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Near to God

Near to God

Two weekends ago, our High School team took students to the coast at Winema Retreat Center. From dodgeball to games, music, cabin times in small groups, it was a great weekend. Dan Collins, our Life Group Pastor shared several messages with the students about what it means to live for Jesus. […]

Eleven Blessings

Eleven Blessings

For Marie (name changed), it could be described as an overwhelming season. She’s been caring for two-elderly parents, one with Parkinson’s, in her home. Then there were her infections from recent surgeries. And just like it does for a lot of us, things started to pile up because as she explains, […]

Church Leaders Coming Together

Church Leaders Coming Together

This year, Colin Halstead, our Renewal Ministries Pastor, had a goal of attending a conference for pastors in his field. After weeks of searching and finding nothing in our area, Colin and his team decided to create their own retreat. They reached out to other pastors in similar roles, and invited them […]

The Ministry of Truck Driving

The Ministry of Truck Driving

It was a cloudy Tuesday morning as the sound of diesel pickups rolled up to a warehouse in West Eugene. As the trucks filed, men from the Ignite ministry got out, and greeted each other with a chuckle. Bantering back and forth, they loaded up dozens of brown boxes into their trucks, and […]

City-Wide Worship Night

City-Wide Worship Night

Last Sunday night, our church hosted the annual One Hope Thanksgiving worship night. It was amazing seeing Christians from different cultures and churches gather as one to worship Jesus.

Serving With a Purpose

Serving With a Purpose

Quietly working in the background for the past two weeks, 150 volunteers from First Baptist rallied together to serve homeless families in our community. Life Groups, Bible Studies, individuals and families formed into teams to host families from St. Vincent de Paul’s Interfaith Shelter. Volunteers prepared and served  twenty eight meals, stayed overnight […]

Let’s Talk About Love

Let’s Talk About Love

A year ago, Joe Tepe, our college pastor, asked students on the college leadership team for their ideas on reaching students for Jesus and changing the culture on campus. One of the ideas was to  have John Mark Comer, come from the Portland to teach on his book Loveology, about God’s design for relationships […]

Facilities Team Making a Difference

Facilities Team Making a Difference

The past few Sundays coming into church you might have noticed a few tall cardboard boxes in the lobby. What you might not know, is that because of these simple boxes 130 people will be warmer this winter. Here’s the story behind the boxes and why our Facilities team can’t stop smiling. For […]

Top Ramen and Hungry Hippos

Top Ramen and Hungry Hippos

When you think of college students and Top Ramen, you’re probably thinking about a cheap meal between rounds of “studying” and video games. Most of the time, you’d be right, except for when our College team gets involved, dreaming up some of the craziest games for students. Last weekend, CCF (our college […]

The Kingdom is Bigger Than Us

The Kingdom is Bigger Than Us

Every year, Rudy Herr  and the High School Ministry team take students to Washington Family Ranch for a discipleship weekend camp. This weekend is unique because we partner with six other churches in the Northwest to put together the weekend, and students from dozens of different schools get to worship Jesus all in one […]