Worship – The highest calling of every believer . His/her conscious act to enter into the presence of the Lord, to hear
from Him, to be moved by Him, and to leave committed to Him and changed by that communication.
Evangelism – (Witnessing)
Sharing the gospel with an unbeliever and asking that person to repent of his/her sins, trust Christ, and follow Him as Lord.–
Winning the lost to Christ.
When one believer teaches and trains other believers to imitate Christ, His word, life, and deed.
Ministry – A normal
outcome of salvation. Meeting another person's need in the name of Jesus Christ.
Fellowship – The divine
obligation of every believer to join a local church and to give time, energy, and resources to build the family of God there,
numerically and spiritually.
Kingdom Building Principles
There are three (3) basic reasons why we insist on Bible Study (II Timothy 2:15).
1. Individual Accountability
- a) Each person must give account of his/her own life to God.
- b) Each person, in the final analysis, must determine what God is saying through
- a) Persons involved in Bible Study can more readily see their need for Christ
as Saviour and are better prepared for the work of the Holy Spirit that draws them to repentance and to faith in Jesus Christ.
- b) Where Bible teaching precedes, evangelism has its richest fruitage; where
Bible teaching follows, it has its most permanent results. The Bible is basic to evangelism. It is the record of God's revelation.
It is also the record of Christ's coming and of his plan for bringing all persons to God.
- a) The person that studies the Bible faithfully and models his corporate behavior
by the Word of God is successful in carrying out the work of Christ.
- b) Studying the Bible supports the pulpit ministry. A church is weakened when
the faithful proclamation of the Word of God by the Pastor is not matched by effective teaching– learning of the Bible.
- c) Overall support--"For where two or three are gathered in my name ,there
am I in the midst of them." Matthew 18:20: See also, Ephesians 6:11-18.
Prayer: Communication with God
Prayer Services are the most important meetings of the church. Prayer
is honest and sincere communication with God. Certainly, it is the source of power that sustains Mitchell Grove Baptist Church.
Hebrews 4:16 says "Let us therefore
come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need." We need strength
and power from God to run the Christian race that is set before us and prayer is the key. James 5:16 tells us "The
effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man (person) availeth much." So we
encourage you to make prayer an integral part of your Christian walk. You cannot become spiritually mature without it.
Fellowship allows the body of Christ to have intimate contact and communion with God.
It is also in this setting that we receive joy and encouragement to reach out and expand our individual commitments to the
Lord. Note what Solomon tells us in Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, "Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall the one
will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he has not another to help him up." (see also:
John 15:4-7; Romans 12:5 and Hebrews 10:23-25)