Who We Are...
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH EXISTS:To be a church that dwells together in Biblical Unity as we seek to Know and Glorify God while continuously maturing and multiplying disciples of Christ by being a church that is Bible Based, Christ Centered, Spirit Led, and Discipleship Driven.
Our Mission- the what...
To Mature and Multiply Disciples
Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.
Our purpose- The why...
To KNOW and GLORIFY GOD
HOW DO WE FULFILL OUR PURPOSE AND MISSION? WE BECOME...
- BIBLE BASED The Bible is a Sufficient guide for everything we do. A plumb line- to check for drift collectively (corporately) and individually 2 Timothy 3:16-17- All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. Read it. Study it. Meditate upon it. Do what it says
- CHRIST-CENTERED The Christ Centered Church is a church that... 1 Thessalonians 1:3- We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. Works to believe in Christ Labors to Love Christ and one another Endures in Hope in Christ (not man) Opposite of a Man-Centered life and church
- SPIRIT LED The Spirit Led Church is a church that... Is in Synch with God Sees the Holy Spirit's Work and Prompting Seizes Holy Spirit Opportunities to be Obedient
- DISCIPLESHIP DRIVEN The Discipleship Driven Church is a church that... Knows What God Wants Knows God's Plan to achieve His desires Obedience Based Discipleship vs. knowledge based (makes arrogant- 2 Corin. 8:1)
WHAT DO WE ALL NEED TO DO TO FULFILL THIS COMPREHENSIVE VISION? LIVE LIFE AT THE FEET OF JESUS
What is most important to us
- The Bible: authoritative, inerrant, our standard for truth and obedience
- Christ-Centered Living: loving the Lord God with our whole hearts
- Dependency on God for every area of our lives
- Prayer: individual and corporate prayer as crucial in doing God's work
- Worshipping, privately and corporately with other believers
- Equipping Believers for a passion-driven, gift-based ministry
- Missions: Taking Christ to the nations by giving, praying, and going
- Intentional Diversity
- LIVE LIFE AT THE FEET OF JESUS