Our mission is to Love God, Love People, Share Jesus and Make Disciples
The mission is the guiding compass of First Baptist Church Cantonment. Our mission statement may sound simple, but to us, it sets the stage for every ministry, program, and activity at First Baptist Church Cantonment and flows from the mission of Jesus himself as he described in the Great Commandment in Matthew 22:37-39 and the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19-20.
We build upon that mission of First Baptist Church Cantonment with six core values. These core values focus our members’ energies on developing our church family and working outside the walls of our church to minister to a hurting world.
Commitment to Scripture
We will not wavered nor compromised on the inspired, infallible, and inerrant Word of God. We are committed to accurately teaching and preaching Holy Scripture at every opportunity.
Culture of Prayer
We are committed to integrating prayer into every aspect of our ministry. We strive to make First Baptist Church Cantonment a a house of prayer.
Lifestyle of Worship
True worship of God is to be reflected in our lifestyle. Matthew 22:37 says, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.” “All” is not limited to Sundays – “all” is everything we have, every moment we are given and in every situation that God brings into our path. What a responsibility! We are asking God to create a desire within all of us to honor, glorify and praise God through our lives.
Connection to Community
We were never supposed to live the Christian life alone. At First Baptist Church Cantonment, we value each member’s commitment to loving and serving each other. One of the best ways to experience this type of community is to be connected to a small group. These small groups meet on Sunday mornings as well as during the week in homes of our members. These groups allow you to develop authentic, deep relationships that encourage you, as you are an encouragement to others.
Heart for Serving
Built upon the principles in John 13, Acts 2, and Ephesians 2 and 4, we are to serve one another in the body of Christ. Jesus commanded us to love one another. One of the most practical ways we can truly love our brothers and sisters in Christ is to serve each other using the spiritual gifts that God has given to us. Let’s all commit to serving each other as Christ has commanded us to do.
Passion for Sharing
Passion for Sharing takes us outside the walls of our church. First Baptist Church Cantonment wants to compassionately serve our local community, as well as, actively participate in missions around the world. We want to reach our city and the “uttermost parts of the earth”.
Jesus was moved with compassion as He ministered to the multitudes. Romans 10:14 reminds us: “How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?” We are committed to following His example by intentionally developing relationships that ‘earn’ us the right to actively share the Gospel.