I. Faith Baptist Church
A. Vision: Connecting People with God, others, and service
B. Mission: Glorify God through the development of mature followers of Christ through:
II. Christian Education
A. Vision: Glorify God by proclaiming Jesus as both warning and as teaching which aims to “present everyone mature in
Christ” (Colossians 1:28, ESV) in a head, heart, and hands manner of discipleship growth as outlined by Jesus’ call to “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of me” (Matt. 4:19, ESV).
1. Head: Transform the thinking and worldview of believers through proper study of God’s Word
2. Heart: Shape the desires of the hearts of believers by growing in love and understanding of God (John :35).
3. Hands: Apply the knowledge and desire to live Godly lives in the action of ministering to each other, evangelizing the lost, and serving all people according to the gifts given to each believer (James 1:22-25).
C. Student Ministry
1. High School Teen Ministry
a) Vision: Train disciples who sustain their walk with the Lord according to their personal relationship with the Savior through early adulthood.
(1)Recognize the evidence of God’s eternal power and divine nature in creation (Romans 1:20)
(2)Rely on the inerrant Word of God as the foundation for truth (2 Tim. 3:16)
(3)Respond in freedom won from sin through Christ in their lifestyle (Gal. 5:16)
2. Middle School Ministry
a) Vision: To translate the knowledge of Scriptural truths into personal application.
(1)Commit Have each youth commit to a saving relationship with Christ. (John 3:3)
(2)Confess Have each youth be able to recognize and articulate their personal salvation story. (Rom. 10:8-10)
(3)Confirm Have each youth recognize how their Christian belief will affect every decision they make of how they will live their life. (Matt. 16:24- 26)
D. Children’s Ministry
1. Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade Ministry
a) Vision: Reveal the purposes of God towards Man through the narrative and instruction in God’s Word.
(1)Challenge them to look for opportunities to live God’s Word out in their lives (Heb. 4:12)
(2)Concrete Bible verses in their minds (Ps. 119:11).
(3)Care about their individual situations and how we can help their parents lead them to grow in the knowledge and understanding of God’s Word (Deut. 11:18-21).
2. Kindergarten, First, and Second Grade Ministry
a) Vision: Teach children how the storyline of God’s Word is connected and reveals the character of God and Man.
(1)Excite in them a desire for Bible memorization (Prov. 16:20).
(2)Engage their minds with the stories and truths from God’s Word (John 17:17).
(3)Encourage them to learn the attributes of God and who they are in His sight (Ps. 139:1-6).
3. Preschool Ministry
a) Vision: Indwell the Word of God into the hearts of our children.
(1)Shower them with the pure and patient love God has for all of us, and shepherd them to extend that same love to others (Gal. 5:22-23).
(2)Sow God’s Word into their hearts through Bible memorization appropriate for their learning level (Col 3:16).
(3)Saturate our time with them with Bible learning that engages all five of their senses (1 Jn. 1:1-3).
4. Bus Ministry
a) Vision: Overcoming obstacles for children so that they may experience God’s love towards them in their physical, relationship, and spiritual well-being.
(1)Comfort their bodies by providing a healthy breakfast (Matt. 25:35-36)
(2)Courier them safely between their homes and church (Matt 19:14)
(3)Counsel them in the Lord through full participation in Sunday school and children’s church (Matt 28:18-20)
E. Adult Ministry
1. Adult Bible Class
a) Vision: Equip disciples with the knowledge of our faith beyond the foundational matters to grow in maturity and advance as disciple makers.
(1)Teach the history and development of theology at an adult learning level appropriate to those who desire to move beyond the milk to solid food (Heb. 5:12-13)
(2)Train critical biblical thinking and discernment by evaluation of contemporary issues in light of a Christian worldview (Heb. 5:14-6:2)
(3)Test the messages heard and taught against a proper and qualified interpretation of Scripture (Acts 17:11)
III. Benevolence Ministry
A. Vision: Extend the blessing God has endowed upon this church into the community as a reflection of God’s mercy
and fulfillment of His expectations for evangelism and caregiving.
1. Show that the nature of God produces loving and merciful people (Matt. 12:7)
2. Seed the Gospel into our community by generous action (James 2:14-17)
3. Serve according to God’s will for His future glory in judgement (Matt. 25:34-40)
C. Benevolence Fund
1. Vision: Provide for the needs of the faithful body which temporarily exceed their own resources and responsibly
use financial resources as relief and evangelism to the community.
a) Unite together as one body meeting the needs of other members as the Holy Spirit directs according to the example of the early church. (Acts 2:45)
b) Urge one another to full effort according to their abilities under God’s command. (2 Thess. 3:6-12)
c) Announce the love of God and rewards of fellowship with His body into the community through responsible meeting of needs as charitable giving towards necessary expenses that exceed the resources of persons in the local community.
V. Officers and Staff