What We Believe

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God and inerrant in the original writings. We believe that there is one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that the lost and sinful man must be saved, and that man's only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. We believe in and practice the holy ordinance of water baptism, which signifies the believer's death, burial, and resurrection into new life with Christ Jesus, and the regular celebration of Holy Communion as commanded by our Lord.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the unsaved; those that are saved into the resurrection of life and those that are unsaved into the resurrection of damnation.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.


Our Vision

Bales Baptist Church desires to be a place where people of all races, ages, social status and backgrounds come together and discover the life changing experience of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

 

Our Core Values

  1. We believe the Bible is God's Word to mankind, instructing us how to live. (2 Timothy 3:16)
  2. We believe people matter to God. (Luke 15)
  3.  We believe the Gospel message changes lives. (2 Corinthians 5:17; Luke 4:18)
  4.  We believe the goal of our ministry is to transform people into fully devoted followers of Christ. (Matthew 28:18-20; 1 Thessalonians 1:9) 
  5. We believe every Christian is to be active in discipleship. (Ephesians 4:12-16; Philippians 4:9)
  6. We believe that people should be treated with respect. (1 Peter 3:15; Judge 21, 22)
  7. We believe God rewards our works. (Galatians 6:7-10)
  8. We believe our church must impact our world. (Mark 6:15)