• Ladies Bible Study on Hospitality - "Just Open The Door"

    by Jen Schmidt
    Hospitality is one of the best ways to live out the two greatest commandments: loving God with all your heart and loving your neighbor as yourself. But often we get caught up in perfecting our homes and conversations before we open our doors. 
    Over 7 sessions we will look to people in the Bible as models for hospitality. We will learn to replace cultural expectations with biblical hospitality to create a legacy of invitation and reflect Jesus through simple acts of service.
    There will be a study book, for personal study, as well as a DVD lesson each week. This study will take place in our homes in small groups of 8-10 ladies.
    Once you sign up we will place you in a group and the leader will be in contact with you to give further instructions.

    Dates: Start week of June 14th and end week of August 2nd.
    Cost: $18

    Click here to sign up— deadline to sign up is June 6th. Due to the need to plan groups and leaders we will not be taking late sign ups.

    If you have questions, please contact Susan Wertman at

  • Woodland Trails Prediction Runs

    How it Works:
    1.   Predict Your Time - Before you run, you must fill out your prediction form stating the time you believe it will take for you to complete either the 3K or the 5K course. Predicted times must be under 30 minutes so results can be posted no later than 7:05. 
    2.   Run Your Race - Use of watches and calling times is not permitted.
    3.   Report Your Time - Places are determined by how close participants come to their predicted time.

    Location: On the campus of First Baptist Church
    Dates: (Thursdays) June 3, 10, 17, 24     July 8, 15, 22, 29
    Time: 3K & 5K runs start at 6:30 PM  Awards at 7:00 PM
    Race Fees:

    • Individual: $1.00 Single Race or $5.00 Entire Summer
    • Family: $3.00 Single Race or $15.00 Entire Summer
    • Club/Team: $40.00 Entire Summer

    Prize awarded to the top finisher in each race. Click here to download a pdf with more information.

  • Sons Of Thunder

    Have a motorcycle and love to ride? 

    Consider riding with the FBC Sons of Thunder motorcycle group. 

    All riders are welcome to join this group. Contact: Dave Yoder for more information! 

  • Revive Elkhart

    We lead a kids Church right here in Elkhart! It starts at 6 PM each Tuesday evening, it's a kids ministry that many adults are involved in, and many different churches! Using the Revive model, teams head out to engage in conversations with people we encounter. Our goal is to show love, listen, discern, and respond with the hope-giving message of the gospel if God gives an opportunity. This outreach opportunity is open to anyone! 

    For questions, contact Michael Cataldo

  • FBCE The Body

    FBCE - The Body


    Where members have the opportunity to use their gifts and abilities to serve others. 1 Peter 4:10 - As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace.


    Offer your gifts and abilities to help others


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  • Deaf Ministry

    This ministry ensures that an interpreter for the deaf is available, through Facebook messenger, during our second service each week (11:00 am). It's a huge blessing to have the lyrics to our worship songs and weekly sermon interpreted for those in our congregation who are deaf or hard of hearing. If you are fluent in sign language and are interested in being a part of this unique ministry, contact Tina Miller. 

    CONTACT: Tina Miller, (574) 849-6428