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Who We Are

Rhizoo student ministries of First Baptist Church of West Albuquerque exist solely to glorify our Father in heaven by equipping 7th grade through College age students for the service of God.

We provide ample opportunites for our students to connect with God and his son Jesus Christ.

Our desire is for our students to be "rooted" in their faith and ready for the good work God has planned for thier lives.

What We Do

Rhizoo Student Ministries meets every Sunday morning at 9:00 for Bible study broken into small groups; High School and Middle School. Students are invited to visit (or play ping pong and Foosball) before Bible study begins.

We also meet every Sunday afternoon at 5:00 for worship and hearing God's word. This is an opportunity for you to recharge and dig deeper into God's word. Come expecting awesome music, great teaching, and engaging games!

What We Believe


Our goal is to teach the good news of Jesus Christ every time we meet. 2 Timothy 4:2 says, “Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage with great patience and careful instruction.” Our objective will be to intentionally teach the good news of Christ, so that students will understand that Christ truly is “the way, and the truth and the life.” Being clear that, “No one comes to the Father except through him.” John 14:6 “…rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught…”

“All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:26-27) We believe it is our job to thoroughly equip or train students for the good work God has before them. The Greek word for “rooted” is rhizoo; our desire is for our students to be “rooted” in their faith in Christ. We use Sunday School, Wednesday night Bible studies, mission trips, camps, retreats, Disciple Nows, evangelism conference, and other events to help prepare our students for “every good work.”
“…and overflowing with thankfulness.”

“How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “how beautiful are the feet of those who bring the good news!” (Romans 10:14-15) We want our students to be confident in sharing their faith with the world. The last part of Colossians 2:7 says, “and overflowing with thankfulness,” if the forgiveness of Christ is genuine in the lives of our students, they will not be able to stop the thankfulness they have for Christ from overflowing out of their lives. We will provide for them opportunities to share Christ’s good news with their city, state, nation and world following the call Christ has placed on our lives in Acts 1:8, “But you will receive my power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

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We believe that every word of Holy Scripture, contained in both the Old and New Testaments, has been inspired and superintended by God Himself, through the Holy Spirit is without any mixture of error. We believe that the Bible is the only authoritative and sufficient Word to us from God, holding all we need for salvation from sin and living in holiness and obedience to God.


We believe in the one true and living God, who is the intelligent, personal, spiritual and all-powerful creator of the Universe. He is perfectly and infinitely holy, good, just and loving. The triune God has one nature, eternally existing as three co-equal and co-eternal persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 


We believe that man is the special creation of God, made in the image of God. God created mankind male and female as the crowning work of creation. The first man and woman were created without sin and with the freedom to choose to worship and obey God. In his freedom of choice, man rebelled against God, being tempted by Satan and defying God’s command. Man thus made himself a sinner, corrupting his nature, and bringing sin into the world and the hearts of all his offspring. All mankind is thus sinful in nature, and all mankind has of their own freedom chosen sin and rebellion against God. Because God is infinitely holy, meaning he cannot have any fellowship with sin, all men are in need of a perfectly holy Savior and the salvation that can come by God’s grace alone.

Because each person is made in the image of God, we believe all people possess full dignity as image bearers of God, are worthy of respect and should be the objects of Christian love. While created male and female, both genders have equal worth and value before God. God has ordained distinctions between masculine and feminine roles in the created order that the two may complement one another in a manner like that of Christ and the church.


We believe that salvation from sin comes by God’s grace alone, through faith alone in Christ alone. Because God is the only perfectly righteous judge and because all people have sinned against Him, it is only by His grace that any person may escape judgment and condemnation for their sin. God, in His love for mankind, took on flesh in the man, Jesus Christ, being born of a virgin, living a perfectly sinless life, dying on a cross to pay the penalty for our sin, and rising again from the dead three days later. Salvation is received as a gift from God when we turn from our sin, place our full faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ, making Christ the Lord of our life. At the moment of true belief the Christian is given the gift of the Holy Spirit who permanently indwells the life of every believer.

First West is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, and as such we cooperate with other like-minded Southern Baptist churches in sending missionaries and church planters around the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our beliefs are consistent with the Baptist Faith and Message (2000) which can be viewed in full here.
Visit Us

First Baptist Church West ABQ
6400 Golf Course Rd NWAlbuquerque, NM 87120

Contact Us

Email: info@fbcwa.org
Phone: (505) 899-0665

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