Who We Are
Put simply – First Baptist of Freeport, IL exists to glorify God.
What does this look like?
– sharing the Good News of Jesus (John 14:6)
– encouraging & discipling believers (1 Thess. 5:11)
– consistent & continuous development (Col. 3:16)
– building up & sending out leaders (Matt. 28:19-20)
– worshiping God in all we think, say & do (Rom. 12:1-2)
What Do We Believe?
We believe in one God, who created everything from nothing and is infinitely perfect. God exists eternally & harmoniously in three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, each of whom is fully God, yet there is one God.
We believe in the inerrancy of the Bible in the original writings; that the Bible was divinely inspired by God through humans, is useful for teaching unbelievers & thoroughly equipping believers. Most importantly, the Bible records the unsurpassable gift of salvation offered by Christ.
We believe that the Church is the body of Christ (of which He is the Head) sent into the world to shine forth the glory of God. It is all who are united by the Holy Spirit, being justified by God’s grace through faith alone, in Christ alone.
We believe that all humans are created in God’s image, therefore possess innate dignity and worth. But, due to humanity’s disobedient nature to God, we are all sinners and are subject to the holy wrath of God.
We believe that our only means of salvation from God’s coming wrath is by His grace alone through faith alone in Jesus, soley for His glory, as He undeservingly paid the price of our sins in full as laid out in the Bible. Appropriately, this belief should be visibly distinguishable in our individual & collective lives.
We believe Jesus is returning, in His perfect timing, to judge the living and the dead according to His standards.
Ministries & Outreach
Here are a few ways we fulfill that mission:
Sunday A.M. Worship
In the spirit of Matthew 18:20, we invite YOU to join us Sunday from 10:30am – 12pm, to experience the joy of worshipping God through a multitude of different styles.
Want to learn more? Read more here.
We would love to hear from you!