we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord,
his power, and the wonders he has done.  Psalm 78:4 (NIV)

If today’s church is not willing to invest the time, resources, facilities, and personnel to impact the next generation with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, then what do we expect the future of our city, nation, and world to be?  PROJECT: NEXT is about First Baptist Church reaching the next generation

We are more passionate than ever before about evangelism, discipleship, and ministry to middle school, high school, and college students.  Additionally, the revitalization in downtown Columbia is positioning First Baptist Church to make an even greater impact among students in our community.  At the same time, God has opened the door for our church to acquire and remodel the historic YMCA giving us facilities on our block dedicated to student and college ministry.  Through PROJECT: NEXT we will raise the funds to purchase and remodel the YMCA building so that we are prepared to make the greatest impact possible among students in our community.

First Baptist Church has a long and rich history, but with the opportunity to reach the next generation, we believe that the best is yet to come!