We want to develop
biblical churches that are spiritually alive, culturally relevant,
unified in spirit, mobilized for ministry, expressing compassion for
the whole person, sensitive to the needs of all people, and aggressive
in evangelism and church planting throughout the world. Ultimately,
here at First Baptist, we want to be a church that is producing mature,
healthy followers of Jesus Christ. We invite you to come worship and
grow with us!
A phrase that well represents our purpose is “Great Commandment
Passion-Great Commission Focus.” Our vision is to work together with a
great commandment passion (Loving God – Deut. 6:5;Luke 10:27) to
fullfill the great commission (Making Disciples – Matt. 28:19,20).
at First Baptist Church of Detroit Lakes are a part of a national
association of churches called the Conservative Baptist association
ofAmerica, or CB America. Our regional (geographic) fellowship is
called the North Central Conservative Baptist Association or NCCBA. It
includes the states of North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota,
Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan.
We believe in the accuracy and
authority of the word of God (the 66 books of the bible) for all
matters of faith and practice.
We believe in the one true God who
eternally exists in three distinct persons; the Father, Son, and Holy
We believe all people are sinners
by nature and by choice. We believe that God offers forgiveness and
salvation to anyone who turns to Christ believing in His
substitutionary death on the cross, His burial, and His bodily
We believe that baptism by
immersion is an act of obedience that follows salvation.
We believe that Jesus Christ will
come again to first take up (rapture) His people. He will also judge and rule on the earth.
In His time He will create a new heaven and new earth.