Rebuilding the Foundation

“You’ll be like a well-watered garden,

     a gurgling spring that never runs dry. 

You’ll use the old rubble of past lives to build anew, 

     rebuild the foundations from out of your past. 

You’ll be known as those who can fix anything, 

     restore old ruins, rebuild and renovate

     make the community livable again.”

                                                - Isaiah 58:11-12 MSG

Nearly 20 years ago, our church went through major construction to increase its capacity, ministries, and functionality.  It has served us very well! However, as time has passed, many worn areas have developed and need attention due to normal wear and tear. In addition, many areas are not as functionally robust as they once were and have consequently minimized our ministry growth opportunities.

The church leadership and Property Board have diligently been analyzing and prioritizing how we can address the needs that we have. Of course, with improvements comes change and the need for funding. So, we are creating two phases, the first seeking an amount of $150,000, and the second phase seeking $200,000. A general breakdown of costs is available in the April Tie.

The campaign began on April 3rd and will continue until completion.

We ask that you please be in prayer for this initiative as together we rebuild our foundation.

                                         - John Marshall, Senior Pastor

                                         - Ron Saxman, Property Board Chair

                                         - Joe Nay, Stewardship Board Chair

                                          Give Online

Responding to Covid-19

Things are always changing. In the beginning of the pandemic, there was a period where we met only online. We reopened to in person services with multiple safety procedures in place, and thanks to our care and concern for the wellbeing of our community, we were blessed with a season of togetherness, albeit differently than ever before. In the winter of 2020, we were forced to once again return to virtual-only services. However, since February 2021, we have been able to remain open for in person services, going through seasons of relaxed safety measures and those of great caution and concern. Together, we have remained united as a community of Christ followers, striving to love our neighbor to the best of our ability each day. We are so thankful for how our church family has responded with kindness, compassion, and care for our neighbors. We hope that this spirit will continue as we navigate each new twist and turn of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In seasons of high viral transmission, we recommend and urge persons to wear masks while in the building and/or in close proximity to others, and leadership is devoted to continual revisiting of best practices and policies.

Most of all, we want our message in the community to be one of love; love of Christ and love for our neighbor guide us in every decision we make. We continue to pray for those impacted by COVID-19, and we will persist in doing our part to take care of one another to the best of our ability.

Thank you!


Sunday Services

9 a.m. | Traditional

10:30 a.m. | Contemporary

Join at 9 a.m. for our service with classic, well known hymns and choruses or at 10:30 for our service with contemporary worship with full band. Children's Power Zone is also available for children Pre-K through 5th grade during both services

Sunday School Classes

9 or 10:30 a.m.

Interested in attending a Sunday morning Bible study? Learn more here!

The Gathering

10-10:30 a.m.

Join us in the Hospitality Center every Sunday morning between services for donuts, coffee, and connection! Not sure how to strike up a conversation with someone new? Just ask which donut is their favorite, and you're sure to be drawn in!

Youth Group

Sundays | 6-7:30 p.m.

Life is done best in community with one another, and that includes our young people! Students in 6th-12th grade are invited to join us every Sunday for Bible study, energetic game time, and great discussions as we dive deeper into relationship with Christ and one another. Our study topics are relevant to teen life right here, right now, in this time and place. Come and grow with us! Contact the church office for more information. 317-839-8163

BLAST Kids Events

Monthly events include outings, capture the flag, and other fun connection times! Information on monthly activities is shared on Facebook, in the Tie, and in our weekly bulletin.

Connect Online

Facing the pandemic head on, our congregation united together through virtual platforms. We embraced new technology, and we adapted, innovated, and prayed for the best ways to press on into the unknown. At First Baptist Church Plainfield, guidance of the Holy Spirit and creativity have taken the forefront through the establishment of multiple virtual ministry opportunities.

Church Services

Sundays | 9 & 10:30 a.m.

Join us on Facebook at 9 a.m. for our service with classic, well known hymns and choruses or at 10:30 for our service with contemporary worship with full band. We look forward to engaging with you!


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