what we believe
The simplest phrase describes who, what, and why we have come together as a church called Broadmoor Baptist...
Know Christ. Love People. Reach the World.
If you already are a mature and balanced follower of Christ, these simple statements are probably all you need to know in order to understand Broadmoor. However, few of us are truly mature and balanced in our walk with Christ, so let’s discover the mission of the church.
"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Matthew 28:19-20
In this passage Jesus provides clear marching orders for His Church. The mission of the Church is a continuation of Jesus’ mission to make Disciples. Jesus also said to His followers, “As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” (John 20:21)
Our mission at Broadmoor Baptist is to make disciples. A Disciple is one who acts within and sticks to his or her teacher’s instructions. In the events of everyday life we should be involved in assisting people we know or meet within our circle of influence to become disciples [Know Christ]. We do this by offering not a pointed finger, but a helping hand [Love People]. Because Christ commissioned us generations ago with the words written down by Matthew, we are to do all of this with “all the nations” [Reach the World].
Fulfilling this mission is a process. No one can do it overnight. Not only that, God has given each of us gifts and talents that he has purposed specifically for us to be used by Him to help us meet the challenge.
There are some key facets about Broadmoor Baptist and what we believe. Here is what we believe about:
The God of the Bible is the only true God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
[2 Corinthians 13:14]
Creation and Care
God created the universe and guides history for His purposes. [Genesis 1:1; Romans 8:28]
By nature, Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man. He came in the flesh to provide salvation through His life, death and resurrection. [John 1:1, 14; 20:30-31]
All people are loved by God personally and as sinners they need Christ as their Savior. [John 3:16; Romans 5:8]
A person enters into and remains in right relationship with God by His grace, through faith in Jesus Christ alone. [Ephesians 2:8-9]
The Bible is the Word of God and has the right to command my belief and action. [ 2 Timothy 3:16-17]
The Church is Christ’s body through which He accomplishes His purposes on Earth. [Ephesians 4:12-16]
A person demonstrates their acceptance of Christ and joins the local church via believer’s baptism. [Acts 2:38, 41-42; 1 Corinthians 12:13]
A believer remembers Christ’s death and encourages Christian unity through partaking of the Lord’s Supper. [1 Corinthians 11:23-26, 33]
There is a heaven and a hell and Christ will return to judge the earth and to establish His eternal kingdom. [Matthew 25:31-41, 45-46]