Since our growth is rooted in the Word of God,
our discipleship at every level finds the Bible at its heart.
The gospel of Jesus is the center of everything do.
It changes our relationships, motives, and lifestyles.
When the gospel binds us together, it frees us to release differences and stylistic preferences for the sake of unity.
A Missionary Mindset
We are all living in a mission field. Each of us has the calling to live the life of a missionary in our neighborhoods and workplace.
Belonging to a church means more than having your name on a roll.
Membership means that you are a part of a family,
sharing one another's burdens and the mutual responsibility of ministry.
Concord Baptist Church Covenant
To help us embrace what it means to join together as members of Concord,
we adopted a covenant which we celebrate and revisit regularly.
Having been led by the Spirit of God to repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and having been baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, we do now solemnly and joyfully affirm our covenant with one another as the body of Christ called Concord Baptist Church.
With the help of the Spirit and the Bible as our guide, we agree to assemble regularly with one another; to uphold our mission, doctrine, and ordinances; to seek the advancement of the gospel among our neighbors and the nations; and to offer our prayers, our resources, and our service in support of the church.
We agree to strive for unity and to walk together in Christian love. We will not neglect to pray for one another or to speak the truth in love, but will attempt to care for each other’s spiritual advancement as dearly as our own. We will seek to share each other’s joys and burdens; to give and receive help with meekness; to be slow to anger and quick to forgive; to be eager for reconciliation, seeking it without delay; and to expect the church to pursue us when we stray, even to the point of discipline if necessary.
We agree to encourage personal and family devotions, and to raise our children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. We will be concerned for the needs of the poor and suffering; bring the light of Christ to bear on cultural darkness; and live carefully in the world ourselves, remembering that as we have been buried with Christ in baptism, so we have been raised to walk with a new and holy life.