Smith River Baptist Church | Our Values
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Our Values

Matt. 6:21, “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

 

We understand the we need to allow Christ to lead our heart. Our “heart” is our passion–the force that drives us to do what we do. The things we value will determine the things we pursue. The entire course of our life is charted by what we value most. We are asking our Savior Jesus Christ to lead our hearts.

 

May our treasure be seen in the way we love, in the way live and through His hope.

 

What we highly value:

We highly value the truths of the Bible. We are not content to simply know these truths intellectually, but, rather, we desire, through the Holy Spirit, that it would change us. (Deut. 6:6-7; Josh. 1:8; Ps. 119:105; Mark 12:24; Luke 11:28; John 14:21; Rom. 15:4; 1 Tim. 4:13, 15-16; 2 Tim. 3:14-17; Heb. 4:12; James 1:22-25; 1 Pet. 1:19-21).

 

We highly value the spiritual growth. That we as believers would learn what it means to be Christ followers. Making disciples. (Matt. 28:19-20; Eph. 4:11-16; Phil. 4:9; Col. 1:28; 2 Tim. 2:2, 15; 1 Pet. 2:2; 3:15).

 

We highly value reaching the people of our community and beyond with the way of Jesus.

 

We highly value the unity of the church body. Understanding that it is the Body of Christ, and we strive to maintain that unity through loving relationships, sound teaching, accountability, serving one another and a commitment to avoid gossip (Matt. 18:19-20; John 17:20-22; Rom. 12:3-5, 14:19; 15:5-6; 1 Cor. 1:10; 10:24; 11:17-18; 12:12-27; Eph. 4:1-6; 11-16; 25; Col. 3:15).

 

We highly value worshiping God in spirit and in truth. We do this as a body of believers through singing, prayer, teaching, giving, and fellowship, and through the daily outpouring of our lives to Him and to others. (Ps. 29:1-2; 66:1-2; 95:1-7; 145:3; 147:1; 148:1-13; 150:1-6; John 4:24; Rom. 12:1; Eph. 5:19; Heb. 10:25; 12:28-29).