Who We Are
We consider every believer to be a Minister of the Gospel and that it is our desire to see each person discover their relationship with Jesus. Making disciples is our mission.
Formed in 1890 as a new church plant of First Baptist Church of Lincoln, we are at our third location. We are a member church of the American Baptist Churches - USA and the American Baptist Churches of Nebraska.
Our Worship Service
Our worship service is at 10:45 am on Sunday mornings.
Sunday School for all ages (Pre-school - Adult) is held at 9:30 am.
Childcare is available for infants through Pre-K from 9:15 am through the end of worship service.
Communion is offered on the first Sunday of each month. We practice "open Communion", meaning you don't need to be a member of SBC to take the sacrament.
We hold "Celebration Sunday" on the 2nd Sunday of most months. This is a fellowship held after worship where we celebrate birthdays and anniversaries.
What do Baptists generally believe?
1. Importance of personal decision and commitment to follow Christ in matters of faith.
2. The Supremacy and Authority of Scripture. The Bible is the only sufficient, certain and infallible rule of all saving knowledge, faith and obedience. (Thomas Helwys, 1611)
3. Autonomy of the Local Church. Each congregation receives complete power and authority from Jesus Christ and decisions are made in the congregational meetings.
4. Believer’s Baptism. Baptism is an ordinance of the New Testament, given by Christ, to be dispersed upon persons professing faith in Jesus Christ. Our means of baptism is by emersion.
5. Regenerate church membership. A person becomes a member of the congregation after accepting Christ and being baptized.
6. Freedom of Religion and soul liberty. While the Bible is our sole source of divine guidance, each individual has the freedom to interpret scripture by the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit. Members are not told what they must believe nor are we bound by a creed.
7. Connection to other Baptist bodies by associations. (example: Capitol Associaion, American Baptist Churches of the Nebraska and American Baptist Churches – U.S.A. and the Baptist World Alliance.
8. Separation of Church and State. “As religion must always be a matter between God and individuals, no man can be made a member of a truly religious society by force or without his own consent, neither can any corporation that is not a religious society have a just right to govern the religious affairs.” (Isaac Backus, 1781)
9. Priesthood of All Believers. We have direct access to God and not through the prayers of a priest or other clergy.