First Baptist Church
We are delighted with your interest in our congregation. We are alive and growing into a new era for our church. You may be experiencing a unique combination of traits, as American Baptists, we are evangelical and ecumenical, diverse and inclusive, like a family, reaching out in new and innovative ways, with our emphasis on people, helping each other grow in spiritual maturity and commitment to Jesus as Lord and Savior. We hope you experience an authenticity among us. We want to be genuine with each other and God and to be faithful to our calling as followers of Christ. Might your contact with us invite you to an even deeper understanding of your own relation with Christ. It would be our privilege to have even more opportunities for fellowship with you.
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What We Believe
There is an old joke about the Baptists that wherever two of us are gathered, there are sure to be at least three different opinions. Baptists are known for their fierce independence and individuality in their love of the Lord. More important than church creeds or doctrines has been our emphasis on the covenant. The covenant is the basis of church membership for us and is an agreement we enter into with God and one another.
Our Church Covenant
In response to the love and guidance of God through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we do solemnly and joyfully make this covenant with one another. We will, by the power of the Holy Spirit, walk together in Christian love, remembering one another in prayer, sharing each other's joys, and sustaining each other in time of difficulty. We will faithfully meet together to promote the spiritual life of our church and ourselves through worship, the privilege of prayer, and the study of the Scriptures. We will strive to strengthen the mission of the Church by contributing our time, our talents, and our resources. We pledge ourselves to bear witness to the power and love of Jesus Christ in our lives, and to aid in proclaiming the Gospel here and throughout the world. We will be faithful to educate ourselves and our children in the knowledge and love of God so that the Holy Spirit may be seen in all of our relationships, and so that we may live to the glory of Him who has called us out of darkness into His marvelous light.