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First Baptist School was established in 1949 as an educational ministry of the First Baptist Church. It was decided that a day school program would provide an opportunity for the church to increase the teaching of Bible and to enhance character development in the lives of young people within the church and the community. Accepting God’s Word that “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,” the church believed that students should be provided with the opportunity to develop a better understanding of the Bible and thereby to develop a personal relationship with Christ.
Two year through five year kindergarten and grades one through six attend a formal chapel service every other week. Chapel is lead by the First Baptist Church Minister to Children and the teachers and their classes. They will have a time of singing praise songs. Classes will participate by performing skits, saying scriptures and poems, and the teacher or Minister to Children will share a message about how Christ teaches us to live our lives.
Grades seven through twelve attend chapel services weekly. The services may be formal worship services or praise and worship services. The chapel may be lead by the Minister to Students, the pastoral staff of First Baptist Church, teachers and students from the school or guest speakers. In chapel they will discuss topics that are facing our young people and how Christ taught us to live our lives.
During the year, grades seven through twelve will participate in Christian Focus Week which is a special concentration of chapel services addressing special topics facing our youth. Christian Focus Week usually includes guest speakers and musicians.
During the school year both lower and upper school chapels will be introduced to special service projects where our students, faculty and staff can participate by giving gifts or their times to share Christ’s love.