Whoo-hoo! Vacation Bible School is fast approaching and everyone at HFBC is working to make this the best VBS yet!
In The Wild is our theme this year and we’re going to introduce your child to the wild animal kingdom by seeking out exotic creatures like elephants and egrets, polar bears and penguins, cockatoos and crocodiles. But most importantly we’re going to introduce your kids to the greatest kingdom of all… the kingdom of Jesus Christ.
Our theme verse this year is from John 20:31 that says: “But these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” And with that we’ll be exploring all kind of snapshots of Jesus in Scripture.
So strap on your camera and buckle your seatbelt as we “Zoom in and Focus on Jesus!”
VBS is June 10-14th from 9am-Noon and is open to children having completed Pre-Kindergarten – the 5th Grade!
Whoo-hoo! Vacation Bible School is fast approaching and everyone at HFBC is working to make this the best VBS yet!
We’re so pleased you’re interested in membership at
Henderson’s First Baptist Church!
Our new member class and luncheon is designed to help you joyfully engage in the mission of the church. During this class we will discuss the blessings and responsibilities of church membership. We will help you identify your spiritual gifts, find a Sunday School class that is right for you, and explore options that will allow you to experience the blessings of serving in the church. “First Steps” is your opportunity to get plugged in.
Be sure to pick up your First Steps Devotional at the Connection Center or church office and begin working on it before the day of the class.
The devotional is also available online HERE.
You can also complete the Discover Your Design Assessment prior to attending the new member luncheon. You can download the assessment HERE.
We’re looking forward to the opportunity to get better acquainted with you and your family!
The 2019 VBS is just around the corner! We’ll be adding more to this page as the time draws near. Stay tuned!
Job Description, Worship Pastor 2019
To provide pastoral leadership to the worship ministries of Henderson’s First Baptist Church, developing generations of God-glorifying disciples who make disciples.
The Worship Pastor is responsible to the Senior and Executive Pastors who will supervise, evaluate, and provide a report annually to the personnel committee.
General Staff Responsibilities
- Attend weekly staff meetings
- Weekly hospital visitation
- Weekly attendance to and participation in all church functions
- Team spirit in working with and leading other staff members
- Other duties as assigned
An authentic growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Consistently committed to Bible reading, study, prayer, and sanctification as a Christian in all of life.
Sound biblical theology whose understanding of the gospel shapes and guides worship decisions and selection of music.
Servant leader who demonstrates genuine humility as evidenced by the ability to listen to and work with people from all walks of life, leading worship teams with zeal and skill.
Qualifications / Expectations
Minimally, a BA with theological training and experience in biblical worship. MDiv in worship leadership is ideal.
Minimum three years of significant part-time worship leadership experience. Experience in a wide variety of worship style environments is especially helpful.
Significant skill and gifting in both singing and in playing at least one primary instrument that can be utilized in leading congregational worship.
An understanding of the rudiments of music and music theory, including how different instrumentalists work together effectively is required. Some preference will be given to candidates who have skills in playing a variety of instruments.
Missional spirit that desires to make God’s glory known.
Desire and ability to lead through a variety of musical styles, songs, readings, and prayers used in worship services.
Technical skills (or the ability to learn how) to utilize a wide variety of equipment including computers, sound systems, video projection equipment and software, digital audio recording, etc.
Commitment to ongoing personal training/learning/understanding of worship leadership in a changing culture.
Excellent references that can testify not only to skills and leadership ability but also to biblical character and love for the Word.
Lead the congregation and worship teams to use their voices and instruments to worship God consistently and effectively.
Fulfill the role of lead worshiper in all regularly scheduled worship services, developing others to lead in this role as well.
Provide vision for all areas of worship ministry, teaching and reviewing the biblical philosophy of worship.
Recruit, train, and organize all instrumental, vocal and technical (audio/visual) worship members. Lead worship teams to develop additional teams and members.
Utilize a team approach in developing volunteers who can use their gifts in writing and planning gospel-saturated worship services.
Plan and communicate worship services and schedules well in advance, implementing a system of follow through for benchmarks: one week out, one month, etc.
Provide pastoral care to those in worship ministry, leading them to connect to total church life and ministry including Sunday school.
Grow by observing, reading about, studying and conversing with other successful worship leaders, building contacts and relationships with local musicians for both evangelistic and recruitment purposes.
Set annual goals for the worship ministry that are in line with our vision, evaluating how those goals were attained or modified during the year.
Ten Questions to Ask at a Thanksgiving Gathering
At Thanksgiving many of us find ourselves with people we rarely see or hardly know. In these kinds of situations meaningful conversation is often difficult.
Here are some questions designed not only to spark conversation, but dialogue relevant to the season.
When used with a group, one option is for each person to answer each question. Another is for each person to answer just one or two questions.
Don’t forget to explain the “why” for each answer.
- What’s your favorite Thanksgiving food?
- What’s the happiest Thanksgiving memory of your childhood?
- What do you enjoy most about the Thanksgiving holiday?
- Who is the most consistently grateful person you know?
- What’s the one experience for which you are most thankfulthis year?
- What is the one book, article, or blog post for which you aremost thankful this year?
- What is the one thing you’ve learned this year for which youare most thankful?
- If you could thank one person today—near or far, living ordead—for their influence on your life, who would that personbe?
- Who’s one person you’ve never thanked for their contributionto your life, but would like to?
- For what do you feel most grateful to God today?
Afterward, look for an opportunity to conclude the experience with a prayer of gratitude to God.
Copyright © 2014 Donald S. Whitney. All rights reserved. For more short, reproducible pieces like this, see WWW.BIBLICALSPIRITUALITY.ORG
Check out our mission trips for 2019 here.
Our Partnership in Brazil
We join longtime church members, Mack and Audrey Shults as they continue the legacy of reaching the people of Brazil with the hope of the gospel. We are blessed to partner with local ministries in Brazil to train generations of disciples who make disciples through seminary training, evangelism, and church planting.
- Pray for Itabaiana Baptist Church in Sergipe, Brazil as they prepare to plant a new church in the neighboring area of Coruja.
- Pray for the financial support of this church planting project.
- Pray for volunteers who will be evangelizing, conducting VBS, and starting Bible studies in Coruja in preparation for launching a new church.
- GIVE ONLINE to support the 2019 mission trip or sponsor a participant!
- Write a check and designate support for the construction of the new church building in Coruja, Brazil (2020) or to support the children’s home. in Brazil.
- Cost of Trip: $2000
- Deadline to register: March 4, 2019 with $100 deposit
- Space limited to 12
Wednesday evenings at HFBC provide a time to enjoy a midweek spiritual boost!
Enjoy a wonderful meal and connect with others in our church family! Fellowship Meal service begins at 5:00pm in the fellowship hall (Adults and students $3, Children $1, or Family discount $10).
Classes begin at 6:00pm and we have something for everyone!
Study with the Pastor “The Gospel for Real Life” Sanctuary
Discover the difference the gospel makes in your everyday life! Join our pastor in this four-month study of one of his favorite books written by Jerry Bridges. Many of us know the essence of the gospel, but this class will help you discover how to apply the power of the gospel every day! Books available in the church office or on the first day of class beginning January 23, 2019.
Bible Basics – Survey of the Old Testament Room 318
Each week this group gathers to discuss topics that are basic in our understanding of Scripture and relevant to our daily lives. Led by John Kloke.
Becoming a Great Motivator in the Classroom Room 316
Jesus was the Master Teacher and Master Motivator! Join this 8 session, video-enhanced study by Bruce Wilkinson and learn how to awaken a desire to learn and apply the word in the lives of those you lead and teach! This study, facilitated by Kenny Noblett, uses a creative, story-driven style, to show how Jesus utilizes the Law of Need and the Law of Application. This is a great study for anyone who teaches or leads others! Classes begin January 23, 2019
Bible Study Tools II Room 315
Enhance your Bible study experience through the use of study Bibles, commentaries, systematic theology, online resource, and more! The 8 week study is for anyone with a desire to enhance your Bible study experience. While this class is a continuation of Bible Study Tools Part I, new concepts will be presented and all are welcome to begin this class beginning January 23, 2019 and facilitated by Darrin Phegley.
Prayer Champions Room 110
Join this group of seasoned prayer warriors as they spend time each week in prayer for the ministries of our church, our staff, our missional partners, our sick, and the lost of our community. Each week’s prayer time is followed by a short time of Bible study. Facilitated by Mary Lois Judy and other leaders.
Parenting Class Room 104
“Let’s stop counting to three.” – Discipleship involves love, the heart, and God’s word. Join us as we learn how to guide our children to think right and be motivated out of love for virtue rather than fear of punishment. This 6-week interactive class is for parents of children of all ages and it starts on Wednesday, January 23rd led by Ellie Coursey
David Jeremiah Book of Revelation Study Hispanic Worship Center
This video-enhanced study will take you through the major themes of the Book of Revelation helping you to understand what Jesus Christ revealed to the Apostle John and how it all fits together according to David Jeremiah. Join Joel Stocking and discover the major trends and future prophetic events that will shape this world—and your life—in the days ahead. (continuing study)
Pre K – K
• Choir (3’s, PreK and K) begins at 5:45 p.m.
• Mission Friends (babies – K) 6:15 p.m.
Children (Grades 1-5)
• Choir – 5:30 p.m.
• Bible Blast – 6 p.m. Room 311 and 312
• Bible Study
• Small group