Colossians 3:12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved,
clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
3.LOVE THE WORLD
1 John 4:9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one
and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
- 1. First Baptist Church adheres to the Word of God as life's "guidebook."
- 2. First Baptist Church is aligned with the Southern Baptist Convention, an evangelical Christian denomination of more than sixteen-million people, and over forty-seven thousand churches. Southern Baptists are uniquely devoted to cooperation with other churches for areas of ministry such as mission-work and church-planting, while remaining autonomous as a local congregation.
- 3. Each state within the United States also has a convention of Southern Baptist churches. First Baptist Church is affiliated with both state-level conventions in Texas. Until 2000, Texas had one Southern Baptist state convention, The Baptist General Convention of Texas. In 2000, the BGCT voted to be removed from fellowship with over half of those in attendance at an annual gathering and a second, new state convention was formed, the Southern Baptists of Texas. First Baptist Church, is "dualy aligned," meaning cooperation exists with both state conventions.
- 4. Each region of Texas has an autonomous association of churches, a voluntary membership that provides strategy, training, assistance, and support for Southern Baptist churches. First Baptist Church proudly supports the San Felipe Baptist Association.