Our passion is the gospel. Our church is our family. Our world is our mission. That is our purpose statement as Richland Baptist Church, and we believe strongly that all three of those areas – gospel, family and mission – are essential for every follower of Jesus Christ. In fact, all people are called to believe and embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ, which then naturally leads to them being actively involved with a church family and living their daily lives on mission for the sake of the kingdom of God.
Have you believed the good news of the gospel? Are you actively involved with your church family? Are you living out your faith and boldly encouraging others to turn to the Lord? Please let us walk alongside you in this journey, and seek to use the gifts God has given you to build up others in the body of Christ.
Pastor Nick has challenged us to consider the reality that for Christians to grow and mature as God intends, they need to (1) spend daily time in the Word and in prayer, (2) be involved with a church so that they are both being fed and serving others every week, and (3) be involved with some sort of weekly discipleship accountability relationship. When these commitments are prioritized, then we see disciples making disciples who make disciples. If you’d like to know how you can get more involved and grow in your commitment to the Lord, please contact us.
Below is our weekly schedule, and when you are on the go and out of town, please keep up with Richland using the free MyRichland app.
9:30 a.m. – Family Groups
–Family groups are Bible study fellowships for all ages – children, youth and adults. Nursery is included for infants and toddlers, too. We consider family groups to be an essential ministry for discipleship and relationships.
10:40 a.m. – Morning Worship Service
–Morning worship is an essential time of growing in God’s Word together. It’s that time of the week when most of our church family is all together for the purpose of worshiping our Lord and building up His body. Currently, Pastor Nick is preaching through Mark in a series entitled Discipleship 101. For those who are interested, we also provide nursery (toddlers and infants) and children’s ministry (kindergarten and below) during our morning worship services.
6:00 p.m. – Life on Mission
–Life on Mission is our Sunday evening worship service with discussion on how we can apply what we’re learning on Sundays to our daily lives and understand how to better live our lives on mission for God.
5:45 p.m. – Evening Meal
–Our Wednesday evening meal is FREE and is a great time of fellowship and encouragement. Everyone is invited to join us for great food and fun together.
NOTE: To get more information on specific ministries, please click HERE or contact us. For updates, special events and cancellation notices, please check out our NEWS page or download the free MyRichland app (above right).
A couple weeks ago, we had our annual New Life Celebration. This is an event we do each year to celebrate the salvation of those who came to faith in the past year, and pray for more response to the gospel in the coming year.
Katie Bloss shared her testimony and was baptized by her husband, Nate, during our morning worship service. Then, during our evening service, Jake Ellis and Nehemiah Bertram shared their testimonies. Check out each of these below.
You can also just listen to the audio of Katie’s testimony by clicking HERE.
You can also just listen to the audio of Jake’s testimony by clicking HERE.
Finally, check out Nehemiah Bertram’s testimony discussion with Pastor Nick by clicking HERE. Unfortunately, we didn’t get Nehemiah’s testimony on video, but you can watch his baptism and testimony from last year by visiting our church’s YouTube Channel.
The big game is less than two weeks away. And, whether you enjoy watching football or not, we hope you’ll join us for Football Sunday. It’s an F5 event, as we will focus on our faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ, gather as a family, and enjoy football, food and fellowship with one another.
Please feel free to invite your unchurched family and friends to join us for this outreach event, as all are welcome.
The 412 Group (middle school and high school youth) will be meeting in the afternoon (3:00) for games and activities. Then, we will all start with supper at 5 p.m., with the game beginning shortly thereafter.
During halftime of the game, you will have the opportunity to hear some powerful testimonies of faith in Christ. If you have any questions about this event or about Richland Baptist Church, please contact us.
Sunday, February 4
9:30 a.m. = Family Groups
10:40 a.m. = Worship
5:00 p.m. = Football, Food and Fellowship (including half-time testimonies)
Please join us Sunday evening at 6:00 for our annual New Life Celebration. We will begin with corporate worship, including some testimonies of those who have come to faith in the past year. Our hope to is celebrate the new life in Christ of those who have surrendered to Him, as well as pray for many more in 2018.
After our time of worship, we will have a cake and ice cream reception in our fellowship hall.
Don’t forget to join us in the morning, too, when Katie Bloss will share her testimony and be baptized at 10:40, at the beginning of our worship service.
Sunday, January 21
Family Groups – 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship – 10:40 a.m.
New Life Celebration – 6 p.m.
(cake & ice cream to follow)
Questions? Please contact us.
This coming Sunday, January 14th, Pastor Nick will begin a new Sunday morning sermon series through the Gospel of Mark. Discipleship 101: Meet. Mature. Multiply. will take us through this gospel in 2018, with various breaks along the way. Emphasizing the power and authority of the Son of God, Mark is a powerful book that teaches us how to follow Jesus and be His disciples.
If you have any questions about Richland or want more information, please contact us. As always, we would love to have you join us on Sunday mornings for Family Groups (9:30 a.m.) and worship (10:40 a.m.).
Sunday, January 7, 2018 – Unfortunately, due to the freezing rain that just started and the likely slick road conditions in the coming hours, our morning services have been canceled. We hope to still have evening worship (6:00), so we’ll keep you posted on that via Facebook.
Psalm 119:9 says that the way a person can keep his/her way pure is by keeping God’s Word. A person can’t keep what a person doesn’t know, though. For that reason, we would like to challenge you to spend daily time in the Word of God in 2018 (and beyond).
Prioritize time each day to read your Bible, and ask God to speak to you through His Word. If you have questions about something you are reading, write those questions down. We can discuss those in our Family Groups, with the pastor and/or with other church family members. For your convenience, in the last bulletin each month, we place a Bible reading plan that will take you through the entire Bible in one year. Additional plans are available in the church foyer and can also be found for free by clicking HERE.
Please contact us if you have any questions. Let’s grow together in God’s Word!
We would like to invite you to join us for any and all of our activities on Christmas Eve!
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. = Family Groups
10:40 – 11:50 a.m. = Christmas Worship Celebration
5:00 – 5:45 p.m. = Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Also, before our 5 p.m. candlelight service begins, we will have live Christmas music playing from 4:30 – 5:00 in the sanctuary. Hope to see you Sunday!