First Baptist Church, Richmond KY
Monday, May 22, 2017

Our Mission Statement
 
"Because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ." 
Ephesians 2:4-5a

 
alive! in the power of God
 
a
dore God
l ove all people
i nvest in God's work
v alue God's Word
e xpand God's Kingdom

 
Our Vision Statement

Focused on Christ with a heart for people to the Glory of God.


Our Core Values
 
Worship: Because we praise God as the Supreme Creator of our universe, thank Him for His immeasurable gift of grace through Jesus Christ our Savior, and love Him who first loved us, we desire to worship Him with our hearts, minds, and souls in all that we say and do.  See: Psalm 29:2, Psalm 100, Romans 12:1-2.
 
Prayer: Because God allows us free communication with Him in every circumstance, we desire to call on Him for repentance, confession, praise, and thanksgiving with a complete assurance that He will respond with our willingness to listen and accept His perfect answer.  See: Matthew 7:7-8, Philippians 4:6-7, Hebrews 4:16, James 5:13-16.
 
Bible Knowledge: Because we believe the Bible is the divinely inspired word of God designed to teach us truth and draw us closer to Him, we desire to study the scriptures diligently, on our own and together, careful always to seek God's will in every word and obediently respond.  See II Timothy 3:16-17, James 1:22-25. 
 
Mobilized Laity: Because God blesses each of us with unique gifts and provides us with opportunities to use these gifts for Him, we desire to seek ways to grow in Christ until we reach unity and maturity and stand firmly in the faith so we might share our gifts within the church, our community, and the world, realizing that no gift is too small when wholly dedicated to God.  See Romans 12:3-8, I Corinthians 12:1-31, Ephesians 4:11-16, I Peter 4:10-11.
 
Evangelism/World Missions: Because God gave us the Great Commission to take His message of love to all the world, and because we believe that Jesus is the only way to God, we desire to devote our time, talents, prayers, and resources to share Jesus with others in our community and the world regardless of their race, nationality, age, wealth, or culture. See: Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 1:8, John 14:6, Acts 4:12.
 
God's Family/Relationships: Because our love of others should be second only to our love of God and because God holds a special place in His heart for the community of believers, we desire to foster an atmosphere that will nurture love and respect within all relationships as we work together to share God's love, through Jesus, with the world.  See: John 13:34-35, Acts 2:42-47, I Peter 4:8-9.