We exist to make Jesus known.
Paul’s ambition in 1 Corinthians 2:2 was “to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.” As a church, we seek to help people know Christ through a personal relationship with Him. It is through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ that a person can experience peace and eternal life.
GROW IN CHRIST
Entering into a personal relationship with Jesus is just the beginning though. We must grow in our relationship with Him throughout our lifetime through worship, prayer, and Bible study. Paul states in 2 Corinthians “And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another.” First Baptist Church Livingston seeks to help members and guests to grow in Christ through small group Bible study, worship services, and personal discipleship.
As a person knows Christ and grows in Him, believers should seek to serve Jesus’ church and others. Galatians 5:13 reminds believers in Jesus, “For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.” Growing to be more like Jesus should lead us to act more like Jesus, and acting like Jesus means we serve others within the church, our community, and our world.
Another result of growing in Christ is that His followers help introduce new people into a personal relationship with Jesus. Paul states in Romans 15:20, “I make it my ambition to preach the Gospel.” This sharing of the Gospel is to be done by every Christian wherever God sends us in our journey with Him. At First Baptist Church of Livingston, we seek to equip believers to share their faith locally as well as on mission trips domestically and around the world.