Our Beliefs

Our Purpose
First Baptist Church of Bath is a fellowship of believers united in our faith and worship of God, growing in discipleship, striving to proclaim the Word of God in truth and love without personal condemnation or prejudice, living out God's love and teaching in evangelism and ministry, both locally and in mission support worldwide. 

Our Covenant
We choose therefore, empowered by the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to work for the advancement of God's Kingdom through His church in knowledge, holiness, and mutual care; to support its ministry by a faithful stewardship of money, time, and talents; and to sustain its worship, ordinances, doctrines, and disciplines.
We pledge to maintain family and personal worship; to raise our children in the nurture and instruction of the Lord; to seek the salvation of all people; and to strive for Christian maturity in ourselves and in our fellow Christians.
We pledge to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember each other in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and trouble; to cultivate Christian kindness and courtesy; to be slow to take offense, always ready for reconciliation, and mindful of the rules of our Savior, to secure it without delay.
We pledge to live by Christian principles of morality in our daily living; to be ethical in our dealings and faithful in our commitments; to promote unity in fellowship by proper attitudes; and to be zealous in our efforts toward the growth of the Kingdom of God here and throughout the world. 

Statement of Faith
We believe the Bible from Genesis through Revelation is the all sufficient basis of doctrine and practice. We affirm the Holy Bible is the inspired and inerrant word of God; it is not man’s words about God, it is God’s word about Himself given to man. “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (II Timothy 3:16) We believe that salvation comes only through a personal relationship in Jesus Christ the Son of God. (John 14:6)