Immanuel Baptist Church
WHO ARE WE?
We are a Southern Baptist Church, affiliated with the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention. We sum up the heartbeat of our church with the word GRACE. As a Church we seek to glorify Jesus in all things as we…
- GROW in discipleship through the preaching, teaching and fellowship of the church.
- REACH the lost with a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, both locally and globally.
- ACCEPT one another in Christian fellowship and friendship.
- CARE for one another and those in need, both locally and globally.
- EXPRESS ourselves in worship of Almighty God as a fellowship of believers, in the power of the Holy Spirit, under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, our Savior.
WHAT ARE WE ABOUT?
To get an idea what Immanuel Baptist Church is about, read through our Church Membership Covenant. We do not by any means fulfill all that is written here perfectly, but we strive for the heart of what we believe the church ought to be about...
IBC Church Covenant
We, the members of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Brownfield, Texas, having, as we trust, been brought by divine grace to repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and to give up ourselves to Him, and having been baptized upon our profession of faith, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, do now, relying on His gracious aid, solemnly and joyfully covenant with one another as one body in Christ.
We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church in knowledge and holiness; to give it a place in our affections, prayers and services above every organization of human origin; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrine; to contribute cheerfully and regularly, as God has prospered us, toward its expenses, for the support of a faithful and evangelical ministry among us, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the Gospel throughout the world. In case of difference of opinion in the church, we will strive to avoid a contentious spirit, and if we cannot unanimously agree, we will cheerfully recognize the right of the majority to govern.
We also engage to maintain family and secret devotion; to study diligently the Word of God; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintance; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be kind and just to those in our employ, and faithful in the service we promise others; endeavoring in the purity of heart and good will towards all men to exemplify and commend our holy faith.
We further engage to watch over, to pray for, to exhort and to stir up each other unto every good word and work; to guard each other's reputation, not needlessly exposing the infirmities of others; to participate in each other's joys, and with tender sympathy bear one another's burdens and sorrows; to cultivate Christian courtesy; to be slow to give or take offense, but always ready for reconciliation, being mindful of the rules of the Savior in the eighteenth chapter of Matthew, to secure it without delay; and through life, amid evil report, and good report, to seek to live to the glory of God, who hath called us out of darkness into His marvelous light.
When we remove from this place, we engage as soon as possible to unite with some other church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God's Word.
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all. Amen.