Annual Bible Conference
“Come to Learn, Come to Change”
Each year, usually in the late months of winter, LaRue Baptist Church hosts a Bible conference to which everyone is invited to attend. It has been our privilege to have many faithful men serve as guest speaker in the pulpit, including noted authors, pastors and professors. The goal of our conference each year is “come and learn” the truths of the scripture and “to change” by applying those truths practically to our lives as we glorify God by serving one another.
LaRue Baptist Church has been blessed with an adult choir, which includes 7th grade students through adult. We sing songs of praise during the morning worship September thru May. Easter and Christmas cantatas are presented as well and the Spirit of oneness is the element by which the choir is blessed. Praise God.
Do you associate the word “counseling” with the word “church”?
Many today would not. But we at LaRue Baptist Church believe that counseling is a vital ministry of the church. You see, counseling is all about change; change that takes place through listening, talking and reflection. Such change occurs by influencing behavior, motivations, values, thoughts, beliefs, desires and attitudes, and that is a ministry of God’s Word. The Scriptures expose the human heart; they address the values, motivations, beliefs, thoughts and attitudes of the heart; and are all about the kind of change that we, today, call “counseling.” In other words, the Scriptures are sufficient for the task of counseling. So whether you talk about marriage problems or obsessive compulsive disorder, depression or parenting, the Scriptures have sufficient resources for the task of accomplishing change, and God has entrusted the ministry of that Word to his Church.
God, then, requires his people, the Church, to help those who struggle by using his powerful Word. “Counseling” and “Church” indeed belong together.
Going to church means hearing the pastor preach a sermon. But what is preaching and what does it accomplish? Preaching from God’s Word means proclaiming a text that is living, active and powerful. When the pastor preaches God’s Word, God himself confronts the congregation, calling for decision, action, and change. The Bible is a revelation from God, so preaching that revelation produces understanding of God, of your own heart, and of the world around you, providing a framework that gives you insight for all of life. Expository preaching – preaching that seeks to understand and apply the text of Scripture – builds such insight. We invite you join us to hear the challenge of God speaking through his Word.
The tape ministry at LaRue Baptist is a collection of morning and evening sermons, and special services. By providing this material, copies may be provided to:
1. shut-ins who can no longer attend service
2. witness to others outside the church
3. study and review of the message
4. obtain a sermon one may have missed
Currently, sermons are recorded on CD, thus providing a better quality sound. In years past tapes were used to preserve the message.
If you would like to order a CD or tape, please fill out an envelope that can be found in the hall. Please allow 10 – 14 days for your order to be filled.
Cost of media:
CD or tape - $1.00
CD or tape case - $ .25
Sermons also available as a download. Click here
Every Sunday at 9.30, we meet for a relaxed and informal look into God's Word and its applications to our lives. We have classes for every age group -- from preschoolers to adults -- and a nursery for the youngest among us. Our teachers are warm and friendly, and it's a time of growth and learning for all.
Everyone is welcome to join us for this informal, yet focused, time to look into and learn from the Word of God!
Third Sunday Fellowship
Once a month, typically on the third Sunday of each month, we meet together for food and fellowship. After the meal, we may have a short Bible study, reflections upon the morning's sermon, testimonies, or other things that challenge us and help us to grow in Godly thinking.
We also use these fellowship times to celebrate our graduates, to reflect on God's blessings during our Harvest Feast in November, to welcome missionaries who come to share their ministries with us -- among others.
These events are intended to be a marvelous time of encouragement and sharing. In them, we learn to know one another better, share our joys and our sorrows, and to share our needs with one another.
In short, these times of food and fellowship help us to grow as a family.