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Core Beliefs and Core Values

Core Beliefs

 Sermon on our Core Beliefs

Biblical Foundation:  We believe and affirm that the Holy Bible is God’s inerrant Word, written by men through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit (2 Pet 1:16-21). We believe that Jesus Christ is the central figure of the Bible and that the purpose of the Scriptures is to draw our eyes and hearts to Him (John 5:39). We believe the scriptures, in conjunction with the Holy Spirit, to be sufficient for the equipping of the saints (2 Ti 3:16-17) and the conversion of the unbeliever (Rom 10:17). The Bible is the foundational text for our preaching, fellowship, and mission.

Biblical Authority:  We believe that the Word of God is the ultimate authority in our lives (Rom 13:1). Therefore, we submit our thoughts and actions in humble obedience to God’s word revealed to us in the Scriptures (Heb 4:12). We believe the Bible is the inspired, inerrant, infallible Word of God; therefore, to disregard, disbelieve, or disobey the Bible is to disregard, disbelieve, or disobey God Himself.

Gospel Centrality:  We believe that salvation from sin and eternal life is exclusively found in Jesus Christ (John 14:6). The message of the gospel is that we are saved by grace alone (Eph 2:8-9), through faith alone (Gal 2:16), by Christ alone (Acts 4:12), for the glory of God alone (Phil 2:9-11), and not a result of our works (Titus 3:5). This message of hope is for all who believe and confess that Jesus is Lord (Rom 10:9-10). The gospel is the reason we exist as a church and the central motivation for all that we do.

Gospel Proclamation:  We believe that the gospel is a message to be proclaimed by every believer (Rom 10:13-15). As those who have been redeemed by God’s grace, we have a responsibility and commission to share the good news of salvation through Christ alone (Matt 28:19-20). This responsibility extends to our homes, communities, nation, and to the very ends of the earth (Acts 1:8). We accomplish this work through the power of God’s Spirit and in obedience to His Word.

Baptist Identity:  We believe and affirm the Baptist Faith & Message 2000 as a faithful summary of our local church values, practice, and governance. Our conviction and interpretation of the Scriptures leads us to practice baptism by immersion for those who confess Jesus as Lord and as a faithful testimony of redemption for church membership. We cooperate and contribute to the work of The Southern Baptist Convention for the sake of mission and the advancement of the Kingdom of God.


Core Values

Sermon on our Core Values

Gather: Worship & Fellowship
“At LMBC, we gather together as the body of Christ for corporate worship, preaching from God’s Word, and to be encouraged by one another for the sake of the gospel.”

Disciple: Growth & Development
“At LMBC, we disciple believers to become mature followers of Christ, who are growing in their knowledge of the Scriptures, time in prayer with God, and a desire to walk in obedience to His commands.”

Give: Generosity & Faithfulness
“At LMBC, we give generously our time, abilities, and resources so as to be faithful stewards of that which God has entrusted to us.”

Serve: Ministry & Love
“At LMBC, we serve others out of a sincere love for God and for those made in His image.”

Go: Mission & Multiplication
“At LMBC, we multiply disciples, leaders, and churches in our community and around the world for the sake of God’s glory among the nations.”