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How We do Worship

Reverent and Relevant

“Baptipalian.” “Batholic.” “High Church Baptists.” “Liturgical Baptists.”

These are some of the odd yet fairly accurate shorthand ways that members describe worship at First Baptist Church. At First Baptist, we value what theologian Dwight J. Zscheile calls “traditioned innovation.”

You will find worship services that are in touch with the deep and wide practices which Christians have followed for centuries.

From robes and stoles to Advent and Lenten candles, to banners and bells and organ pipes, the tried and true symbols of the Christian Church are abundant at First Baptist.

You will also find a Sunday morning service that is in touch with the modern world. Modern biblical scholarship, modern hymnody, choral, and hand bell music, and preaching that is relevant to the graces and challenges of practicing Christian faith in the 21st century.

In short, at First Baptist Church of Middlesboro, you’ll find worship that is reverent and relevant. You’ll find services which celebrate, in the words of Isaac Watts, “O God our help in ages past, our hope for years to come.”