We believe each member of First Baptist Alcoa is sent on mission to gather, grow, and go.
The gathered church is the place where Christians learn the teaching of the Scriptures, partake in communion with one another, confess our sins, and bear the burdens of our neighbors. Outside of the Sunday morning service, our hope is to see members gather with one another throughout the week to share meals, fellowship with one another, and meet the needs of their communities.
The chief end of the Christian life is to glorify God by growing in Christlikeness. In our cultural context, motivational sermons and tired platitudes are not sufficient to grow our faithfulness. Instead, we grow in Christlikeness through the knowledge of God and His Word, learning alongside His people. This is why we offer Grow Groups as a connecting point to dig deeper into Scripture and form gospel-focused relationships with those within our church.
Our aim is to cultivate a culture of evangelism among our people. Whether we are “goers” or “senders,” we believe reaching our communities and the world with the gospel message is the responsibility of local churches. We also hope to support these efforts through our participation in the Southern Baptist Convention through the Cooperative Program.