FBC Macon

Nurture. Love. Serve. ALL.

We’re proud of our Baptist history and heritage, but we’re also proud of our diversity. At First Baptist you will find a group of people coming from a variety of different church backgrounds and denominations who have found a home at the “top of Poplar.” And while our congregation comes from all over middle Georgia, we are a downtown church and see it is our mission to be the presence of Christ to our InTown and College Hill communities here in Macon.

Getting Involved at FBCX: Committee Nominations

At First Baptist we believe that all people are made in the image of God, blessed with unique gifts and abilities, and that part of the joy of church is naming these gifts and offering opportunities to use them.

Help our Nominating Committee know where and how you would like to share your gifts. You may also nominate someone who you feel might be called to this work by writing their name and the area of service in the space at the end.

Nominations must be made by September 23.

Committees and Servant Teams

Committees and servant teams are groups within the church organized around particular tasks or ministries. Committees tend to be more administrative-oriented while servant teams are generally more hands on. Committee membership must come from the Nominating Committee while only the chairs of servant teams are appointed by the church.

Ground Servant Team

Works with Properties Committee to care for the church grounds. Meets one Saturday a month to tend to the ground.

Lord’s Supper Servant Team

Prepares elements for the Lord’s Supper on Sunday mornings about once a month.

Money Counting Servant Team

Counts the Sunday morning offering and prepares it for our church administrator.

Publicity Servant Team

Works with pastoral staff to tell the church’s story to the community, including designing t-shirts and promotional items, advertisements, etc.

Ushers

Collect offering and assist guests during Sunday morning worship.Ministries

There are a number of ministries that run through the generosity of volunteers!

Ministries

There are a number of ministries that run through the generosity of volunteers!

Children’s missions

Children’s missions meet on Wednesday evenings during the academic year. We always need more hand on deck!

Children’s choirs

Children’s choirs meet on Wednesday evenings during the academic year and give two larger performances each year. No prior choir experience required!

Youth

The youth meet on Sunday mornings, Wednesdays during the academic year, and one Sunday evening a month. They also take retreats and go on trips during the summer.

Chancel Choir

Our choir rehearses every Wednesday and sings on Sunday mornings.

TLC

This group pays special attention to our members who are home-centered or live in care facilities. They write cards, make phone calls, and lift prayers!

Missions

There are a number of missions opportunities to fit different schedules.

Backpack Ministry

This ministry helps pack bags of food for elementary students to take home over the weekend during the academy year. Schedule is incredibly flexible!

Crisis Closet

The Crisis Closet is our monthly food distribution program. We serve roughly 125-150 families on the fourth Monday morning of each month. Volunteers organize the bags at different times during the month.

Circle of Hope

FBCX women helping women in need on issues of nutrition, job skills, computer skills, and earning money. COH also works to develop computer proficiency and operates the FBCX Christmas Shop, where toys and gifts are sold at a dramatically discounted rate to those in need.

Language Ministry

Our language ministry offers English classes as well as those for other languages on Wednesday evenings and Tuesday and Thursday mornings during the academic year. We always need volunteers to offer hospitality!

Committees

Adult Education Committee

Works with pastoral staff to shape program of spiritual formation for adults. Meets 4-6 times a year.

Baptist Identity Committee

Newly formed committee charged with keeping opportunities to engage with Baptist history and denominational partners in front of the church. Meets a few times a year.

Children’s Committee

Works with Associate Pastor for Children and Congregational Life to shape ministry to children. Meets a few times a year, volunteers for children’s ministry events.

Church Life Committee

Works with Associate Pastor for Children and Congregational Life to offer opportunities for retreat and fellowship. Meets a few times a year, volunteers for church-wide social events.

Finance Committee

Oversees the finances and investments of the church. Meets monthly on Sunday mornings.

Missions Committee

Works with Associate Pastor for Youth and Missions to shape the church’s missions funding, partners, and involvement. Meets 4-6 times a year.

Nominating Committee

Oversees process for recruiting committees and servant teams. Meets 2-3 times a year, mostly in the fall.

Personnel Committee

Oversees church personnel and staffing. Meets 4-6 times a year.

Properties Committee

Works with Church Administrator to oversee the maintenance and stewardship of church properties. Meets a few times a year.

Youth Committee

Works with Associate Pastor for Youth and Missions to shape ministry to youth. Meets a few times a year, volunteers for youth ministry events.

Servant Teams

Accessibility Servant Team

This newly formed servant team advocates for those with special needs within the church and advises church leadership in creating a more welcoming, inclusive space. Meets a few times a year.

Audio Visual

The AV team takes care of the different audio-visual needs within the church, including running sound on Sunday mornings and recording our services.

Baptism Servant Team

Prepares baptistery and baptism materials before baptism. Is on hand to assist during baptisms.

Congregational Care Teams

These teams coordinate and host meals for families following a funeral or memorial service at the church.

Floral Arts Servant Team

Coordinates flowers for the sanctuary each Sunday and for other special services; prepares flowers to be taken to those in the hospital and home-centered members.

Greeters

Welcome members and guests at main entrances at the start of the Sunday school hour on Sunday mornings.

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Self Nomination
Please check as many as you would like!
Write in nominations for others whose gifts you would like to lift up for different committees, servant teams, or volunteer opportunities.

Youth Leadership Team

Goal:

To give our youth the opportunity to have a direct influence in the planning and execution of their youth ministry. To offer them a place to explore and strengthen their leadership skills and encourage them to use their gifts to better our youth ministry by taking on the responsibility of being a part of a team. This team is designed to create opportunities for more intentional leadership development and practice.

The YLT will consist of 5-7 youth who show leadership skills and initiative. Youth will be selected from those who submit an application by Kelsey and a small team of adults. The term of service will be from October 2019 through August 2020 allowing them to help with the transition of the new team next year. The YLT will meet once a month on a regular schedule agreed upon after the team as formed. There will be a required half day Youth Leadership Team Retreat. 

Expectations:

-Each youth representative is expected to make this team a high priority by attending monthly meetings and a half day retreat. 

-Youth are expected to work well as a team and communicate with each other.

-Youth are expected to recruit other youth outside of the YLT to help them in their specific area of focus. For example, the youth chosen as the Hospitality representative will recruit other youth to help them with Hospitality efforts in the youth ministry.

-Youth are expected to reach out to Kelsey and other adult leaders for resources and assistance. 

-Youth are expected to act as leaders in all things: regularly attending church, setting an example for others, having a positive attitude about the ministry they are helping to shape. 

Of course these expectations are set with the understanding that some circumstances may make adhering to these expectations perfectly a challenge. Grace will be given, but these leaders will be challenged and asked to communicate with Kelsey and their team if they have difficulty with their responsibilities. 

YLT Adult mentors:
-Cathy Logue, Danielle Barnes, Doug Barnes

YLT Application Dates:

-Applications due: September 22

-First meeting and half day retreat: October 5

-YLT commissioned in worship: October 6


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For the following questions, you can write paragraphs or bullet points. Selections will not be made based on writing skills, so simply answer questions to the best of your ability.
Areas of focus: Missions/Outreach, Welcome/Hospitality, Worship, Event Planning, Games/Recreation

Call Weekend Scheduled for Associate Pastor Candidate

The search committee for our new Associate Pastor for Children and Congregational Life is proud to present their candidate over the weekend of September 6-8. This candidate was the committee’s top choice from start to finish, coming highly recommended by trusted voices who know our church, with a sparkling resumé, great experience, and a special call to children’s ministry.

Please make plans to be with us on Sunday, September 8!

Saturday Meet and Greet for Children, Families, and Children’s Ministry Volunteers
Join us on Saturday, September 7, from 4-7 pm at the home of Sherée Keith and Elliott Wall,
4765 N. Stratford Oaks Dr Macon, GA 31210. A light dinner will be served.

Sunday Morning Meet and Greet for the Entire Congregation
Join us in the Fellowship Hall Sunday morning at 9 am (before the Sunday school hour)
to meet our candidate and hear from the search committee about the process.
We will make every effort to be finished by 10 am, but classes are encouraged to make accommodations.

You’re invited to Dinner and a “Movie” Fourth Friday at FBCX

Join us for a special Fourth Friday at FBCX, August 23, 6-8 pm, in the Fellowship Hall
and let’s get Dinner and a “Movie” together in downtown Macon.

Come for a good meal and conversation with friends and see a great “movie,” not
available in theatres—the video of Krista Tippet, host of NPR’s On Being, speaking
“on civility” (and much more) at this year’s Cooperative Baptist Fellowship annual
General Assembly in Birmingham.

If you’re a fan of, or new to, Krista Tippett (who grew up in Shawnee, Oklahoma, at
the First Baptist Church there), you’ll want to hear and see her compelling message.
This event is a great opportunity to invite friends who aren’t FBCX members to visit
our fellowship. Guests are welcome!

FBCX Fellowship Hall, August 23, 6-8 pm.
Dinner is $6 per adult or youth.
Childcare and kid’s meal provided in the Children’s Center.
Reservations encouraged, but not required.
Call the Church Office at 478-742-6485 or sign up below.
Sponsored by the Adult Education Committee.

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WEEKLY SERVICES

Sunday
Sunday School at 9:45am
Morning Worship at 11:00am

Wednesday Evening
We begin with a meal at 5:30pm. Music and missions activities are available for adults, youth, and kids. Learn More

 

CONTACT US

511 High Place
Macon, GA 31201
Directions to FBCX

Telephone: 1.478.742.6485

Email: office@fbcxmacon.org


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