VISION & MISSION
Long Branch Baptist Church
At Long Branch Baptist Church we are out to reach more lives than ever before for the Kingdom of God, promoting a positive Gospel of life and salvation in Jesus Christ. We want to touch broken, hurting, and desperate lives with the love of God and the understanding that Christ came to give them life and that more abundantly.
We want to do more than “think” outside the box. We want to get rid of the box altogether, and allow the Spirit of God to lead us into new and innovative ways to reach this generation. We don’t abandon our past, but rather use it as a springboard to higher heights and greater victories.
To practice the teachings of Jesus Christ and become a leading light for others. To establish ministries that link with the spiritual and social needs of all ages and cultures within the church and community. To empower and transform lives spiritually, emotionally, physically, intellectually, and economically. And to become a center of hope and healing.
To follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and to lead those outside the faith toward Christ. To evangelize, educate, encourage, and develop disciples in the United States and Abroad.
Our Mission is to continually operate as a Kingdom-Driven, Christ-Centered church focused on the holistic development of people, communities and marketplace ministry.
We believe the Bible is the inspired, infallible Word of God written by the Holy men of old as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. (II Peter 1:20-21).
We believe there is one God who is infinite in power, Holy in nature, attributes and purpose: omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent. We believe that He was revealed to us, Father in creation, Son in redemption and Holy Spirit in His comforting grace that never leaves those who trust in Him. (I Corinthians. 8:6; Eph. 4:6; II Corinthians. 5:19; Joel 2:28).
We believe in Jesus Christ dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; for it pleased the Father that in Him should all the fullness dwell. Col. 2:9; Col. 1:19. In the virgin birth; Jesus was both human and divine. God manifests in the flesh.
(St. Matt. 1:23; I Tim. 3:16).
We believe in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. We believe that He ascended on high and has sent His Spirit, the Holy Ghost, which was poured out at Jerusalem over 2000 years ago and is still filling the hearts of those who diligently seek Him today. (Acts 2:14).
We believe in water baptism (by immersion) in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and the baptism of the Holy Ghost, speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance. This constitutes the new birth. (Acts 2:4, 38).