We exist to make Jesus known.
“But grow in spiritual strength and become better acquainted with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be all glory and splendid honor, both now and forevermore” (2 Peter 3:18). At Esther Baptist Church, we strive to grow closer to the Lord and each other. This is done through worship, biblical preaching, bible studies and fellowship events.
“You are the world’s light—a city on a hill, glowing in the night for all to see. Don’t hide your light! Let it shine for all; let your good deeds glow for all to see, so that they will praise your heavenly Father (Matthew 5:14-16). At Esther Baptist Church, we strive to reach those who are hurting and searching for answers. EBC, has been a “homing signal” for individuals that are looking for healing in many areas of their life.
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How long are they?
We have two Sunday Morning services: one at 8:30 AM and one at 10:45 AM. They typically run about an hour and fifteen minutes (give or take a few minutes).
What should I wear?
Come as you are! At Esther Baptist Church, you will see anything from very casual to somewhat dressy. What you wear isn’t really important. We are more concerned for you as a person than for what you wear!
What kinds of things do you do in your services?
We usually begin with an opportunity to welcome new guest, followed by giving an opportunity for others to sow into what God is doing here through a time of offering. Then we pause and turn to God and intercede for many things that are our on hearts. Once we pray we greet each other in the name of the Lord and then we have a time of music and singing, followed by a message and then concluded by a time where people can pray together or individually. Sometimes there might be a video, a story from an individual of how God is moving in their life, a special song or a skit that has been prepared by our drama team.
What is the music like?
There is a wide age-range of people who attend Esther Baptist Church, and the music reflects that. On any given Sunday you will probably hear both classic hymns and current worship songs.
Do you have anything for kids?
We sure do! We have age appropriate Sunday School classes: Baby (ages 0-2), Toddler (ages 2-Pre-K), Kindergarten, Grades 1-2, and Grades 3, 4 and 5. We also have a children’s church that is in session during the second service on Sunday morning. The classes are all run by volunteers who love God and love kids!
How big is the church?
Typically, we have about 100 in our 8:30 AM and about 200 in our 10:45 AM service.
Do you Meet any other time besides Sunday mornings?
We have bible study and worship on Sunday Night from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM and bible study on Wednesday night for all ages from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
What are you doing to make a difference to make a difference in the community?
Esther Baptist Church supports a variety of organizations that are making a difference in our local community such as the Pregnancy Resource Center, Sole Hope, Battered Women’s Shelter, Middle School Back-Pak Program, Elvins Food Pantry, Shared Blessings, Prison Ministry, Shalom House and the Ministerial Alliance.
Where can God use your talents?
There are three things that we want to do here at EBC in our Youth Ministry Program:
- To mentor and equip our teens to develop a strong faith not only in, but outside of the church walls
- To make sure that students are loved and pointed toward Jesus
- To create a strong community where all of our teens can walk beside each other in their walk.
The primary purpose of any Worship Team is to give glory to our Lord, the Creator of Heaven and Earth. He is the Alpha and Omega, the God of the Universe who is to be the whole purpose of our lives. He is worthy of all of our worship, and in our church, the responsibility lies with the Worship Team to help create an atmosphere in which people can be led by the Holy Spirit into an encounter with God.
We are looking for happy, energetic people with a bright smile and a helping hand as they greet guests in the parking lot. The Parking Lot Greeters are a perfect fit for people who enjoy serving and being outside! We would love to have you join the team!
Sunday Morning Prayer Partners
These individuals focus their prayer energies prior to the morning worship service. They cover the Pastor in prayer, calling for God’s anointing to flow through him. They pray for the Worship Team to escort the congregation into God’s presence. Additionally, they pray for God to open the eyes and ears of the congregation to hear what the Holy Spirit is saying and for God’s will to be done in the morning service. The Prayer Ministry exists to save, equip and send Prayer Warriors to present the praises and petitions of our church and community before the Lord. We invite you to pray with us.
24/7 Prayer Partners
Many prayer requests come to the church indicating a need for salvation, healing, employment, family issues, and other needs. Each week, dedicated individuals gather for fervent prayer to see the breakthrough in answered prayer. While all Christians are expected to pray, Prayer partners have the ability that God gives to certain members of the Body of Christ to pray for extended periods of time on a regular basis and see frequent and specific answers to their prayers.
The ministry to men at Esther Baptist Church is focused on challenging and equipping men in four ways:
2) To grow and learn the duties and responsibilities of being a godly man.
3) To have confidence and courage to reach out to another brother in times of need.
4) To establish our witness in the community and take an active role in our church and our community. We are sons of a King.