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“Berea Baptist Church is truly a place to grow in God’s Grace”

We ‘re glad that you have stopped by to learn what we’re all about. We hope you see our passion for Jesus and His gospel. He is the only reason that we do what we do — preaching, children’s ministry, outreach, and even singing. If you were to ask us to describe ourselves in one sentence, we would say, “We’re a gospel centered, community focused, church family.” These three elements create the DNA for us to live all of life for the glory of Jesus. As a Gospel Centered church, you will notice that we believe the Gospel is so much more than a starting point for people. The gospel is all of life, and it shapes the very way in which we live life together with our family, friends, community, and the rest of the world. We want to view and live all of life through gospel, which is the truth for all of us.
 
In one word, the reason that we do all of this is JESUS! However, we have to understand what that means. What does it look like to be a committed follower of Jesus Christ? How do we go about developing a disciple who longs to be closer to Christ, and has a heart for all people?
The purpose for all that we do is to develop Christ followers who are committed to sharing the Gospel of Jesus, not just in their actions, but with their words as well.
At Berea, we desire to seek Him and draw closer to Him, so that our lives will reflect it.
At Berea, we ARE the church, which means, we ARE family. We love to serve together, to grow together, to share in the hope of Christ together, and to travel through life’s hardships together. NO matter what, we know that God has us here for a reason and we are here for one another!
 
Fear cannot exist where Love is present—
 
1 John 4:18
“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”
 
Who are we?
VALUES
• We believe Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world and that there is salvation in no other one or way. (Jn.14:6 & Acts 4:12)

• We believe the Bible is the Word of God, and is to be the sole basis for our belief and action in all areas of life.(2 Tim.3:16-17)

• We believe prayer is God’s Gift of free access to Himself and the channel through which we receive the grace, guidance and power necessary to live the Christian life. (Phil.4:6-7)

• We believe lost people matter to God, and therefore, should matter to the church. (Luke 10:27)

• We believe the world can best be reached in partnership with other Christians. (Phil.1:27)

• We believe the church is to present the authentic good news of Christianity to each generation. (I Cor.9:22)

• We believe the church ministers most effectively when patterned after the New Testament community, utilizing the spiritual gifts of men and women. (I Cor.12)

• We believe loving, respectful relationships should be the model for every aspect of church life. (John13:34)

• We believe excellence honors God and motivates people. (Phil.4:8)

• We believe the pursuit of growth and full commitment to Jesus Christ and His cause should be the norm for every believer. (Rom.12:1-2)

MISSION
To reach all people in a spirit of unity and love, so that they become fully committed followers of Jesus Christ.

VISION

To be a biblically functioning community of believers that accurately reflects Jesus Christ to the world and strives to accomplish His redemptive purposes.
Our goal, in cooperation with other Christians, is to further God’s Kingdom in our midst, and in obedience to His Great Commission, to extend His kingdom worldwide.