Lexington Avenue Baptist Church exists
to proclaim the Good News of Christ Jesus to all people,
to promote private and congregational worship,
to nurture Christian growth, and
to sustain others through service, love, prayer and fellowship.
of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church
We value our Baptist heritage.
We value our Baptist heritage, which shapes how we live out our faith in an ever-changing society. We believe all are called and gifted and thus encouraged to participate in ministry
and leadership in the church.
We value worship.
Worship is an expression of the church's love for God. We value worship that is joyful, diverse, reverent, and inspiring. Through worship "we celebrate the joy of our salvation. We praise God for the life, death, and resurrection of the Son. We worship God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who loves us like a father and mother, who is always redeeming us, and whose grace empowers and sustains us." (From LABC baptismal affirmation)
We value music.
We value music, which is joyful and diverse, inspiring and comforting to ourselves and others, uplifting and spiritual. Music expresses our worship of God, unites us as a body of faith, and enhances our personal connection to God.
We value prayer.
Communicating directly with God through prayer strengthens our personal relationship with God and gives us access to God's power and purpose. Personal and corporate prayer includes expressions of thanksgiving, praise, confession, intercession, and petition.
We value spiritual growth.
We are committed to equip and to help our church family to cultivate deeper relationships with Christ and to become effective ministers. Our spiritual growth is shaped through age appropriate Bible Studies, Sunday school classes, and other opportunities for spiritual formation.
We value friendliness.
Through Christian fellowship we develop meaningful relationships with our church family. We value each person as a child of God. We seek to be warm and accepting, extending Christian love to everyone.
We value caring.
We value the relationship we share in Christ, and so we care for one another in times of joy and sorrow. As the scriptures say, "Be ye kind to one another, tender hearted, forgiving each other."
We value missions.
In obedience to Christ we seek to share his message of salvation, build relationships, and join hands with other to help meet physical needs. We seek to accomplish this through prayer. sharing of God's word, hands on missions, and financial support. Using Acts 1:8 as a guide we practice the locally, nationally, and globally.
(Acts 1:8, John 20:21, Matthew 28:19-20)
God's Own People: Core Values Bible Studies and Devotionals
(Go here for the complete series of Bible Studies and Devotionals, God's Own People. God's Own People is a series of Bible studies with daily devotionals written by the staff and church members to explore the Core Values of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church.)