Our mission is to glorify God by making mature followers of Christ.
Wellford Baptist Church is a body of believers…
…who desire Intimacy with God,
…who are developing their Identity in Christ,
…and who are determined to Impact the World.
The body is a living organism not an organization.
Therefore, we function on the basis of spiritual gifts, not elected offices.
Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. (Romans 12:4-6, NIV)
o All the members of the body are the ministers.
o The Pastors are the leaders/equippers with the role of preparing people for ministry.
It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up. (Ephesians 4:11-12, NIV)
The parts of the body play roles.
Not all the roles are the same, but they are roles nonetheless. (v. 14)
Every part of the body has an essential role.
Some roles seem less important than others, but they are indispensable (v. 22)
God arranges the parts of the body. (v. 18)
He designs and gifts us for the roles he calls us to.
As He matures us, our roles may change.
When one part of the body suffers, the entire body suffers. (v. 26)
The performance of each part affects the performance of the entire body.
When one part of the body does not function, the body ceases to function as intended.
The most important issue:
We are the body of Christ. (v. 27)
Christ is the head of the church.
The church belongs to Christ.
The mission of Christ must be the church’s single priority.
The church is God’s chosen means for continuing his mission of reconciliation in this world.
We would love for you to consider joining our church family here at Wellford Baptist Church. For more information please contact us at 864-439-8741 or come and be our guest at one of our worship services Sundays at 10:30AM. We hope to see you soon!