OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD!
We are coming up on the start of the Operation Christmas Child season.
We all need to start thinking about those less fortunate than us, and also getting ready to fill as many shoe boxes as you can.
First Baptist Church will again serve as the local area collection station.
Collection times will be posted here when they are firm.
Click on the link below to view the Samaritans Purse video.
Samaritans Purse Video
The Mission [what we’re doing]
Our mission is to love God, love one another, love those who don’t know Jesus, and to lead them to Him.
The Vision [what we’re becoming]
Our vision is to be a biblically functioning community of believers with a passion for:
Embracing diversity, and
The Core Values [what’s our DNA]
Spirit-filled teaching of the Bible is the catalyst for transformation in individual lives [Romans 12.7; 2 Timothy 3.16-17; James 1.23-25].
All people matter to God and therefore they ought to matter to us [Luke 5.30-32; Luke 15; Matthew 18.14].
The local church should be racially and ethnically diverse [Matthew 28.19; Revelation 7.9-10; 1 Corinthians 12.13; Galatians 3.28].
The church is most effective in its ministry of reconciliation when it combines cultural relevance with biblical principles [1 Corinthians 9.19-23].
Excellence honors God and inspires people [Colossians 3.17; Malachi 1.6-14; Proverbs 27.17].
The church functions optimally when it operates as a united team of servants with men and women stewarding their Spiritual gifts [1 Corinthians 12 & 14; Romans 12; Ephesians 4; Psalm 133.1].
Love for Jesus Christ is demonstrated in loving relationships and actions in every aspect of life [1 Corinthians 13; Nehemiah 3; Luke 10.1; John 13.34-35].
Churches are most effective in advancing the cause of Christ when led by men and women with leadership gifts [Nehemiah 1 & 2; Romans 12.8; Acts 6.2-5].
Spiritual growth happens best in small groups [Luke 6.12-13; Acts 2.44-47].
Full devotion to Jesus Christ in all areas of life is the calling of every believer [Ephesians 4.25-26; Hebrews 12.4; Philippians 1.6].