Mission Trip to Panama

Come to Panama and work alongside local believers to share the love and truth of Jesus Christ through prayer walking, gospel distribution and working in local school ministries that support the outreach ministries of a local Baptist church. During the week there will also be an opportunity to minister in an orphanage and participate in community events with opportunities to share the gospel. Our goal is to connect and equip national and US church partners with opportunities in Central America and the Caribbean to share the Gospel, make disciples, meet human needs and plant and empower healthy churches to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth.
April 2-9, 2022
Cost:  $925 + airfare, insurance, and visa costs
The Missions Committee will help you with the airfare, and will have a fundraiser if needed.  If you are interested, apply for your passport today.  Contact Ruth Cardoza, Tresa Timpa, or Bill Armstrong for more information.

Tea Party

Come dressed in your favorite party dress and hat! Join us for An Afternoon Tea Party on March 5 at 2:30 pm in the FLC.

The cost is $25 to reserve a table. This will pay for food and tea for the entire table (please no more than 8 per table).

The last day to reserve a table is February 13thYou can reserve a table in the office or with Amber or Chelsea.

Lunch & A Movie

In The Girl Who Believes in Miracles, young Sara Hopkins is, unlike most people, willing to take God at His word. So when she hears a preacher say faith can move mountains, she starts praying! What begins with a mysteriously healed bird leads to people suddenly cured of their misery and misfortune all over town. But the overwhelming crush of notoriety and press attention soon takes its toll on Sara. Will her family be able to save their miracle girl before it’s too late?


Ladies, please join us for this event. We are looking for women to connect with youth girls and be a good role model for them.

Fried chicken will be provided. Please bring sides/desserts.

RSVP to Linda at 337.368.5312

Rhythms of Renewal

REST. RESTORE. CONNECT. CREATE.

The one question Rebekah Lyons hears from those she meets around the country is, “As I begin to experience freedom, what practical steps can I take each day for sustained emotional, spiritual and relational health?”

In Rhythms of Renewal you will walk through four practical rhythms to establish in your life - Rest, Restore, Connect, Create - that will help you discover how to:

  • Take charge of your emotional health, and inspire loved ones to do the same.
  • Overcome anxiety with daily habits that strengthen you mentally and physically.
  • Find joy through restored relationships in your family and community.
  • Walk in confidence with the unique gifts you have to offer the world.

Rhythms of Renewal will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 19th at 6pm in the Young Couple's room.

Elijah Bible Study

Old Testament heroes are best known for their most celebrated moments: Moses dividing the Red Sea; David slaying Goliath; Gideon routing an insurmountable army; Joshua marching around the defiant walls of Jericho. And Elijah—calling down fire on Mount Carmel.

Blinded by the remarkable narratives of our biblical heroes, we can forget they each had a backstory—months and years of development, even difficulty, which fortified their spiritual muscle and prepared them for the tasks that made their lives unforgettable.

Join our 7-week Women's Bible Study on Elijah

  • Starting Tuesday, January 11
  • 2 times to choose from: 10am or 6pm

Prayer Partners

Prayer Partners - Spring 2022

  • Registration is open until January 30th.
  • Heart2Heart Reveal will be February 5th at 5pm in the FLC

Why is it important to have a prayer partner? 

Prayer partners are two or three gathered in Christ’s presence to pray for one another and for special needs on a regular basis. Prayer partnerships can develop into lifelong friendships where joys, sorrows and circumstances are shared with one another. This is a picture of the body of Christ coming alongside. Prayer partners often hold one another accountable for progressing through various struggles on which time is spent in prayer.

Who should be prayer partners? Who should have prayer partners? 

Everyone! Perhaps a mature Christian can mentor a new believer.  Perhaps two ladies of the same age work best, or two of the same circumstances (two moms, two career people, two single ladies, two single moms, etc.) are appropriate.  New Prayer Partners will be assigned every few months.

What do we do now that we’re prayer partners?  When should we pray?  Where should we pray? 

A routine day, time, and place should be established, convenient to both partners. Each person should commit to this regular time. We ask that you commit to contact and pray at least once per week, by phone or in person.  One excuse to cancel could lead to “easy outs” and dissolution of the partnership.  At times circumstances might alter the day, time, or place, but the commitment to regular praying together is essential.  Keep in mind some may choose to limit their time in public for now.  

What should we pray about? 

Partners should praise and pray. What is God doing in your life? Who needs our prayers? What is the cry of your heart? Pray for family, friends, saved and unsaved. Pray for the church, our country. Sometimes the Holy Spirit brings prayer needs to mind or heart. 

How long should we pray? 

How long do both of you have? There should be time to share requests with one another and write them down. Ample time should be set aside for each to take a turn in prayer. Notes are handy when praying for the partner at other times in the week. 

What about emergencies? 

You will establish routine prayer times.  From time to time a deep prayer need may arise at a time other than the routine time.  Partners should plan ahead for how to contact each other in times of emergencies.   

What if the partnership doesn’t work out? 

New babies, moving out of town, changed circumstances, workload, or other essential things might impinge on the day/date/time of the prayer partners for a while or for the foreseeable future. Prayer partners have a tendency to draw close to one another over time.  If the partnership is failing due to personalities, is God showing the partners something in themselves they need to change? Sometimes God uses other people to speak to us.  Deciding to dissolve a prayer partnership should not be taken lightly. 

It’s Here!

Curriculum Resources were delivered. Church members are invited to join in these Bible study tools at home as a family or as a personal study time. These Bible study tools are really good. Studying God’s Word is so rewarding.  Create your account, and get into God’s Word today!

Curriculim Resources Here

All other resources can be found on the COVID-19 Update page, under Resources.

Keep tuned in for more details about church services, Bible study, and opportunities to stay connected.

 

DevoHub

First Baptist Jennings would like to offer a free devotional resource to our members and the local Jennings community. This great tool is called DevoHub. (instructions below)

There are 7 amazing monthly devotional magazines now available through this app. “Journey” written for women, “Stand Firm” written for men, “Open Windows” written to help you read the bible through in one year, “Renew Daily” daily devotionals, “Quietud” devotionals written in Spanish, “Essential Connections” written for teenagers and “Family Journey” for families.

How to get this free devotional resource.

  • Step 1 – Come to our church property and just park in the parking lot. Make sure your “location” service is turned on.
  • Step 2 – Go to your app store, Apple Store, Google Play and or Amazon Apps, search for Devo Hub.
  • Step 3 – Download free app.
  • Step 4 – Click activate

The result is a free devotional that you can now take with you anywhere you go. You can have an encouraging word from God with you at all times.

Right Now Media

To our First Baptist church family and All who are looking for positive media content while you are at home, We invites you to be our guest and use a Christian version of Netflix called RightNowMedia.org.
www.rightnowmedia.org/Account/Invite/FBCJennings

You can click on this link provided and go straight to their site. Create your own personal login and then enjoy the resources for your kids both preschoolers and children, teens, young adults and older adults, Bible studies, programs, music videos and much more.

We hope you find a blessing here that will enrich and encourage your family. We have used this resource for years here at First Baptist Jennings. We are continuing to pray for you. Ephesians 1:16