Looking for a church home is tough, so we want to be brutally honest to believers and seekers alike. Here are a few of the ideas, convictions, and values that are First Baptist Big Pine Key:
Delighting in God– Following Jesus is not a weight or burden, it is true freedom. The Bible teaches us that Christ is our ultimate satisfaction.
God-centered Worship– When we know God and live tankful lives for Him, life makes sense. Christ is our King, it is all about Him.
Gospel-Centered– God saves us from start to finish. The Gospel is God’s plan of renewal (redemption), written in the whole of scriptures. The Gospel needs to be in our lives daily, it is not just a past decision.
Family Discipleship-The Bible gives much attention to the family. Your relationship with your family matters. FBC desires your family to be discipled as a whole. Parents and children should be growing together spiritually. We want your family to grow closer to each other and to God. FBC is committed to strengthening the family by applying Biblical principles to every area of life and providing resources to achieve that goal. We intentionally aim to provide service opportunities and gathering that include the entire family.
Biblical teaching– The Bible does no to back up a moral code or opinions (man-centered). We unpack the scripture to receive the truth. Our lives are not “fixed” by a prescription on how to live. We must continue pointing to the cross to truly live life (God-centered).
Simple Structure– Worship services, small groups, and service (missions).
Come as you are-God looks on our hearts, not our appearance.
We Baptize by immersion after belief-We baptize believers as a mark of what Christ has done in their life.
Missional– The Kingdom of God is bigger than First Baptist Big Pine Key. We desire to be involved in local and global missions.
Accountability– We are responsible for one another in the good times and bad.
OUR CORE VALUES
OPEN TO CHANGE (1 Corinthians 9:17-21)
UNCHANGED BIBLICALLY (2 Timothy 3:15-17)
RELEVANT WORSHIP SERVICES (1 Corinthians 9:22-23)
COME AS YOU ARE (Romans 15:7)
ORGANIZE WITH PURPOSE (Matt. 22:36-40 & 28:19-20)
RELATIONAL EVANGELISM (Act 8:26-39)
EVERY MEMBER IS A MINISTER (Romans 12:5-6)
VALUE FAMILY LIFE (Psalms 78:5-7)
AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP (Hebrews 13:7)
LIFE GROUPS (small groups) (Acts 2:42,46)
UNIFIED ACCOUNTABILITY (Matthew 18:15-18)
EXPECTANT PRAYER LIVES (Matthew 7:7-11)
SIMPLE STRUCTURE (Luke 5:37)