WELCOME | The Warmth of a loving family is felt in every service at Bow Baptist Church. Our people are friendly, and always excited to see new faces. We invite you to come and feel a part of a family that cares. We offer programs for all ages; from the nursery, to children, to youth, to adults. If you’re looking for a caring, vibrant church that believes the Bible, you’ve found a home at Bow Baptist Church.
Bow Baptist Church Cares about You and Your Family
Our Pastor Cares:
Since June of 1987, Pastor Walter McDaniel has demonstrated that he cares about his people and all people in the Claremont/Springfield area. From babies to the elderly; from the poor to the rich; from the lost who need to hear of God’s saving grace, to the saved who need the nourishment of God’s Word, this is the all encompassing motivation of our pastor. Through his preaching, teaching, and counseling he shows his people and this area that he is a pastor who cares.
Our People Care:
One cannot come to a service at Bow Baptist Church without feeling the warmth of a loving family. There is a closeness seldom felt in this day and age. Our people are friendly and always excited to see new faces. We encourage you to come and feel like one of the family that cares.
Our Sunday School Teachers Care:
Our graded Sunday School is staffed by dedicated, caring teachers who are concerned for the individual needs of each child. With classes for every age, the Sunday School time is centered around love with a message of salvation and growth. Our teachers care.
Our Bus Ministry Workers Care:
For children and families in the Claremont/Springfield area who need transportation, we have workers who pick them up at their homes, take them to church, and return them home safely. Each bus has a program of songs and spiritual messages while in route. We care for the people many have forgotten.
Our Junior Church Preachers Care:
For a time of real excitement and a biblical message, Junior Church is available for children from pre-school through the fifth grade. We care for the young members of your family.
Our Musicians Care:
“Make a joyful noise unto the Lord” is heartfelt in every service at Bow Baptist Church. It is evident throughout God’s Word that Christians need the encouragement and blessing of good music. Because we care, our church is committed to the traditional hymns of the faith.
Our Youth Leaders Care:
In a day when immorality exists and yes, even abounds, our youth are taught morality. They are actively involved in the work of the church. No teenager need feel worthless or unimportant with the many and varied activities that are planned for the young people of Bow Baptist Church. We care about your teenager.
Our Saviour Cares:
In a few moments I can explain to you how you can know for sure that if you died today you would go to Heaven.
Being “Biblically Born-Again” means that you can know for sure that if you died today you would go to Heaven.
Jesus said in John 3 “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Men and women are born the first time of their parents, but to go to heaven, they must be born a second time of the Spirit of God. “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” (John 3:6)
1. Understand that you have sinned.
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
If you are honest, you know that we have all sinned, even if you have only told a lie. I am a sinner; you are a sinner; all people are sinners. We have all done wrong.
2. Understand that the Penalty for Sin is Death and Hell.
“For the wages of sin is death…” Romans 6:23
“…and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” Revelation 21:8
Our sin, even if it is only a lie, deserves to be punished. The Bible tells us that our punishment is death in hell; BUT-good news! You don’t have to go to hell!
3. Understand that Jesus died to pay for your sins.
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
Jesus Christ, the sinless Son of God, did not deserve to die, but He did it for us, so that we don’t have to. He has already paid the debt we owe for our sins.
4. Understand that Heaven is a free gift of eternal life.
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23
We accept eternal life in Heaven just as we would a free gift. It costs us nothing; it cost Christ everything.
“For by grace are ye saved through faith.not of works.” Ephesians 2:8-9
5. Understand that eternal life in Heaven is yours for the asking!
Do you admit that you are a sinner? Do you believe Jesus is the Son of God? Do you believe He rose again from the dead? If yes, then God can save you right now! Simply ask Him to save you. Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Pray a simple prayer and sincerely mean it in your heart:
“Dear God, I know I am a sinner and I deserve to go to Hell, but I’d like to go to Heaven. Please come into my heart, forgive me of all my sins, and give me that gift of eternal life. Today, the best I know how, I trust You alone as my Saviour. Amen.”