Welcome to the Ministries page of our website. We are so excited you have decided to visit. Here you will find a selection of many different ministries that serve all ages and walks of life. Our desire is to connect you and your family to Jesus through one of these ministries. Can’t find something you are looking for? That’s okay! Our staff will gladly answer your question. Give us a call at 417-739-4736, Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 4:30pm, Or Friday 8:00am-Noon.

Where Can I Serve?

Jesus told us, his disciples, to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of First Baptist Church is our mission to the world. It begins in our own community, and spreads overseas.


Mission Outreach

Here at First Baptist we are active in sending missionaries and supporting these missionaries with our money and with our prayers. We encourage all of our people to respond to God’s call for laborers, whether it means that they move to a foreign country or live and minister in our own community.


Music & Drama

God-honoring worship is something we strive for. Many church members get involved in our music and drama ministry. Some play their instruments. Some are vocalists. Others are involved in the choir. Still others get involved in drama. These volunteers are an important part of the ministry of First Baptist Church, using their talents and gifts to glorify God.



The usher team at First Baptist Church fills an important role. They are involved in directing attendees to their seats, helping visitors, answering questions, providing direction, assisting in the offering and generally ensuring that the service can proceed problem-free. The usher team is a servant-hearted group of men and women whose ministry is integral to church life.


Media & Technology

Using media to spread the gospel is a privilege of First Baptist Church. In an age of widespread technology, we have a stewardship to use these tools as best as possible for kingdom purposes. All of our weekly sermons are uploaded in audio format. We also maintain an active Facebook feed for additional church communication.


Prayer Warriors

Prayer cannot be overestimated. Prayer moves the hand of God. Each Sunday,before each service, a team of volunteers is praying for the ministry of the Word. Throughout the week, volunteers pray for their pastor, a list of church members, any special requests, and missionary prayer needs. Each Wednesday, the church comes together for a special time of prayer and Bible study.


Children’s Church-KidZone

In order to give our children the best Bible teaching possible, First Baptist holds a children’s church service in conjunction with the main service. This special time gives kids more opportunity for interaction and learning in a context and manner that may be better suited to their age and learning styles. Our friendly children’s church volunteers have an endless stream of creativity–ranging from puppet shows, to games, to object lessons.