What We Believe

CORE VALUES

The core values are the guiding principles that dictate our behavior and action.

 Worship


We believe worship is our response to God’s revelation of who He is and what He has done and that worship is our ministry priority. We believe the key to experiencing God is developing a lifestyle of worship.

We believe assembling together for corporate worship to be a command of God and important for the edification of the Christian. 

We believe that personal time spent daily in fellowship with God, through the reading of His Word and communication through prayer, is a vital part of worship. 

We believe God’s heart, His will, and His power are revealed in worship.

John 4:23         Heb. 10:25          2 Tim. 2:15           Phil. 4: 6

 

Discipleship


We believe every follower of Christ is called to live by faith in the Son of God and to walk in the power of the Holy Spirit.

We believe every follower of Christ should seek daily to become more like Jesus in character, attitude, and actions. 

We believe all of God’s Word is perfect truth and without error.

We believe that preaching and teaching the Word of God is central to reaching the lost and maturing believers.

We believe every follower of Christ becomes His disciple and actively involves themselves in the maturing of fellow disciples.

Gal. 2: 20          Col. 3: 9-10           2 Tim. 3: 16-17         Col. 3: 16           2 Tim. 2:2

 

Relationship


We believe in the relevance of the Gospel message and are committed to using ever-changing methods to share this never-changing message. 

We believe in sharing Christ with our community, our nation, and the world.  We do so through giving financially, going individually, and sending others. 

Matt. 28: 19-20          Acts. 1: 8         

 

Stewardship


We believe that every follower of Christ is a minister, called to serve the Lord by serving one another. 

We believe God expects us to be faithful stewards of our time, our talents, and our treasures, first in this church, then locally, nationally, and internationally. 

We believe in following a God-given vision for building and growing His kingdom.  Under His leadership, we will work and cooperate with other Christ-centered, Bible-believing organizations to advance His kingdom.

Matt. 20: 26-28          Eph. 4:11-12        Gen. 28:22        2 Cor. 9: 6-8        Prov. 29: 18         Mal. 3:10

 

Fellowship


We believe fellowship is a key to the health and life of our church.  Because people are of value to God, we value people. 

We believe and desire that anyone who enters Ridgecrest Baptist Church for worship or ministry should feel welcome and accepted. 

We believe commitment to Christ’s church is necessary and is expressed through church membership. 

We believe commitment to Christ is encouraged by personal involvement within small-groups as well as congregational ministry opportunities.

1 Peter 2:9          Acts 2: 44-47         Heb. 10:24-25

 

 

Read The Baptist Faith and Message for our full statement of faith.