Hello! My name is Jonathan Thiede, and I'm the Communications Pastor here at First Baptist Church of New Castle. Whether you're a stranger to our church, or you've been coming here for years, I want to personally say thank you for visiting our new website. I've worked very hard on it, and I wanted to use this post to give you some information as to what purpose this website will serve.
What's The Point?
There's a new saying circulating in the church world: before people check you out in person, they check you out online. Working for various churches, I've found this to be true. A shocking number of people will tell you they look at a churches' website before they attend a Sunday service.
For this reason, I believe it is imperative we have a website that makes a quality first impression. As a Communications Pastor, I am passionate about eliminating any distractions between the gospel and nonbelievers. I believe it is my job to make sure there are no impediments between those who do not know God and His good news of grace. For this reason, we have this site: to help connect people to Jesus in hopes they might become a disciple who makes disciples.