Jesus summed up the mission of the church with these words:
"All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age." (Matthew 28:18-19)
How do we live out this mission at Franconia Baptist Church? Simply put, we seek to make disciples by worshiping God, loving people, and teaching the Bible.
Psalm 29:2 calls the faithful to "Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness." Therefore, our worship is focused on giving glory to God by recognizing His sovereign nature and perfect grace.
At Franconia Baptist we worship by regularly gathering together to sing songs of praise, read and hear the Scriptures, give sacrificially, and pray prayers that are focused on the glory of God in Christ. An important goal of our gathered worship is to equip and encourage Christians to embrace a lifestyle characterized by worship—which is evident in gospel-rooted joy, love, and obedience to God.
Teaching the Bible is essential to the church's life and mission. In the Bible, we are assured that "All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work." (2 Timothy 3:16-17) Therefore, Christians everywhere are to look to the Bible for guidance in every aspect of life.
At Franconia Baptist, we are passionate about teaching the Bible. Our focus on teaching the Bible pervades everything we do, including worship services, Discipleship Classes, Children's Ministry, community groups, counseling, and discipling relationships.
There are many passages in the Bible about love, and Jesus himself summarized the importance of love when he was declared the greatest commandment: "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself." - Matthew 22:37-39
At Franconia Baptist, we seek to love others through gospel proclamation, community outreach, and intentional discipling relationships. In everything we do, our aim is to care for people by addressing real needs and connecting people to the only source of true life and lasting hope—Jesus Christ.