Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
Our purpose is to glorify God by sharing the love of Jesus with the children that come through our doors and their families. Through play, activities, and storytelling we want children to understand that God made them, God loves them, and what it means to follow Jesus. We believe that children are a gift from God to both parents and the body of Christ. Parents and members of the body play essential roles in making God’s love real to children. It is our desire to partner with parents in nurturing the faith of their children. Our responsibility is to prayerfully model God's love and teach Biblical truth.
Sunday Morning Care
Sunday morning nursery care is offered during Sunday school and the morning worship service at 10:45 am.
Sunday mornings are designed to be a fun time of worship, Bible lessons, and friends! Located in the Educational building directly behind the sanctuary are:
First floor: Newborns to two-year-olds, two-year-olds to three-year-olds, four-year-olds to Pre-Kindergarten
Second floor: First grade to sixth graders
Dismissed from the Sunday morning worship service, this special service is offered to children ages four through eight years old. This is an opportunity for seeds of faith to be nurtured through music, art, movement and play.
They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Acts 2:42
Close fellowship is essential for growth in the heart of the believer. We are called to build each other up (1 Thessalonians 5:11), hold each other accountable (James 5:16), and remind each other of who God is.
We offer Bible study every Sunday morning at 9:30 am. in the Educational building directly behind the sanctuary for:
First floor: Senior Men and Women
Second floor: Married Adults
Brown Bag Bible Study
Brown Bag Bible Study is a nondenominational Bible Study for adults, which meets in the conference room of the office building every Tuesday at Noon.
How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” Romans 10:14-15
The purpose of our bilingual Hispanic Service is to form a hospitable faith community that nourishes, strengthens, and develops believers in the Baptist tradition within the Spanish-speaking community of Hannibal, Missouri. All are welcome to attend this unique service!
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17
The primary purpose of the Fifth Street Worship Ministry is to give glory, honor, and praise to God.
The Lord created the powerful gift of music and He has given us voices to praise and worship Him. Praise Team is made up of church members who have the desire to sing and worship the Lord. The Praise Team has the unique privilege and responsibility of leading the church congregation in corporate worship each week. Rehearsal is scheduled on the second and fourth Sundays of the month from 4:00 pm-5:00 pm. New members are always welcomed!
Members of the Tech Ministry team provide the technical support for all services and events at Fifth Street. This includes sound, video projection, and media. We provide training for and help develop the technical talents of our members.
The men who serve as ushers have a vital role in every Sunday service. Ushers serve at the morning service as well as special events and programs throughout the year.
These men collect the offering and prayer slips. Although we have greeters stationed at the front doors, ushers serve as a second line of people who are smiling, greeting and making people feel welcome.
Information & Greeter Ministry
This area of ministry is for church members who enjoy extending a warm welcome to the church family and first time visitors. The responsibility of each greeter is to extend a handshake, a friendly smile, and a bulletin.
As a member of the Greeter Ministry, you have the opportunity to make a great first impression as you greet individuals who come to Fifth Street every Sunday morning. If you have a heart to serve the Lord by making others feel at home, this ministry is for you.
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[a] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Matthew 28:19
Fifth Street Baptist Church supports missionaries nationally and internationally. Our members, through the Bethel Baptist Association, have the opportunity to take national and international mission trips every year to enable our members to practice the Great Commission outside our own backyard. We are blessed to partner with the North American Mission Board and the International Mission Board to support our missionaries all over the world and also provide a variety of opportunities throughout the year to serve our local community.
Activities and Commitment to Missionaries
- We have an active Women on Missions group that meet the third Monday and Tuesday of the month to learn more about missions around the globe.
- We have a missions discipleship group, Girls in Action, for girls in grades 1 through 6. Through GA, girls learn about, pray for, give to, and do missions work. They also make new friends and have lots of fun!
- We provide prayer support for missionaries.
- We provide financial support to our missionaries both long and short term through the Rheubin L. South Missouri Missions Offering, the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering, and the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.
- Through letters, e-mail, and the church bulletin, members get a glimpse of into the lives of missionaries here and abroad.
- We are actively involved in reaching out to our local communities through our Food Pantry ministry.
Supported Missionaries of Fifth Street Baptist Church 2017
- Cristian & Michelle Harlea: Association of Baptists for World Evangelism - Romania
- Ben & Megan Craig: Bethesda Outreach – South Africa
If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? 1 John 3:17
Fifth Street Baptist Church maintains a FOOD PANTRY for residents of Hannibal, Missouri. Our purpose is to fulfill the practical needs of people in an effort to reach them for Jesus. We distribute commodities the first Tuesday and Thursday of the month. The Tuesday distribution hours are: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The Thursday distribution hours are: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. We encourage everyone in our church family to reach out to volunteer!