We believe that the gospel is the central truth of the Bible, the foundation of our faith, and the fuel for the Christian life. The gospel is the good news that while we were dead in our sin, God sent His son Jesus to live a perfect life on our behalf, die a substitutionary death to pay the penalty for our sin, and rise again from the grave to offer us new life in His Spirit.
Acts 2:22–39; 1 Corinthians 15:3–19; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:13-14; Ephesians 2:4-10
We believe that God cares about the needs of all people and that the church, as Christ’s body, is to show His love and care for others. Every church member is sent out by Jesus as a minister of the gospel, declaring the love of Christ with our lips and demonstrating the love of Christ with our lives—not only in our communities but also to the farthest and most unreached places of the world.
Isaiah 49:6; Matthew 28:18–20; Romans 10:13–17; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 Timothy 2:3–4
We believe the local church can best promote the gospel of Jesus Christ by cooperating with like-minded churches in an organized structure. Such an organization exists and functions by the churches' choosing to be involved. Cooperation is voluntary and may be terminated at any time.
Acts 15:36, 41; 16:4-5; Romans 14:7-9; 15:22-33; 1 Corinthians 16:1-4; Colossians 1:9-13; Revelation 1:4-6
Our Mission and Values
Celebration Baptist Church has 5 Core Values:
Is to glorify God by reaching the lost, equipping disciples, and sending believers on mission.
Celebration holds 4 core values to accomplish this mission
Centered on Christ – Christ as the center of the church determines everything from the way we live, the way we teach, and the way we engage the community.
“I have been crucified with Christ, and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20, CSB)
Empowered by the Holy Spirit – God’s presence and his power flows through the church by the Holy Spirit. Only through the Holy Spirit is the church able to
fulfill it’s purpose for God and his Kingdom.
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit when the Holy Spirit has come on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and
to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8, CSB)
Grounded in Scripture – As the Word of God, the Bible is the foundation for all truth and basis on which we learn about God, ourselves, and the world around us.
“All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17, CSB)
Engaged in Community – We are designed by God for community, which is found in the church. However, believers are also called to bring the light of the Gospel to the communities around them, throughout their country, and around the world.
“You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his possession, so that you may proclaim the praises of the one who called you out
of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; you had not received mercy, but now you have received
mercy.” (1 Peter 2:9-10, CSB)