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What We Believe

Steps to peace with God

Step One
God's Purpose: Peace and Life

God loves you and wants you to experience peace and life--abundant and eternal.

The Bible says...

"We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ." Romans 5:1

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16

"I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." John 10:10

Why don't most people have this peace and abundant life that God planned for us to have?

Step Two
The Problem: Our Separation

God created us in His own image to have an abundant life. He did not make us as robots to automatically love and obey Him. God gave us a will and a freedom of choice.

We chose to disobey God and go our own willful way. We still make this choice today. This results in separation from God.

The Bible says...

"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23

"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 6:23

Our Attempts to Reach God

People have tried in many ways to bridge this gap between themselves and God...

The Bible says...

"There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death." Proverbs 14:12

"But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear." Isaiah 59:2

No bridge reaches God...except one.

Step Three
God's Bridge: The Cross

Our Vision

Mission Statement:

The mission of Northgate Baptist Church is to glorify God by equipping its members to be actively involved in the ministry of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Vision Statement:

At Northgate Baptist Church, we seek to express God’s love to people through the five core functions of the church:

EVANGELISM

We envision the introduction of the people of the Greenville, South Carolina area to Jesus Christ primarily through the work of a strong Sunday School that seeks to express God's love through honest, relational evangelism.

DISCIPLESHIP

We envision the development of our people into fully equipped servants of Christ through biblically-based discipleship training for all ages. We envision using innovative ways to encourage Bible study at church and in our homes.

FELLOWSHIP

We envision the development of a loving, inclusive Christian fellowship for all of our people through personal interaction with members as well as our guests. We envision a Christian fellowship that supports the other functions of the church by providing innovative opportunities for people to come together in Christian love. We deeply desire to reflect Christ's "third" great commandment that all will know us as His followers by the love we have for one another. (Jn. 13:35).

MINISTRY

We envision helping believers to become involved in missions and service for our Savior by providing ample training for the family of Christ to express God's love in ministry to all people everywhere. We have identified youth and children's ministry as being of paramount importance and desire to create a culture that brings them to Christ and is conducive for their spiritual maturity. Our ultimate goal is for every church member to be a well-equipped minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

WORSHIP

 We envision worship as being dynamic encounters with the living God. Since an experience with God is, by its very nature exciting and life changing, we seek to create an atmosphere through music, prayer and biblically-based preaching where everyone can respond to God's presence with genuine worship and praise. We envision worship as being a reflection of our stewardship responsibility to our gracious Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We envision worship as a celebration of the giving of our time, gifts, talents, finances and even our life's breath for the glory of God.

Our Faith

We enthusiastically embrace the 2000 edition of the Baptist Faith and Message as our confession of faith.Baptist Faith and Message 2000