Our mission as a church is to bring in, build up, and serve others… seeking to fulfill both the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.

We strive toward this end by encouraging our membership to integrate within themselves the following values,as we pray over our various circumstances, both individual and collective—hoping to make an impact in Hunt county and each of its respective communities.

  • Love: seeking visible, authentic, practical ways of loving one another and the community around us.
  • Authenticity: being eager to accept new people in openness, avoiding cliquishness; while encouraging transparency among both our large and small group settings.
  • Brotherhood: building lasting friendships that strengthen our faith.
  • Small Groups: building caring, faith-sustaining relationships among people within like stages of life.
  • Children: placing strong attention to bringing children up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
  • Youth: providing a spiritually dynamic youth ministry that equips teenagers for courageous Christianity.
  • Seniors: honoring and caring for the senior members of our congregation.
  • Singles: being a place where single people can flourish with each other and in families.
  • Families: Building strong marriages that model the relationship between Christ and the Church.
  • Compassion: offering counseling for persons, marriages and families in distress.
    • Sustaining ministries of word and deed to the destitute and homeless.
  • Prayer: growing within our prayer life in frequency, freedom, depth and power, corporately and individually.
  • Devotional Life: personal Bible reading, reflection and memorization among all our people.
  • Sound Doctrine: studying the deeper truths of our faith so that we will not be children in our thinking.
  • Humility: being people who are humble and teachable before the Word of God, always growing and being refined in our grasp of God’s truth and grace.
  • Being Rooted in Prayer: making prayer the visible engine of all our efforts in ministry and worship.
  • Being Rooted in the Word: that all services, committees, small groups, and relationships would permeate with the Word of God.
  • Desperation: being a people who are earnest, intense and passionate about the things of God.
    • Going hard after God as an all-satisfying end in himself.
  • Giving: being generous, regular and cheerful in giving to the mission and ministries of the church, encouraging all of us to reach toward the tithe and beyond as God prospers.
  • Racial Diversity: personal and corporate efforts toward reconciling inter-racial relationships.
  • Missions:
    • aggressive participation in completing the global task of reaching unreached peoples.
    • maintaining a wartime mindset relating to the holocaust of perishing people and the use of our resources.
    • sustaining our support, fellowship and influence in the SBC and Baptist General Convention of Texas.
  • Evangelism: continuous evangelism through our natural web of relationships.
  • Creativity: cultivating a ministry mindset of creativity, flexibility, and responsiveness to new needs; relentlessly dreaming of ways to penetrate our culture with the glorious truth of the Gospel.
  • Lay Leadership: empowering lay people to be salt and light at all levels of society.
  • Being Relevant: careful, clear, fair biblical thinking about contemporary culture.
    • Bold, balanced, winsome confrontation of our culture’s clearly unbiblical elements.
  • Inter-Generational Relationships: Serving and being enriched by the wider movements of God’s Spirit across church and cultural lines.
  • Authentic Worship: the importance of both head and heart in our worship experience.
  • Dynamic Preaching: fervent, biblical, Spirit-anointed, God-exalting, personally helpful preaching.
  • Vulnerability: with our imperfections that encourages candor, not concealment.
  • Hospitality: determination to welcome people different from ourselves for the sake of Christ.
  • Worship: Being a singing people with growing appreciation for diverse expressions of love for God.
    • Growing in appreciation of both fine and folk elements in worship.