Lighthouse Baptist Church exists to glorify God and reach the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The purpose of the church is summed up in the commission Christ gave His disciples just before He ascended to Heaven: "And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen" (Matthew 28:18-20).
This last command of Christ should be our highest priority; every facet of church activity should in some way relate to this, the purpose of the church. Acts 5:42 records that the Jerusalem church was indeed fulfilling this purpose: "And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ." This young church was constantly engaged in making the Gospel known to the world.
At LBC, our purpose is three-fold:
1) LOVE GOD ~ Loving God begins in the heart, with a personal relationship with Him. We believe it is the responsibility of every Christian to love the Lord with all of their heart. At LBC, we desire to help Christians transform their lives by developing a deeper love for God. As we gather and participate in Christ-honoring worship services and respond to the preaching of God's Word, this love flourishes.
Mark 12:30 ~ "And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment."
2) GROW TOGETHER ~ Lighthouse Baptist Church is a family. We want the people of LBC to develop their personal walk with God, as well as their relationships with the people around them. We grow together, in Christ, through the study of God's Word. This occurs in our weekly services, Sunday school groups, and discipleship classes.
Philippians 1:27 ~ "Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;"
3) SERVE OTHERS ~ We hope to inspire our members to reach out and help each other, as well as the community. We serve others as we find a place of ministry in the local body. We also serve by sharing the Gospel with those who need the Lord - through witnessing to friends, coworkers, neighbors, and loved ones, as well as in participating in church outreach and giving to missions.
As a church, our mission is to reach the world with the Gospel of Christ. We want to utilize every available biblical means, and we want to disciple and train every member to participate in accomplishing our church's purpose.
1 Peter 4:10 ~ "As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God."