Who We Are
The Purpose of Faith Baptist Church of Roseville
Like all creation, the church’s existence has one ultimate purpose. The church exists for God’s glory (Romans 11:33-36; Ephesians 3:14-21). Because of Jesus’ love for the church, He gave himself for the church and purchased the church with His shed blood and in doing so made peace with God on our behalf (Ephesians 5:25; Colossians 1:15-20). Thus, Jesus is the Head of the church (Ephesians 5:23-24; Colossians 1:18). All of this was done for the good pleasure of God the Father (Colossians 1:19).
The Mission of Faith Baptist Church of Roseville
To accomplish its purpose of bringing glory to God, the church has been given a threefold mission.
1. The church must participate in honor and adoration to God through worship. This is evident in outward worship (Romans 15:16; Philippians 4:18; Romans 14:18), inward worship (Ephesians 5:8-10; 1 Timothy 2:2-3), and upward worship (Hebrews 13:15-16).
2. Christ commanded the church to share the gospel message to its community and spread the gospel message in a worldwide effort (Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8).
3. The church must strive to develop spiritual maturity within the body. The church is to disciple believers to love God with all their heart soul and mind (Matt 22:34-40). The church is to disciple believers to hear and obey the Word of God (Jas 1:22-25). The church is to disciple a commitment among the believers to serve each other specifically through the church (Rom 12:3-8; Gal 5:13-15). The church is to disciple believers who are committed to evangelism and actively involved in reaching the lost (Acts 1:8).
The Values of Faith Baptist Church of Roseville
1 Peter 1:13-16; 3:10-12
The church is to be an ardent example of integrity in all church life that is rooted in each individuals’ pursuit in personal holiness. It is vital that the church do all things with utmost integrity. That is to include all church life, church relationships, relationships with neighbors, community, business and government.
Allegiance to the Truth
2 Timothy 3:16; James 1:22
The church is to have total allegiance to the truth found in God’s Word and that truth is communicated through committed expository preaching/teaching and discipleship. Commitment to Truth must come before all else. A commitment to handle Truth with utmost care and accuracy, recognizing that the living Word of God is being communicated by imperfect messengers.
John 4:7-20; 1 Thessalonians 1:7-8
The church’s evangelism must be strategic and have an impact through relationships in the community and abroad. Evangelism must not be a haphazard practice but intentional and a focused effort through relationship building. The church’s evangelism must not be understood to be focused in one area of community but must be understood that it is worldwide in nature.
Loyalty and Unity
1 Corinthians 14:40; Ephesians 4:1-6, 15-16
The church is to be marked by a Christ-like, selfless love, loyalty and unity with fellow believers. The church is to strive to have individual relationships among its members that is characterized by humility, selflessness and unity. There is a commitment to keep relationships fruitful and growing without malice, grudges or personal agendas. It’s simple: unity equals growth.
Acts 2:42; Romans 12:13; Hebrews 10:24-25
The church is to cultivate purposeful and intentional fellowship within the body of believers that is Christ-centered. All members need to be examples of hospitality toward one another. Fellowship is to facilitate the growing together in unity and cultivate a love and burden for one another’s walk with the Lord.
Psalm 51:17; Philippians 2:1-11
The church is to function with a Christ-like humility and a brokenness of heart in all church life relationships and ministries. The church must recognize that any fruitful ministry must begin with a brokenness in spirit and a continual effort to have a Christ-like humility. There must be humility and brokenness in leadership and membership
1 Corinthians 9:19-23
The church is to be culturally informed and not culturally driven. If the church is to effectively present the Truth of God’s Word, then this will require careful scrutiny of the ever-shifting and changing culture that is around us. The church needs a willingness to adjust when necessary within biblical parameters so that it can effectively minister to the culture and community that the church is in.
Ephesians 2:10, 4:11-12
Each believer has received specific gifts from God to be used in His service. Deliberate discipleship has as its goal to train believers to recognize those gifts and cultivate those gifts to be used in ministry within the church or sent out from the church.