MISSION STATEMENT OF

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH LAKE WALES:

FOLLOWING CHRIST AND SERVING OTHERS WITH

PASSION AND PURPOSE.

  • fOLLOWING CHRIST JESUS

    is the essence of the Christian's life as Matthew 4:19 and Philippians 3:12-14 explain

  • SERVING OTHERS

    follows the example of Jesus who said he came not to be served, but to serve and to give his life...So as we serve others and flesh out a faith that is authentic we act in accord with these verses: Mark 10:45; 1 John 3:18; James 2:17; 1 Peter 4:10; Luke 10:25-37.

  • PASSION

    our passion for living, loving and serving comes in response to God's love for us (1 John 4:7-12) and it is an obedient response to the "Great Commandment" given by Jesus in Mark 12:28-31 when he told us to love him with all that we are and to love our neighbors as ourselves. 

  • PURPOSE

    Our purpose individually as a Christ-follower, and collectively as a church, is found as we walk in the purpose Jesus gave in his "Great Commission" found in Matthew 28:18-20. The purpose of world-wide disciple-making remains the mandate of Jesus for his church and our highest priority.