Services

First Southern Baptist Church is located at 1220 W 8th St, Junction City, KS, 66441. Our phone number is (785) 762-4404. E-mail us at fsbcjc@gmail.com. Also on Facebook and Twitter!

Sunday Mornings
We have Sunday school classes for all ages at 9:30, kids and adults, and our church worship service is at 10:30. In our sermon series, we're currently studying through 1 Corinthians. For those who show up a little early, there's coffee and donuts in the Fellowship Hall.

Sunday Evenings
Beginning Sunday, March 5 at 6:00, we will have a one-hour Sunday evening service which we are calling our Heritage Service. We will start with worship from the hymnal, and then one of the elders will present a famous sermon from church history.

Wednesday Evenings
During the school year, we offer a fellowship meal at 5:00. Following dinner is AWANA for the kids at 6:00, Trek for middle-school students, and Journey for high school students (Journey is from 6:30 to 7:30). It all wraps up by 8:00. If you've never attended our fellowship meal before, the first time is free. After that it's $2 for kids, $4 for adults, or $8 for the whole family!

More specific information about our Sunday school classes and other Bible studies we offer can be found under the Ministries page. Also information about using the building for other occasions, such as weddings, funerals, or otherwise. Info about baptism, membership, and the ordinances we practice are found below.

Sunday Morning Worship

Our worship services are fairly traditional, singing mostly hymns with an occasional modern worship song. Even in our music, we desire that our lyrics be grounded in God's word. The following is the order of service--
  • Opening Song
  • Greeting
  • Announcements
  • Kids Connection
  • Congregational Psalm
  • Worship in Singing
  • Offering
  • Sermon
  • Closing Song
  • Benediction
We conduct our worship in a state of the art facility... No, just kidding. Our building was built in 1954, and not much has changed except the color of the paint and the carpet. We're thankful for what we have and all that the Lord has blessed us with. The church is conveniently located at 1220 West 8th St, right off of the Hwy 77 bypass.

A few years ago, we did get rid of our old pews and replace them with more comfortable chairs. This also made our sanctuary into a multi-purpose room so the AWANA kids could use it for games on Wednesday night when the weather gets cold.

The lyrics to our hymns and our praise songs are displayed via projector on a central screen. We do still have hymnals, and they still get used! The hymn numbers are displayed on the screen before each song if following in the hymnal is more helpful. During sermons, we encourage the congregation to follow in their Bibles. If you do not have a Bible, we have them for you.

Childcare is available for kids Pre-K and under only (though again, Sunday school is for all ages at 9:30). We encourage families to worship together. If you are able to keep your kids with you during service, please do so. If you need to step out of the sanctuary for any reason, the television in the fellowship hall downstairs is broadcasting the service, also in the small library, and there is a cry-room in the back of the sanctuary with a television for nursing mothers.

Ordinances and Membership

The two ordinances practiced by the Southern Baptist church are the Lord's Supper and Baptism. We partake in The Lord's Supper on the first Sunday of each month. You do not have to be a member to participate. However, we do ask that you examine your heart before the Lord (1 Cor. 11:27-29). Parents may determine whether or not to let their children partake. We recognize, as scripture says, that children are made holy by the faith of their parents (1 Cor. 7:14).

Baptism is an outward expression of an inward change, an act of obedience as the Lord has commanded to baptize and be baptized. You are not baptized into a denomination, nor are you saved by it. Your baptism is a declaration of having been buried in your sins and raised to new life in Christ (Romans 6:4, Colossians 2:12). If this is something that you desire to do, please visit with the pastor and we'll have you baptized this Sunday!

For those who desire Membership with FSBC, talk to the pastor, an elder, or deacon. We'd like to be able to sit down and get to know you a little bit -- where you come from and how you were saved. You are welcome to ask us any questions about what we teach. You choose to be a member either by transferring membership from another church, statement of faith, or baptism. Membership is essentially an endorsement by the church body of a person's claim as a follower of Christ.

As a member, you are able to vote at our business meetings on decisions regarding our budget or other church policies. We allow only members to teach classes and be involved in the leadership, providing input and helping to make ministry decisions for the church. In order to become an elder, deacon, or hold a church office, one must be a member for at least a year before being considered for the position.

More details can be found by reading our confessions of faith (click on "About").