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Who We Are

 

 

Who We Are...

 

"We are committed to loving and learning, serving and sharing, in order to glorify God."

 

 


 

 

We are a Southern Baptist Church with a vision to see lives changed and a place where people can feel the love of God without feeling like they have to fit into a certain format. 

 

Vision Statement:

 

Our vision is to teach, equip and mobilize our congregation through the word of God to reach the lost in our community and around the world.

 

Mission Statement:

 

TEACHING – EQUIPPING - MOBILIZING

 

 

Methods that will be used to accomplish the Mission statement:

           

(1)                   Teaching:  Will be accomplished by faithfully preaching and teaching the Word of God from the pulpit, and through our small group ministries, Sunday School, children’s – youth – college ministries – men’s and women’s ministries, worship and music ministries, fellowship and social ministries.

(2)                    Equipping:  Will be accomplished through Scriptural Discipleship Programs.

(3)                    Mobilizing:  We will accomplish this task by church visitation, outreach ministry, C.A.R.E., mission work, sending out those called into the ministry and planting new churches.

(4)                   Our ultimate goal is to exemplify our Lord Jesus Christ in our stewardship, fellowship, and discipleship.

 

 

Our Purpose:

 

David Memorial Baptist Church is a fellowship of believers redeemed for eternity by Jesus Christ. Equipped for life by the Word of God, and empowered for ministry by the Holy Spirit. Our purpose for existence is to bring glory to God and enjoy our abundant life in Him. All our purposes must be under girded by sincere heartfelt prayer.  Before the early church did anything, they prayed together.  As a result, their worship was more meaningful, fellowship more sincere, proclamation more powerful, and focus more concentrated.  For David Memorial Baptist Church to be the church God has called us to be, we, David Memorial Baptist Church believe prayer must be the center of our fellowship.  (Acts 4: 23-33)

 

(1) Prayer is a priority of the church.

 

(2) Prayer brings the church together.

 

(3) Prayer focuses on the person of Christ, not the problems of the

      people.

 

(4) Prayer is the vehicle that empowers other ministries.

 

 

Core Values:

  

 

Our Core Values give heart to the vision of our church.  The vision statement tells who we are and the core values reveal and reflect the values of Jesus.

 

The Great Commandment and the Great Commission reveal the purposes of the church.

 

 

 THE GREAT COMMANDMENT

      Matthew 22: 37-40

 

                        WORSHIP                                                                                                   MINISTRY  

 Love the Lord With All Your Heart                                                     Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

 

 "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.  Love your neighbor as yourself.  All the law and the prophets hang on these two commandments."

 

 


THE GREAT COMMISSION 

Matthew 28: 19-20 

 

              EVANGELISM                              FELLOWSHIP                              DISCIPLESHIP 

         Go and Make Disciples                       Baptizing Them                        Teaching Them to Obey

 

"Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy     Spirit, teaching them to obey everything I commanded you.

 

 
 

(1) WORSHIP:  We exist to first and foremost worship God.

 

Worship is the central activity of the church.  At David Memorial Baptist Church we desire for worship of Jesus Christ to be the primary focus of the church.  Other ministries of the church flow from worship of the church.  We realize that worship comes before service.

 

“Worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only.”  (Matthew 14:10)

 

  

(2) MINISTRY:  We exist to extend God’s love willingly.

 

The second part of the Great Commandment is to “…love your neighbor as yourself.”  The church exists to minister to all people.  The Bible says that we are created for “good works” that God does through us in building His Kingdom.  When God made us, He wired us up for a particular task.  Our natural talents given at our natural birth and our supernatural spiritual gifts given at our spiritual birth mean that God has a place for all believers.

 

“And truly He gave some to be apostles, and some to be prophets, and some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.”  (Ephesians 4:11-12)

 

 

(3)  EVANGELSIM – We exist to communicate God’s message

       effectively.

 

The Great Commission begins with Jesus telling us to “Go therefore and make disciples…”  Evangelism is not an option for any church or any Christian.  It is a command from God.  It is more than our responsibility, it is our privilege.  Acts 1:8 gives the New Testament Church an outline for outreach.  We are committed to reaching our “Jerusalem” (LincolnCounty) for Christ through visitation, home groups, weekly services and special events.  We are also committed to reaching our world through short-term mission trips.

 

Definition of evangelism: “To present the Gospel in the power of the Holy Spirit, and leave the results to God.”

 

Philemon 1:6 says, “I pray that you may be active in the sharing of your faith, so that you may have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ.”

 

 

(4) DISCIPLESHIP – We exist to develop God’s people consistently.

 

The Great Commission states in Matthew 28:19-20, “Therefore go and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy spirit, teaching them to observe all things, whatever I commanded you.  And, behold, I am with you all the days until the end of the world. Amen.”

 

With these verses as the guide, discipleship is the process of helping people become more like Christ in their thoughts, feelings, and actions.  We desire to not only reach for Christ, but to teach them the truths revealed in His Word.  Spiritual maturity is not just talking a good game of Christianity.  Spiritual maturity is being like Jesus.  God’s goal for us all along has been that we become like His Son.

 

“For God knew his people in advance and he chose them to become like His Son.”  (Romans 8:29)

 


(5) FELLOWSHIP – We exist to know God and His family.

 

Going, baptizing, and teaching as found in Matthew 28:19-20 of the Great Commission are the essential elements of the disciple making process.  It symbolizes fellowship – the identification with one body of Christ.

 

(A) To Know God Personally:

 

God created you and I to have a personal relationship with Him.  When we fill that need in our lives with anything, or anyone but God, we sin.  The Bible tells us that the result of our sin is a spiritual and physical death.  (Romans 6:23)

 

Every member needs to experience a personal relationship with God which can only be found through a faith in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son.  (John 3:16)

 

(B) To Know God Corporately:

 

“A church comes to know the will of God when the whole body understands what Christ – the Head – is telling them.”

 

The Apostle Paul wrote, “The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; though all its parts are many; they form one body.  So it is with Christ.  For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body…”  (1 Cor. 12:12-13)

 

(6) The Church Reaching……. Upward, Inward and Outward:

 

We are here to exalt God, to minister to and build up one another, and, as a result of that, we are to reach out to the world. In other words, the church is here for three main reasons: upward, inward, and outward.

Upward:  We are here to worship God. The Bible teaches that we are put on this earth primarily to know and walk with the God who made us and to bring glory to His name.

Inward:  We are here to equip God's people to do His work. Paul said his own goal was not merely to evangelize, but to "present every man perfect in Christ Jesus" (Colossians
1:28).

Outward:  We are here for the evangelization of the world. Jesus commanded us to "Go; therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you" (Matthew 28:19-20). Clearly, it's our commission.

 

   

(7) To Be Like Jesus By Reflecting His Values:

 

Live like Jesus lived.  While many people today are turned off to the church, few are turned off to Jesus.  Teaching and preaching through the life of Jesus is must in a new church.  As John the Baptist suggested, “I must decrease in order that He might increase.

 

Love like Jesus loved.  To love like Jesus loved can be seen clearly in His relationship with His disciples, His commitment to Mary and Martha, His devotion to His own mother, His grace demonstrated to the woman caught in the very act of adultery, His tears for Jerusalem, His friendship with “sinners,” and His forgiveness to His executioners. 

 

Lead like Jesus led.  If one follows carefully the leadership of Jesus throughout the Gospels a pattern evolves.  He mobilized, He modeled, He mentored, and He multiplied.

 

Leave what Jesus left behind.  Ultimately, a disciple leaves what Jesus left behind, which is people who live like He lived, love liked He loved, and lead like He led.

 

  

The Church Reaching Upward, Inward and Outward

 

  

System Design for David Memorial Baptist Church:

 

The system design for David Memorial Baptist Church is a combination of the Program and Purpose based church models.  The way we will accomplish our vision and mission statements will be through teaching: small group ministries, Sunday School, children’s – youth – college ministries – men’s and women’s ministries, worship and music ministries, fellowship and social ministries;

equipping: discipleship; and mobilizing: evangelism, outreach, mission – service ministries and planting new churches.

 

  

Doctrinal Beliefs:

 

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, error free, only infallible, authoritative Word of God.  We believe there is one God eternally existent in three persons, the Holy Trinity: The Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  We believe in the deity of Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His crucifixion and our atonement through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, and in His personal return in power and glory. We believe salvation is by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ.  We believe in the resurrection of the saved to eternal life, and the everlasting punishment of those who have rejected God's forgiveness in His Son.  We strive to contribute and achieve greater unity in all we do within the Body of Christ.

 

 

 

More information coming in the next few weeks -
 
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call Pastor Mike 980-429-5937