Our main focus at First Baptist Church of Norristown is "Shepherding messy and broken people toward holiness and wholeness through our Savior and Healer." Our mission is to create a community of authentic people and a culture accepting of messy and broken people so we can move towards the holiness and wholeness that is ours through Jesus Christ together. The freedom to be real creates a welcoming space where we can walk and grow with one another as we develop our relationships with Jesus.
Scripture is amazingly clear that our Father God chose you before the foundation of the heavens and earth to be His child, through the forgiveness of sins granted to each one of us through the blood of Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1). He chose you, and He chooses you still. Perhaps more importantly, our Father God wants you to know Him. He gave the fullest revelation of His heart, His plans, His will, and His Kingdom in Jesus, His Son. He makes His heart known through every page of the Bible. And His Spirit lives within every Christian, that we might truly know our God!
In John 10, Jesus says that we can know His voice, hear Him when He calls, and live in absolute certainty that He calls our name and draws us to Himself. That’s what we mean by knowing Him: having a close, deep, vibrant, growing relationship with a very real, very alive God! Whether you’ve never before met Jesus or have known Him for decades, He is ready to let you know Him even more. Our God is a Person with a personality, the ability to speak, and a real desire for relationship. Why not begin getting to know Him more by simply talking to Him, listening for Him to speak, opening His Word, and making intentional time to be with Him?
Craving God: a hunger and thirst to know and experience more and more of our great God, so we can grow up in our salvation.
Crazy Faith: the kind of faith in Christ that leads those around us to mutter, “you’re crazy to trust Him like that!”
Costly Love: a willingness to lay down our pride, time, rights, and resources in order to sacrificially love others like Jesus.
Courageous Obedience: the choice to obey our Father God’s will for holy living as revealed in Scripture, even when no one else is.
Committed Service: going “all in” as we serve Jesus wherever He puts us, whenever He calls us, doing whatever He asks.
Contagious Joy: living in such a way that others “catch” the joy of knowing and serving Jesus, no matter our circumstances.