Our Mission

Sparr Baptist Church exists to glorify God by helping regular people discover and live a radical life in Christ.

 

Our mission statement is a summary of the three pillars upon which Jesus built His church. We believe obedience to these three imperatives must guide everything we do as a church. It reminds us that we are a particular people God has put in a particular place at a particular time for a particular purpose.

The Great Commitment

We were created to bring glory to God. Our purpose in life is to honor our Creator with all that we have, all that we are, and everything we could ever hope to be. 1 Corinthians 10:31 says it all:

“…whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”

The Great Commandment

In Matthew 22, a religious leader asked Jesus a question that was meant to trap Him. Instead, Jesus reduced all the commandments of God down to two bullet points:

“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him,  “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” 
                                                                                               -Matthew 22:36-40 (ESV)

We are God’s “workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works which God prepared beforehand” (Ephesians 2:10), Jesus’ call to love God with passion and to love others with compassion serves as the prime motivation for accomplishing our mission.

The Great Commission

In His final moments on earth, Jesus clearly defined the mission for His disciples. He established His authority, extended the commission, and encouraged them with the promise of His presence:

“And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’”
                                                                                              -Matthew 28:18-20 (ESV)
 In one sentence, Jesus charged His disciples with their mission (make disciples of all nations) and explained how to do it: as we go, we are to baptize new believers and teach them to love God through passionate obedience to everything Jesus commanded us.