Disciples ministry


A follower, a learner or a student of a teacher. A disciple of Christ is someone who has a genuine relationship with Him as personal Lord and Savior (John 1:12; 1 John 5:11-12) and has committed to live his life to follow Him and in obedience to Him.

Moreover, a disciple of Christ is someone who has heeded Christ's command to also make disciples in His name- Matthew 4:19 (And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”) and Matthew 28:19-20 ( "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age."). 

What Do We Mean by “Disciple,” “Disciple Making,” and “Discipleship”?

  1. Disciple – someone who is following Jesus, being changed by Jesus, and is committed to the mission of Jesus (Matt. 4:19).

  2. Disciple making – entering into relationships to help people trust and follow Jesus (Matt. 28:18–20), which includes the whole process from conversion through maturation and multiplication.

  3. Disciple maker – a disciple of Jesus who enters into relationships with people to help them trust and follow Jesus.

  4. Discipleship – the state of being a disciple.

Continue reading at discipleship.org

Current Schedule:
1. Discipleship Studies - Wednesdays at 6 to 7:30 PM

For more information please contact the church office or e-mail Henry at henmc01@gmail.com

Men's ministry

Men's Group

Come and hear, all you who fear God,and I will tell what he has done for my soul. Psalm 66:16

Whether you have questions about your faith or are seasoned believer the men’s group prides itself on helping each other in each stage of our lives. There is no blueprint to what a disciple looks like which makes our group, in my opinion, so great. Men from different backgrounds and walks of life meet for the same purpose; which is to help one another grow in Christ Jesus. I look forward to telling you what the Lord has done and continues to do for me in my life and what He can do for you.

The men meet every other Thursday night from 6-7:30 PM to pray, study the Bible and have a few laughs.  We also find opportunities to help and serve others.  If you enjoy camping, we take an annual trip and will be at Camp Warren McConnell this year from April 11th to April 13th. Please join us as we learn God's Word and what it means to have a genuine relationship with Jesus.  We look forward to meeting you!  - Kyle

Women's ministry

Women'S Ministry

Women's Study: meets every other Thursday evening at 6:30 for Bible study, prayer and fellowship in Room 8 at the church. Please join us as we learn from God's Word. 


Ambassadors (youth) minstry

Ambassadors Youth Group 

Our Mission for the youth here at First Baptist Church of Atwater is to help develop and grow a meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ. Our Goal is that the youth group with be a place of fun and fellowship but will not sacrifice the teaching of truthful scripture. By encouraging the youth to live as disciples of Jesus, we strive to see our youth serve others and have responsible participation within our church and our community.  We meet on Wednesdays from 6-7:30 upstairs in the youth room and would love to have your join us to learn more about what it means to be an Ambassador for Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:20- Tad & Nichole

Children's ministry

Children's Ministry

Children K-6 attend service with parents and then are dismissed to Children's Church.  The Truth Seekers meet on Wednesday night from 6-7:30.  The kids have fun while learning about how much Jesus loves and cares for them.


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Do you have a baby, toddler or preschooler?  Care is provided during the Sunday morning Service as well as Sunday Discipleship and Wednesday Discipleship.  You can take comfort knowing that your children are being cared for in a safe and nurturing environment.

God Pantry ministry 

God's Pantry - Food Outreach

If you are looking for a place to serve, you are welcome to join us on the 4th Saturday of every month in Musil Hall from 9 - 11am to help the surrounding community of Atwater in need of food, clothing, and most importantly to help meet their spiritual needs.  - Carol