To build a loving community of believers that helps individuals and families fulfill the greatest commandments and the great commission.
And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 22:37-40
1. To love God completely
2. To love one another unconditionally
3. To serve the world in a way that brings the light of Jesus.
What does that really mean to be a part of the Southern Baptist Convention?
· is the largest association of Christian churches in America
One out of every 10 churches in America is affiliated with the SBC (47,500+ churches and 14 million members — more than most other denominations combined).
· is the most diverse association of churches
SBC churches include every race, nationality, and ethnic group. Each Sunday, services are held in over 80 languages in the U.S. In this area our association includes Korean, Hispanic, and African Southern Baptist churches.
· is an affiliation that continues to grow
The SBC baptized over 1,000 new Christians a day in the U.S. and begins nearly 5 new churches a day!
· is mission and mercy driven
We support, through our churches' giving, the largest mission sending effort of any Christian grouping of churches while also providing mercy ministry that provides help across the nation and the world in times of disaster relief and recovery
- International Mission Board
- North American Mission Board
- Send Relief (National and International)
- Disaster Relief - Florida Baptist Convention (Local)
Why not just be an independent church?
We are an independent church! Every SBC church is completely independent. There is no denominational control or hierarchy, as there are in most other denominations. Each church is self-governed and determines its own affairs.
• Every SBC church chooses its own pastor
• Every SBC church owns its own buildings and assets
• Every SBC church determines its own programs