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1 What is a being a Baptist church all about? Thinking through who we are...

2 Making disciples - Matthew 28: Timothy 2:2 Major Beliefs: Bible Centred Holy Spirited Guided (or Owned) Salvation and Discipleship by Personal Choice Identifying with Jesus

3 Evidence of a Personal Choice (Acts 8:34-39) A Step of Continuing Discipleship (Acts 16:14-15) Identifying with Jesus in Death, Burial and Resurrection (Romans 6:3-5) Being Washed Clean (Acts 22:16)

4 Closed Membership, Open Table All-member Ministry Responsibility Held by All (Communal Discernment) Discipline and Vision for All

5 Religious Freedom for All A Church is Designed for the Good of Its Non-Members Hospitality and Community Impact Vision and Hope for Mission

6 Instituted by Jesus Personal decision, not to be taken lightly It is about the quality of our fellowship

7 Marriage Designed by God in His Image (Genesis 1:27, Genesis 2:21-24) Generosity in Giving (Proverbs 11:24-26) Churches are Interdependent and non- political (Philippians 4:10-19, 2 Corinthians 8+9, John 17:20-21) Faith should be active (James 2:14-18)

8 What is a Baptist church all about? What is our primary purpose as a church? _____________________________________________ How is Baptism part of the discipleship process? _____________________________________________ What does baptism signify? _____________________________________________ What are the responsibilities of church membership? _____________________________________________ What does evangelism mean? What sorts of evangelism do we do? _____________________________________________ What are other specifics of a Baptist church? _____________________________________________ What is a Baptist church all about? What is our primary purpose as a church? _____________________________________________ How is Baptism part of the discipleship process? _____________________________________________ What does baptism signify? _____________________________________________ What are the responsibilities of church membership? _____________________________________________ What does evangelism mean? What sorts of evangelism do we do? _____________________________________________ What are other specifics of a Baptist church? _____________________________________________

9 What is a Baptist church all about? What is our primary purpose as a church? _____________________________________________ What do we do to reach out to others? _____________________________________________ Religious freedom for all is risky, why do we support it? _____________________________________________ What is the purpose of communion? _____________________________________________ What are the Bible’s warnings about communion? _____________________________________________ In what way do you need to rethink how you do church? _____________________________________________ What is a Baptist church all about? What is our primary purpose as a church? _____________________________________________ What do we do to reach out to others? _____________________________________________ Religious freedom for all is risky, why do we support it? _____________________________________________ What is the purpose of communion? _____________________________________________ What are the Bible’s warnings about communion? _____________________________________________ In what way do you need to rethink how you do church? _____________________________________________


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