Fellowship
____Missionary Baptist Church 
                                        Lake City, Fl
 
"Where the Lord is Blessing us to be a Blessing to Others"
Vision Statement:
Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church where God is blessing us to be a blessing to others; we exist to embrace God's presence, express the love of our Saviour, engage society with the truth of God, equip the people of God and experience life as God's people.
We believe that our mission can be summarized into this one statement based on the Great Command and the Great Commission.
Great Command: Matthew 22:37-39 KJV

37Jesus said to him. THOU SHALT LOVE THE LORD THY GOD WITH ALL THY HEART, AND WITH ALL THY SOUL, AND WITH ALL THY MIND. 38This is the first and great commandment. 39And the second is likeunto  it: THOU SHALT LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF.

Great Commission: Matthew 28:19-20 KJV

19Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy ghost: 20Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. A-men'

All of our strategies, ministries, and programs should glorify God and flow out of this vision statement
Our Statement of Faith:
The Holy Bible: We believe in the verbal inspiration of the Holy Bible, both the Old and New Testaments
God: We believe in one God revealed in three persons; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit
Man: We believe that man, in his natural state is a sinner, lost, undone, without hope and without God
Divinity and Humanity of Christ Jesus: We believe that Jesus of Nazareth is God come in the flesh and that he is both divine and human
Blood Atonement: We believe in the saving power of the Blood of Jesus Christ and His imputed righteousness to all who believe on Him with faith.
Bodily Resurrection: We believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ
Ascension: We believe that Jesus Christ ascended to the Father and is presently seated at the right hand of the Father making intercession for us.
Second Coming: We believe in the visible, bodily return of Jesus Christ to this earth to gather His Church (Bride) and judge the world. Salvation: We believe that the terms of salvation are repentance toward God for sin and a personal, heartfelt faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, which results in regeneration, of the person. This salvation is entirely by grace of our Lord and not of works. Works are excluded except as fruit of salvation.
Local Church: We believe that the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ is a local expression of a Body of Believers who have been baptized in the Name of the father, Son and Holy Spirit; who are under recognized, delegated authorities; and who assemble to worship, carry forth the Great Commission and minister as the Holy Spirit leads.
Ordinances: We believe that the two ordinances of the Church are water baptism and communion (The Lord's Supper)
Separated Life: We believe that believers should seek, as the early disciples did, to practice the separated life from the world and unto Jesus Christ and to set standards of conduct which shall exalt our Lord and His Church
Heaven and Hell: We believe the Holy Scriptures clearly set forth the doctrines of eternal punishment for the Lost and eternal bliss and salvation for the saved - Hell for the unsaved and heaven for the saved.
Holy Spirit: We believe the Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Trinity whose purpose in the redemption of man is to convict him of sin, regenerate the repentant believer, guide the believer into understanding the Holy Scriptures, indwell and give gifts to believers as He wills, that they may minister as Christ would to men. We believe a believer can be baptized in the holy Spirit during the time Jesus is regenerating him, or any time subsequent to his regeneration (new birth) experience. We believe that the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, with an evidence of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance, is for all believers as promised by John the Baptist, was witnessed by the early disciples of christ, and is evidenced in the lives of many present day believers in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Divine Healing: We believe that God does use doctors, medicines and other material means for healing. However, we believe divine healing has been provided for us in the Atonement of our Lord Jesus Christ, "By His Stripes we are Healed". Divine healing may be received through the laying on of hands by Elders, believers and by the prayer of an anointed person gifted for healing the sick, by anointing with oil, the prayer of faith or a direct act of faith where the believer receives healing from the Lord Jesus without ministry from anyone else
Priesthood of Believers: We believe that each believer is a priest of the Lord Jesus Christ and has direct access to the Father through the Lord Jesus. Each person must believe for himself, be baptized for himself, obey for himself and answer to his Creator for himself
Tithes and Offerings: We believe that God's plan of finance for His work is by tithes and offerings and that it is a joy for His children to acknowledge His Lordship in this manner. If we be Faithful concerning our Fathers business, He will definately be Faithful concerning ours!! The Lord is Blessing us that we can be a Blessing to others!!