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One Another

The Church is a great preacher, where unity does not mean uniformity, but a community with Christ at its center. And, even though the Church is a great preacher, it is not perfect—far from it. Download an mp3 audio version of the Sanctuary Choir’s anthem “Christus Paradox”, composed by Alfred Fedak, with lyrics by Sylvia…

Reflections

Once the days of January start to accumulate and the memories of the holidays begin to wane, we find ourselves in the midst of days that are routine and predictable. Our attention is drawn back to staff meetings, doctor appointments, project deadlines, and making it to Friday each week, as we walk along the flat…

Humorous Twitter Battle Raises Stakes

What started as a friendly pre-game skirmish on two church twitter feeds, turned into something bigger. Something better. Early New Year’s Eve morning, Bill Shiell, senior pastor at First Baptist Church of Tallahassee, posted a question to the twitter accounts of his church and to that of Auburn First Baptist Church: “So big game Monday.…

Reflections

As we enter into the first month of the year, we begin again in many ways. We begin again by turning another page on the calendar and starting another year together. We begin again as we continue to celebrate the season of Christmas and as we recognize the light of Epiphany, remembering when the Magi…

Reflections

If we lean in closely and start to listen carefully, beyond the busy routines of each week, we might hear someone mention the flurry of events in the weeks to come. In one moment we are tending to normal tasks and business as usual and then in the next breath we look down at the…

Reflections

From our first step inside the church, we were greeted with such welcome and kindness. We continue to give thanks for the warmth of the congregation, as we think about our weekend in Auburn and now as we talk about moving to Auburn. Driving into town and noticing the college students walking through campus, seeing…

Introducing Dr. Tripp Martin

Auburn First Baptist Church is delighted to announce as its new pastor, Dr. John M. “Tripp” Martin, III. Originally from Augusta, Georgia, Tripp earned a degree in Business Administration from the University of Georgia, a Master of Divinity degree from Wake Forest University, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the McAfee School of Theology…

The Boat

On this Lord’s Day, in rooms much like this one with its beautiful breathtaking stained glass and the prayer-soaked walls of this sanctuary, along with rooms much different from this one—in cities and towns and tribes around the world—sit the people of God worshiping together. This is where we plunge the depths of the gifts…

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