What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

Core Beliefs

The following are the core beliefs of Monte Vista Baptist Church based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.

Identity


Identity answers – “Whom has God called together and what is the uniqueness of this group?” Identity offers a picture of who we are, not who we are trying to be. The history and life of Monte Vista tells us that God has created us as a people of faithfulness and freedom. These core elements shape our identity and are visible
 in our commitment to:
 
  • Connect – The church is a family where all people and ideas are treated with respect no matter how we differ.
  • Serve – We are called to serve whomever, however, and wherever God provides an opportunity.
  • Grow – We are dedicated to cultivating a lifelong transformational relationship with God as revealed in Jesus Christ.
  • Embody Baptist Values – The priesthood of the believer, the authority of the Bible, the competency of the soul, the autonomy of the local church, the separation of church and state.

Mission

Mission answers – “Why do we exist? Who do we exist to serve?” Our mission is to “Help people become fully devoted followers
 of Jesus Christ.”
 

Vision

Vision answers – “Where is God leading us?” Our vision is to be a church:
 
  • Where the Gospel is shared with all people
  • Where broken hearts are healed
  • Where people are set free from legalism
  • Where restoration is offered to the fallen
  • Where people are empowered for ministry
  • Where joy overcomes despair
  • Where holy living is the norm instead of the exception
 
Without an identity, we are left with a mission and vision which could be any church. Our identity is what makes us different from other congregations and it impacts how we live out our mission and vision in a unique way.
 

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