First Free Church
Why: Why Church?
Adam Bowers | Hebrews 10:25 & Matthew 16:18
Locations & Times
  • First Free Church
    1375 Carman Rd, Ballwin, MO 63021, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM
How can we be the church?

1. Worship
a. Practice communion together (1 Corinthians 11:23–26)
b. Sing together (Ephesians 5:19)
c. Thank God together (Ephesians 5:20)
d. Pray together (Acts 2:42, Matthew 18:20)

2. Share
a. Make new disciples and baptize them (Matthew 28:19-20, 1 Peter 3:15)
b. Send out missionaries (Acts 13:2-3)

3. Grow
a. Equip believers to do ministry (Ephesians 4:11-12)
b. Teach and counsel each other (Colossians 3:16-17)
c. Teach biblical truth to people who will teach other people (2 Timothy 2:2)

4. Connect
a. Keep each other accountable (Matthew 18:17)
b. Live in community and share meals together (Acts 2:42)
c. Share each other's burdens (Galatians 6:2)
d. Pray for each other (James 5:16)
e. Love each other (John 15:12, 1 Peter 4:8)
f. Encourage each other (1 Thessalonians 5:11)

5. Serve
a. Use our gifts to benefit others (1 Corinthians 12:7)
b. Care for the needy (James 1:27)
c. Share resources with whoever has need (Acts 2:44-45)
d. Be hospitable with each other (1 Peter 4:9)
e. Be stewards of God's grace in this world (1 Peter 4:10)

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Elder Prayer Gathering
In James 5, James says, “Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord.” To that end, the Elders are meeting Thursday, May 24, at 7 pm, in Room 372, and they would love the opportunity to pray with you. James mentions those who are "sick", and the Elders definitely want to pray for those who are facing sickness and desire prayer. But if there are other needs beyond sickness for which people seek prayer, the Elders would love to offer up prayers on their behalf.
ONE Sunday - May 27 (+ Breakfast!)
May 27 is a ONE Sunday! We will have ONE service only, at 10:45 am. Nursery will be available for children 2 and under. Regular Kid Connection, Student Ministries, and Adult Communities will not meet. Please join us for a light breakfast in the Activity Center at 10 am!
Women's Ministry Summer Selectives
Our summer evening studies are perfect for keeping you active in God’s word, and for inviting a friend! Studies start Tuesday, June 5. For more information on the classes, and to register, visit
Kanakuk Kampout!
Is your child ready for Kamp? Kanakuk KampOut! Day Camp will be at First Free July 16-20. Register your child at
RightNow Media
Last week we launched RightNow Media - it’s like the "Netflix of Video Bible Studies" and has a HUGE library of faith-based videos aimed at helping you grow. You can access the videos wherever you want (on your phone, computer, at home on your TV) and with whoever you want (alone, with your spouse, with your small group). Log in and look around!

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Kid Connection is Hiring!
Kid Connection is hiring a Nursery & Administrative Supervisor. For a complete job description and list of desired qualifications, please visit
Need to miss a Sunday? Stream our services live at 9 or 10:45 am. Visit
Bridge Builders
If you are new to First Free, we invite you to a casual, interactive gathering called Bridge Builders. It's a great opportunity to discover the heart behind First Free Church, meet some ministry leaders, and make some new friends. We meet on the second and third Sundays of each month in Room 314 from 9:00 — 10:15 am (during first service). For more information, email Pat Brucato at
Live-Streaming / Video Volunteers Needed
We are so excited to be adding live-streaming to the ways we help our congregation and community hear the Word of God, but to do it, we need your help! You don’t need to be a tech mastermind, just willing to learn. Contact to learn more.

First Free Podcasts

Our sermons and Preparing for Worship emails are now available as podcasts!


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