Welcome to the First Baptist Church of Okemos, a devoted community rooted in the teachings of Confessional Lutheranism. We are dedicated to sharing our faith and beliefs with the world, fostering a strong sense of community, and upholding the traditions that define our church.
As a Confessional Lutheran Synod, we adhere to the teachings of Martin Luther and strive to preserve the Scriptural teachings of the Reformation. We firmly believe in the authority of the Bible as the inspired Word of God and embrace the Confessions outlined in the Book of Concord.
Our core beliefs include:
- Justification by grace through faith
- The priesthood of all believers
- Sacraments: Baptism and Holy Communion
- The Law and Gospel distinction
- The sovereignty of God
- The importance of prayer and worship
At First Baptist Church of Okemos, we engage in various practices that reflect our commitment to the Confessional Lutheran faith:
Join us for vibrant and meaningful worship services that are centered around Scripture, prayer, and the sacraments. Our services offer an opportunity for personal reflection, communal worship, and spiritual growth. We invite individuals of all ages to participate and experience the beauty of Lutheran liturgy.
Sunday School and Bible Studies
Nurture your faith through our Sunday School and Bible study programs. We provide educational opportunities for different age groups, allowing individuals to deepen their understanding of the Bible, Lutheran theology, and the relevance of our beliefs in today's world.
Our dedicated pastors and ministry staff are committed to offering compassionate pastoral care to our congregation and the wider community. Whether you are seeking spiritual guidance, counseling, or prayer, we are here to support you on your faith journey.
Outreach and Community Involvement
As an active member of the Okemos community, we believe in reaching out and making a positive impact on the lives of others. Through various outreach programs, volunteer initiatives, and partnerships with local organizations, we strive to demonstrate Christ's love and share the hope of the Gospel.
First Baptist Church of Okemos welcomes individuals from all walks of life. We aim to foster a warm and welcoming community where everyone feels included and valued. Whether you are new to the area, exploring Christianity, or seeking a church home, we invite you to be a part of our family.
Events and Activities
Experience a wide range of events and activities designed to engage and connect individuals within our church community. From fellowship gatherings, potlucks, and small group gatherings, to community service projects and mission trips, there are ample opportunities for building relationships and making a difference.
Youth and Family Ministries
We recognize the importance of nurturing faith in the younger generation. Our vibrant youth and family ministries offer age-appropriate programs, such as youth groups, vacation Bible school, and family-oriented events, enabling children and young adults to grow in their faith and develop lifelong connections.
Music and Arts
Celebrate the beauty of music and arts within our worship and community life. Whether you have a passion for singing, playing an instrument, or being involved in dramatic arts, there are opportunities to utilize and develop your talents while glorifying God.
Join Us Today
If you are seeking a welcoming community that embraces the teachings of Confessional Lutheranism, we invite you to join us at First Baptist Church of Okemos. Experience the joy of fellowship, the power of worship, and the transformative impact of living out our faith together. We look forward to journeying with you on this incredible spiritual adventure.