Welcome to First Baptist Church Allen, a dynamic and growing fellowship of believers in Jesus Christ.
This year, our church has launched out on a spiritual growth journey under the banner of ACTS 2 Devotion.
The church described in Acts 2 was characterized by three key elements:
“So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls. And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.” (Acts 2:41-47, ESV)
Think what a local church would look like if its people were radically devoted to Christ, irrevocably committed to each other, and relentlessly dedicated to reaching those outside God's family with the gospel of Christ. That is what we mean by an “Acts 2 Church.”
Those early disciples displayed daring devotion:
- Devoted to the Savior
- Devoted to the Fellowship
- Devoted to the Mission
Under those three major areas there are some clear points of growth for our church. Over the next three years we will explore God’s will for our church in devotion to Jesus Christ, His people- the church family, and to His mission in this world. Our vision is to be a fellowship of believers radically devoted to Jesus Christ, His people, and His mission.
CORE VALUES FOR OUR CHURCH
Biblical Authority - The Bible is our guidebook for living in relationship to God and our plumb line for measuring our approach to life and ministry. (2 Timothy 3:15-17)
Exclusivity of Christ – Salvation is by grace through faith in Christ alone. (John 14:6)
Power of Prayer - Prayer must be the first, last, and constant activity in every area of our lives and in our church. (Colossians 4:2)
Grace-Filled Community – Christ-followers grow best in the context of committed relationships to one another. (Hebrews 10:24-25)
Great Commission Living - In all our activities, programs, relationships, and ministries we will be intentional in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:19-20)
For more information about Acts 2 Devotion, click here.