First Southern Baptist of Chino Valley, AZ
Know Jesus, Love Our Neighbor, Share Jesus
WE WILL REOPEN MAY 31, 2020
We will have Sunday school study groups at 9:00am.
With reopening you will see some changes put into practice in order to reduce the risk of people getting sick. It is the Pastors upmost concern that the health and well-being of the members of our church be top priority. Some of the changes will be as follows;
There will no longer be a meet and greet time during the worship service.
There will no longer be a passing of the offering plate. We will have offering boxes that you will drop your offering into in the sanctuary.
There will no longer be a time of speaking with the Pastors at the end of the service. Rather if you would like to talk to a Pastor, both will be available in the foyer after the service at a Next Steps table.
We will ask that you follow CDC guidelines and socially distance yourself as you enter and exit the building and as you are seated.
You enter the church now “At Your Own Risk” You may wear a mask if you wish. You will not be required to wear a mask.
We are working on providing hand sanitizing stations at the entrances.
We ask that after the service is over if you parked in the front, that you exit through the front of the sanctuary and if you parked in the back that you exit through the two back doors.
We will continue to have Sunday school. In each class the room will be set up in order that you socially distance yourselves from one another. Your class may also be relocated to a larger room.
We ask that you DO NOT conduct your conversations in close proximity to others who may not be comfortable with interrupted personal space.
We ask that if you have any symptoms or illness that you please stay at home. Please do not come to the church if you think you may have been in contact or exposed to any persons with COVID-19.
If you do not feel comfortable coming to the church then we ask that you would engaged with our online services and website, and social media pages.
We will continue to announce any updates or changes as they are presented to us and or as the situation of our current state changes.
If you have any questions or needs, please don’t hesitate to give us a call in the office at (928)636-2014 or email us at
To watch Pastor Mark's sermon from May 24th, 2020 click on the link below. Or copy and paste it in your search and follow it there.
Online Weekly Events
10:15am Worship Service on Face Book lilve. Recorded sermon link will be posted on this web site after the service.
2:00pm Bible Study available on Zoom
6:45pm Youth Bible Study available on Zoom
6:45pm Men's Bible Study available on Zoom
7:00pm Women's Bible Study available on Zoom
If you are interested in joining in on any of these Bible studies please scroll down to the CONTACT US portion of this website and email us your contact information and then it will be submitted to each of our teachers and they will send you a link to their study.
In addition to online giving you can also give through texting.
Text: FSBCGive , to
FSBC Chino Valley appreciates your support and is excited to offer this opportunity for you to worship through giving.
Community Food Bank
FSBC of Chino Valley has recently partnered with St. Mary's food alliance to establish the COMMUNITY FOOD BANK.
Community Food Bank will be open the first Wednesday of the month from 12:30-2:30pm. The food bank will be distributing food from two federal food programs which are:
(TEFAP) The Emergency food assistance Program open to all people with qualifying governmental guidelines.
(CFSP) Commodity Food Supplement Program open to senior adults 60 years old and older.
If you are interested in receiving food or know someone who needs food you can get a application in the foyer of the church or email us on the CONTACT US portion of this web site with your email address and the church can email you a application.
Once COVID-19 restrictions are released the Community Food Bank plans to be open each Wednesday from 12:30-2:30pm to the general public with food available to all people.
Welcome to First Southern Baptist Church of Chino Valley. We would love for you to be involved in the life of our church. We invite you to look over the weekly schedule and join us for a Bible study or encouraging class that we offer through out the week. We are a friendly church and you are welcome to come as you are. From our children's ministry to senior adult ministry and everything in between such as men's, women's and youth ministries, we have something for your family. We also have opportunities for you to be involved in service to the church through our mobilization process. This process helps you to serve God and the church through various ministries that we have which are focused on helping church members and serving the town of Chino Valley and Paulden community. So, if you are looking for a church home, look no further for you have come to the right place. We look forward to meeting you and getting to know more about you as we honor and serve the Lord Jesus Christ.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GOVERNOR OF ARIZONA AND THE CDC THE ELDERS MET AND DECIDED THAT WE WILL SUSPEND GROUP MEETINGS AND SUNDAY WORSHIP FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL WEEKS. IF SMALL GROUPS CHOOSE TO MEET WE WOULD ASK THAT THEY FOLLOW ALL CDC GUIDELINES OF 10 OR LESS. AS WE WATCH AND SEE HOW THIS ALL TRANSPIRES WE WILL KEEP YOU INFORMED.
THE OFFICE’S WILL BE OPEN NORMAL HOURS. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR NEEDS PLEASE CALL OR STOP BY.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING LETTER FROM AZ SBC FOR LINKS WITH FURTHER INFORMATION
Dear Arizona Southern Baptists,
While it seems like we have experienced constant change in the situation with the COVID-19 virus in the past week, yesterday’s announcement by the President was a game changer. If you have not seen the document that was released by the White House yesterday, here is the link so you can read it (https://www.whitehouse.gov/articles/15-days-slow-spread/). While I realize that AZSBC churches are autonomous and each church should make this decision based on their own unique setting of location, size, and demographics, I am recommending that churches follow the President’s and CDC’s request to suspend public services for the next two weeks. To understand more about the dynamics of this virus and the challenge it presents, I would refer you to this article from a respected group of physicians that helped me see what our country is facing (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2020/03/a-covid-19-coronavirus-update-from-concerned-physicians.html).
It is time to change the script of how we are thinking and speaking of this situation from fear to love. I know we want to demonstrate our faith and confidence in the Lord by moving forward without making any drastic changes, but we have to filter our actions and decisions through love. Paul says, “Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law” (Rom. 13:10). In this situation, love means making sure we do not do anything that could spread the virus further and do harm to others. It also means caring for those in our congregations who will suffer in other ways during this time. Our churches have a great opportunity to demonstrate the love of Christ by meeting basic needs and ministering in our communities. We can bring groceries to people who cannot get out, offer child care to parents who need a break, or make phone calls to people who feel isolated or alone.
We can also anticipate financial needs as people have their work hours disrupted or businesses affected. Our churches need to prepare for possible financial shortfall in giving while at the same time standing ready to help people in our churches that may experience financial crisis. The AZSBC is working on ways to help churches who may experience financial crises in the coming weeks or months. You will hear more about that in the future. For now, I am recommending that churches move to online or internet worship if possible and staying in communication with people via email, text, or phone calls. If you are unsure about how to do this, here is a helpful article on “How to Livestream Your Church Service-A Practical Guide” (https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/livestream-church-service-practical-guide/). You will also want to look into ways your church can offer online giving if you do not do so already. The good news is churches are finding new and creative ways to reach people and do church. I don’t think the church will ever be the same!
Let’s continue to pray for one another, encourage one another, and work together to make disciples of all peoples in Arizona and around the world. May the Lord bring revival and spiritual awakening to us in these days!
David W. Johnson
Arizona Southern Baptists
Due to COVID-19 we are NOT accepting any clothing donations at this time. We greatly appreciate our community and the support that everyone has shown us with our clothing ministry, but in order to keep everyone safe we ask that you do not drop off any clothes at the church.
Sunday Morning Classes
Grow in Truth and Light
Sunday Mornings @ 9:00
C Building room C-23
One of the most important ministries of the church is discipleship. This class guides you into the understandings of what it means to follow Christ with all your heart, mind and strength.
The Discipleship class will be starting a study titled "Living by the Book"
Sunday Mornings @ 9:00
B Building B-16 (Fireside Room)
Truth seekers dive into the scriptural text in order to plumb the depths of God's wisdom. This class will show you first hand what the stories of the Bible teach us about life and how to live it God's way.
Truth seekers class is text driven through the Holy Bible.
History - Archaeology
Sunday Mornings @ 9:00
B Building room B-18
The History and Archaeology Class digs deep to uncover the priceless artifacts of Biblical history. This class helps you to understand the value one experiences living a life devoted to God.
The History and Archaeology Class is currently studying the Explore the Bible series
Sunday Mornings @ 9:00
C Building room C-22
In the highly observant culture of the 21st century it pays to be fully covered in the Armor of God. Come learn about how to apply God's word to every area of your life.
The Lady's class is currently doing a study on the Armor of God
RISE / Youth
Sunday Mornings @ 9:00
C Building room C-25 (Upstairs)
RISE is the name of our youth group and it is also a statement of faith for our young people to rise above social norm's and live a life dedicated to Jesus Christ.
The youth are currently studying the book of Revelation.
WMU is one of the SBC’s organizations. It exists to promote the Great Commission command in the Bible by involving our church in missions. WMU provides resources for our church family, promotes prayer, mission involvement in our community and also being involved with our missionaries both home and abroad. Activities WMU is involved in are: Praying and learning about Southern Baptist missionaries, ministering to the homebound in our community, supporting the Chino Valley Pregnancy Resource Center, maintaining our Church’s prayer chain, setting our church mission offering goals, and actively promoting and involving the church family in Operation Christmas Child, a part of Samaritan’s Purse.
R I S E / Youth
RISE, is the motivational moto of our youth group to challenge our junior high and senior high school kids to model the character of Jesus Christ by rising up to take action. That action is to have a passion of learning and growing in faith and the knowledge of God. That action is also to serve the church and the community by being involved in our community actioin team and attending activities such as, youth pie auction, and winter and summer camps. Rise is led by Ken Miller, Anne Smith and Assistant Pastor Jackie Boyd.
Send your kids down the right path with our Children's Directors Steve and Sandy Bishop as they are currently teaching through the travel guide to the TEN Commandments!
Set Free Church
Jacket & Sleeping Bag Drive
We a sponsor church for the Set Free Church in Paulden, AZ. If you are struggling with substance abuse and need help please contact
Pastor Art (602)904-0207
Sister Desiree (562)991-8841