North Oaks Baptist Church
Thursday, July 20, 2017
We Preach from the Bible and Sing from the Hymnal

Purpose and Intent of North Oaks Baptist Church

North Oaks Baptist Church was brought into existence by the special provision of God for the express and peculiar purpose of presenting God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and glorifying Jesus Christ as God by:

I. Evangelizing The Lost

To provide everyone in this area with the opportunity of receiving Jesus Christ as Lord and effectively persuading him/her to do so.  Matt. 28:19-20; John 1:12; Acts 1:8, 5:32, 20:31; Rom 10:1-13; II Cor 5:11; Prov. 11:30; Eze 3:17-19. 

To disciple each person who receives Jesus Christ as Lord so that he/she may grow through the spiritual maturing process to become a soul winner and a discipler.  II Tim 2:2; Phil 3:17, 4:9; Matt 28:19-20.

II. Equipping The Saints

To equip each believer in our body to perform the ministry that God has gifted and called him/her to do for His glory and to support each of these in the ministry as approved by the leadership of the church.  Eph 4:12; Phil 4:13. 

III. Edifying The Church

To build up this body by meeting each believer's needs by encouraging one another through:

A.  Regularly joining together to worship our Lord and Savior through the proclamation of the Word, the praise of music, the prayers of the believers, the giving of tithes and offerings, and the observance of the ordinances.  Heb 10:24-25; Mal 3:10. 

B. Allowing God to express His love by using us, our resources, and circumstances to accomplish His purposes. Heb 10:24-25; I John 3:18; II Cor 4:6-11.

IV.  Educating The Believers

Since the believer grows through the study of the Bible, God's inerrant Word, our people will be taught how to study, memorize, and meditate upon God's Holy Word so that each member will be  enabled to discern and apply God's will to his/her own life.  John 21:15-17; I Tim 2:15; I Tim 3:14; Joshua 1:8.

This statement of purpose will serve as a specific guide to the functions, organizations, and expenditures of North Oaks Baptist Church and the worthiness of each activity shall be measured by its relationship to this statement.