Our Purpose: Connected, Committed, Contagious
Here at First Baptist we are trying to live out our faith in a way that embodies the heart of Jesus.
We want to be Connected: Building relationships with Christ and one another that are meaningful and missional. We were made to live in community with one another (Acts 2:43-47).
We want to be Committed: Transforming lives through the Word of God as disciples of Jesus. We are saved to know Christ and to make Him known (Romans 12:1-2)
We want to be Contagious: We want to stand out from the world in order to speak the Good News of salvation. Sharing freedom that comes through the Gospel of Jesus. We are called to be obedient to the great commission (Matthew 28:19-20) by making disciples of Jesus.
In short, First Baptist is striving to be a biblically formed church that is faithful and obedient to our Lord. Expository preaching, life application and missional living are at the heart of what we are about.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
We believe that the Bible is God’s written revelation to man and that it is verbally inspired, authoritative and without error.
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, death on the cross to provide for our salvation, bodily resurrection and ascension into heaven, present intercession for us and His return to earth in power and glory.
We believe the person and deity of the Holy Spirit and that He performs the miracle of new birth in an unbeliever and indwells believers, enabling them to live a godly life.
We believe that man was created in the image of God but because of sin was alienated from God. That separation can be removed only by accepting through faith alone, God’s gift of salvation which was made possible through the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
First Baptist Groves believes that the Kingdom of God is much larger than any single church. We believe that the local church should actively be involved in missions, both local and international. The missions we support are involved in but are not limited to church planting, mercy ministries, orphan care and evangelism. We also have the opportunity to support our own people as God calls them to “go” by providing financially and spiritually for people who feel led to go abroad to share the Gospel of Christ.