Core Values

First Baptist Church’s core values:

  • We are committed to worship and prayer.
    We Worship as an open expression of our devotion to God.
    We pray as a vital way to keep our hearts open to what God would have us do.
    Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. Mark 12:30 (NIV)
  • We are committed to learn and understand the Bible.
    We study God’s Word and apply it to our daily lives.
    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 3:16-17 (NIV)
  • We are committed to obedience to God.
    We live to fulfill the will of God in our lives.
    Therefore, I urge you, borthers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship. Romans 12:1 (NIV)
  • We are committed to fellowship as believers in Christ.We build relationships in the Church for mutual cooperation and encouragement.
    In Christ we who are many form one body, a each member belongs to all the others. Romans 12:5 (NIV)
  • We are committed to evagelism.
    We work to spread the gospel throughout our community and the world.
    All authority in heaven and onearth hasbeen given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. Matthew 28:18-20 (NIV)
  • We are committed to leadership development.
    We develop and equip leaders for the ongoing ministry of the church.
    And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men whowill also be qualified to teach others. 2 Timothy 2:2 (NIV)
  • We are committed to a life of giving.
    We give of ourselves and our resources to honor God and build His kingdom.
    But just as you excel in everything — in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us — see that you also excel in this grace of giving. 2 Corinthians 8:7 (NIV)
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