what to expect

Our classic and contemporary services are the same other than the music used during our worship times.  The classic service is primarily hymn driven with minimal instrumentation, where the contemporary services use a mix of old and new with a full worship band.

Some people come dressed in their "Sunday best" and others come in something they would consider to be much more comfortable.  We aren't picky!

We have an "open communion" once a month.  This means you don't have to be a member or even regular attender of our church to partake.  We only ask that you have already made a decision to follow Christ.

Our Purpose

First Baptist Church is a community of believers which exists to glorify God by touching lives with the truth of Scripture.  Our purpose is to communicate the good news of salvation through faith in Christ and to develop believers into fully devoted followers of the Lord.

Our goal is to "make disciples" of all those God gives us the opportunity to reach, beginning in our local community of Minot and extending to all the world.  This involves bringing lost people to faith in Christ, helping them to become committed and functioning members of the local church, and equipping them for ministry and outreach to others.

We believe God is glorified in the Church and in the world when we as His people commit ourselves to three basic priorities:

Loving God through worship
Building up the Body of Christ through teaching and fellowship
Outreach to the world through service and witness

These truths can be summarized with FBC's mission:
Knowing Jesus, Becoming Like Jesus, Sharing Jesus

Core Beliefs

The following are the core beliefs of First Baptist Church based on the foundational truths taught in the Bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.

A complete Statement of Faith is available at www.nabconference.org.


There is one eternally existing God who has three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is the creator of all that exists, both visible and invisible, and is therefore worthy of all glory and praise.  God is perfect in love, power, holiness, goodness, knowledge, wisdom,  justice, and mercy. He is unchangeable and therefore is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.


God has revealed himself to us through his Son, Jesus Christ, who is the visible image of the invisible God, the Holy Scriptures, and through all of creation itself.


Humans, both male and female, were created in God's image for His glory. The first humans, Adam and Eve, were created without sin and appointed as caretakers of the rest of God's creations.

The Fall

When Adam and Eve chose not to obey God, they ceased to be what they were made to be and became distorted images of God. This broke their fellowship with God, and fractured all of creation ever since that time.


Jesus Christ came to reconcile us with God. He lived a life without sin and willingly died on the cross to pay the penalty for our transgressions. God raised him from the dead and seated Christ at His right hand, and now, by grace, offers as a free gift eternal life to all who follow Christ, by faith, as their Lord and Savior. That is why salvation can be found in Christ alone.

The Church

The Church is meant to be the visible body of Christ, living in sacrificial love and unity with one another, sent into the world to glorify God and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.


Jesus Christ is returning one day to judge both the living and the dead and to usher in the fullness of God's kingdom on earth.