Our Beliefs

VISION STATEMENT:
The vision of the Pilgrim Baptist Church is the fulfillment of God's promise of salvation through the belief in the ministry of Jesus Christ and the empowerment of excellence in all people through Christian education and community activism.

PURPOSE:
The purpose of Pilgrim Baptist Church shall be the proclaiming of the word of God. It shall seek to attain this end through the public worship of God, the preaching of the Gospel, consistent Christian living, spiritual growth of its members, personal and corporate evangelism, missionary endeavor, Christian education, and the observance of the ordinances of baptism and communion.

STATEMENT OF FAITH:
We affirm sola scriptura, "scripture alone", as our guide for faith and practice. This includes a profession of Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, baptism by immersion, and communion. Baptism and communion are direct commandments of our Lord, and are for believers only. These ordinances are symbols of the Christian's identification with Christ's death, burial, and resurrection.


Our Core Values

  • 1. Teaching/Preaching (sharing God’s Word)
    (Eph. 4:11-16; Acts 2:37-42; Col. 3:16)

  • 2. Caring for God’s People (Pastoral Care/Counseling)
    (Matt. 5:43-44; Acts 2:43-47; John 21:15-18; Rom. 12:10-13)

  • 3. Fellowship/Communion with each other
    (Heb. 10:25; Ecc. 4:9-12)

  • 4. Diversity/Multiculturalism
    (Acts Chapter 10; Rom. 3:28-31; Eph. 3:1-7; Titus 2:6-8)

  • 5. Children & Youth Advocacy
    (Prov. 22:6; Matt. 19:14; II Cor. 12:14)

  • 6. Social Justice/Community, Political & Social Activism
    (Amos 5:24; Isa. 9:6)

  • 7. Education (Christian & Secular)
    (II Tim. 3:16-17; Prov. 15:28; I Thes. 4:11; II Tim. 2:15)

  • 8. Music (Vocal & Instrumental) /Praise/Worship
    (Psalms 33:1-4 & 100:1 & 150:1-6)

  • 9. Hospitality
    (Rom. 12:13; Titus 1:8; I Peter 3:8-12)

  • 10. Evangelism
    (Acts 2:47b; Acts 6:1-4)

  • 11. Giving
    (Malachi 3:8-11; Luke 6:38; Matt. 5:42)

  • 12. Mission
    (Matt 28:19-20; The Book of Acts)