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We are worshiping together in-person and virtually via live stream on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. or on-demand beginning at 1:00 p.m.
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a place where faith is unbounded

Who Are We?

Faith unbounded means we are unashamedly Baptist. We are deeply committed to the Baptist values of the authority of Scripture, the priesthood of all believers, the autonomy of the local church, and the separation of church & state. (To read more about what it means to be Baptist, click here)

Faith unbounded means we affirm the faith traditions that others come from without insisting that you do it our way. We do value the practice of believer’s baptism, but no, we will not force you to be baptized in this church, believing that God’s ways are bigger than our own.

Faith unbounded means that we freely invite all to God’s table at the celebration of the Lord’s Supper each month. (No laminated ID card required).

Faith unbounded looks like us choosing to covenant together across the lines that our culture tells us should divide us, believing that our common faith in Christ Jesus unites us over all else.

Faith unbounded means we value being a covenant community which creates stability amidst our diversity, and which becomes a sounding board as we discern together what it means to be faithful to God in this life.

Faith unbounded means we value knowing others and building on our commonalities, rather than assuming the worst of “others.” This also means that we are listening closely for the still, small voice of God to make it clear to us what we are being called to now.

Faith unbounded means that we celebrate & encourage the use of gifts by all in our community of faith: whether you are young or old, male or female, Republican or Democrat (or somewhere in the middle in any of these dichotomies).

Faith unbounded means we value each individual questioning, doubting, and learning through reflection instead of prescribing a long list of beliefs, because we believe that questions and doubts are the very definition of cultivating a life of faith.

Faith unbounded means that we believe that our faith compels us to do more than merely show up for worship for one hour each Sunday. Instead, our faith compels us to be deeply invested in our local community, paying close attention to and participating in serving the needs of our neighbors.

Faith unbounded means we are becoming people who are for God’s justice in the world around us. This means we are committed to creating opportunities to know and be known by those in other faith communities in our community, particularly amongst the other downtown churches as well as interfaith relationships.

Being the church means our faith is unbounded.
what we do

Our Mission

Our Team

Rev. Lisa Williams Hood

Senior Pastor

Rev. Kim Brewer

Associate Pastor of Faith Development

Matt Hood

Director of Music Ministry

Jean Sollars

Administrative Assistant

Aurie Swartz

Communications & Technology

Melanie Manges

Organist/Pianist

Joanne Lucies

Childcare Provider

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Contact / Location

Contact info

Hours:
Monday through Friday - 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

765-742-5223
411 N 7th St, Lafayette, IN 47901
pastor@firstbaptistlafayette.org

Gathering Times

Sunday:
9:00 a.m. - Early Morning Coffee Social
9:30 a.m. - Worship
10:30 a.m. - Coffee & Fellowship
11:00 a.m. - Sunday School

Events / Calendar