We participate in our own local mission ministries and support all phases of Southern Baptist work which include, the Co-operative Program, Home, Foreign, and State Missions. We also engage in community outreach through our bus ministry and special events.
Middleton First Baptist Church exists to . . .
REACH UP, by experiencing the heart of God in passionate worship, to
REACH IN, by helping each member reach their full potential in Christ, and to
REACH OUT, by extending Christ’s love to Middleton, to Tennessee, and to the ends of the earth.
To accomplish this, we will live the . . .
Worship God through preaching His Word and through praise,
Organize for fellowship and service to one another and our community,
Reach out to the lost, and
Disciple individuals to become full devoted Christ-followers.
The vision of First Baptist Middleton is to thrive and grow as a body of Christ-followers committed to the Great Commission.
At First Baptist, we are committed to …
A. The Bible as the inspired, inerrant, revealed Word of God. As such, we value daily Bible reading, Bible studying,and Bible teaching, as we seek to apply God’s Word to our daily lives (2 Timothy 3:16-17: All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work).
B. Prayer. As Christ-followers, prayer is our expressed communication to seek God’s will, and as such we value daily personal prayer, family prayer, the practices of church-wide prayer meetings, small group prayer meetings, altar prayers, and through our prayer chains (Luke 11:2-4: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name, Your Kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. Philippians 4:6: Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. James 5:16b: The effective fervant prayer of a righteous man avails much).
C. Missions. As a mission-minded church, we are committed to missions by doing our best to obey Christ’s Great Commission. We are committed to the Acts 1:8 agenda, by praying for the gospel mission endeavor, by giving of our financial resources, and by going out personally to reach the lost both locally and globally (Matthew 28:19-20: 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, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always even to the end of the earth. Acts 1:8: And you shall be my witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.)
D. Worship. As worshippers of God, we are acknowledging God’s worthiness by preaching His Word, and by intimately and passionately praising Him through “psalms and hymns and spiritual songs.” and through prayer, giving, and the celebration of the ordinances of the Lord’s Supper and believer’s Baptism (Psalm 95:1-7: O come, let us sing to the LORD! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving…Ephesians 5:19: Speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord).
E. Fellowship. As a local body of Christ-followers, we are committed to the genuine New Testament fellowship of the saints through a variety of program ministries and events, so that God’s family is equipped, strengthened, edified, and encouraged both individually and corporately (Acts 2:44-47: Now all who believed were together, and had everything in common, and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need. So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people).