Blog from Kristy Engel

Lenten words for the day from N. T. Wright, based on Romans 8:26-30: Paul sees the prayer life of the church as the means by which God can come and share the pain of the world….Many times individual Christians, and whole churches, feel that they don’t...

From the Youth Ministry….

The Next Step There are several of our students that are graduating high school this year. Many are beginning the journey to college by making tough decisions about their future, but what is the next step supposed to look like? Do any of us really know? In one way or...

From the Music Ministry….

Changing Congregational Song This article is the beginning of a three months series on change in congregational song in worship. The first two articles will present the thoughts of Harry Plantinga. Harry Plantinga is the Director of Hymnary.org and is a faculty member...

From the Children’s Ministry….

Mrs. Alma Kay. Shirley Lacy. Bill Bryans. Mary Bailey. George Rooks. Mr. Joe Skeleton. These are some of the names of Sunday School teachers I had growing up at First Baptist Church of Hartwell.  I can’t say that I remember any one lesson, but I remember the people. I...

Blog from Kristy Engel….

In a world full of conflict, distress, disagreement, pain and loss…I thought it would be an appropriate time to remember what Psalm 46 says, as spoken in The Message translation: 1-3 God is a safe place to hide,    ready to help when we need him. We stand fearless at...

From the Children’s Ministry…

It always makes me a little sad to abandon the “old” way of doing things for the “new” ways.  This was true when I left the traditional Wednesday night schedule of Mission’s activities for a mixed schedule of Bible based activities that provide more movement and...