Thursday, June 20, 2013
What We Believe
This mission statement conveys two primary concepts
that guides our ministry:
We were created to glorify God !
Go make disciples of all nations !
These were the last words of Jesus from the book of Matthew:
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son
and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.
Luke says it a little differently when he conveys the story in Acts Chapter 1:
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem
and in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth.
Riverchase Baptist is a New Testament church - choosing to voluntarily cooperate with many different organizations to carry out the mission of Christ to our community, state, nation and beyond. On an international & national level, we affiliate with both the International Mission Board (IMB) and the North American Mission Board (NAMB) as well as the Offering for Global Missions. We affiliate with the Alabama State Board of Missions and the Shelby Baptist Association for state and local missions. We also partner with many local, such as the Women's Missionary Union (WMU), and Jessie's Place (a shelter for women and children).
Our Core Values:
To worship God by offering our praise and prayers, proclaiming and responding to His word.
John 4:24 Romans 12:1-2
To pray for, support, and engage in global missions and lifestyle evangelism through church activities and missions.
Matthew 28:19-20 Acts 1:8 Acts 10:34-43
To minister to one another and our community and to equip one another for effective ministry.
Matthew 25: 37-40 Romans 12:10-13 James 2:14-17
To develop and nurture spiritual growth, individually and corporately, through prayer, service and study of the Word.
Ephesians 4:15-16 1 Peter 2:5
To give and receive in a spirit of hospitality toward one another.
Acts 2:42-47 1 John 1:17
To partner with other Christians in meeting the needs of our world and community.
1 Corinthians 1:10 1 Corinthians 12:4-7 Ephesians 4:3-7