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MISSION STATEMENT

The SBTC exists to facilitate, extend and enlarge the Great Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention and Southern Baptist churches and associations of Texas, upon the authority of God's inerrant Word to the glory of God the father, under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, and by the empowerment of the Holy Spirit.

CORE VALUES

BIBLICALLY BASED

  • Affirmation of a minimal set of doctrinal beliefs
  • Biblical inerrancy is the foundational element
  • Churches working together in mutual accountability

KINGDOM FOCUSED

  • A focus on missions and evangelism in budgeting and staffing priorities
  • Networking and using volunteers and paid consultants to keep bureaucracy to a minimum
  • Striving to resource the needs of SBTC churches rather than to direct their ministries

MISSIONALLY FUNDED

  • Partnership with the Southern Baptist Convention through the traditional Cooperative Program
  • Utilizing the resources of the SBC agencies to maximize the ministry effectiveness of SBTC
SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION

STATEMENT OF FAITH

On June 14th, 2000, the Southern Baptist Convention adopted a revised summary of our faith. The committee's report says in part:

"Baptists cherish and defend religious liberty, and deny the right of any secular or religious authority to impose a confession of faith upon a church or body of churches. We honor the principles of soul competency and the priesthood of believers, affirming together both our liberty in Christ and our accountability to each other under the Word of God.

Baptist churches, associations, and general bodies have adopted confessions of faith as a witness to the world, and as instruments of doctrinal accountability. We are not embarrassed to state before the world that these are doctrines we hold precious and as essential to the Baptist tradition of faith and practice.

As a committee, we have been charged to address the "certain needs" of our own generation. In an age increasingly hostile to Christian truth, our challenge is to express the truth as revealed in Scripture, and to bear witness to Jesus Christ, who is "the Way, the Truth, and the Life."

The 1963 committee rightly sought to identify and affirm "certain definite doctrines that Baptists believe, cherish, and with which they have been and are now closely identified." Our living faith is established upon eternal truths. "Thus this generation of Southern Baptists is in historic succession of intent and purpose as it endeavors to state for its time and theological climate those articles of the Christian faith which are most surely held among us."

It is the purpose of this statement of faith and message to set forth certain teachings which we believe."

WHO WE SUPPORT

 North American Mission Board  

The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest... to send out workers into His harvest field. Matthew 9:37-38.

The North American Mission Board exists to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, start New Testament congregations, minister to persons in the name of Christ, and assist churches in the United States and Canada in effectively performing these functions.

It also assists Southern Baptists in their task of fulfilling the Great Commission in the United States, Canada and their territories through a national strategy for sharing Christ, starting churches and sending missionaries, in cooperation with Acts 1:8 Partners.

International Mission Board

 IMB's (International Mission Board's) mission is to make disciples of all peoples in fulfillment of the Great Commission found in Matthew 28:18-20.

Over 6,000 people groups - 1.7 billion people - still live with little or no access to the Gospel.

IMB is an entity of the Southern Baptist Convention, the nation's largest evangelical denomination, claiming more than 40,000 churches with nearly 16 million members.