801 3rd Street Silvis, IL 61282 (309)792-3595
"...the preaching of the cross...is the power of God"
1 Corinthians 1:18
Crosstown Baptist Church
801 3rd Street Silvis, IL 61282
The messages and class lessons are based upon the Bible and are Christ-centered. They are designed to present God's solutions to the problems and needs that people face in every day life. Therefore they present God's truth and endeavor to apply these truths in practical ways. Our goal is to bring people to faith in Christ and then to bring them to spiritual maturity in Christ (Ezra 7:10; Titus 2:1; 2 Ti 3:16-17).
"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and if profitable for doctrine, for reproof, correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works." (Timothy 3:16-17)
We have an excellent library containing books on Christian Living, Bible Doctrine, Bible Commentaries, Children's books along with Christian fiction and non-fiction. You can sit and read in the library or check the books out for pleasurable reading at home.
Johann Sebastian Bach said, "The aim and final reason of all music is none else but the glory of God and the refreshment of the spirit." Silvis Heights Baptist Church is blessed to have gifted musicians. Our instrumentalists play with skill and enthusiasm. Our pastor often ministers to us in song. You will enjoy singing with our folks. We desire to give you music that glorifies God and encourages you in your walk with the Lord.
"And he put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; many will see and fear, and will trust in the Lord."
We have interactive Bible-classes for adults and are developing classes for children and youth.
Our Worship Services feature systematic exposition of Scripture with practical application accompanied by a blend of the great hymns of the faith, gospel songs and a careful selection of new Christian music.
We meet Wednesday evening to bring our prayer requests before the Lord and to praise Him for the answers He has given us.
A weeklong summer session of Bible classes for the entire family that includes crafts, games and snacks.
We participate in the ministry of Camp Manitoumi (Land of God) which is located near Metamora, IL.
This ministry is currently in its developmental stages. We are endeavoring to build a full ministry of Bible Classes for children and youth. Every Sunday, we have people prepared to teach the young people that attend with us.
Our Seniors enjoy getting together on a regular basis. We partner with the Faith Baptist Church of Geneseo to provide a variety of activities. They get together regularly for breakfast or lunch and an occasional field trip to an interesting venue.