Who We Are and What We Believe

Who We Are and What We Believe

Our Mission

We exist to glorify God by reaching people for Christ and walking with them to maturity.

Our Vision

Together and individually, we will impact the community of Mooresville and northern Morgan County by sharing the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ and actively displaying the love of God as we live in ever-deepening relationship with God and others.

Our Core Values

Our core values drive the way we live and minister as a congregation. While they do not describe everything we are striving to accomplish nor do we believe excel at them all, we are working to live out these values.

Biblical Preaching & Teaching – We believe that God’s Word is our foundation for living. Therefore, we value biblical expository preaching and teaching as the basis for everything we do and are committed to exposing our lives to the whole truth of Scripture.

Prayer – We believe prayer is the privilege of every child of God and connects us to the God’s heart. We value intercessory prayer in every aspect of our lives, both corporately and individually, and we are committed to spending time in prayer in both settings.

Worship – We believe that worship brings us into a life-changing, dynamic experience with the living God. We value worship that is authentic, biblically correct and culturally relevant.

Evangelism – We believe the gospel should be made known to all people regardless of their life situation. Therefore, we value the proclamation of the gospel by every believer and are committed to training, equipping and mobilizing every member in sharing the faith.

Missions – We believe that Christ’s command go to all nations with the gospel is true for us. We value reaching our community, our state, our country and all of the world with the gospel. Therefore, we are committed to systematically supporting our cooperative mission agencies and sending missionaries from First Baptist to the ends of the world.

Fellowship – We believe biblical community is deepened through spending time with God’s people socially, in ministry, and during times of personal distress. We value experiencing authentic relationships that strengthen our common bond and witness to our common Savior.

Lay Leadership – We believe God has gifted every believer to perform the work of the ministry.  We value a strong, involved laity in all positions of leadership and are committed to developing and equipping them for all areas of ministry.

Strong Families – We believe the family is the basic unit in any congregation and has been ordained by God for the nurturing of every member’s faith. We value strong families and are committed to developing programs that enhance the welfare of the family.

Our Statement of Faith

We believe the Scripture is our authority on matters of faith and practice. We have adopted the Baptist Faith and Message (2000) as our doctrinal statement. You can find the BFM2000 here.