Second Baptist Church Baytown, TX, USA
Feb 07, 2019Full time
Second Baytown Second is a church that has been experiencing great growth, as God has been blessing the ministry tremendously. We are a church that values discipleship, especially through the venue of Small Groups. Our church has experienced dramatic growth numerically since our new building and location was opened in 2009. More importantly, we have experienced God’s hand in our church, as our community has been growing closer to Jesus and we are moving forward in our disciple-making mission. We love how Godis working in our church and in Baytown, and we are excited to see how we can be used by the Lord to fulfill the Great Commission both locally and abroad! Mission Statement Second Baytown exists to lead people to Jesus Christ and develop them into fully devoted followers of Him. Core Beliefs “If you get into God’s Word… God’s Word will get into you.” At Second Baytown, the Bible is the basis for all we believe, say and do. Our first question on any issue will be “What does the Bible say about this?”. What we believe about God God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. What we believe about Jesus Christ Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven ’ s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. What we believe about the Holy Spirit The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily. What we believe about the Bible The Bible is God ’ s Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error. What we believe about salvation Salvation is God ’ s free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God ’ s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin ’ s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. Leadership Structure Ruth Charlson (Children’s Minister) Aleesa Lewis (Children’s Ministry Associate) (Children’s Ministry Associate) What We’re Looking for in a Leader Know (Knowledge) While we do not have any specific requirements of educational or seminary training for this position, this leader must have a firm understanding of the orthodox doctrines of the Christian faith and a solid foundation in interpreting Scripture and theology from a Christ-centered perspective. Do (Skills) Similar to the “knowledge” category, although there are not any firm requirements for years of ministerial experience required, a good candidate for this position will have demonstrated the ability and understanding of discipleship. This person will have valued discipleship relationships in their personal lives and will have a passion for fulfilling the Great Commission, even in a local church setting. Be (Character) The most important aspect to this leadership position is found in their personal character and walk with the Lord. A good candidate for this position will have demonstrated a growing, maturing walk with the Lord and evidences of His work and fruit in their lives. Before any of our leaders can successfully lead others, we believe they must lead themselves. Our biblical authority for the qualifications of pastors can be found in 2 Timothy 3, Titus 1, and 1 Peter 5.