ABOUT

PIONEER DRIVE BAPTIST CHURCH

Our Values

WE ARE AN EVER-EXPANDING FAMILY.

We will authentically model God’s radical love in our multi-generational fellowship by inviting and including people from all walks of life to share their lives together in the gospel.

WE FOCUS ON THE KINGDOM.

We will commit our lives to the Kingdom of God by focusing on the eternal and not the temporary as we share the gospel, seek justice, and further the good of our local and global neighbors.

WE PREVIEW HEAVEN.

When we gather joyfully and enthusiastically, we will cultivate an ever-diversifying congregation giving the Big Country a preview of what heaven will be like.

WE LIVE BEYOND THE WALLS.

We will actively live out our faith by building bridges as we seek peace between God and people and people with one another.

WE CONTRIBUTE, NOT CONSUME.

We will share our time, treasure, and talent generously and compassionately as givers not takers.

WE NURTURE DEEP SPIRITUAL ROOTS.

With integrity, we will cultivate a life formed by the Holy Spirit, guided by the Holy Scriptures, built on a firm foundation continuing our legacy of faith.

 

“This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, 10 your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.11 Give us today our daily bread.12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.”

–Matthew 6:9-13

Our Beliefs

ONE GOD

• We believe that there is one true God who exists in three persons – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:18-19, 2 Corinthians 13:14, Hebrews 1:1-4)

JESUS CHRIST

• We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate (in the flesh) who came to all the world to offer the only solution to sin – a holy sacrifice. (Philippians 2:5-8, Luke 2:40, John 1:1-5, Hebrews 4:15)

HOLY SPIRIT

• We believe that the Holy Spirit permanently lives in every believer providing assurance, strength and wisdom. He also uniquely gives each believer gifts for the building up of the Body of Christ. (John 16:7-11, 1 Corinthians 12:13, Ephesians 4:30)

THE BIBLE

• We believe that the Bible is the inspired and authoritative word of God revealed to humans and inspired by God. (2 Timothy 3:16-17, Romans 15:4)

BAPTISM

• We believe that believers baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper are the two ordinances of the church. (Matthew 28:19, Luke 22:14-23, I Corinthians 11:23-26)

SALVATION

• We believe that salvation (the forgiveness of sins) is not linked to church membership, works, good deeds, heritage, or genealogy, but rather faith alone in Jesus Christ. (John 1:12, John 3:16, Romans 3:23-25)

RELATIONSHIP

• We believe becoming a Christian begins with starting a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. (John 3:1-15, John 3:16, 2 Corinthians 5:17-20)

CHURCH

• We believe that the Church exists to reflect who God is and bring glory to Himself. (Matthew 16:18-19, Acts 2:41-47, Ephesians 1:22-23)

FAITH

• We believe the only remedy for sin is a renewed life based on faith in Jesus Christ. (Romans 5:6-9, Galatians 3:13-14)

Baptist Distinctives

As an autonomous Baptist Church, we hold to the truths and freedoms listed below as historic Baptists.

Soul Freedom

We believe that every person can freely respond to God.

Bible Freedom

We believe that the Bible claims for itself. It is the inspired word of God. We believe what it says about sin, the resurrection of Christ, the second coming, the indwelling of the Spirit and baptism of believers.

Church Freedom

We believe that every church is autonomous, with every member a voice.

Church/State Freedom

We believe in a free church and a free state where all are free to exercise their faith and the government does not establish a faith.