Vision & Values

Go therefore and make disciples...

Exalt Christ. Equip Believers. Encourage Community. Expand the kingdom.


The mission of First Baptist Church Spring Lake is the same mission Jesus gave his followers: 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. 

OUR Vision

The vision of First Baptist Church Spring Lake is to EXALT the Lord Jesus Christ by EQUIPPING disciples, ENCOURAGING community, and EXPANDING the kingdom of God.

Our Core Values

AUTHORITY of the Bible
Because the Bible is the holy, infallible, and inerrant Word of God, we commit to place our highest authority in the Scriptures.
(Deut. 4:2; Josh. 1:8; Ps. 19:7; Ps. 33:4,6; Ps. 119; Matt. 5:18; Jn. 10:35; Rom. 15:4; 2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:19-21; Rev. 22:18-19)

The Bible's message is centered on Jesus Christ, the Son of God who was sent to redeem sinners. Therefore our love, worship, and reverence is focused on the person and work of Jesus Christ, to the glory of God the Father.
(Lk. 24:27,44; Jn. 5:39; Jn. 16:13-14; Acts 28:23; Eph. 2:20; Phil. 2:9-11; 1 Pet. 1:10-11)

ADVANCEMENT of the Kingdom
In obedience to King Jesus, we devote ourselves to the advancement of his kingdom, knowing the Church is called into being by him and for his glory.
(1 Chron. 29:11; Isaiah 2:1-5; Matt. 4:17; Matt. 6:10,33; Matt. 16:19; Matt. 24:14; John 3:3-5; Eph. 2:19-20; Col. 1:13; 1 Pet. 2:9; Heb. 12:28)

We are one body in Christ. We value genuine, sacrificial, and unconditional love, characterized by prayer, humility, forgiveness, encouragement, and bearing one another’s burdens. Being empowered by the Holy Spirit, we strive together to grow in biblical knowledge, holiness, and faithfulness.
(Prov. 17:17, 27:17; Jn. 15:12; Acts 2:42-47; Rom. 12:5,16; 1 Cor. 1:10, 12:12-31; Eph. 4:2-6; Col. 3:13; Gal. 5:22; Gal. 6:2; Titus 3:10-11; Heb. 10:19-25; Jam. 5:16; 1 Pet. 4:8-11)

AGENCY of the Church
The Church is the primary instrument for proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ to the world in the power of the Holy Spirit. We aim to participate, collaborate, and cooperate with entities that affirm and support this mandate.
(Matt. 16:18-20; Matt. 28:16-20; Acts 13:3, 15:41; Eph. 3:8-10; Phil. 4:15-16; Titus 1:5; Heb. 10:24-25; 3 Jn. 8)

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