Our Purpose

Our purpose, in all that we do, is to glorify God, build up the Church, and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.


 ….to glorify God

 If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.

– 1 Peter 4:11

….do everything for God’s glory.

– 1 Corinthians 10:31

The First Baptist Church of Bellevue exists for the glory of God. The Bible teaches, and we believe, that God is that which is most beautiful, magnificent, and wonderful in all of existence. The universe was created by him and all of creation points toward his glory (Ps. 97:6, Rev. 4:11). As image bearers of the creator, human beings find maximum joy and satisfaction in a loving relationship with God through Jesus Christ (John 10:10). This relationship includes an incredible command and amazing opportunity for Christians intentionally to live their lives toward this end, the glory of God (1 Cor. 10:31). As a church, we are committed to this goal and it is the driving purpose in all that we do.

…to build up the Church

And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.

– Ephesians 1:22-23

Jesus Christ gave his life so that people from all over the world could look to him for salvation. Those who receive Jesus as Lord and Savior become children of God and a part of the Universal Church (John 1:12). The Universal Church is organized into various local congregations spread throughout the communities and nations of the world (Acts 11:12, Acts 13:1, Rom. 16:1, 1 Cor. 1:12, 1 Thess. 1:1, Rev. 1:20). We exist for the building up of Christ’s church. God has uniquely gifted every single individual who has been saved to build up his Church (Eph. 4:8, 1 Cor. 7:7). The Father passionately desires for Christians to be equipped for this service (Eph 4:12). At the First Baptist Church of Bellevue, we desire to foster and cultivate an environment where members can grow in their faith through Biblical discipleship to achieve this goal. In addition, we long to purposely pursue ministry within our church and community to express and utilize our various gifts to experience and participate in the growth of Jesus’ church.

…to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ

I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes…

– Romans 1:16

Jesus Christ entered this world to seek and save people who were lost (Luke 19:10). This mission of Jesus is called the “gospel” or the “good news” of Christ. It is the power of God for salvation to all who believe in Jesus (Rom. 1:16). God loved the world even though we fell away from him in sin (John 3:16, Rom. 5:8). However, God is the holy judge of the universe and could not simply pretend we did not sin and turn against him. Sin became a barrier between us and God and it had to be answered with death (Rom. 6:23). This spiritual death penalty meant that man would not only die physically, but would also experience an eternal separation from God. However, God desired to show kindness and love toward all people without removing his justice (Rom. 3:26). Therefore, God sent his Son, Jesus, to rescue us.

On the cross, Jesus embraced the spiritual death penalty we all deserve so that we could gain his righteousness and live forever in a relationship with God (Heb. 2:9). However, death could not defeat Jesus. After three days, by the power of the Father, he rose to life again (1 Cor. 15:1-8). Now, all who call on Jesus and receive him as Lord and Savior gain his salvation (Rom. 10:8-10). We believe Jesus himself commissioned the Church to spread this loving message (Matt. 28:18-20). As a church, we long to spread this gospel to give the people of Bellevue and beyond the opportunity to enter into a relationship with God through Christ.

Where do you stand with God? Have you received his salvation? Do you know Jesus Christ?

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