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.
Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
II Corinthians 5:20
I’M NEW HERE
Here is what we believe as a church….
(II Tim. 3:16 (NASB))
“I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the tree of life and from the holy city, which are written in this book.” (Revelation 22:18–19 (NASB))
Ephesians 1:7 (NASB)
This Is Written That You May Know
These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life I John 5:11–13 (NASB)
II Thessalonians 1:8
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.
Let's face it: Esther Baptist Church wouldn’t be who we are without you. From the people who greet at the doors every weekend, to the volunteers who minister to our kids every week, we couldn’t do much of anything without the support of all the people who share in our vision, God's vision, for this community.
Church experts tell us that visitors who experience good music and meaningful worship might come back for a second service. Profound teaching and preaching can draw them into a community for up to five years, but if we really want people to stay, to integrate and grow with us, they have to find an outlet to express their personal, individual ministry and talents in a way that is significant to them.
Bringing God’s Word to the Corners of the World
Where can God use your talents?
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.
- 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
Our Sunday morning study (9:45 – 10:30 AM) is designed to dive deeper into the Bible. Students have great interaction with teachers and a safe place to ask questions.
- Downstairs Youth Room- 9-12
- Middle School Room- 5-8
Every Wednesday evening, all students that are in grades 6-12 meet in the Youth Room for a time of Bible Study. We usually will do a Study Series that will last 4-5 weeks or we may have a comedy night or just a hang-out night with a small study.
Women in God’s Service (WINGS) is a ministry to provide the women of Esther Baptist Church opportunities to become more fully devoted followers of Christ through meaningful relationships with other women, fostered during various activities and community outreach events, enriching relationships with God, families, and others.
1) By learning how to love each other unconditionally.
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 actice role in our church and our community. We are sons of a King.
The ministry of bereavement is a service ministry to persons who have lost a loved one. The purpose of the bereavement at EBC is to assure that no church member will grieve alone. Primarily this is done through preparing a meal for the family after the funeral service.