (11:00am): “Contemporary” You’ll find that our worship band, 2nd Mile, does an excellent job of engaging with a modern audience without it feeling like a rock concert.  Fun, energetic, and contemplative. 

Where is the COFFEE?

Right when you walk through either the West or East entrance to the Worship Center, you’ll see the Connection Corner sign. That’s where you’ll find sweet, sweet caffeine relief. 

What is the security like for our Kids?

When you first come to visit you’ll notice that we have several Policemen on campus to help with foot traffic and security.  When you check-in your child at the nursery or the Kids building, you will use our touch screen check-in system, that will print matching labels.  That insures we all leave with the right kids :-) 

Where are the bathrooms?

No one likes to ask for this one, so we’ll go ahead and tell you. At either end of the Worship Center foyer you’ll find both men’s and women’s restrooms.  

Am I expected to give in the offering?

Not at all, you’re a guest! In fact, we’d like to give YOU something.  When you fill out a Connect Card (found in the bulletin), and turn it in at the Connection Corner, we’ll give you a free gift.  What is it you ask? You’ll just have to find out, but it is awesome.  

 

Scripture

As the inspired, inerrant, infallible Word of God, the Bible is our absolute and only source of authority. We believe God is loving enough, honest enough and capable enough to guarantee that we have in our hands a reliable document by which to guide our lives and our church. 

God

God exists eternally in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God, the Father, rules over His created universe and controls human history according to His purpose and grace. Jesus, the Son, was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, provided for the redemption of men from sin through His substitutionary death, was raised from the dead and ascended into heaven where He now offers reconciliation between God and man. He is personally, visibly and bodily returning very soon to reign as Lord. The Holy Spirit inspired the writing of Scripture, convicts mankind of sin, righteousness and judgment, indwells in the believer from the moment of salvation, guaranteeing the believer an eternal home in heaven and guiding him/her in understanding truth.

Salvation

God created each of us to live with Him in heaven throughout eternity. All He ever wanted from us was our love and obedience. But each of us has ruined God’s plan for our lives by living life our own way rather than His way. In the Bible, this is called sin. Every person has sinned, and our sin separates us from God. On the cross, Jesus accepted the blame for all our sin and received all our punishment. The punishment required His death . After three days, He was resurrected and lives today. When a person turns away from their life of sin, turns to Jesus, apologizes to Him for their sin, begs for forgiveness and turns control of their life over to Him to manage, Jesus forgives their lifetime of sin, moves into them with His Holy Spirit and eternally saves them.

Church

The church is made up of those who have given their lives to Christ and have followed Him in Biblical baptism. The Bible refers to the church as the bride of Christ, indicating how very much Christ loves us. The Bible also refers to the church as the body of Christ, indicating how we are to collectively function in carrying out His will. The church is also referred to as “the called out ones” describing how different we are from the society in which we serve. The church is also called “the fellowship” indicating the partnership of love and devotion we have for each other in Christ.

Ordinances

The Bible describes only two ceremonial ordinances, baptism and the Lord’s Supper. The biblical form of baptism is by immersion, after conversion, before the assembled church. The Lord’s Supper is periodically observed by the assembled church to remind us of Christ’s body and blood that He sacrificed on the cross in order to offer us new life.

Priorities

From the moment of salvation we have three new priorities in life. First, we honor our relationship with Jesus by spending quality time alone with Him daily, by allowing His indwelling Holy Spirit to control our lives, and by actively serving Him. Second we honor our relationship with our families by learning from Scripture how to be Godly husbands, wives and parents. And third, we honor our relationship with Christ’s church (His bride) by faithfully meeting together, fellowshipping with each other, encouraging and ministering to one another.

Tithing

Tithing means giving back to the Lord one tenth of our gross income. God says we are robbing Him if we do not tithe, and He promises to rain His blessings down on us if we do tithe. Because of our love for Him and His church, we practice giving at least a tithe for the support of Christ’s Body. Above and beyond our tithe, we also support our new building project and many mission endeavors through regularly giving a free will offering.

The only way to have More Meaning to Life is to get to know God- your Creator. You get to know Him only by getting to know His Son, Jesus Christ. So…
 

How Can You Know Christ ?

You can know God in a personal relationship and have the promise of Heaven when you die. Because God loves you so much, He gives you the opportunity to respond through faith so you can go to heaven when you die.

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God. Ephesians 2:8 This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.

1 Timothy 2:3-4

 
The only way that God has given for us to know Him and have eternal life is through His Son Jesus.

For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perished but have eternal life.

John 3:16

 
To begin a relationship with God today, and to know that you will live eternally with Him in heaven, you need to:

Believe that Jesus is the only way to God.

I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.

Acts 4:12

 
Admit that you are a sinner and need forgiveness.

… for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23 But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 5:8

 
Turn away from your sin and surrender your life to Jesus Christ.

I have declared to both Jews and Greeks that they must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus. Acts 20:21 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him. John 3:36

 
Ask Jesus to come into your life.

…for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Romans 10:13

Yet to all who received Him, to those who believed on His name, He gave the right to become children of God.

John 1:12

 
You can ask Jesus to come into your life and save you right now by sincerely praying this prayer:

Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and need Your forgiveness. I believe that You died on the cross and rose again so that I could be forgiven and have eternal life. Please forgive my sins. I turn from my sin and give my life to You. I ask You now to be the Savior and Lord of my life. Thank You for hearing my prayer and giving me Your gift of eternal life. Help me now to live for You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
 

Gladly follow Jesus as Lord.

If you’ve made this decision, please let us know by calling (512) 251-3052, or email us at this link: Email Mike Northen.

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