Our MISSION STATEMENT:
Our Purpose: “First Baptist Church exists to glorify God by making, maturing, and mobilizing disciples who are becoming like Jesus Christ.”
Our Process: Discipleship is the intentional making of disciples, with accountability, based on loving relationships. This is to be carried out by the people of God, directed by the Word of God, energized by the Spirit of God, to further the glory of God.
Our Product: In living to glorify the Lord, the most important aspect of our church ministry is the product that is produced. That product is a mature, growing disciple. We define a disciple as a believer who is becoming more like Christ by obediently growing in character, in ability to minister to others, and in efforts to help bring others to faith in Christ. He is growing in his relationship to God, with himself, with other believers, and with the world. We believe the Spirit of God produces spiritual growth as a believer sincerely and diligently practices the Christian disciplines: Bible study, prayer, stewardship, witnessing, fellowship and worship.
Our STATEMENT OF FAITH:
A complete Statement of Faith is available as a PDF file.
You can also look at individual sections listed below.
Section 1: The Scriptures
Section 2: The True God
Section 3: God the Father
Section 4: God the Son (Jesus Christ)
Section 5: God the (Holy) Spirit
Section 6: Angelic Beings
Section 7: The Fall of Man
Section 8: Salvation
Section 9: The Church
Section 10: End Times
Section 11: Separation
Section 12: Civil Government
Section 13: Creation, Life and Marriage
Section 14: Contemporary Issues