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Thursday, January 8, 2009

About Wayside Baptist Church

Purpose
As people of God, we are to be active in making and equipping disciples. We will endeavor to reach the lost and un-churched with the message of the Gospel, baptize new converts, worship the risen Lord, teach the saved how to live as disciples of Christ, and minister to a world in need.

Objectives
A. To be a dynamic spiritual body of believers empowered by the Holy Spirit to share Christ with as many people as possible in our church, community, and throughout the world.
B. To be a worshiping fellowship, experiencing an awareness of God, recognizing his person and lordship, and responding in obedience to his leadership.
C. To experience an increasingly meaningful fellowship with God and fellow believers.
D. To help people experience a growing knowledge of God and man.
E. To be a church which ministers unselfishly to persons in the community and the world in Jesus' name.
F. To be a church whose purpose is to be Christ-like in our daily living by emphasizing total surrender of life, personality, and possessions to the lordship of Christ.

Statement of Basic Beliefs
We affirm the Holy Bible as the inspired word of God and the basis for our beliefs. This church subscribes to the doctrinal statement of The Baptist Faith and Message as adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention in 1963 and amended in 1998 and in 2000. (see link at left to read the doctrinal statement in its entirety) We voluntarily band ourselves together as a body of baptized believers in Jesus Christ, personally committed to sharing the good news of salvation to lost mankind. The ordinances of the Church are believer's baptism and the Lord's Supper.
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