Committed to Christ & the Community
Wingham Baptist Church’s mission statement, ‘Committed to Christ & the Community’, sums up well our desire and focus…
We are a church of Christ; a church of believers (in Christ), to quote a couple of well-known phrases. If there was no Jesus, then there would be no Wingham Baptist Church. Jesus is the reason we, as a church, are here. He is the only reason for our individual salvation, healing & personal growth. He is the reason, source and the model for all the love & care we have towards each other and the community.
…to the Community
Just as our commitment to Christ gives us the foundation for caring for, and serving, our local community, so our care for the community reveals and reflects our commitment to Christ. Jesus said that he ‘did not come to be served but to serve’ (Matt 20:28 NIV).
Therefore, our commitment to Christ and our commitment to the community go hand in hand. We can’t have one without the other. As James said, ‘Show me your faith without your deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds’ (James 2:18 NIV), ‘for as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead’ (James 2:26 NIV).