First Baptist Church has deep ties to the colleges and universities in Macon, Mercer University in particular. in fact, First Baptist Church was instrumental in helping Mercer move from its original home in Penfield, GA to Macon.
Many of our “homegrown” students go away to colleges around the Southeast and find spiritual homes away from home. As a church located less than a mile from Mercer, 4 miles from Wesleyan College and 7.5 miles from Macon State College, we seek to be a spiritual home away from home for college and graduate students in the Macon area.
The focus of our college ministry is College Hill Nights, a weekly gathering on Sunday nights at different church members’ homes in the neighborhood around FBC – College Hill. We gather for fellowship, Bible Study and prayer. We meet from 8-10pm and it’s completely casual, so stop by when you can and you can be sure that a hot cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate will be waiting for you!
There is also a College Sunday School class taught by Charles Matson.
Another part of our college ministry is the Cooperative Student Fellowship at Mercer, sponsored by the CBF of GA. CSF meets during the semester on Tuesday nights at 8:30 pm at Jittery Joe’s coffee house near the campus of Mercer University. CSF’s focus is transforming our confession of faith into action. With mission events like NowServing, a gathering of collegiate ministries in Atlanta for one day of missions, a Spring Break Mission Trip, and local mission projects, CSF seeks to grow as disciples of Christ by serving God and our neighbor.
For more about CSF, go to www.csfmercer.org