mission statement

Our Mission and Vision
 
Faith Baptist Church is a family of believers compelled by the gospel of Jesus Christ to love God, grow together, and reach others.
 
We Love God because He first loved us.   We respond in love to God by worshiping Him daily through our actions, committing ourselves to prayer, the study of His Word, and lives of obedience.   As we seek to love God first…
 
We Grow Together by gathering regularly for worship, sharing life together throughout the week, pursuing unity and maturity in Christ, and serving together according to our gifts and abilities.  As we grow together in Christlikeness…
 
We Reach Others, sharing grace and truth with our community and our world.  We do this by demonstrating love and generosity to our neighbors, offering ministries that meet the needs of those around us, and cultivating relationships with those who do not yet know Christ.
 
 
Our Core Values
 
At Faith Baptist, our central value is the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  God so loved the world that He sent His Son to redeem us by dying on the cross for our sins and rising from the dead.  This good news informs every aspect of the life of our church.
 
Truth:
We believe we are called to proclaim the Gospel to the world, and to live in obedience to the truth of God as revealed in His Word, the Bible.
 
Grace:
We believe God wants His church to be a welcoming environment of grace, not legalism, and that our relationships with others should reflect the unconditional love He has shown to us in the Gospel. 
 
Worship:
We believe the appropriate response to the Gospel is the offering of our whole lives to God in worship.  We worship when we gather together as the body of Christ, but also in our daily lives through obedience, service, and sacrifice.
 
Commitment:
We believe the love of God rightly understood compels us to actively participate in the mission of God.  All believers are called to serve according to their gifts for the building up of the church and the spread of the Gospel.
 
Unity:
We believe the Gospel makes us brothers and sisters in the family of God, and calls us to live in loving relationship with one another.  As we pursue unity and right relationships, we reflect God’s very nature to the world and experience His blessing.
 
Maturity:
We believe the Gospel invites us into a lifelong process of being shaped into the image of Jesus, both as individuals and as a church.  This requires our submission to the work of His Spirit and the truth of His Word.
 
Prayer:
We believe that personal and corporate prayer are the foundation of the believer’s relationship with God and the church’s fulfillment of its mission.  In prayer we draw closer to God in relationship, make our requests to Him, and express our thanks to Him.  Prayer enables the church to discover the will of God and empowers us to carry it out.
 
Generosity:
We believe that just as God has lavishly poured out his love on us, we also are called to be generous with all that God has entrusted to us to meet the needs of the church and the people around us.
 
Our Community:
We believe that we are uniquely called to bring the Gospel to the people of the Lincoln City area.  We believe in an approach to ministry that makes us good citizens, active community members, and positive reflections of Christ to the watching world.  We offer a broad range of ministries that reflect the demographics of our surrounding community.