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Mission and Beliefs

Mission Statement

The mission of North Baptist Church is five-fold and is outlined in the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:37-39) and in the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19,20). The mission of NORTH BAPTIST CHURCH is to: 

     1. Love God with all our hearts, 

     2. Bring people into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, 

     3. Incorporate them into the membership of the church, 

     4. Teach them to live in obedience to God’s Word, and 

     5. Equip them to use their spiritual gifts in service to others. 


We will endeavor to fulfill our mission by implementing the following biblical priorities: 

     1. WORSHIP - honoring and celebrating Christ in our lives through godly living as individuals and through regular worship and study of God’s Word together as a church family (Psalm. 95:6-7; Matthew 22:37-38; John 4:24; Acts 2:46-47; Ephesians 5:19-20; Hebrews 10:25). 

     2. OUTREACH - sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with as many people as possible in our community and throughout the world, with a heart of compassion to meet their needs (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; 2:47; 2 Peter 3:9). 

     3. RELATIONSHIPS - fellowshipping, encouraging, supporting, praying, caring for, and in other ways, edifying one another in personal family life and in the family of God (Matthew 22:39; John 13:34-35; Acts 2:42,46; Romans 15:5-7; Hebrews 10:24-25;1 John 1:7). 

     4. GROWTH - developing in maturity, love, discipline and integrity as individual believers, through a lifestyle of Bible study, prayer, giving and spiritual accountability that leads to greater outreach, richer worship, deeper relationships, increased service and discipling of others (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:42; Ephesians 4:11-13; 2 Timothy 2:2; 2 Peter 3:18). 

     5. SERVICE - ministering unselfishly to others both in the church family and outside of it, through discovering and using the gifts and abilities God has given us to meet their spiritual, physical and emotional needs (Matthew 25:34-40; Galatians 5:13; I Thessalonians 5:11; 1 Peter 4:10-11). 

All ministries of the church will be initiated, supported, and evaluated in light of these priorities.

Doctrinal Statement

Our position on major Biblical truths


1. We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God. (II Tim. 3:16)

2. We believe there is one God eternally existent in three Persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Gen.1:1, John 10:30, John 4:24)

3. We believe in the Deity of Christ (John 10:33); His Virgin Birth (Isa. 7:14, Matt.1:23, Luke 1:35); His shed blood for atonement (Eph. 1:7, Col. 1:14); His bodily resurrection (John 11:25); His ascension (Acts 1:11); and His personal return to establish His kingdom on earth (Rev. 19:11-16).

4. We believe that all men are by nature sinful and lost; and that for salvation, Holy Spirit regeneration is absolutely essential. (Rom. 3:19)

5. We believe that Satan is a person and that hell is a place of eternal conscious punishment of all unsaved. (Job 1:6-7, Matt. 25:45, Rev. 20: 14-15)

6. We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts of sin, makes believers children of God through the new birth, assuring them of Heaven, and by His indwelling enables Christians to live a Godly life. (John 16:8, I Cor. 3:16, I Cor.12:13

7. We believe that men are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ. (Acts 13:38-39)

8. We believe in the eternal security of the believer. (John 10:28-29)

9. We believe that a New Testament Church is an organized body of baptized believers practicing Scriptural ordinances and actively engaged in fulfilling the Great Commission. (Acts 2:41-42, 47, Matt. 28:19-20)

10. We believe that baptism is a Scriptural ordinance requiring immersion (Acts 8:38- 39) of believers only (Acts 2:41), to be administered by a New Testament Church. (Romans 6:3-5, Matt. 3:15-16)

11. We believe that the Lord’s Supper is a Scriptural ordinance of the church to be partaken of by obedient Christians of like faith. (I Cor. 11:23-29)

12. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation. (John 5:28-29)


Music is a gift of God given by Him as a means of worship. The Bible is God’s revelation which commands all His people to praise Him with music (Psalm 150). However, worship is not only a command to be obeyed. All Christians should worship God as an overflow of their love and devotion to Him (Psalm 103:1-5). Our worship services strive to be reverent to God for His glory.


While Christians may enjoy a wide variety of wholesome music in their personal lives, the Bible gives several clear purposes and principles for church music which must remain sacred and separate. The biblical purposes for church music are as follows:

  1. To bring praise to the Lord for His attributes and mighty deeds (Psalm 89:1; 148).

  2. For the teaching and admonition of the believers (1 Corinthians 14:26; Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16).

  3. For the encouragement of believers (Psalm 95:1, 2; Ephesians 5:19; James 5:13).

  4. To help believers focus their attention on a worshipful attitude and lifestyle (Psalm 71:8; 1 Corinthians 14:15).

  5. For giving testimony of God’s works (Psalm 13:6; Luke 1:46-55; Exodus 15:21).


All the different aspects of music ministry within the church must fulfill these purposes. Biblical principles for church music are also found in God’s Word. First, the music and the texts must be biblically based and not contradictory to the Scriptures (Philippians 4:8). Music is a form of communication that conveys meaning in and of itself, even before text is added. The church must carefully evaluate what message the music is sending, and whether it is in accordance with God’s standard. Second, the presentation of music (presentations include ministry in music, congregational hymnody, etc.) must be clear and orderly executed (1 Corinthians 14:15, 26, 33).


The music must be balanced in its melody, harmony, and rhythm. One must not predominate over the others, detracting from the orderliness of the music. For example, many contemporary styles of music are dominated by rhythm, and are associated with worldliness and sensuality. Such music will not be used in the church service. Third, the music must edify and create harmony among believers (Ephesians 5:18-21). Fourth, the music must flow from a genuine and growing relationship with the Lord (Psalm 51). Church music must help believers learn to transfer their focus from themselves and their circumstances to God and His fullness (Psalm 119:68). The Pastor will work in coordination with the music pastor in steering music to scripturally based worship which focuses on God and not solely on emotions and vain repetition. Neither musicians nor the song is to be the focus (Psalm 100:1-2, 4; Acts 16:25).

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