Cost $10 (full cost subsidized by the church), lunch included.  See Jill Grauman or contact the church office to register.  Registration deadline January 2.

This training is focused on the development of leaders within congregations.  Together, we will:
  • Reflect on the purpose and public mission of our institutions
  • Reflect on our own experiences and what our faith traditions say about leadership
  • Learn time-tested relational leadership practices that strengthen our institutions and their ability to fulfill their mission

150th Anniversary Capital Campaign


In our 150th year, a campaign to fund improvements including a new parking lot; replacing the east doors; new flooring in lounge, library and kitchen; and more.


Click here for more details.


Join us this Sunday!       Worship 9:45 am       Church School 11:00 am     


Welcome!  We are an American Baptist  congregation located in the heart of the Iowa State University community.  First Baptist is a mix of college students, families, current and retired ISU faculty and staff, and folks from all over the Ames area.  We strive for:

  • joyful worship that engages both heart and mind
  • deep fellowship that enriches our life together
  • compassionate service in our community and world


We are located in Campustown, one block south of the ISU Memorial Union.  We are "building an inclusive family of faith" and invite you to join us!


Saturday, December 9
Christmas Dinner 6:00 pm; program  will follow

December 10 – Second Sunday of Advent, 9:45 am
Cantata: “What Sweeter Music” by John Leavitt
featuring our choir, musicians, and guest instrumentalists

December 17 – Third Sunday of Advent, 9:45 am
Worship: “Home for the Holidays”; Yuletide Orchestra will play

Carol Sing at Ames Public Library, 2:00 pm

Vespers at Northcrest, 5:00 pm

December 24 – Fourth Sunday of Advent, 9:45 am
“The Gift of Love” (Isaiah 9:2, 6-7; Matthew 1:18-25)

December 24 – Christmas Eve
5:00 pm - Social Hour (you are welcome to bring goodies to share!)
6:00 pm - Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols

First Baptist Church of Ames