Our Core Values
We believe that all people have been created in the image of God and all life is valuable, sacred and must be respected as an extension of God’s divine character. We are called to create a loving and caring community for all people.
Recognizing that our spiritual journeys are all different, we strive to be respectful and inclusive concerning each individual’s relationship with God.
We seek to study, understand, and live out the Word of God through our daily actions and interactions with others.
We commit to work together for justice and peace in our world as a church without walls, so that all people may experience the transformative power of God’s love.
The Nineteenth Street Baptist Church will increase its active membership by 50% within 5 years
100% of active members will say they are serving in at least one ministry that matches their spiritual gift(s). At least 50% of the membership will be actively involved in the Christian Education ministries, including Church School, Bible Study, conversations with the pastor, connection groups with the pastor, special topic bible studies and leadership training seminars.
Over five years, the church will increase the youth ministry budget by at least 30%, hire a full-time youth pastor, offer youth church every Sunday and provide at least ten ministries that are designed for youth and children.
We will sustain a culture of excellence in Christ-centered worship that celebrates the talents within the church, city and nation for the purpose of giving God our highest praise.
The church will invest at least 20% of our budget in updating and modernizing the physical plant, including the Jones Handy House.
Each leader will be equipped and enthusiastic about faithfully carrying out the mission and vision of the church in support of the pastor.
Support our commitment to outreach ministries that share the hope and love of Christ on the local, national and international levels.