Our Mission Statement:
At the heart of our mission is the compelling urgency to proclaim the Gospel to everyone.
The way we summarize the Biblical expectations is this:
"It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and of every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nations. The new birth of man's spirit by God's Holy Spirit means the birth of love for others. Missionary effort on the part of all rests thus upon a spiritual necessity of the regenerate life, and is expressly and repeatedly commanded in the teachings of Christ. The Lord Jesus Christ has commanded the preaching of the Gospel to all nations. It is the duty of every child of God to seek constantly to win the lost to Christ by verbal witness under-girded by a Christian lifestyle, and by other methods in harmony with the Gospel of Christ." (BF&M, Article XI, Evangelism and Missions).
The Gospel truly is Good News and we are passionate in our commitment to share that Good News through Evangelism and Missions until the Lord returns.
We take very seriously the Lord's example of compassion and His command to love and care for the needy (John 3:16; Luke 10:25-37; Matthew 25:31-46.)
The answer to the why we do what we do is simple -- Southern Baptists proclaim and minister the Gospel because the love of Christ compels us to do so (2 Corinthians 5:14).
God loved us enough to send His one and only Son to pay the penalty for our sins. Whoever believes in Him has eternal life (John 3:16). In response to the love He has lavished on us, we are called to love one another (John 13:34-35; 15:12-17).
Jesus summarized this truth in what is called the Great Commandment -- Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important command. The second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:37-39).
We know the Way to have our sins forgiven and to have a right relationship with God; the Way to be redeemed from our sin and delivered from its consequences; the Way to have eternal life -- not just forever in heaven, but the fullest life possible -- the life of knowing Him (John 17:3) and knowing Him (Philippians 3:10). That Way is Jesus (John 14:6). Love compels us to share the Good News of His love and extend the offer of His forgiveness with as many as possible.