Who We Are
At Faith Baptist, our primary goal is to be a biblical church that is Christ-centered, outreach-oriented, relationally intentional, and above all, pleasing to God.
WorshipSo often these days, the words “traditional or contemporary” are the concepts we use to define a church. In theory, this refers to the style of music used. In practice, however, this often tells you whether a church is predominantly filled with young people or middle-aged and older people. This divide between generations is one thing we are working to avoid. In Acts 2, Simon Peter defined what was happening on the day of Pentecost by quoting the words of the prophet Joel in the Old Testament. Joel said, among other things, “…your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams” (Acts 2:17). Far from age-specific churches, this passage calls for the enthusiasm of the young to be combined with the experience of the old to do great evangelistic work. When Paul compared the church and its members to the human body, he reminded us: 1 Corinthians 12:21-22 And the eye cannot say to the hand, "I have no need of you"; nor again the head to the feet, "I have no need of you." No, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary.
He goes on (1 Cor 12:25) to warn that there should be “no schism in the body.” All generations must work together to fulfill the Great Commission. We are trying to be a church where we are always reminded that what honors or blesses one member of the body blesses us all (1 Cor 12:26).
Each Sunday, we gather together and worship our great God “in Spirit and in truth." Are we traditional or contemporary? Neither. Both. We are Faith.
Outreach2 Corinthians 5:18-20 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.
The great truth of the gospel is revealed concisely in this passage: “God was in Christ, reconciling the world to Himself.” Humanity exists at enmity with God, a state of hostility that could only be reconciled by the death of the cross. When we believe on Jesus Christ, our sins are charged to Him, and His righteousness is credited to us. It's no wonder we call that “good news!” This message of reconciliation is committed to us as ambassadors for Christ.
Our mission faces unique challenges in today’s world. The hostility toward God and the gospel is growing, making our outreach efforts more critical. At Faith Baptist Church, we are committed to developing new generations of ambassadors for Christ as we encourage those who both model and teach it. For us, this also means the support of national and international church planting efforts. It means offering humanitarian support in our own community, as well as around the world. It means the charitable foundations of Faith Support Ministries and Keep the Faith, designed to offer help and support to those battling cancer. It means we create opportunities for our youth and adults to be involved in short term mission efforts. It's all this and much, much more.
We don’t just give to missions; we live missions.
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