Our Mission Statement
“Following Christ and engaging everyday people with the gospel to be fully restored and satisfied in Him.”
Our Values
We believe in clear biblical teaching. The Bible is the Holy, inspired, infallible, inherent Word of God. The Bible is the real-life story of God redeeming sinful humanity and of all creation through the Person and work of Jesus Christ. Every page of it points to Jesus. The Bible is the main tool God’s Spirit uses to transform us into the image of Christ. We aim to teach the Word both clearly and consistently. Our desire is to allow the Bible to direct our every movement as a church and as individual disciples.
2 Timothy 3:16; John 17:17; Romans 10:14
We believe that prayer keeps us connected in close fellowship with God and dependent on Him. We cherish the privilege we have in Christ to approach our Heavenly Father in confidence to adore Him, confess sin, offer thanksgiving, and make our requests known. Our desire is to cover everything we do in our lives and as a church in prayer.
James 4:2-4; Matthew 6:9-15; Revelation 1:5-6
We believe that God shows no partiality. All people are welcome to experience the transformative grace of our God. We aim to invade the lives of every kind of people in our community and beyond with the love of God through our words and actions. Our ultimate desire is to point people to the greatest act of love the world has ever known – Jesus’ death on the cross in our place.
John 13:35; 1 John 4:7-21; Matthew 28:19-20; James 1:2
We believe the global Church is the unified body of Christ made up of different parts that gather in smaller local bodies across the world to grow and go as disciples. Christianity is not a solo sport. We need the community of saints to help mature us in our faith and protect us from the enemy’s snares. Our desire is to cultivate a culture of transparency and accountability that will help us look more like Jesus and stay on mission for Him.
1 Corinthians 12:12-31; Colossians 3:13-14; 1 John 1:7; Hebrews 10:25
We believe that worship is the declaration and celebration of the greatness and glory of God with every aspect of our lives. The local New Testament church consists of a group of believers from all seasons of life united in authentic worship of our God. Our aim is to provide opportunities for people from one to ninety-one, to grow as worshippers.
Psalm 145:4-7; Ephesians 3:20-21; Jude 24-25
We believe we serve a generous God who gives. As God’s image bearers, we believe we are never more like God than when we give. Our desire is to maintain a loose grip on the things of this world and remain committed to investing our time, gifts and resources in the eternal work of His Kingdom during our time on this earth.
John 3:16; James 1:17; 2 Corinthians 9:6-7
We believe discipleship starts in the home. Our desire is to come alongside families to support, train and encourage the development of disciples of every age, in every home.
Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Proverbs 22:6
Our strategy is how we organize and put our mission and values into motion. As a member, we are asking you to jump in, hold tightly to our Biblical values, and join us on mission to grow and go as disciples here at Shindler Drive.
The Baptist Faith & Message
Jacksonville Baptist Association
Florida Baptist Convention
Southern Baptist Convention