The purpose of Faith Baptist Church is summed up in the last words Christ spoke to His disciples just before He ascended to Heaven. He said: “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen” (Matthew 28:18–20). Christ commanded His disciples to know Him and to make Him known both locally and throughout all the earth. This last command of Christ should be our highest priority. Every aspect of church activity and our lives should in some way relate to this.
Another area that is important to our church is worship. God had David write these words about worship in Ps.29:2: “Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.” This is just one of the times in the Bible that it commands us to “worship” God. Here at Faith we believe that we need to cultivate an attitude of authentic worship of God. We believe God created us to worship Him. When we begin to see who God really is in all of His greatness, we then begin to understand our true state. That realization leads to humility on our part and a desire to serve our wonderful Savior as we bow to God’s majesty and holiness. Deuteronomy 6:5 says: “And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.” It is through genuine worship of our God that our love for Him begins to grow. This begins in the heart, with a personal relationship with Jesus. But it is our desire that this love continues to grow as we gather together in worship and to hear the teaching and preaching of the Bible. We believe worship is not just for Sundays but for every day and should be the focus of everything in our lives.