GREETINGS,

WE WANT TO WELCOME YOU TO OUR FAMILY AND FELLOWSHIP! WE ARE HONORED AND EXCITED TO HAVE YOU JOURNEY WITH US AS WE FOLLOW THE LORD JESUS CHRIST. AS YOU EXPLORE FIRST BAPTIST GANTT, WE WANT YOU TO KNOW WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE ARE ABOUT. WE UNDERSTAND THAT WE ARE IMPERFECT PEOPLE, SAVED AND REDEEMED BY THE GRACE OF GOD, AND THAT HE HAS BROUGHT US TOGETHER TO MAKE UP THE LOCAL CHURCH, SO THAT WE CAN IMPACT OUR WORLD WITH HIS GOSPEL AND TOGETHER BUILD THE KINGDOM OF GOD. THERE ARE A FEW THINGS THAT WE BELIEVE AND HOLD AS OUR CORE VALUES THAT WE ASK YOU TO EMBRACE WITH US. THEY ARE:

 

  1. THE HOLY BIBLE IS THE FOUNDATION OF OUR MINISTRY
  2. JESUS CHRIST IS THE CENTRAL FOCUS OF OUR MINISTRY
  3. PRAYER IS THE DRIVING FORCE OF OUR MINISTRY 
  4. A LIFE OF GODLINESS IS FAVORABLE TO OUR MINISTRY

 

THESE CORE VALUES ARE IMPORTANT TO US AS THEY DESCRIBE WHAT WE BELIEVE IS MOST IMPORTANT TO OUR MINISTRY. WE ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT WE HAVE A PURPOSE AND SEEK TO LIVE BY THAT PURPOSE. OUR PURPOSE IS TO MAKE JESUS CHRIST KNOWN BY INTENTIONAL:

  1. LEARNING – HAVING A COMMITMENT TO DISCIPLESHIP
  2. LIVING – A LIFE THAT GLORIFIES GOD
  3. LOVING – THE LORD JESUS, OUR FELLOW SERVANT AND OUR NEIGHBOR
  4. LIFTING – PARTICIPATING IN WORSHIP AND EXALTATION OF OUR LORD

 

WE FURTHERMORE UNDERSTAND THAT AS WE EMBRACE THESE VALUES AND JOIN TOGETHER IN LIVING OUT OUR PURPOSE AS ONE BODY, WITH ONE HEART, WE WILL BE EFFECTIVE FOR THE KINGDOM.

 

IN SERVICE TO OUR KING,

 

SHAWN BENTLEY, PASTOR (ACTS 20:24)