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Services: Sundays @ 8:00am and 10:00am Services: Sundays @ 9:00am

Mission Statement

The mission statement for Mackay Baptist Church is to be "Passionate Lovers of God and Others". This is derived from Matthew 22:37-40:

Jesus replied: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments." Matthew 22:37-40 NIV

As a Church we are passionate about loving God, and other people. We want to express the love of God by reaching out to others with God's message of love and forgiveness. We want to discover, enrich and use the gifts God has given us in serving God, one another, and those who do not know God. We want to equip and build up one another for service. We want to support, encourage and strengthen one another in a warm open friendly Church family. We want to joyfully worship God with all that we do, have and are. We want to have prayer, and the word of God as the foundation of all that we do and are.

Our Statement of Purpose:

Our mission statement is separated into 5 distinct areas of action. Prayer undergirds all that we do

EVANGELISM

WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT:
  • Expressing love, and reaching out to the unchurched, unloved, unwanted, telling them of God's love, and their acceptance, worth and the forgiveness they can have in Him.
  • Building relationships with the unchurched
  • Sharing the gospel personally, corporately and globally
  • Giving opportunities for people to respond to gods message of salvation
  • Praying for the lost

DISCIPLESHIP

WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT:
  • Forming partnerships encouraging mutual deeper spiritual growth.
  • Equipping people and fostering in them a passion for teaching and discipling others.
  • Building unity, growing in the maturity and fullness of Christ.
  • Encouraging one another to a deeper knowledge of Christ and applying this to the way we live.
  • Being faithful to the study and application of the Word of God.
  • Praying for perseverance and personal discipline.

WORSHIP

WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT:
  • Humbly and completely acknowledging God as the creator.
  • Expressing our worship with a healthy balanced freedom according to Scripture.
  • Living our lives as an act of worship.
  • Giving our time, talents and finances willingly and generously as an act of worship.
  • Having a healthy, rich, corporate and personal prayer life.

FELLOWSHIP

WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT:
  • Being a warm open and friendly church family
  • Being bonded and united together in love.
  • Forgiving and tolerating each other's personal differences.
  • Supporting and strengthening each other through our words, thoughts and actions.
  • Knowing we belong and feel valued.
  • Encourage believers baptism and church membership
  • Encouraging one another to persevere, serve, and be personally accountable.
  • Praying for one another regularly

MINISTRY

WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT:
  • Serving others in the Church with a servant's heart.
  • Serving the lost with a servant's heart.
  • Discovering, enabling, equipping and encouraging the use our diverse spiritual gifts in service of God and others
  • Building up the Body of Christ.
  • Being prepared to change if that is what God is telling us to do.
  • Praying for discernment in the use of our gifts and for opportunities to use them.
  • Praying for each other as we use our gifts, time and resources.