At First Baptist Church Pineville we strive to Be F.I.R.S.T. That doesn’t mean we want to win a trophy; it means we want to live up to a goal. What does it mean to Be F.I.R.S.T.? We’re glad you asked!

Focused on God — A F.I.R.S.T. member will…

  • Develop and maintain a vital personal relationship with Jesus Christ as his or her Lord and Savior.
  • Understand that God has a purpose and plan for his or her life.
  • Be biblically literate and biblically sound in his or her beliefs.
  • Understand the power of prayer, know how to pray, and be faithful to pray.
  • Have a life-changing grasp of worship as communication with God.
  • Participate actively in worship.

Involved in ministry — A F.I.R.S.T. member will…

  • Be involved in areas of service.
  • Develop his or her gifts and talents by using them for the Lord.
  • Take an active part in the church.
  • Enjoy a sense of family with the broader church family as he or she serves with others and builds intergenerational relationships.
  • Find ministry through the church a natural part of who he or she is.
  • Understand, support, and participate in missions.

Respected by peers — A F.I.R.S.T. member will…

  • Be a leader instead of a follower when it comes to faith on his or her school campus (junior high and high school), business, and family.
  • Develop a strong bond with other members of First Pineville.
  • Know by experience that Christians can have fun.
  • Be a witness in his or her daily life as he or she lives with integrity and consistency.

Strengthened in faith — A F.I.R.S.T. member will…

  • Have confidence in his or her walk with Christ.
  • Have a foundation with which to deal with the real world.
  • Be able to defend boldly his or her faith while communicating love and respect for other religions and denominations.

Transformed by Christ — A F.I.R.S.T. member will…

  • Be a person of integrity and compassion who lives by the Golden Rule.
  • Be morally strong.
  • Be growing daily in his or her walk with the Lord.