Our Heavenly DIRECTIONS
Greatest Commands: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind & Love your neighbor – Matthew 22:36-40
Glorify God – 1 Corinthians 10:31 and Please Him – 2 Cor. 5:9
God’s Will: Spiritual Maturity (Christlikeness) – Colossians 1:28 and Encouraging each other to love and good works – Hebrews 10:23-24
Great Commission: Go, Make Disciples, Baptize, & Teach to Obey – Matthew 28:19-20
Our Earthly MISSION
So as we see it, The mission of First Baptist Church is to develop missionary (or “on-mission) disciples who WORSHIP God, GROW spiritually, and SHARE the Gospel and their Spiritual Gifts.
WORSHIP – Our lives are designed to glorify God and recognize Jesus Christ as Lord
GROW – Spiritually & in Maturity through Discipleship, Fellowship & Encouragement
SHARE – We are called to share the good news of the Gospel and to share our spiritual gifts and abilities with our church, our community & the world.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to worship, grow, and share!
Our mission as a church is to help, encourage, and train you to accomplish your mission.
A maturing believer is one who seeks to glorify God, continues to move towards Christlikeness, and pursues other disciples to bring along with him or her.
“Maturity is an ongoing process without an endpoint this side of eternity.”
– Daniel Im, No Silver Bullets.
How can you BLESS others with all that God has done for you? Do this with no personal motives.
|B||Begin with Prayer||I will pray for the people in my life and the places I go.|
|L||Listen||I will listen to and discover the needs of others|
|E||Eat||I will share meals and spend time with people|
|S||Serve||I will respond to the needs of others and help them in practical and impactful ways|
|S||Story||I will share the story of Jesus and what He is doing in my life|
Our Ministry Vision
Our ministry vision and focus is developing and encouraging missionary disciples. We want to see our discipleship focused on direction not destination.
First Baptist Church is here to bring Glory to God by preaching His Word, and raising up a church full of disciples who want to bring Him glory as they make more disciples and accomplish the mission.