Galindo analyzes that the fundamental “mission” of a congregation is the same as any other congregation that exists in any part of the world. He argues that though every congregation has a mission and a vision, at the same time, it shares a basic common mission. (43) This reminds me of my home church The First Church of Evanston and my Field Site, The Evanston Vineyard Church. Both churches have a common mission of welcoming people to the church, irrespective of their ethnic, cultural, racial, and economic and, gender backgrounds. The mission is to help people be received in the house of God with due and deserved Christian love so that they feel loved and welcomed. Both these churches encourage church attendees to attend the service and receive the Eucharist.
The Holy Bible authorities people to be evangelists for Jesus Christ, and they will impart their beliefs on others, therefore knowing the doctrine of Jesus Christ is important.
Being an active member of Beulah Baptist Church has impacted my life in so many ways; spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically. It has helped me grown stronger in loving, worshipping, knowing of God through my praise, dance, and mime. As, a member I have the ability to learn about God and how he can impact not just my life, but other people around me and witness how God can influence their lives. Especially, those who are outside of my family. Attending Beulah has placed myself with people whom have a God-First mind frame. Even, meeting new people has taught me to welcome others with big arms and a huge smile. At Beulah Baptist, it gives me a stable, supportive, and friendly environment filled with loving and caring people.
In August of 2010, our church embarked on a work and witness trip to Jamaica. The group consisted of two teams, a work and a ministry team. The work team assisted the people of Westmoreland to complete their local church. The ministry team presented bible stories and skits through puppetry at various locations. This Mission was called "Maddy's Mission".
Another strength of the article is when Briggs begins to summarize his thoughts and proof of involvement to stress his point. He says that within the World Council of Churches the Baptists make up the most membership and that they act as “members of staff, as members of vital committees and commissions, and as office holders. I think we punch well above our weight in these respects.”3 These numbers and offices help to prove his point that Baptists are not as separated and as anti-ecumencial as some may observe them to be. He goes on to add that there are other levels of involvement that range from regional to national in Christian aid organizations.
In 1845, a group of men met in Augusta, Georgia to organize the Southern Baptist Convention, “to promote Foreign and Domestic Missions and other important objects connected with the Redeemer’s Kingdom,” among Baptist churches in the South. Part of the strategy to promote domestic missions was to create the Domestic Mission Board which would be located in Marion, AL with the initial delegated tasks of developing and executing religious education for blacks in the South and “to aid the present effort, to establish the Baptist cause in the city of New Orleans.”
First Baptist of Pontotoc, Mississippi, is a hundred and forty-six year old church that is full of history. This paper will provide a brief background of the church history. Over the last four years, three immoral staff members of First Baptist Church of Pontotoc have been contributing factors to the church 's decline.
Black Churches were extremely importan to African Americans from the years of slavery to this very day. Although attending them was difficult for blacks, they became the core of African American communities. “The biracial churches the Awakening spawned had never embraced African Americans on an equal basis with white people, and as time passed, white people denied black people significant influence in church governance” (pg. 101). Richard Allen and Absalom Jones would lead a movement and gain permission to use a church at evening times to preach to blacks. They would be forced out and need to establish a church of their own. White leaders would try to take over control of Mother Bethel congregation until 1816. This resulted “Mother Bethel becoming the birthplace of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME)” (pg.
I found many interesting parts about African American Baptist churches and how it all started and what caught my eye was the very first African American baptist church was the oldest and it was constituted at Silver Bluff about a year or two before he revolutionary war and started early in 1775. The silver bluff was located on the South Carolina side of Savannah River in Aiken County and was only twelve miles in distance from Augusta, GA. In my findings it shows that the founders by the name of Andrew Bryan, George Liele and it was in the 1770s Savannah’s First Baptist Church and it was an independent during the slavery era. It also showed that there was a large number of black baptist secretly worshipped meetings on their own. The black baptist
The Southern Baptist Convention is the largest denomination in the world. Claiming about 16 million followers of Christ, the convention is known for its mission work and outreach programs designed to draw in more and more members each day. The conventions future, though, did not always look so bright. The convention was and still does play key parts in world controversy’s like war, homosexuality, race, and women’s rights. Many would even say the world looks up to the Southern Baptists. Which makes me ask myself a question, “Have the Southern Baptists play a bigger part in culture than I realized?”. In the next few paragraphs, I would like to explore the culture and history of Southern Baptists.
The church must be a central part of rebuilding the community, they are strangers to. There are a variety of ways of reaching the community, however, whether the church elects the execution of at least one or more of these methods are something of a different matter. Pleasant Hill Baptist Church (PHBC) today, does not have an ongoing focused vision, structured outwardly, in place. By the same token, in regards to connecting or bridging the outside community to the relevance of the church, there have been several attempts made. Examples: Service on the lawn, “Cross” walk Easter Sunday, and Church cookout and picnic day. These creative ideas used to get the attention of the community were only temporary.
When churches were built the former slaves were eager to go to them and build them. This was the most important institution. Churches played a very important role in the African Americans. They had always gone to white churches or had to hide their own secret services. Black churches grew quickly. Many
Black American churches have been the most important social institution in the black community and serves as a center for health screening, promotion and counseling. Many blacks hold their church with high esteem, therefore being an important coping resource for the African Americana community. To African Americans God is thought to be the spiritual healer.
The role and purpose of the Church is to create a community of people who believe in the same faith of God. The Church is a foundation of the faith in God. The Church allowed people to unite on common grounds and follow the words of God. The place of worship made people feel accountable because they were in it together. The Church raised the importance of prayer and spirituality because that is how one communicates to God. The Church emphasizes fellowship, dedication to the faith, selflessness. The Church gives power to the Christian people because they are a group and not individuals anymore.