Sunday School gives many people an opportunity to serve the Lord in teaching, visiting, praying, and encouraging one another. We have a graded program for the children beginning in the nurseries. Our teen department includes junior and senior high school students. It is a great ministry for all of us at El Vista Baptist Church.
Sunday School is not for children only! We have adult classes for personally applied Bible Study and fellowship. The College & Career Class is for post-high school and college young adults. The Faithful Class is for adult couples and singles of various ages. Young at Heart class keeps spiritual fires burning in the lives of middle and senior adults. Come and join us this Sunday morning at 9:30 sharp.
"Make the Effort"
Nursery Care for the infants, walkers, and toddlers is provided during both the Sunday School and Worship hours. Our nurseries are safe, clean, and well-staffed to provide your little ones an environment of fun, song, and Bible learning.
Our Music Director, Brother Phil Lancaster, oversees the musical ministry which has much to offer. A conservative style of music is used. Opportunities for service include the choir and orchestra. Children in grades 1 - 6 participate in the Patch the Pirate Club Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m. led by Mrs. Randi Lancaster.
Bienvenidos! We have a Sunday School class (9:30 a.m.) and morning service (10:30 a.m.) for our Spanish-speaking friends. They are led by Pastor Jorge Montoya and meet in the Fireplace Room. We also have a 6:00 p.m. service on Sundays and a Wednesday evening Bible Study & Prayer Meeting at 7:00 p.m. Please pray for souls to be won to Christ.
hemos cowenzado, una escuela dominical y servicio en la manana para nuestros amigos de la habla hispana. Ellos son derisidos por el Pastor; Montoya, ellos se congregan en un cuarto. Hemos empezados un servicio en los miercoles y oracion; por favor ore para que las almas sean para Cristo.
Here is a practical Bible doctrine. There is no record in the Bible of even a single infant baptism. Those who were baptized in the Bible had first openly professed their faith in Jesus Christ personally. Baptism is for believers, and should promptly follow one's accepting Christ. It is an act of obedience; an open identification with the Lord in His death, burial, and resurrection; and a public testimony of what He did inwardly.
Once a month we spend time during an evening or morning service to observe the Lord's Supper. This is a memorial of the sacrifice Jesus Christ made on the cross for our sins. It bestows no saving grace, but causes us to examine our hearts and confess our sins to Him as our Great High Priest. It is an expression of our communion together with the Lord and with one another. As a church ordinance, we believe that those who partake should be saved, scripturally baptized, and in good standing with a church of like faith.
Bus transportation is available in some areas of Peoria. El Vista Baptist Church has been in the bus ministry since 1965. Hundreds of young people have been saved and many have followed the Lord into His service. Pray for the drivers, captains, helpers, riders, and their families that God will have His way in every life. Call the church office at (309) 692-8675or e-mail Pastor Watt for more details.
El Vista Baptist Church has been recording the services for many years. Though we do not maintain an archive for very long, through our CD Ministry most services are available for a few months after the service. If you are interested in a CD of any service, please contact the church.Services are interpreted for the hearing impaired. A Sunday School Class is conducted weekly, and activities for the hearing impaired are held occasionally.