Friends and family days 2019

Friends and Family Days

We are designating Sundays, March 10, 17, and 24 as "Friends and Family Days" here at Ancient City Baptist Church. We encourage all of our members and regular attenders to take these three Sundays to make a special invitation to their... well, friends and family to attend worship with us! (And anyone else you would like to invite.) We believe faith is worth sharing with those we care about, and on these three Sundays our pastor will be sharing why the gospel means "good news." He says, "I have met many people who tell me they regret that they did not come into a faith relationship with Jesus earlier in life, but I have never met anyone who says they wish they had put off the decision until later."

Why do so many seem to think that faith is a burden rather than a blessing? Have we in the church failed to communicate the true heart of God's message to our friends and family? Or have some just not paid close enough attention and misunderstood the good news? If others choose to ignore or reject faith in Jesus, we want to make sure that they at least reject the real thing and not simply a caricature of faith. If you are not yet a believer, don't you owe it to yourself to make sure you understand what Jesus offers us and asks of us? We invite everyone to come to one or more of our Friends and Family Days in March.

**IMPORTANT NOTE: The first of our three Friends and Family Days is time change Sunday (the bad one!), so spring forward and join us on time!**

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40 Days of Sharing!

Sunday, January 27-March 7, 2019

God has called us to be a community of faithhope, and love. But He doesn’t want us to keep our faith to ourselves. He wants others to enjoy the hope we have. He desires His love to be experienced by those around us. In short, we are called to spread this faithhope, and love; we are called to share with others how our lives have been changed! Most believers in Jesus want to share the good news with others. Many of us simply don’t feel that we know how to go about it effectively or what to say. We are in need of practical encouragement. That’s what the 40 Days of Sharing is designed to be—practical encouragement to help you share Jesus in a natural, positive way. 

We hope you will join us on this journey! It includes 40 daily readings. The format is simple: there is a short (one page) “chapter” for each of the 40 days.We pray that this will both encourage you and equip you in your desire to share Jesus with others as together we are pursuing life in Christ with passion and purpose! You can get the free booklet from our church office OR you can CLICK HERE to download a PDF file OR you can click on "CONTACT US" in the Main Menu above and leave your email address with a short message if you would like to receive the daily reading as an email each day of the 40 Days of Sharing.

The 40 Days of Sharing begins Sunday, January 27, 2019, and goes through Thursday, March 7, 2019. In addition to the daily readings, there will be six messages in Sunday Morning Worship as well as testimonies from church members and special Wednesday night Bible studies and more...

Ancient City Baptist Church:
Pursuing Life in Christ with Passion and Purpose


Ancient City Baptist Church:

We are told in Scripture that we belong to each other and are to gather together as the people of God.



We are on a journey through life; we have not yet arrived! Jesus told us to “seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness.” We invite you to join us on this wonderful journey to achieve God's plan for our lives, individually and together...


Life in Christ:

Jesus said that he came “that you might have life, and might have it more abundantly.” Jesus was sent that we might have life, abundant and eternal. The abundant life we enjoy here includes what is called the fruit of the Spirit: "love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control." He offers what we have been looking for! We do not simply pursue life; we are pursuing life in Christ! Here at Ancient City, we speak of balanced growth in life, growing in "head, heart, hands, and feet." [Here's what we mean.]



In the greatest of all the commandments, as identified by Jesus, we are told, first, to love God with "all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength," and second, to "love your neighbor as yourself." The top two commands are both about love. We are to live passionate lives of love!



The Great Commission of Jesus gives us one of our primary purposes as a church: “make disciples of all nations.” We have a purpose, a mission to fulfill. We are to help others discover how to have peace with God and to find the abundant and eternal life in Christ he offers to us!


This is what we are all about—pursuing life in Christ with passion and purpose! We invite you to join hands with us.

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To answer the questions of life . . .

Questions like, “Who am I?” “What’s my purpose?” “What is God really like?” and “Why do bad things happen?” Jesus Christ and His church are uniquely qualified to answer life’s most basic questions.

To share life’s happiness...

The precious moments of life are meant to be shared: the beginning of new life together in marriage, the birth of a new child, the baptism of new believers... these milestones, plus the joy of simple pleasures, are enhanced by the community of a loving congregation.

To help face tragedies...

Everyone faces trouble in life: sorrows, disappointments, sickness, death. Needed support and comfort flows freely from those who share a common faith. How much we need one another in times like these!

To teach about God and the purposes He has for us...

Survey after survey reveals an overwhelming belief in God. But what is He like? How do we know Him? God has answered those questions through the Bible, the special book that is the guide for the church.

To share God’s message and help those in need...

We can do more together than we can do alone. God has always called together a community of believers to help one another and to spread the good news of Jesus Christ. His message can bring healing to a hurting world. Yes, everyone needs a church, and at Ancient City Church, we would love to be yours!  


Words from Our Pastor

Pitts 2018 headPastor Fred O. Pitts
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"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart: and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."

Jesus (Matthew 11.28)