THE BAY CHRISTIAN FAMILY CHURCH CAN BE SUMMED UP IN THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS:
A. The Purpose Statement
Equipping believers to disciple every nation to full maturity in Christ Jesus to the glory of God.
B. The Vision Statement
To guide each disciple to be W.I.S.E. builders of the Kingdom of God through personal
Worship - acknowledging God, our Father, as Lord and source of all life
Intimacy - an ever-deepening personal relationship with God as Father
Stewardship - obedience to God in accurate management of resources and application of gifts
Evangelism - growing the church of Jesus by reaching out and leading others to become
C. The Mission Statement
To empower each individual to exercise their call in ministry through healthy relationships in small groups.
In honor of God, our Father, His Son Jesus Christ and the presence of the Holy Spirit we yield to the flow of His grace and, as a ministry, commit ourselves to these 10 core values, without compromise:
The Word of God to be the foundation of every activity, allowing His Wisdom to guide us.
Psalm 138:2, ‘For You have magnified Your Word above all Your name’ and 119:105 ‘Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path’
A deepening relationship with God by embracing worship and prayer as a lifestyle.
John 4:23 – 24, ‘But the hour is coming and now is, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth’; and
Psalm 91:1, ‘He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty’
Upholding purity, integrity, honor and loyalty to inspire an atmosphere of trust.
1 Peter 1:16, ‘Be holy, for I am holy’
Psalm 41:12, ‘You uphold me in my integrity’
Proverbs 10:9, ‘He who walks with integrity walks securely’
Proverbs 11:3, ‘The integrity of the upright will guide them’
2 Chronicles 16:9, ‘For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him’
1 Peter 2:17, ‘Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king’
Strong and healthy families are fundamental to building the family of God.
Colossians 3:18-21, ‘Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands love your wives and do not be bitter toward them. Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord. Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged’
Identify and address needs of the community with a heart of servanthood.
Matthew 20:26, ‘Whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant’
Through the love of God, develop an environment of acceptance of every person without prejudice.
Galatians 3:28, ‘There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus’
1 Corinthians 9:22, ‘I have become all things to all men that I might by all means save some’
Diligent stewardship over all our resources as gifts from God.
Luke 16:2, ‘Give and account of your stewardship’
Luke 16:10, ‘He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much’
Generosity as a way of life, beginning after the Lord’s tithe has been returned for His work.
Malachi 3:10, ‘Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and try Me now in this,” says the LORD of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.’
Proverbs 11:25,’The generous soul will be made rich’
Ephesians 4:28, ‘Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need.
Acts 20:35, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’
Discipling each individual to maturity enabling them to reach their full potential in Christ.
Matthew 28:19, ‘Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing hem in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit’
Ephesians 4:12-14, ‘Equipping of the saints for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Chirst; that we should no longer be children…’
The spirit of excellence in all that we do to bring glory to God.
Daniel 6:3, ‘Then this Daniel distinguished himself above the governors and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king gave thought to setting him over the whole realm’
Philippians 1:10, ‘That you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ,..’
Hebrews 8:6,’He (Jesus) has obtained a more excellent ministry’
2 Peter 1:17, ‘For He received from God the Father honour and glory when such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Glory: “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased’