To carry on the ministry of Christ to the spiritual and life needs of people, the people of Hayes Barton Baptist Church will strive to:
- Obey the command of our Lord to share the gospel in a world without borders.
- Offer support and encouragement to people with life needs through a variety of avenues in the community.
- Lead persons to believe and study the truth of God’s Word recorded in scripture and realized in Christ.
- Provide excellence in the worship of God and in opportunities for spiritual growth.
To develop faithful disciples of the Lord, we will commit to:
- Love, trust, follow, and exalt Christ as Head of the Church and Lord of Life.
- Empower our members to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit in witness, worship, and service.
- Devote time, talents, processes, and resources to teach and develop disciples for Christ.
- Lead members to develop selfless attitudes toward stewardship of their life resources.
- Lead believers to place priority commitment on their responsibility to God through the church.
To equip believers to live as God’s people in the world, we are devoted to:
- Proclaim the good news of reconciling grace through Jesus Christ, resurrected Son of God.
- Lead members to discover, develop, and employ their spiritual gifts in leadership and ministry.
- Represent Christ through practical expressions of selfless love in the church and community.
To inspire timeless values for a changing world, we will seek to:
- Uphold classic Christian principles and practices of faith rooted in Baptist history.
- Love as Christ loves, fostering hope and reconciliation in the world.
- Reflect God’s love and glory to all persons, without prejudice of age, gender or race.
- Foster unity of faith, fellowship, and commitment among members.