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Welcome To 2nd Baptist

You are God’s workmanship, created in Christ to do good works!
We’ll help you discover a life of peace as you surrender all to Jesus. 
Sunday Schedule  
8:30 & 11am
Bible Fellowship Groups
Student Small Groups  
Wednesday Schedule
5pm Meal – Family Life Center
6pm – Bible Study – Room 201
Current Study: 1 Samuel
Card Writing Ministry – Room 113
Outreach – FLC
2nd Kids – Children’s Choir & Missions – Music Suite
2nd Students – Small Groups – Youth Room
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About Us

Worship. Grow. Serve.
Three words represent the overall vision of our church.
Inspired by “The Great Commission”, our purpose at 2nd Baptist is to introduce people to Jesus Christ and to lead them into a growing relationship with Him, so they might become fully developed followers of Jesus Christ.

Worship Services on Sunday Mornings offer blended styles praise music with a live band’s accompaniment.
No matter which service you choose, each shares the same message and music.

“First Light” 8:30am
“Morning Celebration” 11:00am

Small groups are a vital part of 2nd Baptist.The Bible invites us to live a “life worthy of the Lord…bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God” (Colossians 1:10b).

Opportunities about to grow toward spiritual maturity and Sunday Bible Study Groups
are a great place to start. Click here for a full listing of Bible Study Groups.
Find out about activities for Children and Students on their pages.

Sunday Bible Study Groups “Sunday School” 9:45am

Come serve the Lord together with us!
We believe every member of 2nd has at least one spiritual gift given by God for the purpose of building up the body of believers.
Serving His people brings glory to Him, both inside and outside the church.

Rutherfordton Wednesday Noon Community Services

March 29
2nd Baptist Church
Rev. Andrea Purcell
April 5
St. John AME Zion
Dr. Keith Stephenson
April 12
No Wednesday Service
April 14
Good Friday Liturgy
St. Francis Episcopal Church
April 16
Easter Sunrise Service – 7am
 Rutherfordton Town Cemetery
Dr. Sydnor Thompson
Breakfast following at
First Baptist Church, Rutherfordton

Empowered to Connect Simulcast

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Online Giving

2nd Baptist now offers easy online giving.

You can pay tithes, make a donation or pay for events using your credit/debit card or check.

Any undesignated funds will go into the general budget.

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Spiritual Life

At 2nd Baptist Church we believe small groups are crucial to the life of any growing Christian. Jesus Christ was definitely a supporter of the idea of small groups. At the same time, Jesus was no stranger to large crowds. He fed over 5,000 men at one time, plus all the women and children. He also ministered to smaller crowds when He sent out 72 to minister (Luke 10:1-24).
Though Jesus had a ministry to the crowds, just as we have a ministry to hundreds on Sunday mornings in our worship services, He invested Himself in the small group. For example, He spent over 3 dedicated years pouring Himself into 12 disciples. Beyond that, He took extra time with 3 disciples in particular, His inner-circle, Peter, James, and John. Specifically, he gave special attention to the disciple “whom He loved,” John.
“Total Church Life” is all about growing with Jesus Christ on every level. It’s about growing with the crowd in worship on Sunday mornings, growing one on one with Christ in personal devotion seven days a week, and growing in the small group environment through Sunday School and discipleship groups. Our prayer is that you will catch a vision for what small groups can mean for your personal relationship with the Lord and for your part in the body of this church. You can make an important connection beginning this Sunday!
Find out more about Disciples Path on
An Intentional Plan of Discipleship
Join a small group in 2017 and intentionally follow
a path of growing closer to God through this
series of 4, 13-week studies. 
Disciples Path: The Journey Vol. 1 Personal Study Guide
offers a mix of group discussion, personal study, and practical application.
It includes questions for reflection, prayer guidance,
a session introduction, Scripture passages, commentary,
a weekly activities checklist, a Bible
reading plan, and devotionals.
There’s a disciple-maker inside every Christian.


Disciples Path: The Journey

is a one-year intentional plan for discipleship that provides a purposeful process for maturing in Christ.
Both new and seasoned disciples will encounter key ideas and practices to help them grow in Christ and as disciple-makers.
Join us for a 3-Day Adventure to the Past!
We’ll explore Noah’s Ark, then travel back to the beginning of time
as we explore the Creation Museum.
April 23-25, 2017
Cost: $225/double
(single available at additional cost)
Includes: Transportation, 2 Night’s Lodging with Breakfast,
and Tickets to Noah’s Ark and the Creation Museum. 
$100 Deposit is Due by March 15
Space is limited. 20 person minimum to keep this price.
See Tom Banfield for more details.
Click HERE to pay your deposit and secure your space.
Indicate NOAH’S ARK under instructions.
The history of the Bible vividly comes to life at the world-class Creation Museum. As you enter the
Time Tunnel, you’ll be transported back 6,000 years to the dawn of time as you begin your walk through biblical history. You’ll encounter a realistic
Garden of Eden, animatronic Noah, Flood dioramas, and stunning video displays throughout your journey. Other exhibits include a fascinating insectarium, sculpted dinosaurs of all kinds in the Dino Den, a full-size Allosaurus skeleton, and much more.
2800 Bullittsburg Church Rd, Petersburg, KY 41080
Ark Encounter is three exhibits in one—
the massive Ark structure itself,
the incredible craftsmanship, and the beautifully-fabricated teaching exhibits.
The combination of all three will amaze and
inspire you to think differently about the
biblical account of Noah’s Ark.
1 Ark Encounter Dr, Williamstown, KY 41097
July 17-21, 2017

Church Information

2nd Baptist Church
191 Green Street, Rutherfordton,
North Carolina 28139, United States
Phone: 828-286-9662
Fax: 828-286-1010

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Current Job Opening

Resumes are now being accepted for the part-time Church Hostess position. Click HERE for a job description. Contact the church office for more details.