Yesterday, with the Leadership Team's recommendation, First Baptist Church of Gatesville unanimously adopted the following as our church Mission Statement:
First Baptist Church of Gatesville is a missional, Bible-teaching fellowship which sincerely worships Jesus Christ.
This mission statement is paired with the following further explanation:
Missional: Broad term
- A church on mission for God.
- A church involved in ministry/missions efforts locally and globally.
- A church that reaches outside the walls of the church building in missions/ministries activities.
- A church involved in this community.
- An evangelistic congregation seeking to lead people to faith in Christ and seeking to grow the kingdom of Christ.
- A church committed to a God-given vision, becoming what God desires.
Bible-teaching: A church that teaches, preaches and seeks to live according to Biblical principles.
Fellowship: A genuine community of believers ministering together, serving each other, and being served, as needs arise with heartfelt love. We are family.
Worship: A church that values sincere worship of God in Jesus Christ in partnership with the Holy Sprit; a congregation that worships our Lord with our total being.