Vision for Community

Our vision for community both inside and outside First Baptist

God calls His church to live in community. At the same time, He calls us to connect with the community around us.

Living in Community

We serve a God who lives in community with Himself (Genesis 1:26) and calls us to live in community with one another. The New Testament is loaded with admonitions to live as one people in unity with one another.
Paul illustrates our connection in several ways. One way is by describing the church as one body with many parts. We each serve a function and help other parts of the body do their part.

Romans 12:4-5

For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.

What does this mean?

How do we live out this sort of one body reality?

Gathering Together

One way that we build community is by intentionally gathering together. Whether in a Sunday morning worship service, Bible study, prayer group, or mission team, our togetherness prompts us toward Kingdom living.
The author of Hebrews put it this way.
(Hebrews 10:24–25 NIV) And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Practically speaking

We look for ways to connect with others. We are not called to live life alone, and we strive to live out community both inside and outside the church.