First Free Church
Life Interrupted: Your Waiting Isn't Wasted
Adam Bowers
Locations & Times
  • First Free Church
    1375 Carman Rd, Ballwin, MO 63021, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM

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Watch our live stream every Sunday morning at 9 and 10:45 am!

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COVID-19 Response

We want to keep you informed as we make decisions on how to respond to the coronavirus outbreak. We are monitoring the situation very closely, and are making decisions that prioritize the safety of our congregation and community. We will give updates on our website at, on our Facebook page, and via email. If you don’t get our emails and would like to, visit

Elder Nominations

First Free is making a change to the way we handle Elder nominations. Our Elders would like potential future Elders to participate in a course called Eldership at First Free Church. This course will explain how biblical eldership works at our church. To allow time for candidates to experience this course and learn if eldership may be a good fit for them, we are moving our nomination process for elders to earlier in the year. Please submit nominations for Elders by June 1st at Nominations for Deacons and Nominating Committee members will be collected this fall.

Women's Summer Bible Studies

One of the things we’ve learned during this pandemic is the importance of community. One of the best ways to find community in our church is joining a Group, like our women’s Bible study. You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about God while also building relationships. Learn more at

Summer Clean Up Day

We’ve rescheduled our spring workday to June 6! Our upcoming workday will be a bigger job than usual as we need to focus a lot of energy on the Becker property. Our vision for this property is a place where true ministry happens. Our goal is to create a park-like setting where our students and kids can run around and engage in activities like milk jug lacrosse, soccer, and bounce houses, but also where we can hold our outdoor baptism celebrations and other events. We want to make this the biggest church workday fellowship we’ve ever had! There will be lunch and snacks provided. We will be staying outside, keeping a social distance between workers who aren’t in the same family, and asking that you please wear a mask when near others. ALL St. Louis County restrictions will be strictly adhered to. The number of people in each area will be closely monitored and enforced to ensure everyone’s safety. In the past, we’ve had quite a few people show up on the day who hadn’t registered (which we really appreciated!), but for this workday, in particular, we are asking you to register in advance so we can keep an eye on the attendance numbers and make plans for who will work where. Your cooperation and understanding are appreciated as we strive to provide a safe environment for our campus clean-up. Please register by following the link!

Capital Offering

We're so excited for the what God has in store for First Free! To give to our capital offering, click the link below and select 'Capital Offering' from the dropdown!

RightNow Media

We wanted to remind you that RightNow Media has thousands of videos for your kids and loads of Bible studies for you to help you stay grounded in your faith during all of this stay at home time. We’re giving you free access to the RightNow Media library, so head over to to learn more and get signed up.

Need Help?

we know that the coronavirus outbreak is impacting us all a little differently. If you need help, let us know by heading to and clicking on ‘I need help’ on the main banner on the homepage. And if you can offer help, click on ‘I can help’. If you need prayer, visit We want you to know that we’re here for you even if we can’t be physically here for you, and we’ll get through this together!

We're Hiring!

We’re hiring a part-time Receptionist/Accounts Payable Clerk. This individual will offer a warm welcome to all who contact the office and provide support to the Accounting Team. To learn more, click the link below!

Photography Team

We’re looking for volunteers to join our Photography Team! To get involved, fill out the form at

Database and Directory

We’re building a digital directory that will launch soon and we need your help to make sure our information is up to date! If you’d like to be in the Directory, please opt-in at If you prefer to not be in the directory, please still update your profile - it helps us to communicate more effectively with you!

Groups at First Free

Groups at First Free are a place to belong. Groups provide an environment for discipleship and study. They give opportunities for hospitality. They help us to grow and learn about God, the Bible, ourselves, and each other. Groups do not supplant the church, but they provide a setting where believers can more fully realize what it means to be the church. To learn more and find your fit, click the link below!

Care Team Counseling

Life often includes challenges that are too big to face alone. Our lay Care Team Counselors are trained to walk alongside and assist people who are in need of hope, care, and direction. Counselors are available by appointment every Wednesday evening - email
Carman Trails Partnership Backpack Program
We are partnering with Carman Trails school to help support some of their students who face food insecurity. To help, please bring non-perishable, shelf-stable items (not canned, because of weight) to the hampers at the entrances to the building. Suggested items include fruit cups, prepared pasta meals, chicken/tuna packets, etc. Thank you for your generosity!
SOS - Servants On Site
God uniquely gifts every person for service, and SOS is a way to serve by using your maintenance skills on minor jobs such as painting, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, etc. To get involved, contact Tom Siener at 636.779.2160 or


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