What we believe at Gayton about Jesus, the Bible, and the Church
Our strategy is to invite people into the fellowship of God’s family, help each person grow to maturity in Christ and equip them to be the presence of Christ in our community* and world.
To this vision and strategy we commit by the grace of God.
Our values are principles we live by and hold deeply to enable us to fulfill our purpose. We value being:
We were created to please God. We want to bring honor and praise to God and bear witness to His Son, Jesus Christ. This means that God is first in everything from our public worship to our commitments as individuals to honor God in all that we do and say.
The teaching of God’s word permeates the life of Gayton. The Bible is God’s Word and must be applied in what we believe and how we behave toward God and others.
We are a church that captures your heart, challenges your thinking and celebrates your gifts just like Jesus did with his disciples. We commit to engaging each person and helping them take “next steps” on their spiritual journey.
We share the love of Christ with our community and our world. In faith we believe that God wants to bless us so that we can be a blessing to others. We commit to serving others sacrificially. We are intentional and joyful about empowering and equipping Christ-followers for ministry in our community and world.
Community refers to both our community of faith and the area in which God has placed us.
We are a Baptist church and affirm the 1963 Baptist Faith and Message. If you would like to read the 1963 Baptist Faith and Message or compare to the earlier or later BF&M, click here.
If you have questions about these statements and would like to talk further, please click over to our Connect Card and let us know your questions, comments, prayer requests, etc...