ABOUT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
WHY WE ARE HERE
“The purpose of First Baptist Church is to love God and to share His love with this community and the world.”
Our church Mission Statement is our family’s expression of both the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. It grows out of our firm conviction that Biblical Christianity is not a religion but a relationship with the Living God through His Son, Jesus Christ! Consequently, our Mission and Ministry Goals are relational in nature as well
TO LOVE GOD (Give glory to God)!
TO SHARE HIS LOVE WITH OTHERS (Evangelize)!
GUIDING PURPOSE FOR MISSION AND MINISTRY
WHAT WE ARE ALL ABOUT
CORE VALUES FOR MISSION AND MINISTRY
HOW WE TRY TO DO THINGS HERE AT FBC
-God must be AT THE CENTER of all that we do and are!
-RELATIONSHIPS must be primary!
-GRACE must abound!
-CREATIVITY AND FLEXIBILITY must characterize our approach!
-The focus of Christ-like ministry MUST BE OUTWARD!
-Ministry must be shared BY OUR WHOLE CHURCH FAMILY!
-We must live out BIBLICAL BALANCE as individuals and as a church family!
WHAT WE BELIEVE
Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
Genesis1:1,26,27; 3:22; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14
supreme object of God´s creation. Although humans have tremendous potential for good,
we are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. This attitude
separates us from God.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1,2
ABOUT JESUS CHRIST
life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross.
He arose bodily from the dead after three days. He ascended to heaven´s glory and will
return again to earth to reign.
Matthew 1:22,23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14,15; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13
improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God´s offer of forgiveness
can we be saved from sin´s penalty.
Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1
ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT
make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the
moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of
spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His
2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16,17; Acts 1:8
ABOUT THE BIBLE
supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian
beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.
2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20,21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160, 12:6