Newington Baptist - A Missional Church
Our Church Mission
Newington’s Purpose is to REACH people and lead them to Christ, to TEACH people how to grow in Christ, and to RELEASE people for mission with Christ.
Our Great Commission
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. Matthew 28:19-20
Our Great Commandment
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 22: 37-38
Our Three Mission Goals
- Connect people to the person of Jesus Christ
- Disciple people to grow as part of the church: the body of Christ.
- Commission people to join God in service and mission.
Our Five Purposes
- Worship - We are planned for God’s Pleasure
- Fellowship – We were formed for God’s family
- Discipleship – We were created to become like Christ.
- Ministry – We were shaped for Serving God.
- Evangelism – We were made for a Mission.
Our Challenge Statements
- We worship God in Spirit and Truth as one body
- Every Member in Ministry
- Whatever it takes in Time, Talent, Tithe, and Testimony!
- It’s not about me, it’s not about you, it is about Him!
- We value the Bible as our Absolute Authority for Truth, Doctrine and Practice…
- The Bible is the word of God without mixture of error.
- Psalms 119:105; 2 Timothy 2:15; 3:16; Hebrews 4:12
- We value People…
- All People matter to God and to us.
- 1 John 4:9-10; John 3:16; Luke 15
- We value a positive and Celebrative Worship…
- We can rejoice in the Risen Lord and the gift of eternal life.
- Philippians 4:4; John 2:1-11, 15:9-11; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
- We value Excellence in our Ministry for the Lord…
- It honors God when we give Him our best…
- Colossians 3:17; Malachi 1: 6-14; Matthew 25:14-30
- We value the Pursuit of Full Devotion to Christ…
- Walking in close fellowship and prayer with Christ is the norm for a Christian, not the exception.
- Romans 12:1-2; Matthew 16:24-26; John 15:5-8
- We value Authenticity and Integrity in Lifestyle…
- It is vital to live out our faith where we are on a daily basis.
- Matthew 5:13-16; James 1"22-25; Galatians 5:22-23
- We value Creativity and Innovation in Methodology…
- While the Gospel never changes, we are always seeking new methods to do whatever it takes to do His will.
- 1 Corinthians 9:22-23; Matthew 9:9-13; 1 Corinthians 12
- We value an Attitude of Humility and Service to God…
- Jesus calls us to follow Him and to serve one another.
- Philippians 2:5-8; Luke 22:24-30; Matthew 6:1-8