Vision Cast for North Run Baptist Church
To reach and develop all people, into fully committed followers of Jesus Christ.
To be a biblically functioning community of believers that accurately reflects Jesus Christ to the world and strives to accomplish His redemptive purposes in the world. Our goal, in cooperation with other Christians, is to further God's Kingdom in our midst, but also, in obedience to His Great Commission, to labor to extend His kingdom world wide.
We are a family of individuals having different ideas with regard to how we go about serving Christ; however, certain common values unify our efforts and define our distinctives. We summarize our core values with the following statements:
We believe Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world and that there is salvation in no other one or way. (John 14:6; Acts 4:12)
We believe the Bible is the Word of God, and is to be the sole basis for our belief and action in all areas of life. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
We believe prayer is God's gift of free access to Himself and the channel through which we receive the grace, guidance and power necessary to live the Christian life. (Matt.7:7-8; James 1:5-6; Acts 5:31)
We believe all persons matter to God, and therefore, matter to the church. (Lke 5:30-32; Luke 15)
We believe the world can best be reached for Christ in partnership with other Christians. (I Cor.3:6-9)
We believe the church is to present the authentic good news of Christianity to each generation in the most effective way. (I Cor.9:19-23)
We believe the church ministers most effectively when patterned after the New Testament Christian community, utilizing the spiritual gifts of men and women. (I Cor.12 & 14; Romans 12; Eph.4)
We believe loving, respectful relationships should be the model for every aspect of church life. (Romans 12:9-10; I Cor. 13; John 13:34-35)
We believe excellence honors God and motivates people. (Proverbs 27:17; Col.3:17,23-24)
We believe the pursuit of spiritual growth and full commitment to Jesus Christ and His cause should be the norm for every believer. (Phil.2:1-11; 2 Cor.8:7)