First Baptist Church of Winnebago
205 Cleveland Ave, W. |Winnebago, MN 56098 | (507) 893-4214


Sermon Audio Files, Notes and Outlines

Do you remember the Biblical account of JONAH and the WHALE? Most do - BUT it is more than just a "BIG Fish Story"... It has an Ocean's depth of TRUTH and relevance for us today...

PART A - "God's Call" Jonah 1:1-2
10-22-2017 sermon audio
10-22-2017 power-point
10-22-2017 worksheet

Did you know that your disobedience after God calls you, you accept it; that is effects more than just you? God will use the calamity and the consequences for His purpose and your repentance...

PART B - "Consequential Calamity " Jonah 1:3-16
10-29-2017 sermon audio
10-29-2017 power-point
10-29-2017 worksheet

God relentlessly pursues us, and IF your really His, though He let's you face consequences - He will swallow up your sin in His grace!

PART C - "SWALLOWED by Grace" Jonah 1:17 - 2:10
11-5-2017 sermon audio
11-5-2017 power-point
11-5-2017 worksheet

PART 1 - Obadiah Intro 1:1-2
9-24-2017 audio file…/9-24-2017%20Obadiah%201%20-%20vs%…

PART 2 - "The Problem with Pride" - Obadiah 1:3-9
10-1-2017 audio file

PART 3 - "To Speak of Injustice" - Obadiah 1:10-16
10-8-2017 audio file

PART 4 - "Kingdom Come" - Obadiah 1:17-21
10-15-2017 audio file

Rend and Return
9-17-2017 sermon audio

9-3-2017 sermon audio

3 Part Series: Being God's INTENDED Congregation

PART 1 - Being an INCARNATIONAL (Christ-like) Congregation
8-20-2017 sermon audio

PART 2 - Being an INTENTIONAL (purposeful) Congregation
8-27-2017 sermon audio

PART 3 - Being an INCLUSIVE (friendly) Congregation
9-10-2017 sermon audio

HELP! Hurts Here - Healing Hasn't Happened

8-13-2017 sermon audio

God Works Through small things in BIG Ways

8-6-2017 sermon audio

Does Longing Control You?

7-30-2017 sermon audio

Doctrines of Demons that Believers Buy

WEEK 1 - Demonic Doctrines Believers Buy Intro
sorry NO AUDIO for this one... you will need to download the manuscript and read it... we did not have the capability one the first Sunday of our series.
5-7-2017 sermon notes worksheet
5-7-2017 sermon manuscript word.doc

WEEK 2 - 4 Parts of a Person Where Demons can Influence Beliefs
5-14-2017 sermon audio file

WEEK 3 - Demonic Doctrines Believers Buy: The Doors of Entrance
5-21-2017 sermon audio file

WEEK 4 - Demonic Doctrines Believers Buy: The Obvious and Obscure
6-4-2017 sermon audio file

WEEK 5 - The ...isms of Demonic Doctrines Believers Buy
6-25-2017 sermon audio file

WEEK 6 - In What Areas am I Susceptible to Demonic Activity
7-2-2017 sermon audio file

WEEK 7 - Guards Against Demonic Influence
7-9-2017 sermon audio file

WEEK 8 - Guards Against Demonic Influence Continued
7-16-2017 sermon audio file

WEEK 9 - Concluding Demonic Doctrines Believers Buy
7-23-17 sermon audio file


Office Number: 507-893-4214

Emergency Number: 507-525-8630

Office Hours

Mon. Closed

Tues. 10:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Wed. Closed

Thurs. 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Fri. 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., (closed 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.), 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sat. Closed

Here is What's New...

We have begun our sermon series titled "Minor Prophets - Major Message"; Obadiah is up first! They are so many lessons from the Old Testament for us to glean...

Sunday September 17th @ 9am our CED class "PERSONAL EVANGELISM" is kicking off

Wednesday night @ 7pm beginning SEPTEMBER 6th our Fall Bible Study is 1 & 2 Timothy: Learning to Lead the Lord's Way. Utilizing Charles Swindoll's Commentary as a guide

Our NEW WORSHIP SCHEDULE for Sundays to emphasis the importance of Christian Education and Discipleship and the need to Meet together for Worship:
9am-9:50am C.E.D. (Sunday School)
10am-11:10am Worship Service
11:15am Fellowship Hour

Come Join us in the Journey as we walk in Simple Faith in Jesus, Biblical Learning and Application in Living, and Church as Community! One could say we at First Baptist Church of Winnebago simply a Faith Bible Church.

God Bless,

Pastor Daren

Meet Our Pastor

Hello and Welcome to Our Website,

I am Pastor Daren and I am certainly glad you popped in to check things out and see what is going on at First Baptist Church in Winnebago. Often when someone wants to learn more about a place to worship and belong in community and Christ; they want to know a little bit about the pastor that congregation. I have been a pastor since May of 2011, and have over 15 years of church leadership and ministry experience. My wife Cameron of 17 years and our four Children (3 boys and 1 daughter) from teens to ten... what an energetic blessing and exciting home of love and craziness the Lord has given us. And just on a personal note: if you happen to see a bald, bearded guy riding a motorcycle in the Winnebago are, it is a good chance you have seen the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Winnebago out and about in the community taking the truth in love to those who need it.

When I was first called to Winnebago, MN in August of 2016, an overwhelming and humbling experience, a sense of purpose and promise brought peace and possibility to this next step in the journey of walking with Jesus. Four statements sum up the Spirit's fire and Christ's call on my life and His plan for being the pastor of this Faith in Jesus, Bible centered, Community Church that I have the privilege of teaching, caring, and loving:

Going Wide in the Community to connect people with Christ

Staying Long in Faith’s Fellowship with Love and Grace

Reaching High through Simple Service and Selfless Sacrifice

Digging Deep in God’s Word applying it in Everyday Life

I hope to see you some Sunday morning, know that if you are part of this community or live near it in any of the area - you are being prayed for and thought of by the Lord and by us. Someday soon maybe I will get the awesome chance to meet you and introduce you to my friend and Savior, Jesus.

God Bless You!

Pastor Daren Lee Barnett
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Our Beliefs

Trusting totally in the Lord Jesus Christ for our salvation, we believe in the following biblical teachings, practices, and principles:

1. Preeminence of Christ as our Divine Lord and Savior;

2. Supreme authority of the Bible as the inspired word of God, and its sufficiency as our only rule of faith and practice;

3. Right of private interpretation and the competency of the individual in direct approach to God

4. Support Religious Freedom

5. Born Again church membership (John 3:3)

6. Biblical definition of marriage; being between a man and a women (Genesis 1:27, Genesis 2:21-25, Matthew 19:5)

7. Believer's baptism by Immersion in obedience to the command of Christ (Mathew 3:15-16);

8. Autonomy of the local church and working together in association for the sake of the Gospel

9. Church government vested in members of the congregation who reserve the formation of basic church policy

10. Spiritual unity of all believers (John 17:21-23);

11. Missions and Evangelism in obedience to the Great Commission of Jesus (Matthew 28:19-20);

Our Purpose

The purpose of this church shall be the advancement of the kingdom of Jesus Christ under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. It shall seek to attain this through prayer, study of the word of God, public worship, the preaching of the gospel, consistent Christian living, evangelism, missions, and Christian education.

Our Commitment

Having been led by the Spirit of God, we affirm our belief in Jesus Crist, as Lord and Savior.

We dedicate ourselves to His service, and unite with one another in this covenant

We commit ourselves to continued growth as Christians through prayer, Bible study and worship, and the observacnce of the ordinances of Baptism and Communion.

We will strive for attitudes and actions that reflect God's Spirit working through us.

We will love one another, pray for one another, and help one another to think, speak and act as Christians.

We will share each other's joys, and endeavor with tenderness and sympathy to bear each other's burdens and sorrows.

We pledge to give regularly of ourselves and our resources to the support of our church and its ministry.

As members of this community of faith, we commit ourselves to reach out to the world with the gospel.

We will strive for justice, freedom, dignity and peace.

In all that we do, we will seek to live to the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ who has called us out of darkness into His marvelous light.

Christian Education and Discipleship SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES

During the Summer our Sunday School teachers get a break - However, staring September 17th @ 9am we will be begin the 2017-2018 Christian Education and Discipleship (SS class) year

PreK - 2nd: Answers is Genesis Kids- begins 9-17-17
3rd - 5th: FUEL - begins 9-17-17
6th - 12th: YOUTH - begins 9-17-17
All Adult: Personal Evangelism - begins 9-17-17
Journeys: Answers in Genesis - begins 12-17-17
Plugged In: Video and Discussion - begins 12-17-17

Decorations to Borrow

We have added a section to the Photo Gallery. It is called "May I Borrow That? - Decorations". After a wedding we have some decorations that we would be willing to loan out for any event you may be having, not just a wedding. To borrow any item call Lana Krause or talk to the pastor or a member of the Spiritual Ministry Team. (Duane Kvittem, Mark Wheeler, Darold Nienhaus, Phyllis Schneider, Chelse Krause and Lana Krause are the Spiritual Ministry Team members.) If you have a decoration item that you would be willing to share with someone in need of that item, please contact Lana Krause at 893-4513 or 507-525-4003 and she will put a picture of the item in the photo gallery. All items loaned out will go through Lana Krause so we have an accurate record of who has borrowed which items. You do not need to attend our church to borrow these items, they are for anyone who could use that particular item. Thank you for helping us make good use of the resources that we possess.

Health Care Items

We are adding a section to the photo gallery entited "May I Borrow That? - Health Care Items". This will be items that are available to borrow if you have a health care need. We now have a wheelchair, walker and crutches available to borrow. Pictures of the items will be added to the photo gallery in the near future. To borrow any item call Lana Krause or talk to the pastor or a member of the Spiritual Ministry Team. (Duane Kvittem, Mark Wheeler, Darold Nienhaus, Phyllis Schneider, Chelse Krause and Lana Krause are the Spiritual Ministry Team members.) If you have a health care item that you would be willing to share with someone in need of that item, please contact Lana Krause at 893-4513 or 507-525-4003 and she will put a picture of the item in the photo gallery. All items loaned out will go through Lana Krause so we have an accurate record of who has borrowed which items. You do not need to attend our church to borrow these items, they are for anyone who is in need of health care equipment. Thank you for helping us use our resources to help others.


Wednesday Evening at 7:00 p.m.

"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness." 2 Timothy 3:16

Learning to Lead the Lord's Way: A STUDY of 1 & 2 Timothy

Paul was a man picked out by God to start the churches growth through the gentiles (that is all nations outside of Israel). In the 2 pastoral letters he wrote, through the Holy Spirit to his protégé Timothy, same very serious and intentional guidelines are given for God's plan for leading His congregations. Within the study - even everyday Christian living expressed... Come join us to learn how to lead the LORD's way...

Prayer Chain

Ramona Dahms is handling the prayer chain. If you have a prayer request please call her at 893-3267 and she will put it on the prayer chain. "Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective." James 5: 16 NIV


First Baptist Church is very strong in mission work both at home and abroad. We really are outstanding in our support.

We, as well as some of the other Winnebago churches, support the "meals on wheels" program. This amounts to delivering a hot noon meal to shut-ins which is fully appreciated.

Other areas ministry are the contributions of the members to enhance the worship service and the church itself.















Church Officers

Moderator: Bret Osborn

Church Clerk: Judy Hynes

Financial Secretary: Larry Jenkins

Treasurer: Lyndon Krause

Other Positions in the Church

Nominating Committee: Nancy Jenkins, Rhonda Osborn, Marilyn Foster

Kitchen Committee: Chair Carrie Jacobsen, Charlotte Osborn, Shirley Haight

Connection Committee: Jaunita Hopp

Docorating Committee: Raeleen Hill, Laurie Jenkins

ABWM: President Nancy Jenkins, Organizer of the "Girlfriends for God" circle - Makayla Nepp

Women's Circle

We have two women's circles. The original women's circle meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday of the month in the Fellowship Hall at 9:00 a.m.

The Women's Circle has a work meeting in January at the church. The purpose is to do our project work for the White Cross Mission quota. All women are welcome to attend.

The women of the church have a quilting ministry, making quilts that go to Mexico. They sew the 4th Wednesday of every month from 9:00 a.m. until Noon. Bring your sewing machine and join us.

We also have a prayer chain. The prayer chain is used to contact church members in the prayer chain pertaining to concerns of almost any kind of our church members and friends.

Additional dates to remember for the Women's circle is in the Events section.

The New Women's Circle is called "Girlfriends for God". They try to meet once a month and provide service to the church and the community. Makayla Nepp can put you on the email list to receive notices of the meetings. Makayla can be reached at 507-525-4134. These young women are all about service and would love anyone to join them.

Fellowship Hall

The fellowship at First Baptist Church is outstanding. We are a caring congregation, conscious of members, friends, and community needs. We extend an invitation to anyone who would care to fellowship with us.

During the year we have several pot lucks. This gives a great opportunity to visit with each other and taste the efforts of the outstanding cooks of the church.