Our Mission
Temple Baptist Church exists to lead people to a vital, personal relationship with Jesus Christ and help them grow to maturity in their faith so that they might make other disciples and become involved in meaningful ministry in order to glorify God, grow His Kingdom, and edify His Church.
Our Vision
Temple Baptist Church will unite in exalting God through worship, evangelizing our community and our world through proclamation and missions, equipping believers through teaching and discipleship, edifying others through ministry and service, encountering God through prayer, and encouraging one another in love through fellowship.
What we Believe
The Bible is the Word of God
The Word of the Lord will endure forever. I Peter 1:24-25
The Bible is God’s written revelation to man inspired by the Holy Spirit. II Peter 1:20-21
The Word of God is absolutely inerrant and infallible. II Timothy 3:16
The Word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword.
Hebrews 4:12

The One Living and True God is the First Person of the Trinity
God is the Creator of Heaven and Earth. Genesis 1:1, Deuteronomy 6:4, Psalm 90:2
God eternally exists in Three Persons. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit each equally deserving worship and obedience. Matthew 28:19
We have only One Father, and He is in Heaven. He is over all. Matthew 23:9, Ephesians 4:6
For God so loved the world He gave His one and only son. John 3:16
Jesus said, “I and my Father are one.” John 10:30

The Lord Jesus Christ is the Second Person of the Trinity
He was virgin born and was God in the flesh. Isaiah 7:14, John 1:1-14
He lived a perfect life. II Corinthians 5:21
He died for every person and rose from the dead. I Peter 1:18-19, Romans 4:25
He ascended to heaven to reign on high.
Acts 1:9

The Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Trinity
The Holy Spirit indwells us at salvation. Romans 8:9, Ephesians 5:15-21
The Holy Spirit empowers us to do God’s will. Acts 1:8
The Holy Spirit is grieved when we sin.
Ephesians 4:30

God Wants us to have a Relationship with Him
We are created in His image.  Genesis 1:27
All have sinned and are separated from God.  Romans 3:23 & 5:12
We are in need of salvation. I John 5:11-12
Without salvation we will spend an eternity separated from God.
Romans 6:23

Salvation is Offered to All
We are saved by grace through faith. Ephesians 2:8-9
Christ died in our place. I Corinthians 15:3-4
Confess with our mouth and believe in our heart. Romans 10:9
We can be absolutely certain of our salvation.
I John 5:12-13

God Gave Humans Guidelines for co-existing on earth
Love one another. John 13:34
Be kind and forgive one another. Ephesians 4:32
Pray for one another. James 5:16
Submit to one another.
Ephesians 5:21

Giving is an act of obedience to God
A tenth of your produce is the Lord’s. Leviticus 27:30
Everything belongs to God. I Chronicles 29:11
It is more blessed to give than receive. Acts 20:35
Bring your tithe into the church.
Malachi 3:8-10

Concerning Our Future Events
Once a believer dies, he passes instantly into the presence of God. II Corinthians 5:8
Calling out (the Rapture) of believers could take place at any time. I Thessalonians 4:14-17
There will be a period of tribulation on the earth before His second return. Matthew 24:21, Revelation 19
For a more in depth look at the Faith Statement please refer to THE BAPTIST FAITH AND MESSAGE 2000 found on the Southern Baptist Conventions website.