Introduction

First Baptist Church, Edmonton, is a Christian community in the Baptist tradition, celebrating together our life as the people of the living God.

As a community, we worship God together, hear and study scripture, teach, learn, serve, sing, pray and play. We aim to use our time, money, resources, gifts and talents to serve Jesus Christ and our neighbours, both near and far. We pray that the life of God will be visible through us in all that we do together in the name of Jesus Christ and in the power of the Holy Spirit.

We celebrate and express our identity, purpose and mission through:

thoughtful, liturgical worship

congregational and choral music

pipe organ, handbells and instrumental ensembles

incorporating intergenerational worship and celebration

teaching and learning for all ages

participating in service projects

partnering with other ministries

offering bible studies and other small groups

We strive to be a place that honours one another, welcomes strangers, and prays for friends and enemies.

Our goal is to live in such a way that we are a sign of God’s shalom (peace and well-being) in the city of Edmonton and beyond; living in the God story, and expressing a prophetic witness to God’s coming reign of wholeness and peace.