Mission Statement

 

Pleasant View Baptist Church was organized for the following purposes:

  • To advance and promote the worship of God through the reading and study of the Holy Bible as the revealed word of God

  • To teach and preach the Gospel of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

  • To conduct regular services of worship for the spiritual training, development and benefit of each member

  • To win souls to Jesus Christ

 

This church maintains a missionary spirit through extending the Gospel through our denomination to the entire world.

 

This church promotes and maintains the teachings and doctrines of the Southern Baptist Convention.

 

This Church exists for the following reasons:

  • To provide regular opportunities for public worship

  • To sustain the ordinances, doctrines and ethics set forth in the New Testament for the church of our Lord Jesus Christ

  • To gather offerings for the support of the Kingdom of God.

 

BELIEFS

 

We believe and ascribe to the belief statements outlined in The Baptist Faith and Message statement of the Southern Baptist Convention.

COVENANT

All members of this church by their membership are participants in the church’s worship and common life. They recognize community and mutual duties one to another in the body of Christ. They also commit themselves to the following covenant:

 

Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, and on profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we do now, in the presence of God, angels, and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.

 

We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church, in knowledge, holiness, and comfort, to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations.

 

We also engage to maintain family and secret devotions; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale and use of intoxicating drinks as a beverage; to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of the Savior.

 

We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember each other in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and distress; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation, and mindful of the rules of our Savior to secure it without delay.

 

We moreover engage that when outside our own church we will unite with other churches to carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.

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