Core Values

 

We Value Christian Worship

We value the tradition of Christ centered worship based on the life of Jesus, the Christian calendar, Christian symbols, the message of the scriptures, and congregational participation in the worship of the church.

We value the traditional ordinances of believer's baptism and the Lord's Supper.

We value the traditional Christian beliefs set forth in the affirmations of the Apostles' Creed.

We value the traditional Baptist beliefs set forth in the affirmations of faith in the 1963 Baptist Faith and Message and the 1995 Mission Statement of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

We value the study and preaching of the Bible for Christian faith and life, freely interpreted by Christians led by the Holy Spirit within the community of faith.

We Value Christian Ministry

We value our call to proclaim the gospel to every person. While we respect the beliefs of others, we desire to share the good news of God's salvation in Jesus Christ with everyone through our words and deeds.

We value our call to encourage spiritual growth and fulfillment in every member.

We value our congregation's heritage and express thanksgiving to God for blessing the ministries of this church.

We value our responsibility to be faithful stewards of all God has entrusted to us.

We value our responsibility to minister to the Zebulon community and to live as "salt and light" as Christ's representatives.

We value the tradition of participation in cooperative mission endeavors with other Christians and Baptists who share our commitment to Christ without compromising our core values.

We value Christ's model for ministry and leadership that is the role of a servant and expect servant oriented leadership to be the goal of all who serve our church in leadership.

We Value Christian Fellowship

We value the unity of the church based solely on our shared faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

We value traditional Baptist congregational life marked by commitment to freedom in Christ, the priesthood of every believer, congregational government by democracy, local church autonomy, and the separation of church and state.

We value mutual care for one another and strive to love one another out of reverence for Christ and to maintain harmony through acceptance and forgiveness.

We value all persons. We accept all persons on their profession or statement of faith in Christ. We believe the grace of God forgives, cleanses, and restores everyone so that all persons can serve God freely in the church. We further believe God's call is open to all persons and place no restrictions on women serving in the church.

We value the fellowship of the Lord's table and invite all persons who profess faith in Christ to share in celebrating the Lord's Supper.

We value leaders that embrace our core values. We expect their leadership to be consistent with the core values.