The First Baptist Church of Atwood, Illinois is seeking a full-time Pastor since our current Pastor-Teacher will retire on July 31st, 2020 after serving here for 13 years.
Atwood is a Village of 1,240 people located 30 miles SW of Champaign-Urbana; 10 miles West of Tuscola; and 30 miles East of Decatur in Central Illinois. Approximately 22,000 people live within a 20-minute drive to our Church.
Our Church is dually affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention and the American Baptist Churches, USA. Current active membership is 167 with a weekly AM Worship Service average attendance of 135. The average age of those who attend our Church (including children) is 30.
Our theologically conservative Church is Congregationally ruled, Elder led, and Deacon served. We have adopted the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 as our Statement of Faith.
We have several active and effective ministries including a Sunday School with average attendance of 100 weekly, a Children’s Mid-week Ministry reaching about 100 children weekly; a Sunday afternoon Youth Ministry reaching about 40 teenagers weekly; and a one Saturday per month Food Ministry reaching about 250 people monthly.
We are debt-free and financially secure and we have beautiful facilities that will easily accommodate 300 to 350 people.
You may learn more about our Church on our website at www.firstbaptistatwood.org.