Our Core Values
We are a congregation of people who are submitted to the truth & authority of the Bible (1 Tim 3:16).
This means we’re more concerned with pleasing God than pleasing people or keeping up human religious traditions.
We present the good news of Jesus’ substitutionary death and resurrection for sinners as the central message of the Bible (1 Cor 15:1-3).
The purpose of Gospel Life Baptist Church is to glorify God by exalting Him in both public and private worship, by serving and encouraging one another unto love and good works, and by making disciples of all peoples.
Since we believe that the Gospel is at the root of all real change in our lives (justification, sanctification, and glorification), and is the fuel for our worship of God, fellowship with each other, and disciple-making efforts in the world, it is the vision of Gospel Life Baptist Church to be a congregation that is continually growing in our apprehension, appreciation, and application of the Gospel, both individually and corporately, and in that way bringing glory to God by our lives.
Here is our simple process; this is our ministry blueprint . We take our our purpose (above) and put it into a process. That process has 3 categories or elements. Everything we do falls into one of these 3 categories. These categories also serve to reflect our relationships with the Lord, each other, and the world.
- Up-reach: The Worship of God
- In-reach: Serving and encouraging one another (in the church)
- Out-reach: Making disciples of all peoples
This church is governed by elder led congregationalism; a congregational polity that is is led by pastors who are assisted by deacons. Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.
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Throughout the Church age, from the Apostles to today, Christians have sought to articulate their beliefs in definitive statements. The Bible, however, as the Word of God, is to be the final and only authority in all matters of faith and practice. As a church, we generally refer and adhere to the historic Baptist Confessions of London (1646 & 1689) and especially New Hampshire (1833 & 1853).