Our Purpose

How do we as FBC Bloomfield specifically live out the values of the Kingdom? It’s simple, and you’ve heard it a million times. Our process for fulfilling the Great Commission and Great Commandment is Gathering, Growing, Serving, Sharing.

Gathering

Worship is the way we corporately express our adoration of God. Every aspect of our worship is based on God’s Word and empowered by His Holy Spirit. More than singing a few songs, worship is our response to the awesome God we serve and what He has done for us. Throughout the week, we desire to live lives that honor God with every breath—and on Sundays, we gather together to express our love to Him.

Growing

We  must grow as Christians. At FBC Bloomfield, we are challenged to grow in your walk with God by learning and applying God’s Word in every aspect of our lives. We strongly believe that as the church it is our job to continually help people grow and mature in Christ.

Serving

It’s not about me. That’s the theme here…Jesus gave us the greatest example through His life of being a servant. He commands us to do the same by serving others in our lives.  We are to lead others in serving through projects planned specifically to engage the lost community around us with the Gospel through words and deeds. 

Sharing

Service is wonderful and necessary, but service just for good deeds sake is not enough. We are commanded to go into all the world and preach the gospel. That means saying the WORDS of the gospel…not just passively living it out and hoping people see Jesus in us. Intentionality is key here.

Everything we do at FBC Bloomfield points back to one of these values. Every little thing we do is rooted in this process: Gathering, Growing, Serving, Sharing.

Stories

 

Pat & Kelly Lucero 

My "Life Changing Story" began after many years of pretending to be a Christian. I asked Jesus Christ to come into my life at the age of 11, but I never actually let Him in. All the while, I was deceiving, hurting and using many people who were found to be wondering in my wake including those who truly loved me. Before I was a Christian, I even prevented many folks from truly knowing who God was and is. As a result of my destructive path and my actions, God was someone they did not want to know.  I was the definition of a hypocrite and nothing I had or did could satisfy my selfish desires.  

But, by God's grace and God's mercy through His Son Jesus Christ and by the power of the Holy Spirit, God used Christian brothers and sisters who were obedient to God's calling to work with and love me. They committed and invested time to my growth. They held me accountable as Christian brothers and sisters should and continually prayed for my deliverance and salvation; but more importantly, they loved me. Through their acts, I realized that I had to truly commit my life to Christ; completely and whole heartedly. I no longer was just "reading" the word; I was now seeing the Word. On my knees, I realized that I had to completely surrender to Christ and change and joyfully live a life serving Christ.  I finally completely surrendered to Christ to make me whole.

This is when I became a Christian and why I attend First Baptist Bloomfield; where people love me and want nothing more than for me to have a personal, fulfilling and committed relationship with Christ.

Larry & Kay Likes 

Kay and I met in the summer of 1962 while she was working at the A & W Root Beer stand in Aztec I was working for El Paso Nat. Gas Co. I would stop by every evening before going to work. We dated for a short time and were married December 28, 1962.

Kay had become a Christian at a early age before we were married. While working every evening there was a deacon from FBC Bloomfield named Tolly Brothers who shared the story of Jesus with me. In the summer of 1963, the pastor and Tolly came to our home and I gave my life to Jesus and became a member of the church. Over the years, we moved around to different churches in different areas, but God always brought us back to FBC Bloomfield as our home church.

Brook Lanier 

My story and testimony of coming to Christ might be seen as the common "I grew up in church and was told about Jesus and have parents that are Christians" kind of story, but it definitely is not the case! I always struggled with owning my faith in God and being bold about it. In my sixth grade year, I was shy and had no confidence. I was living with my grandma at the time because my mom had been having a mental breakdown and was in the hospital. Growing up in church and knowing about God helped me through this but I had yet to have a relationship with Jesus at this point. 

In eighth grade, I discovered that dating is "cool" and I fell for thinking that the love of a guy could satisfy my needs which only JESUS can truly and fully do. Dating became something that drove me further away from God. This whole "dating without a purpose" slowly but surely began to fade as God grasped my attention more and more through bible studies at the Snow's house, my parents' biblical guidance, summer church camp, and through people that without a doubt were put in my life by God to help me and mold me and show me the love God has for us! 

I look back and see constantly times where I know God was grasping my heart’s attention. My freshmen year of high school I made the decision to come to Christ and get baptized.  I felt spiritually strong, but still I had yet to let go of my past fully and I still wanted to date without a pure purpose not knowing the meaning of love and commitment. This led to me to so sadly breaking hearts and hurting people around me.  Over the next year I began to get a right perspective on this aspect of my life and began to have the desire to only date someone who would bring me closer then I already was to God.  That year was life changing, and I felt God's presence like never before.  He changed my thoughts, my intentions, my wants and needs and desires and they became all centered around God and what His will is! 

During that year, I went to Utah on a mission trip, and through prayer and constant yearning to hear from God, I had the conviction of my past and how it affected me. The Sunday before we traveled to Utah I finally let go of everything that was holding me back and let God work. This mission trip was spiritually exciting and also so hard, I grew in my walk with God and God worked and changed me. 

My family and I still struggle with my mother’s mental illness and it is constantly a battle that we fight spiritually, but through this tribulation I've learned so much about having a strong mindset by digging deep in God’s word. Walking with God is a sweet and divine romance that I wouldn't trade for the world. God is SO good!

Doyal and Doris Humphries 

I asked Jesus to be my Lord and Savior when I was about 10 years old in a revival in a small Baptist Church out in a farming community in south central Oklahoma.  When I was nineteen God brought Doris into my life and we were married. This started us on a four state journey and 57 years and counting together. As we moved from state to state and some cases town to town the first Sunday after arriving we were in a Baptist Church worshiping together and serving our Lord.

I was transferred to Farmington in July of 1979, and God lead us to make our home in Bloomfield. We joined FBC, and in the late 80’s I was ordained as a deacon. When I retired in 1991 for a while I co-taught and taught the senior men’s class. About 1998 I changed to the second grade and my first class is about out of college now.

The Bible says, “Let the little children come to me” (Mark 10:13-14)  This is a very profound verse to me; in fact I believe it is a must that we tell the children about Jesus.    

Doris became a Christian at the age of 12 in a small Baptist Church in Temple, Oklahoma during vacation bible school. Consequently VBS has been near and dear to her heart.

God receives all the glory in her life!  She has taught Sunday school, worked in VBS, and WMU. In Bloomfield she taught two generations of fourth graders and has seen many come to Christ. Oh what a change has taken place in the thirty five years we have been in Bloomfield. We’ve seen God so at work, may He continue His blessing on this church.

What We Believe

About God

God exists eternally in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. God created the universe by His Power and Word. We believe that God is all-knowing, all-powerful and ever present.

About Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven at His Father’s side where He is head of the church and intercedes for believers and will return again someday to earth as Lord and will gather all believers to live with Him eternally.

About The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily.

About the Bible

The Bible is the Word of God. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It contains no errors in the original manuscripts and is preserved by God for us. It is authoritative for His church and each of us in every age.

About Human Beings

People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God's creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called "sin." This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life.

About Salvation

Salvation is God's free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness and turning away from our sin can anyone be saved from sin's penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot "lose" it. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security.

About Eternity

People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him in Heaven is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.

About The Church

The church is a local body of baptized believers who have agreed together to worship Jesus Christ, edify the believers, evangelize the lost and minister to others.
The church has two ordinances: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Baptism symbolizes the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the new life we have in Him. The Lord’s Supper is a reminder of Christ’s death and anticipates His Second Coming.

 

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How To Know God

What's the meaning of life?

We were created to enjoy a personal relationship with God and to manage all the rest of God's creation.

For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will. Ephesians 1:4-5 (NIV)

What's the problem?

People have a natural desire to be the boss and to ignore God's principles for living. The Bible calls this attitude: sin. Sin breaks our relationship with God.

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23 (NIV)

When our relationship to God is not right, it causes problems in every area of our lives — marriage, career, relationships, finances, etc. When people have problems, they often try many different ways of coping before turning to God.

There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. Proverbs 16:25 (NIV)

What's the solution?

God Himself came to earth as a human being to bring us back to Himself. If any other way would have worked, Jesus Christ would not have had to come.

Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6 (NIV)
JESUS HAS ALREADY TAKEN CARE OF YOUR SIN PROBLEM!

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23 (NIV)
God did this for us because He loves us and wants us to know Him.

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 (NIV)
God's already done His part to restore our relationship to Him, and waits for each of us to individually accept what He has done for us.

What does God want you to do?

Admit that God has not been first place in your life and ask Him to forgive your sins.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 (NIV)

Believe that Jesus died to pay for your sins and that he rose again, and is alive today.
That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." Romans 10:9 (NIV)

Accept God's free gift of salvation. Don't try to earn it.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith— and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9 (NIV)

Invite Jesus Christ to come into your life and be the director "Lord" of your life.
Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God--children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God. John 1:12-13 (NIV)

You can do this by praying a simple Prayer of Commitment to God:
"Dear Jesus, thank you for making me and loving me, even when I've ignored you and gone my own way. I realize I need you in my life and I'm sorry for my sins. I ask you to forgive me. Thank you for dying on the cross for me. Please help me to understand it more. As much as I know how, I want to follow you from now on. Please come into my life and make me a new person inside. I accept your gift of salvation. Please help me to grow now as a Christian."

Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Romans 10:13 (NIV)

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