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Luke Raczykowski, Pastor
image We at First Baptist Church of Carmi want to take this opportunity to welcome you and thank you for taking time to find out more about us. We hope you discover through this website that our church is about ordinary people who have encountered Jesus Christ and are learning to live a new life for the glory of our extraordinary God. It is our goal to bring glory to God by...reaching out to our community with the love, joy and hope of Jesus Christ...by warmly welcoming in all who will come and seek the Lord with us...by building up one another in Christlike character...and by sending forth a group of people ready to bring hope by sharing the Good News of our great Lord.

Perhaps you have entered our site today looking for real answers to the difficult questions of life. Maybe you are even searching for a church home. Whoever you are or whatever your situation, we invite you to get to know us and discover how God is being glorified through the ministry of this local church. Please let us know how we can serve you. Select to view video.

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FBC Church Covenant
"Church Covenant" Accepted on November 28, 2010

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Our Mission

Reaching Out * Welcoming In * Building Up * Sending Forth * for the glory of God.

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Reaching Out means that we joyfully serve others for the glory of God. God's all-sufficient grace is growing in us a sincere love for all people, expecially for the people of this community. Because you are so dear to us we are delighted to share with you not only the Gospel of Jesus Christ but our very lives as well.
1 Thessalonians 2:8
Welcoming In means that we love each other deeply. Througth faith in Jesus Christ, we are experiencing God's matchless love, and we know that God wants us to do our best to love each other in the same way that Jesus loves us. In fact, our purpose is to love one another with such sincere, Christlike love that everyone will be able to see that we really are God's people.
1 John 13: 34-35.
Building Up means that, with His help, we strive to become the people that God created us to be. Not only has God saved us from our sins, but He also gives us the power to change. He has given us the gifts of the Bible and the Holy Spirit so that we can put off our old sinful selves and be made more like jesus Christ. Our purpose is to join together to learn from God's Word and grow in His amazing grtace.
Ephesians 4:20-24
Sending Forth means that we humbly, yet boldly, proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ. God is making it our great passion to tell others about our glorious Lord, both in this community and in places all around the world. With His help, our purpose is to speak the Gospel with kindness and serve others with love so that everyone will have the opporunity to know Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord
Corinthians 5:20-21
For the Glory of God means that in all things we seek to glorify God and exalt His name. Because we exist to worship God and because He alone is so perfectly worthy of all praise, our purpose is to make worshipping Him the motivation for all that we are and all that we do.
Corinthians 10:31
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