Mission

The mission of Glastonbury Baptist Church is to make whole-hearted followers of Jesus Christ here and abroad, for only disciples of Jesus Christ will glorify God in all of life by faith working through love.

Vision

Glastonbury Baptist Church began in September of 2008. Our goal is simple—keep Jesus central in everything. Jesus drives everything we do. Because Jesus is the central hero of the Bible, every sermon is about Him. Because Jesus is the Savior of all, we invite all people to know His love. Because Jesus loves His church, we invite you to find hope, purpose, and salvation in him with us.

Values that Promote our Vision and Mission

 

    • God

      Our highest priority is to know and bring glory to the triune God. He is our first audience and final authority (Romans 11:36).

       

    • The Bible

      We delight in studying the Bible, God's inerrant Word. We believe that it is the primary source for spiritual truth, the final authority on all matters of faith and life, and has the power to transform our lives (2 Timothy 3:16, 17; Hebrews 4:12).

       

    • Passionate Prayer

    • Fruitful ministry requires continual prayer. We are committed to ongoing prayer for God’s direction and blessing as we seek to do His will (Luke 10:2; Colossians 4:2-4; 2 Thessalonians 3:1).

       

    • Robust Worship

    • We believe congregational worship should reflect the majesty of the God we seek. Whether it’s contemporary praise music or rich hymns from church history, we want to sing from the depths of our hearts, “how great is our God.”(cf. Psalm 47, 98; Colossians 3:16).

       

    • Intentional Fellowship

      We believe that authentic biblical community, characterized by honest relationships and unconditional love, should be the normal experience for every believer. We understand the necessity of living holy lives, and acknowledge our responsibility to stimulate one another to love and good deeds (John 15:12; Romans 14:1; Galatians 6:1-2; Hebrews 10:19-25).

       

    • Teaching and Reaching

      We believe that a passion for truth must include a passion for people. Teaching is not an end in itself. We long to learn so we can better love God and neighbor (1 Timothy 1:5; 1 Corinthians 8:1-3).

       

    • Strong Families

    • We recognize that strong churches come from strong families and seek to strengthen the Kingdom by securing the home. We strive to equip parents and children to have healthy family relationships within a biblical family model. Additionally, we want to help singles and individuals without families find a very real sense of family within our church (Psalm 127; Ephesians 6:4).

       

    • Leadership Development

      We affirm that leadership in the church is a gift given by the Spirit of God. We will seek to encourage, affirm and train all those who demonstrate leadership gifts to prepare them for larger spheres of ministry influence (Romans 12:3-8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11; Ephesians 4:11-12).

       

    • Our Community

      We believe God has called us to go into our neighborhoods, work places, and schools to be effective witnesses for Christ, sharing his message in word and deed. We strive to be salt and light, with an emphasis on service to our local community (Matthew 5:13-16).

       

    • Our World

      All people matter to God; therefore, they must matter to us. We are devoted to the good news of forgiveness through Jesus Christ, the only message of life for the world. Further, we accept the challenge of taking this message to those who need it regardless of where that may be. It is the congregation’s responsibility and delight to share the Gospel with others, and the responsibility of the leadership to train and encourage them (Matthew 13:44-46; 28:18-20; Luke 5:30-32; 1 Corinthians 9:19-23).

       

    • Our Future

      We recognize that “without vision, the people perish,” and so we will work unceasingly to fulfill our church’s purpose to our greatest capacity, always working toward growth in our impact for the kingdom of God. We will be innovative without compromising truth, and never place our security in style or traditions. We will strive for excellence in all we do (1 Corinthians 10:31; Colossians 3:17).

     

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