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The Baptist Faith & Message

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The Baptist Faith & Message

Our Purpose

 

The Purpose of Amelia Baptist Church is to glorify God by being a people who will love the Lord with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength and to love each other as ourselves.

 

"Teacher," said the religious official to Jesus, "which is the greatest commandment in the Law? Jesus replied: 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments" (Matt. 22:36-40, NIV).

 

There is a very important distinction between "being" something, and "doing" something. We live in a society that, in many ways, defines itself by what it accomplishes. This same society creates within all of us the need to accomplish or perform in order to have purpose and meaning. God did create us with this need to work and create. Yet, this is not the primary purpose for our existence. God created us to "be" a people who love Him and seek His glory. Jesus said that the greatest commandment is to "love" the Lord God with all your heart, soul, and mind. God wants us to be a people who love Him. Therefore, our purpose as Amelia Baptist Church is to "be" that people.

 

Our Mission

 

The mission of Amelia Baptist Church is to lead people who are without Christ into a love relationship with Him and to assist them to become His disciples.

 

"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations," said Jesus to his disciples, "baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age" (Matt. 28:19-20, NIV).

 

We believe that if we will "be" what God has created us to be, then we will do what He has commanded us to do.

 

Again, our mission is to bring people who are without Christ into a love relationship with Him. Further, our mission includes assisting new believers to become fully functional followers of Christ.

 

 

Christ-Centered, Family Equipping
Christ-Centered, Family Equipping
Christ-Centered, Family Equipping
Christ-Centered, Family Equipping
Christ-Centered, Family Equipping
Christ-Centered, Family Equipping