WELCOME TO THE NEW WEBPAGE OF BAYLOR BAPTIST CHURCH

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IN THE HEART OF ENNIS FOR THE HEARTS OF ENNIS

 
Baylor is a medium sized church that offers traditional style worship and includes Sunday School for all ages.  Services are both relaxed and informal. A loving and safe nursery is available for all services. The Youth and Children’s ministries are dynamic and fun while spiritually grounded. More information about our Children and Youth ministries can be found on their respective pages. 
 
 
 
 
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WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Sunday
9:30am   Sunday School
11:00am  Morning Worship Service
6:00pm   Evening Worship Service
6:00pm   Youth Group, RA’s, GA’s
 
Monday
Noon      Men’s Brown Bag Lunch
 
Tuesday
6:30pm   Bible Study of John
 
Wednesday
6:30am   Morning Prayer Meeting
10:00am  Ladies Bible Study
5:30pm   Wednesday Night Supper
6:15pm    Prayer Service/ Bible Study, Children Activities, Youth Group
7:15pm    Choir Practice
 
Thursday
6:00pm   F.A.I.T.H. Training
 
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 
 
 
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 GET INVOLVED AT BAYLOR

 
CHILDREN’S
MINISTRY
 
Ministering to children from infants to 6th graders. Sunday morning we have Sunday School for all ages and Sunday evenings our children participate in RA’s and GA’s. On Wednesday evenings the children have fun and interactive Bible lessons.
 
YOUTH
MINISTRY
 
A place for students grades 7-12. We have Sunday School Sunday morning and a Bible lesson and games Sunday evening. Wednesday is our midweek Bible study/ worship service, Forge. 
 
MEN’S
MINISTRY
 
Building relationships and fellowship between men. Enjoy Bible studies, conferences, fellowships, and activities that will grow your relationship with the Lord as well as other men. 
 
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YOUNG ADULTS
 
Ministry for adults that are college and career age. . 
 
 
 
MUSIC.
MINISTRY
 
More than just a church choir. We are looking for people who love to sing praise to our Lord as well as those who are talented musically or technically to help make our worship experiences meaningful. We also have special programs such as the Living Christmas Tree that you can take part in. 
 
 
HOME
GROUPS
 
Get together in an informal setting to build relationships and grow in the Lord. Baylor Home Groups realign each semester so you have an opportunity to meet new people. 
 
SUNDAY
SCHOOL
 
Jerry & Martha’s Class
Couples and singles of any age
Bill Smith’s Class
Younger couples class
Baylor Young Adult Class
College and career age
Sonshine Clase
 
Men Who Can’t Climb Stairs
 
 
F.A.I.T.H.
TRAINING
 
Does sharing your faith ever seem like a daunting task? F.A.I.T.H. training allows you to have the confidence to share your faith in any situation. 
 
 
GRIEFSHARE
 
 
Loss is a part of life, but God never intended for us to dwell in a place of grief. If you have experienced a loss GriefShare exists to help you work through your grief and hurt. Check the weekly schedule for dates and time.
 
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READ THE BIBLE IN A YEAR

 
We believe the Bible to be the inerrant revelation of God to man. By God’s Word He has made himself known to humanity. As such we want to assist you in your personal study of God’s Word. 
 
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MISSIONS

Baylor recognizes the need to take the message of the Gospel to the nations. We support a number of missionaries and missions around the world that have set out to accomplish this task. 
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Thompson Smith, Local Missionary in India

Thompson Smith has a passion to see his people come to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.  However, in his country that passion can come at a great cost.  He does not have the luxury of religious freedom that we have here in the States.  Every time Thompson goes to preach the Good News he is at risk of being physically persecuted for his beliefs.  Yet he still chooses to pursue souls for God’s Kingdom.  Please be in prayer for Thompson Smith.
 
 
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CEBU, PHILLIPINES

In 2013 we began a long term Mission work with Pastor Anthony Lucero of Eastside Baptist Church, Oslob, Cebu. Through Anthony we have been able to minister to a number of people, see hundreds of people accept Jesus as Lord and Savior, and build and remodel a parsonage and church. 
 
A second mission to plant a church began with the purchase and clearing of land. Following this we were able to work alongside Acorn Baptist Church in Talisay, Cebu to assist in securing a pastor for the church. Pastor Arturo Juanite was installed as pastor of Baylor Baptist Church, Talisay, Cebu. We are still raising funds to build a gathering place.
 
If you are interested in helping with this mission work please send your contribution to Baylor Ennis, and mark it “Cebu!”

 

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ANNIE ARMSTRONG OFFERING

The “Week of Prayer” for North American Missions will begin in March. Our missionaries are dedicated to sharing Christ and seeing lives changed by His mighty power. March is the time to contribute to the Annie Armstrong Easter offering. 100% of the offering goes to support North American missionaries and their ministries. 

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MARY HILL DAVIS OFFERING

What is your life built on? Money and possessions, man’s applause, or a firm foundation in Christ? “For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.” 
1 Corinthians 3:11

 

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LOTTIE MOON CHRISTMAS OFFERING

Starting in 1888, the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering® was established to empower the international missions efforts for Southern Baptists. After more than a century, the annual offering continues its steady growth. The National Goal this year is $155 Million. Your giving enables missionaries to be sent to make disciples and multiply churches among unreached peoples and places for the glory of God.
 
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STAFF 

 
Charles G. (Chet) Hensley
Pastor
chet_hensley@baylorennis.org
 
David Howard
Associate Pastor/ Music
david_howard@baylorennis.org
 
Brendan Keener
Associate Pastor/ Youth
brendan_keener@baylorennis.org
 
 
 
 
 
Vicki Bierhalter
Church Secretary
vicki_bierhalter@baylorennis.org
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Nic Collins
Pastor Intern
nic_collins@baylorennis.org
 
 
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GALLERY

 
 
 
 
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Banner December 2017
210 N. Preston Ennis, Tx 75119
Phone: (972) 875-2521
Fax: (972) 875-7001
 
 
 

OUR BELIEFS 

 
Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? … For I give water in the wilderness, rivers in the desert, to give drink to my chosen people, the people whom I formed for myself that they might declare my praise.” -Isaiah 43:18-19a, 20b-21 ESV

INTRODUCTION:

Our church is inviting, friendly and family oriented.  We understand and appreciate the power of prayer and can honestly say that we are a praying church.

 We regularly appeal to our Lord Jesus Christ for our family, friends and neighbors.  We pray for them to seek Jesus Christ as their Savior.  We further encourage them to develop an ongoing personal relationship with Him.

We reach outside the walls of our building to touch those who are hurting as well as minister to those within our own church family.

OUR BELIEFS:

We believe in the inerrancy of the Holy Bible; that from Genesis through Revelations it is God-breathed. Our belief is that God’s son, Jesus, was born of a virgin, died on a cross, rose from the tomb, ascended to the Father and is coming again, just as He said.  He is the way, the truth and the life and no one comes to the Father but through Him.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT: 

As believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, and under the leadership of the Holy Spirit, we are committed to witness to the unsaved, teach obedience to the saved, and minister to all, thus fulfilling the Great Commission.  Matthew 28:18-20

OUR VISION: 

“To be a biblical community where the Gospel of Jesus Christ transforms lives, renews the city, and impacts the world.”

CHURCH BACKGROUND/HISTORY:

In 1961 BaylorBaptistChurch organized.  It was the vision of a small group of individuals that a Baptist church should maintain a presence in the downtown Ennis area.  Property on the corner of Preston and Baylor was obtained, thus our name became Baylor Baptist Church.  Our motto remains:  

“In the heart of Ennis, for the hearts of Ennis”.

Baylor affiliates with the Ellis Baptist Association, Baptist General Convention of Texas (Texas Baptists) and the Southern Baptist Convention.

The traditional style sanctuary, offices, Sunday school rooms and nursery were constructed in 1961. Additional Sunday school classrooms were added in 1969, due to a growing congregation.   This two-story structure was named The McGahey Annex after our first Pastor.  These rooms are still in use today.

In 1998 the Fellowship Hall/Family Life Center was added to our property.  This structure included a youth loft, pre-kindergarten area and nursery.  The congregation was able to pay-off the loan early. The bank note was burned in a celebration in 2008.
 
The Pre-Kindergarten Program phased out in 2010 and that area was converted to offices and a conference room.  Work was completed primarily by volunteers in 2011.  Baylor Baptist Church is proud to be debt free.  A number of Baylor’s charter members are still serving faithfully.  We celebrated our 50th Anniversary in September 2011.

OUR CHURCH STRUCTURE: 

Baylor is governed by a constitution and by-laws, which includes a deacon body and a committee system.  The pastor, minister of music and education and youth minister positions are selected by a search committee then recommended to the congregation for a vote.  In a pastor transition period, the deacon body evaluates, interviews and makes final recommendations for an interim pastor.  The deacon body prepares a covenant agreement which covers the details of the interim period. The interim pastor candidate is brought before the congregation for a vote.  The secretary position is filled by the Personnel Committee.

STEWARDSHIP: 

We believe that biblical stewardship involves the proper management of all that God has given us…time, money, abilities, etc…to expand His Kingdom “

Moreover,  it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.” (1 Corinthians 4:2) and “As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” (1 Peter 4:10)  

Therefore, we encourage every member to adopt a lifestyle of stewardship that recognizes God’s ownership of everything and to practice the biblical principle of tithing to support the work of the church.
OUR INVITATION
You are invited to become part of the fellowship of Baylor Baptist Church by:
Profession of Faith
If one professes faith in Jesus as Savior, and desires to pattern his life after Christ’s teachings, then the church may receive that person as a candidate for baptism.
Letter
If one has been baptized by immersion in another Baptist church, and wishes to join our church, then the church may accept that person as a member by receiving a church letter from their former church.
Statement
A Baptist may join our church by statement when it is not possible for various reasons to get a church letter from his former church.
Baptism
If one knows himself to be a follower of Christ, but belongs to another denomination and desires to unite with Baylor, then that person may be received by baptist if he desires to accept the Baptist Faith.