Mobberly Baptist Church
Mobberly Baptist Church exists to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ and is fully grounded in scripture with relevant, practical application for Christian living in our modern-day world. This firm foundation strengthens us spiritually and allows us to grow deeper in our faith, in our love, in our relationships, and in our ministries at Mobberly.
People leading people into a life-changing, ever-growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
The words in this short statement carry special importance.
People Leading People • every believer at Mobberly – not just pastors, church staff and leaders – has the responsibility of leading other people. Lead means to influence. It is a word describing initiative and intentionality.
Life-changing • salvation, new creation (2 Cor. 5:17). The horizontal leaf in our logo represents change in all life’s relationships and activities on earth.
Ever-growing • consistent growth-spiritual development. The vertical leaf in our logo represents ongoing growth in our connection to Jesus.
Together they form the cross which reminds us of the gospel and what Jesus did for us that we can come to have a relationship with God. Christianity is best described by a relationship not a religion.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes.
We accomplish our Mission through a three-fold strategy.
Declare God’s Glory together in worship.
Engage in Biblical Community.
Reach out to others locally, nationally, and globally.
Biblical Truth (John 17:17, 2 Timothy 3:16)
We uphold God’s Word as the standard for all decisions, actions, and relationships.
Personal Transformation (Romans 12:2, 2 Corinthians 3:18)
We grow in absolute dependence on God every day.
Family Discipleship (Deuteronomy 6:4-9)
We combine the influence of church and home.
Generational Connection (Psalm 78:4-7)
We nurture intentional relationships among multiple ages and backgrounds.
Gospel Urgency (John 20:21)
We launch people to live sent lives to change the world.
Sacrificial Commitment (Romans 12:1, Colossians 3:17,23)
We seek to excel in giving God our very best.
There is only one true and living God. He is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal Being, the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. God is infinite in holiness and all other perfections. God is all-powerful and all-knowing; and His perfect knowledge extends to all things, past, present, and future, including future decisions of His free creatures. To Him, we owe the highest love, reverence, and obedience. The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.
Genesis 1:1, 26,27,3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14
Jesus is the eternal son of God. In His incarnation, He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. Jesus perfectly revealed and did the will of God, taking upon Himself human nature with its demands and necessities and identifying completely with mankind yet was without sin. He honored the divine law by His personal obedience and His substitutionary death on the cross. He made provision for the redemption of men from sin. He was raised from the dead with a glorified body and appeared to His disciples as the person who was with them before His crucifixion. He ascended into Heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God where He is the One Mediator, fully God, fully man, in whose person is effected the reconciliation between God and man. He will return in power and glory to judge the world and to consummate His redemptive mission. He now dwells in all believers as the living and ever-present Lord.
Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine. He inspired holy men of old to write the Scriptures. Through illumination, He enables men to understand the truth. He exalts Christ. He convicts men of sin, righteousness, and of judgment. He calls men to the Savior and effects regeneration. At the moment of regeneration, He baptizes every believer into the body of Christ. He cultivates Christian character, comforts believers, and bestows the spiritual gifts by which they serve God through His church. He seals the believer unto the day of final redemption. His presence in the Christian is the guarantee that God will bring the believer into the fullness of the stature of Christ. He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service.
2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13, 5:18; Galatians 5:22-25
The Holy Bible was written by divinely inspired men and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy. It reveals the principles by which God judges us; and therefore is, and will remain, to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinion should be tried. All Scripture is a testimony to Christ, who is Himself the focus of divine revelation.
2 Timothy 1:13, 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Psalm 12:6, 119:105,160; Proverbs 30:5
Man is the special creation of God, made in His own image. He created them male and female as the crowning work of His creation. The gift of gender is thus part of the goodness of God’s creation. In the beginning, man was innocent of sin and was endowed by His Creator with freedom of choice. By his free choice, man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. Through the temptation of Satan, man transgressed the command of God and fell from His original innocence; whereby his posterity inherited a nature and an environment inclined toward sin. Therefore, as soon as they are capable of moral action, they become transgressors and are under condemnation. Only the grace of God can bring man into His holy fellowship and enable man to fulfill the creative purpose of God. The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man in His own image, and in that Christ died for man; therefore, every person of every race possesses full dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a, 59:1-2; Romans 3:23
Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense, salvation includes regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification. There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ.
Romans 6:23, 10:9-10, 13; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:12, 14:6; Titus 3:5; Acts 4:12
Grace describes God’s sovereign goodness to desire to save all people from sin and condemnation. Therefore, salvation is possible because of God’s grace alone. This eliminates all boasting and promotes humility in the hearts of all who have been saved.
Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 1:5, 5:2; Hebrews 4:16; James 4:6; 2 Peter 3:18
The Christian is secure in their salvation for eternity because it is a gift from God through Jesus Christ. Salvation cannot be lost because it is maintained by God, not by the effort or goodness of people. When a person is saved, they remain saved because of the perfection of the Savior.
John 6:37-40, 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25, 10:10-14; 1 Peter 1:3-5
A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is an autonomous local congregation of baptized believers, associated by commitment to the faith and fellowship of the Gospel, observing the two ordinances of Christ, governed by His laws, exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word, and seeking to extend the Gospel to the ends of the earth. Each congregation operates under the Lordship of Jesus Christ through democratic processes. In such a congregation, each member is equally responsible and accountable to Christ as Lord. Its Scriptural officers are pastors and deacons. While both men and women are gifted for service in the church, the office of pastor is limited to men as qualified by Scripture. The New Testament speaks also of the church as the body of Christ which includes all the redeemed of all of the ages, believers from every tribe, and tongue and people and nation.
Acts 2:42; Ephesians 1:22-23, 2:19; Matthew 16:18-19
Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior, the believer’s death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. It is a testimony to his faith in the final resurrection of the dead.
Colossians 2:12; Mark 1:9; Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:41,8:12,18:8; 1 John 2:3; Romans 6:4
The Lord’s Supper
The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby Christians, through partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.
1 Corinthians 11:23-29; 2 Corinthians 11:29; Mark 14:22-26
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace
These questions help us measure the success of our mission.
1. How am I listening to God today?
2. How does my last decision reflect that God owns everything?
3. Who am I leading to their next step with Jesus Christ?
4. How am I engaging other generations and cultures?
5. Who am I allowing to honestly know me?
6. How am I partnering with Mobberly to help people change the world?
7. How am I living today like Christ is coming back tomorrow?