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  • Sound Doctrine Conference | First Baptist Church Fortuna

    Sound Doctrine Conference Sound doctrine in accordance with the gospel But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine. Titus 2:1 - ESV ​ Register Now This Year's Theme When Christian truth is proclaimed there is a rebuttal often heard, “ but what about God’s love?” Although many who make this argument are simply justifying sin or embracing universalism, it would be a mistake to not address the topic and investigate the robust doctrines concerning the love of God. For this reason, the 2024 Sound Doctrine Conference will be addressing the Love of God. In the main sessions we will be looking vertically at the attributes of God as they relate to love. During the breakouts we will look at the horizontal nature of love as it relates to love and mankind. ​ As usual, the Sound Doctrine Conference is meant for the local church. A conference meant to encourage local believers to live godly lives in light of sound doctrine. Pastors and teachers from local churches will be teaching the various sessions and breakouts. It is hoped that as each believer returns to their own home church they are equipped with and encouraged through the word to persevere in the faith. Register Now Steven Fetters First Baptist Church of Fortuna Main Session God's Triune and Eternal Love Pastor Jon Szabo First Baptist Church of Fo rtuna Breakouts When a Man Loves a Women (God's Design for Sexual Intimacy) Pastor John Carter First Baptist Church of Fo rtuna Main Session God's Truth, Love and Glory Breakou ts Love, Suffering, and The Lord's Discipline ​ Pastor Connor Janzen Loleta Community Church Main Session Love is... Pastor Nate Downey The Town Church, Eureka Breakouts Love Your Enemies (Loving Those Who Have Hurt You) Pastor Rob Foster Pelican Bay EV Free Chuch, Crescent City Pastor's Lunch Love and Obedience to Christ Breakouts Love Your Neighbor (Church, Family, and Society) a Pastor Tyrel Bramwell St, Mark's Lutheran Church, Ferndale Main Session God's Love, Holiness, and Wrath Lexi Bragia First Baptist Church of Fortuna KID'S Brea kouts What is Love? (R om. 5:8) [Kids K-6th] a What is the Purpose of the Sound Doctrine Conference? The purpose of the Sound Doctrine Conference is to equip the local church with sound doctrine in accordance with the gospel. Why the Sound Doctrine Conference? We live in an age where knowledge and information are widely accessible. Yet, with the increase of knowledge there is an ever-increasing rejection of truth and morality. This problem has not just infected the world but has even found its way into the church. As this has happened, fewer and fewer churches are found which preach sound doctrine in accordance with the gospel. So, what are churches to do? First and foremost, they must remain steadfast in their commitment to faithful biblical teaching. This is done primarily through the pulpit ministry of the local church. In an effort to reinforce this commitment, the Sound Doctrine Conference seeks to instill a love for the word of God in the local church through faithful exposition the word of God. Where Does Sound Doctrine Come From? The Sound Doctrine Conference is based on the phrase ‘sound doctrine’ (ὑγιαινούσῃ διδασκαλίᾳ) found in 1 Timothy 1:11, Titus 1:9 and 2:1. Further, the phrase ‘sound words’ (ὑγιαίνουσιν λόγοις/ὑγιαινόντων λόγων), which correspond to sound doctrine, are found in 1 Timothy 6:3 and 2 Timothy 1:13. Paul, in his letters to Timothy and Titus, is exhorting these young Pastors to teach sound doctrine to the churches under their watch. However, Paul is not simply advocating for academic accuracy; an accuracy which is of absolute importance. He is also seeking that this sound doctrine is consistently applied into the lives of the believer in such a way that produces godliness. In the passages mentioned above, Sound Doctrine in accordance with the gospel must necessarily produce godliness. Who is the Sound Doctrine Conference for? Sound doctrine is not for ivory tower theologians. Rather, sound doctrine is for those who desire to know and love God. According to Paul, sound doctrine is in accordance with the gospel, sound doctrine is the needed tool to resist bad teaching, sound doctrine produces godliness, and sound doctrine is required to walk with Christ in faith and in love. In other words, sound doctrine is the very thing we need to know the gospel, declare the truth, combat lies, and to live a life that pleases God. Sound Doctrine is for every believer! What Happens at the Sound Doctrine Conference? At the Sound Doctrine Conference, we are steadfast to do five things: We Sing, We Read The Bible, We Pray, We Hear Teaching, We Reason With What We Heard We Sing : Singing is a beautiful gift from our God and our Savior, Jesus Christ. One of the greatest joys of gathering with other believers in a larger gathering is to be able to join other brothers and sisters in singing great truth about our God and his Christ. We Read the Bible : The Bible is the very Word of God. Therefore, the Bible is a priceless treasure for us to cherish. We love to hear the precious words of Scripture read aloud for all to hear. We Pray : Our endeavor is first and foremost a spiritual effort. This requires that we seek spiritual means to changes our hearts and minds. This begins with prayer. We Hear Teaching : Like the disciples, we love to hear faithful teaching. We devote ourselves to the Apostle’s teaching. Each session will seek to engage both our spiritual minds and our holy affections. We Reason with What We Heard : Godly learning is not just an information download. Rather, it demands that we meditate and reason what we have heard. To foster this reflective work, we have also included multiple opportunities to ask questions about what has been taught. Why a Pastor’s Lunch? Pastor’s need friends, fellowship, and encouragement. With busy schedules and various demands on their time, pastors can quickly forget to foster these needed relationships. Therefore, it is the desire that Pastor’s would have an opportunity to gather with other men who are serving as elders, pastors, or overseers to be encouraged though fellowship, a good meal, a word from the Scriptures, and of course, a few more books. This lunch is reserved exclusively for men who are currently serving as a Pastor, Elder, or Overseer. 2024 Cost: $50 Per Household The Sound Doctrine Conference is made possible by the sacrificial giving of FBC Fortuna and generous supporters. If you would like to donate you may do so at the conference or online at Friday Night there is a potluck dinner at 6 PM. Saturday lunch is provided. ​ Friday at Noon there is a Pastor's Lunch and Fellowship. There is no child care provided. However children are welcome to attend. The nursery will be available for parents to use for children ages 0-2. The sessions will be available to watch from the nursery. ​ There will be a breakout for children in grades K-6th. Did we mention that we love to give away books? Each year we gather together some useful books that promote sound doctrine and godliness. [One set of books per household.] The Sound Doctrine Conference takes place at FBC Fortuna 1976 Scenic Dr. Fortuna, CA On Friday at 12 PM there is a FREE Pastor's lunch and fellowship. This time is open to Men who are currently serving as a Pastor (or Elder/Overseer). After lunch and a time to fellowship with one another a Pastor will bring a word of encouragement and exhortation. ​ In addition to this FREE pastor's lunch all pastors in attendance will receive a book bags with different books then those give away at the main conference. Pastor, you are encouraged to attend even if you are not able to attend the main conference. Please register if you plan on attending. Register Now Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it lawfully, understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine, in accordance with the gospel of the glory of the blessed God with which I have been entrusted. 1 Timothy 1:8-11 - ESV PREVIOUS CONFERENCES Sound Doctrine Conference (Love of God) - 2024 COMING SOON Sound Doctrine Conference (Image Dei - Male and Female) - 2023 Sound Doctrine (The Church) - 2022 Sound Doctrine (Godliness) - 2021 Missions Conference (Church Planting Churches) - 2020 Missions Conference (Church History) - 2019 More audio at Video on YouTube

  • Resources | First Baptist Church Fortuna

    RESOURCES We are first and foremost devoted to the Word of God. Nevertheless, there are many resources available to the modern believer. Although these resources generally align with FBC's statement of faith, it is still the responsibility of every believer to be a good Berean and to test the contents of these websites with the Scriptures. Bible Studies ESV Bible (with Study/Language Tools) Bible Hub Treasury of Scripture Knowledge ​ Pastor John's Study & Library Musica Theologica - Pastor John's Sermons and Writings Pastor John's Study (Room 206) Pastor John's Library {These resources are available upon request. Some area available to check-out, others will need to stay in the study. Talk to Pastor John if you have any questions.} ​ Missions and Evangelism HeartCry Missionary Society Joshua Project Wretched Radio ​ Current Events and The Church Founders Ministries The Briefing with Al Mohler Just Thinking 9 Marks Worship Matters Ref Net American Gospel TV Answers In Genesis ​ Church History Hall of Church History ​ Counseling Help Please email if you need to speak to a pastor. IBCD (The Institute for Biblical Counseling & Discipleship) ​ Homeschool and Classical Christian Education Logos School Logos Press Veritas Press ​ Ministry Opportunities J. Rophe Medical Pregnancy Care Center (Eureka, CA) ​

  • Give Online | First Baptist Church Fortuna

    SACRIFICIAL GIVING Sacrificial giving is part of being obedient to Jesus Christ. Being faithful stewards is not optional. Our church has an obligation to provide materially for those who labor in preaching and teaching, to support the needs of the poor among us, to care for those in need around us, and to give for the spread of the gospel. In our context we have found that having a church building assists us in our ministry endeavors, therefore we have the further responsibility of stewardship in regards to our building. For the FBC family, sacrificial giving and faithful stewardship includes regular giving for the support of our Elder(s), the support of FBC ministries, and the responsibilities of owning a building. It also includes spontaneous giving as God leads each of us to give sacrificially in our daily lives. ​ GIVE ONLINE ​ STEWARDSHIP CLASS Once a year we offer a six-week stewardship class. This class is meant to equip the participants with the doctrine and practical application needed to better steward the finances entrusted to them.

  • Classical Christian Education | First Baptist Church Fortuna

    Welcome! Sign up and get connected by clicking the button below. After that, plan on attending the Parent Training Classes and joining the Co-op . ​ Sign-up and Get Connected! ​ Co-op Classes ​ Parent Trainin g Classes Parent Training Classes Do you need a little more help or encouragement in figuring out this thing called parenting? If so join us for a Parent Training Class. Parent Training Classes are bi-monthly meetings for parents/teachers who are passionate about Classical Christian Education and who take seriously the responsibility to educate their children. Here you'll meet other parents facing the same struggles that you are. You do not need to be a participant in the Homeschool co-op to participate. Be sure to sign-up to get email reminders about upcoming meetings. Schedule 2nd Tuesday of every other month | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Each Meeting will consist of parts: Bible Study, Lesson, and a open Q&A. There are also rumors of goodies to munch on. ​ September 12, 2023 – Tuesday at 7 PM November 14, 2023 – Tuesday at 7 PM January 9, 2024 – Tuesday at 7 PM March 12, 2024 – Tuesday at 7 PM May 14, 2024 – Tuesday at 7 PM Listen to Previous Meetings Here ​

  • About | First Baptist Church Fortuna

    THEOLOGY AND AFFILIATIONS Holding to teachings best described as Reformed Theology, we also affirm the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 . Our Sunday Morning worship services are centered around making much of Jesus Christ as the revealed word and will of God to bring about his glory and our salvation. Read more... PASTOR (LEAD ELDER) & LEADERSHIP John Carter is our Pastor and Lead Elder. You can hear some of his sermons at . Read more... FAMILIES & CHILDREN It is our conviction that families are important to the life and community of FBC Fortuna. That is why we encourage family members of all ages to join us to worship together on Sunday mornings at 11:00 AM and for age-appropriate classes before worship at 9:45 AM. Small noises are a part of raising godly children. So find peace knowing we are pleased to have you and your little ones join us to worship the living God. Read more... COMMUNITY The Church is not a building but a gathering of God's people. This is why we regularly carve out time to gather together. If you come on a Sunday Morning you will get to know the living God. But it is during the small unplanned moments that we are best able to get to know each other. That is why you are invited to join us to worship the living God on Sundays and then throughout the week as we gather to encourage and care for each other. Read more... SALVATION & THE GOSPEL We believe that in the beginning, God created everything. But because of sin , the world was broken. Sin is any action, attitude, or thought that violates God's moral law and is consequently worthy of punishment. Therefore, sinners are in need of forgiveness and salvation. The good news is that Jesus' life, death, and resurrection provides this forgiveness. We also believe that Jesus expects the following things of his followers. Repent (turn from) and confess your sins. Believe that Jesus is God. Be Baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Commit yourself to a local body of Believers (a church). Make Disciples of all Nations.

  • Christian Ministry Training | First Baptist Church Fortuna

    CHRISTIAN MINISTRY TRAINNING During the Sunday School Hour These 10 six-session classes are designed to equip believers with the fundamentals of the Christian faith. Although everybody is encouraged to attend any who are interested in teaching or serving in certain ministry roles at FBC Fortuna are required to participate in all ten classes. The classes cover the following topics: What is a Healthy Church? , Biblical Inter pretation , Missions & Evangelism , Basic Theology I & II , Apologetics, Old Testament Survey , New Testament Survey , Church History , and Spiritual Disciplines. Healthy Church CMT 01 What is a church and how can you tell if it is healthy? This class will look at some basic marks of a healthy church. Missions & Evangelism CMT 03 The last command Jesus gave on the earth was to make disciple of all nations (Matthew 28:18-20). So, what does that look like? This class will look at what the Bible teaches about telling all people about the gospel of Jesus Christ and some practical ways to do it. Christian Apologetics CMT 06 Christians are called to both know and defend the faith. This class will look at some different ways for believers to defend their faith as well as some ways to engage opposing beliefs and worldviews. New Testament Survey CMT 08 The New Testament contains the Apostles teachings that have been handed down for the church to know and believe. This class will provide a survey of those teaching, also known as the New Testament. Spiritual Disciplines CMT 10 The Christian is not just called to believe; he is also called to obey. This class will provide some needed spiritual disciplines to help the Christian grow in both knowledge and obedience to the Lord. Biblical Interpretation CMT 02 The Bible is meant to be read and understood. But sometimes reading the Bible can seem too hard to understand. This class will provide some basic tools to understand how to read and interpret the Bible. Basic Theology I & II CMT 04 - 05 Using the 1689 Baptist Confession and the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 this class will look at basic doctrines of the Christian Faith. Old Testament Survey CMT 07 Is the Old Testament important or even interesting? Yes! This class will provide a survey of the Old Testament while demonstrating how it important to the believer today. Church History Survey CMT 09 Many Christians are familiar with the Bible, but too few know what has happened in the last 2000 year of Church History. This Church History survey will highlight some significant moments from church history and how the Christian message has spread across the world.

  • Contact | FBC Fortuna

    Let's Chat Have a question or need to talk to someone? Use the form below and a Pastor or Deacon will get back to you. Phone 707.725.2595 Email Social Media First Name Last Name Email Message Reason for contact General Facility Use Request Biblical Counseling Prayer Request Benevolence Phone Send Thanks for submitting!

  • Directions | First Baptist Church Fortuna

    ​ A Church on a Hill As you make your way to FBC Fortuna you’ll quickly discover that we truly are a church on a hill. While many churches can be found on major roadways, our church building is located on the top of a hill overlooking the Fortuna. When the weather is pleasant we can even see the ocean just past of Ferndale. This beautiful view comes with a unique driving experience. ​ ​ Directions (Follow the Signs) When heading North on Fortuna Blvd. Take a right onto Rohnerville Rd. at the bend. Then follow the signs up the hill. When heading East on Main St. take a left turn at the bend onto Rohnerville Rd. Then follow the signs up the hill. When Heading West on Rohnerville Rd. take a right onto Newel Dr. Then follow the signs up the hill. ​ (Follow the Signs across from Ray’s Food Place) Once you have found the signs they will take you North onto Newel Dr. You will take your first left. This road will go up a hill and then have a switchback to the right. Going further you will come to a fork in the road. Go left onto Arnold Way. Going up this hill you will take your first left onto Scenic Dr. The church will be on your right. ​ Two-Lots On approaching the church building there will be two parking lots. The first lot you come to has ADA parking spaces as well as visitor and senior parking spaces. This gravel lot is accessible all year long. Our second parking lot is past the church building and is a grass lot. At this time, this parking lot is limited to vehicles with 4-wheel drive during raining days. You can also access the Rohner Park Trail from this parking lot. ​ Double Parking Due to limited parking, on some occasions you may be directed to double parking within our parking lots. In this case a parking lot greeter will direct you to the appropriate spot. In the event you are double parked you will need to be sure to move your vehicles immediately after the service. Again, a parking lot greeter will help direct you out of the parking lot. Street Parking Although there is limited street parking, all street parking should be left open. This will allow us to maintain a good reputation with our neighbors. Alternate Parking If at all possible please consider carpooling with others or even parking at Rohner Park and hiking the trail to come to church. ​

  • Welcome | First Baptist Church Fortuna

    The Gospel In the beginning... God created everything. Not only did God create everything, but because he is good, he also gave us the law. The demand of the law was perfection. Failure to obey the law perfectly came with the penalty of death, but the reward of obedience was life. Instead of obedience we have each chosen to disobey God's law. The Bad News. We chose to sin. Therefore, sinners, who are condemned to death, are in need of forgiveness of sin and salvation from death (the wrath of God). The Goo d Ne ws (Go spel) Sinners can be forgiven and can be saved from death, their sins, and God’s wrath through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ Jesus alone . ​ Now What? Those who have been saved are commanded to obey the gospel by: Repenting (turn from sins to Jesus) and Confess (make publicly known) your sins. Believe that Jesus Christ is God. Be Baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Commit yourself to a local body of believers (a church). And make Disciples of all Nations. ​ Want to learn more? Then join us this Sunday. We look forward to meeting you. I'm New When We Gather Here's Some Regular times we gather 9:45 AM Sunday School Our Sunday School program is designed to teach the entire Bible in 3-year cycles. We have age-appropriate for Adults, Youth, and Children. Our children’s classes are taught by teachers who love Jesus and love their students. 5:30 PM Sunday Prayer Meeting {No Meeting on the First Sunday} ​ Prayer is a great privilege given to the people of God. We are promised that he will hear us when we pray and that he will answer. We believe that God is living and good. Therefore, we make prayer a part of regular church life. We prayer to the Father, in the name of the Son in the power of the Holy Spirit. 11:00 AM Morning Worship Service Our times of corporate worship are centered on the exaltation of the Living God. This includes reading, preaching, and teaching of the word of God as well as prayer, singing, giving, baptism, communion (Lord’s Supper), and time of confession. We encourage family members of all ages to join us to worship together. 6:00 PM Evening Worship Service {No Meeting on the First Sunday} ​ Our times of evening worship are an opportunity to continue in worship centered on the exaltation of the Living God. Our evening worship has a times of extended prayer, singing, and the preaching of the word First Sunday Potluck Join the FBC family the first Sunday of each month to enjoy a meal together. Please bring enough food to feed your household and to share with others. After the meal the leftovers will be packaged up and delivered to the poor and hungry. Mid-week Small Groups With members from all over the Humboldt County we have established small groups to help minister to each other throughout the week. The purpose of these small groups is to encourage regular fellowship, discipleship, and one-another ministry among the members spread throughout Humboldt County.

  • Marriage Retreat | First Baptist Church Fortuna

    DATE & COST February 10, 2024 | 2 pm - 8 pm Cost: $8 0 Includes: An Elegant Dinner, a book for him and her, and a chance to strengthen your marriage This retreat is available for couples who are married, or engaged with a date. Join John and Katie Carter as they teach about the high's and lows of marriage in the comfort of their living room. They were married in 2004 and have four boys. They don't have a perfect marriage, but over the years they have learned through Scripture what it takes to have a godly marriage. ​ Format The retreat will consist of multiple sessions where different topics on marriage are discussed. The Bible will be heavily relied upon to guide these sessions. Breaks, snacks, and laughs will abound. Dinner with dessert will be at 6 PM. ​ Registration Space is limited to seven (7) couples (married or engaged with a date). Priority will be given to those who have registered and paid. ​ Children/Babies As a courtesy to other couples and to foster an intimate environment, other plans will need to be made for children and babies. Register

  • Classical Christian Education | First Baptist Church Fortuna

    Welcome! Are you looking for a better approach to educate your child? City on a Hill is a ministry effort of FBC Fortuna that w orks with parents to improve as parents and to assist with the education of their children. There are two ways that this is accomplished . First, during the school year, we host bi-monthly Parent Training Classes. Second, we host weekly Co-op Classes . To learn more, continue reading below, or click the links. To stay in the loop with the different opportunities going on at City on a Hill, email . ​ Sign-up and Get Connected! ​ Co-op Classes ​ Parent Traini ng Classes ​ Mission, Vision Values, and Doctrine City on a Hill A community for parents of homeschoolers, private schoolers, public schoolers, and future schoolers. ​ Homeschool Co-op A cooperation of homeschooling families to help one another educate their children within a Classical Christian Education model. ​ Parent Classes Bi-monthly classes for parents who take seriously the responsibility to educate their children and are passionate about Classical Christian Education. ​ Music Recital We are always looking for budding young performers who are being trained in the ir instrument of choice. If you are interested in performing, please submit your name, grade, instrument, and title of piece to . Space is limited. You do not need to be a participant of the Parent Training Meetings or the Co-op to perform or to attend. ​ Fall Music Reci tal | November 18, 2023 – Saturday at 2 PM Spring Music Recital | March 30, 2024 – Saturday at 2 PM ​ The recital will be held at: First Baptist Church of Fortuna 1976 Scenic Drive Fortuna, CA 95540 Values The Gospel of Jesus Christ We believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ as revealed in the New Testament, prophesied in the Old Testament, and proclaimed throughout all of Church history. Narrow Doors, Tall Hallways We limit those who may join, but we desire every participant to excel. Male Leadership We believe men are called to lead in the church, the home, and in government. Parental Ownership We believe parents (not churches, schools, or governments) are ultimately responsible for the spiritual and intellectual training of their children. Classical Christian Education Our common model for educating our students with a Christian worldview is through a Classical Christian Education framework. Rigorous Learning We believe that learning is work and therefore should be rigorous (even when it becomes harder in the logic and rhetoric years). Winsomely Passionate Teachers We believe students will learn to love what their teachers love. Parents Who Love to Read and Learn We believe a good education never ends.

  • Beliefs | What We Believe

    What We Believe The Gospel Church Membership Five Solas Doctrines of Grace Great Commission Baptist Faith and Message 2000 1689 Baptist Confession Bylaws The Gospel of Jesus Christ We believe that in the beginning, God created everything. But because of sin, the world was broken. Sin is any action that places self above God and is consequently worthy of punishment. Therefore sinners are in need of forgiveness and salvation. The good news is that Jesus' life, death, and resurrection provides this forgiveness.

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