Welcome to First Baptist Church of Rapid City! We are part of the ABC Dakotas Region of American Baptist Churches in North and South Dakota. We're also part of the larger American Baptist Church USA. We've been around since the very beginning of Rapid City. We first started meeting above a saloon on Main Street! Since that time we have continued to evolve and change as we grow in our faith.
We worship God together at 9:00am on Sunday morning. Feel free to dress as you are comfortable. We sing contemporary songs and hymns, use video clips, liturgical readings, dramatic presentations, and moments of silence to connect with our God. After worship, we'd love for you to stay for our "Feasting on the Word" groups from 10:15am-11:00am. Our Feasting groups take some of the big ideas from worship and unpack them in a small group setting.
Our midweek gathering includes W.O.W. on Wednesdays. W.O.W. stands for Worship On Wednesday. The W.O.W. schedule begins in September and runs through May. We have an evening meal at 5:30 p.m. and is free. Discipleship opportunities for 4-year olds through Senior Citizens happen from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m., and we have a staffed nursery for those who wish to take advantage of it for the really young ones. The choir practices from 6:00 p.m.-6:40 p.m., the Praise Team from 6:40pm-7:30pm and we’re always looking for new people who like to sing.