We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist Family and with the world! This is a part of the Transformed by the Spirit initiative. View the full list of Ministry Story Opportunity Submissions.
Ministry Story – Being Christ in the Neighborhood, First Baptist Church of Bloomington, IL
Transformed by the Spirit, Ministry Story Opportunity
Seeking to reach people for Christ, First Baptist of Bloomington has undertaken experiments in ministry and listening to people’s needs in the community. The result has been a change in the way it structures its worship and learning/discipleship. No longer content to have a strong inner life as a congregation, the church is now going out to listen and respond to its community.