Seaford Baptist Church exists to point to Christ together by making disciples through God-Focused, Gospel-Centered and Word-Driven ministry.
What is the Gospel?
The Gospel is the story of how God, by the power of the Spirit, is redeeming and reconciling fallen people and fallen creation from Satan and sin to the Father, through the work of Jesus Christ’s death on the cross, his resurrection from the grave and his future return.
What is a disciple?
A disciple is a person who has been reconciled into a saving relationship with God, by repenting of sin and placing faith and trust in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus gives two key qualifications for the making of disciples.
First, he orders baptism, a symbolic initiation into the Christian life in which a believer is immersed in water to give a picture of the new life they have gained from Christ’s death and resurrection.
Second, he orders that disciples be taught all that He commanded.
Together we point to Christ by being…
God-Focused: We want to see the Lord for who He is and to respond by making much of Him in all that we do.
- We believe that He alone is deserving of our worship and all credit (Romans 11:36)
- We believe that we must worship Him with all of our being (John 4:24; Matthew 22:37)
- We believe that worship is about more than a song (Romans 12:1-2)
Gospel-Centered: We want to operate with the Gospel as the foundation for all that we do.
- We want to make much of God by worshiping Him through the lens of the Gospel message (1 Peter 1:3-5)
- We want to love one another, serve one another and build one another up in the local church through the lens of the Gospel message (Acts 2:42-47)
- We want to be a part of God’s global disciple-making plan by spreading and sharing the Gospel message (Matthew 28:18-20; Luke 24:46-48)
Word-Driven: We want the Bible to dictate what we believe, what we treasure, and what we do.
- We desire to line up our plans with God’s plans in His Word, knowing that His plans are already blessed (Ephesians 2:10)
- We desire to teach God’s Word in disciple-making manner, pointing to Christ and His Gospel with the Scriptures (Matthew 5:19; Matthew 28:18-20)
- We desire to reach out to the lost, the poor, the low and the despised people who are around us because of the Word’s explicit instructions to do so (James 1:27; Micah 6:8)