At First Baptist Church, we feel it is important that others know what we believe as a church. These beliefs are fundamental to every ministry activity in which our members participate.
The mission of the First Baptist Church of Crowley is to worship and serve the Lord Jesus through witnessing, discipleship, and ministry while developing Christ-like relationships and doing God's will in our community, nation, and world.
Following Christ's words regarding the greatest commandment in all of Scripture (Matthew 22:34-40), we worship God only with all our being, and we extend to others the love of Christ. In this way, we encourage unity and community among our members and the Crowley area.
The Great Commission is the guiding biblical principle for all the Core Values of First Baptist Church. (Matthew 28:18-20)
Every lost person matters to God and shall matter to the church.
Small groups are vital to the spiritual development and life change of both the individual and the church.
All Christians have unique spiritual gifts and shall be used to serve and minister in a manner consistent with their gifts.
Prayer is the foundation of communication with God and the lifeline of the church.
The church remains doctrinally pure as it adapts to a changing culture.
Caring and supporting needy and hurting people is an extension of the compassion of Christ both in and through the church.
The church holds the Scripture as its sole and ultimate guide for faith and practice.
Christian worship is both a personal lifestyle as well as a corporate commitment.
First Baptist Church chooses to relate to several different denominational and ministry groups. As Southern Baptists we believe we can do more cooperating together than we can as an individual church. Our church has also supported other significant ministries in the Crowley area. We join other churches in our area to help minister to human needs. Here, you will find the list and descriptions of our denominational affiliations as well as our Crowley area ministries we support.
The Tarrant Baptist Association includes all the churches in Tarrant county who cooperate to do ministry, mission, and church-planting all over Tarrant County .
The Baptist General Convention of Texas is comprised of about 6,000 churches all across our state that cooperate to support state Baptist universities, church-planting, Baptist health care facilities, Buckner benevolence and orphan homes, and many more incredible works. We also promote and publicize the Mary Hill Davis offering which supports mission work throughout our state. 100% of this offering is used for this purpose.
The Southern Baptist Convention involves about 30,000 churches all over the Unites States that cooperate together to plant churches, support six seminaries, and do other great work. Our church promotes and supports both the Lottie Moon Christmas offering for foreign missions as well as the Annie Armstrong Easter offering for North American missions.
The House of Hope is a Crowley ministry which helps needy people with both food and clothing. Our church as well as other churches in Crowley supports this ministry to the human needs of the people in our city. Our church also has many volunteers who work each week in the House of Hope.
The Burleson Pregnancy Aid Center assists and counsels pregnant teens with their life choices. This center supports the right to life. Our church supports them financially and also with needed items for young mothers.