What We Believe

Our church’s mission, vision and value statements provide direction and identity to our congregation and community. If you have questions we encourage you to find out more by:

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Calling our offices: 573-634-3603
Contacting us by email

Our Mission

To honor and worship God by being an inclusive and diverse family of faith, sharing the love of Jesus Christ and empowering disciples.

Our Vision

To extend the Kingdom of God by reaching people and empowering godly leadership through gift-oriented ministry and Bible-centered worship and teaching.

Our Core Values

Fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ shaped by God’s grace and the church’s passion for culturally relevant, Bible-centered preaching and teaching.
Gift-oriented ministry and Spirit-empowered leadership at all levels.
Passionate spirituality, inspiring worship and the commitment to stewardship.
Reaching lost people locally and globally.
Strong, godly families and loving relationships in our fellowship and community.

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Statement of Faith

First Baptist Church subscribes to the 1963 Baptist Faith and Message statement of faith. (Download PDF version.)