THE FAMILY AT FIRST BAPTIST GANTT BELIEVES VERY STRONGLY IN THE IMPORTANCE OF DISCIPLESHIP AND SERVICE, AND THAT GOD HAS A PLACE FOR EVERY PERSON TO PLUG IN THROUGH THOSE AREAS. BELOW YOU WILL FIND OUR SERVICE TIMES, THE DIFFERENT DISCIPLESHIP CLASSES WE OFFER FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY AND OUR VIEW OF OTHER CHURCH MEMBERSHIP ASPECTS THAT WE ENCOURAGE EVERY GANTT MEMBER TO EMBRACE WITH US. AT THE VERY BOTTOM OF THE PAGE YOU WILL FIND A LINK TO VIEW, DOWNLOAD AND PRINT OUR SPIRITUAL GIFTS INVENTORY.  THE PURPOSE OF THE INVENTORY IS FOR US TO ASSIST YOU IN FINDING YOUR PLACE IN SERVICE. PLEASE LET US KNOW IF WE CAN BE OF ANY ASSISTANCE.
 
SUNDAY SCHEDULE
  BIBLE STUDY                  9:45 AM 
  WORSHIP                        10:45 AM
 
TUESDAY – DEEP DIVE BIBLE STUDY, 9:00 PM EST, THROUGH FACE BOOK LIVE (like us on face book to follow us for each Deep Dive Bible Study, and the daily pastor’s Perspective)
  
  WEDNESDAY NIGHT RECHARGE
  FAMILY MEAL                  5:30 – 6:30 PM 
(Meal is $3.00 per person, or, $10.00 for family of four (4) or more. Please register with your name and number of family members no later than 4:00 PM Monday)
  CHOIR PRACTICE          6:00 – 6:45 PM
  RECHARGE                    6:45 – 7:30 PM
       MISSION CRAWLERS (N.B. – 3 YEARS)
       MISSIONN FRIENDS (3 YEARS – KINDERGARTEN)
       RA’S, GA’S (1ST – 6TH GRADE)
       YOUTH RECHARGE        6:30 PM
ADULT RECHARGE:
1ST WEDNESDAY – BIBLE STUDY
2ND WEDNESDAY – MISSIONS NIGHT (WMU LADIES STUDY / MEN’S BIBLE STUDY)
3RD WEDNESDAY – FOCUS GROUPS (WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY / MEN’S BIBLE STUDY)
4TH WEDNESDAY – BIBLE STUDY
5TH WEDNESDAY (when applicable) – R.P.M. (REVIVAL PRAYER MEETING)
 
OUR SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES AND BIBLE STUDIES:
  • NURSERY (BIRTH – ONE YEAR OLD)
  • CHILDREN I (TWO – THREE YEAR OLD)
  • CHILDREN II (PRE-K AND KINDERGARTEN)
  • 1ST – 3RD GRADE
  • 4TH – 6TH GRADE
  • 7TH – 12TH GRADE (BOYS)
  • 7TH – 12TH GRADE (GIRLS)
  • COLLEGE
  • ADULT I (YOUNG ADULTS)
  • ADULT II (MIDDLE ADULTS)
  • ADULT III (LADIES)
  • ADULT IV (MIXED ADULTS)
  • BIBLE BASICS CLASS (MEETS IN SPRING)
  • NCIS CLASS (NEW CHRISTIAN IN SERVICE, MEETS IN FALL)
 

REMEMBER, THAT BEING A PART OF A LOCAL CHURCH IS BEING A PART OF THE BODY OF CHRIST, AND IT SHOULD BECOME A GREAT DESIRE OF YOURS TO FOLLOW AND OBEY THE TEACHINGS OF THE BIBLE IN REGARDS TO OUR ROLE AND PARTICIPATION IN THE LOCAL CHURCH. LISTED BELOW YOU WILL FIND A FEW OTHER IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF CHURCH MEMBERSHIP AND THEIR DESCRIPTION. AS YOU READ OVER THEM, THINK AND PRAY ABOUT HOW YOU CAN BE AN ACTIVE PARTICIPANT IN THE THINGS OF GOD THROUGH THE LOCAL CHURCH.

 

1)         WORHSIP: WORSHIP IN THE LOCAL CHURCH IS VERY IMPORTANT. IT GIVES US THE OPPORTUNITY TO RESPOND TO GOD WITH WHAT HE IS ACTIVELY DOING IN OUR HEARTS AND LIVES. WORSHIP IS GIVING BACK TO HIM ADORATION, HONOR, PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING. THE PRIMARY WAY WE WORSHIP IS BY PARTICIPATING WITH THE BODY (OTHER CHURCH MEMBERS) IN PRAYING, SINGING, FELLOWSHIP, PREACHING AND GIVING IN EACH CORPORATE SERVICE WE HAVE, NAMELY OUR SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE.

2)         FELLOWSHIP: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE LOCAL CHURCH IS WHAT HOLDS US TOGETHER IN LOVE. FELLOWSHIP IS THE GIFT OF BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS WITHIN THE LOCAL CHURCH THAT GOD WILL USE TO STRENGTHEN, ENCOURAGE, CHALLENGE AND MOTIVATE US WHILE FOLLOWING CHRIST. AT FBC GANTT, WE MAKE SURE TO CONTINUALLY PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR FELLOWSHIPS SO THAT WE CAN CONTINUE TO GROW IN GRACE AND FAITH WITH EACH OTHER.

3)         TITHING AND OFFERING: AS TITHING AND OFFERING ARE A PART OF OUR WORSHIP, IT IS WORTH MENTIONING AS SEPARATE. TITHING IS A BIBLICAL PRINCIPLE IN WHICH WE GIVE BACK TO GOD, OUT OF FAITH AND OBEDIENCE, TO SHOW OUR GRATITUDE IN HIS GIVING TO US. TITHING IS TYPICALLY THE GIVING OF AT LEAST 10% OF OUR EARNINGS TO GOD THROUGH THE LOCAL CHURCH. OFFERING, ON THE OTHER HAND IS GIVING ABOVE AND BEYOND THE TITHE. WHILE IT IS NOT EXPECTED TO GIVE SUCH OFFERING ON EVERY OCCASION, WHEN GOD DOES BLESS IN EXTRA WAYS IT IS HONORING TO HIM, AGAIN THROUGH FAITH AND OBEDIENCE, BY GIVING OF THAT EXTRA BACK TO HIM. THE COLLECTIONS OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS, WHICH ARE DONE DURING THE SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE GOES TO GOD THROUGH THE LOCAL CHURCH FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE MINISTRY OF THE LOCAL CHURCH AND BUILDING OF THE KINGDOM. FBC GANTT HAS AN OPEN BOOK POLICY WHEN IT COMES TO IT’S FINANCES. THAT MEANS, OUR MEMBERSHIP, HAS THE RIGHT TO KNOW HOW THE CHURCH USES THE WEEKLY COLLECTIONS. THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO KNOW. FIRST, THROUGH EVERY REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING. IN THIS MEETING A FINANCIAL REPORT IS GIVEN. SECOND, JUST ASK. 

4)         PRAYING: THE PRAYER LIFE OF THE CHURCH IS WHAT GOD USES TO KEEP THE WORKING OF THE SPIRIT PRESENT WITH US. EACH AND EVERY MEMBER IS CALLED TO DEVELOP A PRAYER LIFE. HERE ARE SOME OPPORTUNITIES FOR THAT: 1. YOUR PERSONAL PRAYER TIME; 2. ALTAR CALL DURING SUNDAY SERVICE; 3. AT THE CLOSE OF EVERY WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY; 4. EVERY MONDAY NIGHT BETWEEN 7 AND 8 PM., WHEREVER YOU ARE; 5. LADIES PRAYER GROUP EVERY THURSDAY AT 10 AM AT THE CHURCH; 6. MEN’S PRAYER BREAKFAST ON THE LAST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH AT 7 AM. 
 
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