Mission & Vision
Our mission as a church is to fulfill the Great Commission by doing three things.
- Declare the gospel to those who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
- Develop believers into disciples who follow Jesus daily.
- Deploy those disciples into the world with the gospel in order to make other disciples.
- We believe the Bible is important.
- Because the Bible is God's Word to us, we believe it is to be the perfect and complete revelation of God (2 Tim 3:16). The Bible is the basis of what we teach and preach at FBC Milton, and it provides the standard for our beliefs and values.
- We believe that worship is important.
- We encourage individuals to worship God and we provide opportunities for the corporate worship of God because we believe that God is worthy of our affection, our praise, and our lives (Rom 12:1-2; Heb. 10:19-25). We desire to see God move among us each time we worship together.
- We believe that sharing the gospel is important.
- Because Jesus is the only way a person can have a relationship with God (John 14:6), we value the responsibility we have been assigned to share the message of the gospel with those who do not have a relationship with Jesus Christ. We recognize that God has given us the message and the ministry of reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:11-21), which gives us the responsibility for sharing the gospel in our communities, in our city, and around the world.
- We believe that prayer is important.
- The Bible repeatedly calls us to pray (Phil 4:6) because of what prayer can accomplish in our lives, because of how prayer causes us to become more like Jesus, and because prayer can change our circumstances. We desire to create intentional opportunities for the body of Christ to pray together and to provide resources to enrich the individual prayer life of church members.
- We believe that relationships with each other are important.
- As part of a large family of God, we value each other as members of that family. Like the church in Jerusalem (Acts 2), we seek to be devoted to one another as we minister to and serve each other.
- We believe that serving our community is important.
- In his providence, God has placed FBC in the heart of Milton. We desire to be like Jesus, who did not come to be served, but to serve others (Mark 10:45). We believe that providing ministry to our community and meeting the needs of others in our community is something God has called us to do.
End Goal: to see each member reach maturity: the ongoing process of becoming more like Christ (becoming a disciple who makes disciples)
Tools to arrive at the end goal
- Encourage people to embrace the concept of membership:
- in the Kingdom of God through a personal relationship with Christ
- in the bride of Christ through joining the Church (active involvement)
- in a community of believers at FBC (smaller group of disciples)
- Encourage people to embrace the concept of magnify
- adopting the attitude of John the Baptist: he must increase, but I must decrease
- practicing spiritual disciplines that glorify God
- do everything for the glory of God (1 Cor 10:31)
- Encourage people to embrace the concept of ministry
- doing something to serve others in the name of Christ
- discovery and use of spiritual giftedness
- becoming involved with a ministry group who engages in ministry projects
- Encourage people to embrace the concept of mission
- engage others with the gospel
- participate in a mission project
- adopt a missionary or unreached people group
- participate in outreach ministries
What this means for you
What does this mean for you? Most importantly, you're always welcome at FBC Milton. We're saving a seat for you. Wherever you're at in your faith journey, you'll always be accepted as part of the FBC family.
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