First Baptist Church Alvarado Beliefs
To attract and win believers in Jesus Christ, to develop them to Christlike maturity, and empower them for meaningful ministry in His church and a life of mission in the world in each stage and segment of their lives.
The First Baptist Church of Alvarado is a group of baptized believers united in the power of the Holy Spirit on mission for:
- Worship: In Worship we celebrate God’s presence by expressing our love to God in praise.
- Ministry: In ministry, we demonstrate God’s love by meeting personal needs and helping those who are hurting.
- Evangelism: In evangelism, we communicate God’s Word by sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with others in the power of the Holy Spirit.
- Discipleship: In discipleship, we educate God’s people by teaching them how to grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Providing strategic opportunities to share Christ locally and globally.
Statement of Basic Beliefs:
We affirm the Holy Bible as the inspired Word of God and as the basis for our beliefs. The church subscribes to the doctrinal statement of the “Baptist Faith and Message” as adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention.
Having been led, as we believe the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, and on the profession of our faith having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, we do now, in the presence of God, angels, and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.
We engage, therefore by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church in knowledge, holiness and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor and spread of the gospel through all nations.
We also engage to maintain family and secret devotions, to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly with the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale of, and use of destructive drugs or intoxicating drinks as a beverage; to shun pornography; to be zealous in our efforts to advance the Kingdom of our Savior.
We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember each other in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and courteously in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the rules of our Savior to secure it without delay.
We moreover engage that when we remove from this place we will, as soon as possible, unite with some other church, where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.