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CHURCH OFFICE: 116 Academy Drive  |  Springfield, TN 37172  |  (615) 384-5073

SOUTH HAVEN BAPTIST CHURCH

About

Our Church Mission

 

 

Evangelization of  lost sinners - Mark 16:15

Edification of the saints - Colossians 2:

Equipping of the servants - Ephesians 4:11-12

STATEMENT

CHURCH

MEMBERSHIP

THE BIBLE

The Bible is God's love letter, God's Holy Word, innerant, infallible preserved for us today. Its truth is eternal and its message is relevant for the church today. 

THE ONE AND ONLY LIVING GOD

God exists in three distinct persons who are the same in nature but distinctive in functions: The Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit-Tri-Unity.

JESUS CHRIST

The eternal Son of God was born of a virgin, literally rose from the dead and ascended to heaven, is undiminished deity and perfect humanity permanently united in one person. It was through His sacrificial death on the cross that He removed once and for all the barrier of sin between God and man.

MANKIND

We believe that man was created in the image of God, yet he is fallen in his sinfulness.

SALVATION

Salvation is the unearned gift from God to anyone who will receive in dependence the provision that Christ's death, burial and resurrection is the sufficient and necessary requirement for eternal life.

THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit is a person who permanently indwells every believer from the moment of salvation. He provides every believer with gifts for service and with the fullness of God's power to make him adequate for living. As a person acts in dependence upon the Spirit, he will progressively grow into maturity.

THE LOCAL CHURCH

The church is an assembly of believers who voluntarily join themselves together to carry out the great command found in Acts 1:8.

THE ORDINANCES

Ordinances are to be observed commemorating Christ's works for the church: Baptism and the Lord's Supper. Baptism is practiced by individuals as a symbolic expression of personal identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. The Lord's Supper is practiced corporately as a symbolic reminder of His provision for salvation for the church.

THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST

We believe in the pre-millenial pre-tribulation rapture of Jesus Christ. We believe Christ will rapture the church before the tribulation and will return with those who are saved for the final battle after the tribulation.

STATEMENT OF FAITH

CHURCH ORGANIZATION

CHRIST-CENTERED

Everything at Our Church is geared around our mission to "prepare people to meet the Lord."  It is our desire to carry out the Great Command and the focus of every ministry is to see souls saved and lives changed.

PASTOR-LED

The Pastor of our church leads by example. He sets the vision and spiritual tone of the church.

DEACONS

A God-ordained office.  The Deacons help the pastor in decisions he must make concerning the ministry 

MEMBERS INVOLVED

Our Church offers a variety of opportunities for its members to get involved in service and church life from lay leaders to volunteers.

CHURCH MEMBERSHIP

BY PROFESSION OF FAITH & BAPTISM

If you will receive Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and follow Him in baptism by immersion, we welcome you into the fellowship.

BY LETTER

As a Baptist whose current membership is elsewhere, should God direct you here, we will be pleased to welcome you into our church family. We will happily take care of the appropriate details of transferring your membership.

BY STATEMENT

In the event that church records are not available for transfer of membership, or if you are presently a member of another denomination, we will accept you upon your statement of faith.