Reaching people for Christ and walking with them to maturity

Beliefs

The beliefs of Northwest Baptist are based on the Word of God.  Our eight core values are as follows:

God's Word

    God has given His Word, the Bible, to us as our foundation and guide for living. We are committed to powerful Biblical teaching as the catalyst for transformation in the lives of individuals and in the church.

    2 TIMOTHY 3.16-17 "All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of god may be adequate, equipped for every good work."

    Prayer

    God desires His people to pray, and He hears and answers prayer. We are committed to leading our people to seek God with all their hearts, both corporately and individually.

    COLOSSIANS 4.2 "Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving."

    Living By Faith

    God is faithful, and He calls His people to trust Him and follow Him as He leads. We are committed to acting on the revealed will and Word of God, regardless of the circumstances or consequences.

    HEBREWS 11.6 "And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him."

    Biblical Community

    God intends for strong, loving relationships to permeate every aspect of the church. We are committed to going deep in relationships and serving one another with the attitude modeled for us by Jesus Christ.

    PHILIPPIANS 2.2-5 "...make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus."

    Worship

    God delights in genuine worship that honors Him and witnesses to a lost world. We are committed to leading our people to worship God with clear minds and thankful hearts.

    JOHN 4.23 "But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers."

    Spiritual Development

    God has placed in every true believer a desire to grow spiritually. We are committed to helping individuals identify and take the next step toward maturity in Christ.

    COLOSSIANS 1.28-29 "We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ. For this purpose also I labor, striving according to His power, which mightily works within me."

    Spirit-Directed Leadership

    God has chosen to work through leaders to equip His people for the task of the ministry. We are committed to developing, mobilizing, and following leaders that are gifted and directed by the Spirit of God.

    EPHESIANS 4.11-12 "And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ."

    People

    God loves people and so should the church. We are committed to reaching people in our city, state, country, and world with the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ.

    JOHN 3.16 "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life."

     

    Northwest Baptist Church is in full agreement with the Baptist Faith & Message 2000.