Mission Statement and Covenant
Our Mission Statement
First Baptist Church is a unique Baptist congregation with an historic commitment to inclusiveness, ecumenism, and missions and social ministries, whose worship reflects the holiness of God.
We honor and celebrate the inspiration of holy scripture, the priesthood of all believers, the autonomy of the local church, and the servant leadership of both men and women.
As a family of faith, we commit our material and spiritual gifts to the work of God's Kingdom in this community and throughout the world.
We educate persons in Christian discipleship, nurture personal and spiritual growth, minister to those in need, and embrace all who seek Christ-centered lives.
We, as members of First Baptist Church, Savannah, Georgia,
covenant together to seek:
God's Heart . . . through
active participation in worship,
individual and congregational Bible study,
and a life of personal and corporate prayer.
In Community . . .
creating an atmosphere of welcome
where all persons are accepted and respected,
engaging each other in a celebration of all life,
strengthening the unity of the church with honest and positive dialogue,
and cultivating the next generation of children and youth
through programs and participation.
We embrace Our Calling . . . with a commitment to
undergird the church through a process
of discerning our gifts, abilities, and resources
and exercising them as Christian stewards,
support efforts in outreach and mission
through active participation, and
stand with the poor and powerless on issues of social justice.