The life of following Jesus is a life of formation and transformation, conversing with each other and the context within which we live. Within First on Fifth, we understand one of our commitments to be a teaching and learning church, prioritizing this rhythm and commitment to a life of growth.
We do so first in weekday small groups or Sunday School classes, where a group of people commit to regular gatherings where they share study, care for one another, and connect deeply within the sacred space they’ve created. Our shared growth nudges us beyond where we have been toward God’s dream for this world that is at hand.
At First Baptist on Fifth, we believe that children (birth-5th grade) are among the most significant bearers of God’s image in this world and that it is an honor to join them as they discover God’s dream for their lives.
At First Baptist on Fifth, we seek to join adolescents on the journey of life and faith, building a wholehearted community, and holding brave, sacred space big and bold enough for all they bring.
First on Fifth has a growing group of young adults who gather to encounter God, engender community, and engage in the world. We define “young adult” as anyone in their 20s or 30s + college students in all sorts of life stages.
Our discipleship efforts integrate many opportunities for service, study and practice to encourage spiritual transformation – the process of becoming more like Christ for the sake of others.their lives.
The Senior Adults of First Baptist Church on Fifth have many opportunities for spiritual, emotional, and social growth.
Because God is our creator, and our creation in God’s image makes us creative beings, our art endeavors reflect our relationship with God. The Arts Ministry encourages the development of our artistic gifts and the use of those gifts in worship, discipleship, evangelism, and service. We invite you to express and deepen your relationship with God through music, drama, visual art, film, and dance.