Purpose & Vision
The purpose of the church is summed up in the commission Christ gave His disciples just before He ascended to Heaven: “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen” (Matthew 28:18–20).
This last command of Christ should be our highest priority; every facet of church activity should in some way relate to this, the purpose of the church. Acts 5:42 records that the Jerusalem church was indeed fulfilling this purpose: “And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.” This young church was constantly engaged in making the Gospel known to the world.
With these passages as our guide, the purpose of Bible Baptist Church must be defined by the New Testament pattern of glorifying God and evangelizing the world. With this Biblical purpose clearly set forth, we believe we can have clear vision on how to carry out the work of God. This vision of God’s work can be seen in four complementary aspects:
- Make Christ Known
- Model Christ to the Next Generation
- Minister His Love to one Another
- Magnify Christ through the Word
Each year at Bible Baptist, Pastor Wiley leads the church in carrying out a yearly theme based upon a statement from God’s Word. We believe that God is leading Bible Baptist to STAND FAST in 2016. In a world full of wickedness and adversity to the cause of Christ, we as children of God must learn to STAND FAST for Him. Our theme of STAND FAST is derived from Philippians 1:27 which states "that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel." As we strive to make Christ known and to stand for Him, we must do so by standing fast on the true Rock and His Holy Word. Join us in our journey to declare a living and loving Christ to a lost world.
(I Cor. 10:31; Eph. 3:21; Matt. 28:18-20; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:46-49; John 20:21-23; Acts 1:8)