Young's Grove Baptist Church is a local body of believers, a faith family, striving to fulfill Jesus Christ's Great Commission of reaching the world and making disciples. We strive to move toward a deeper fulfillment of God's purpose and desire for a New Testament Church. We believe the work of the church is important for two primary reasons: 1) It is important to God. 2) We care about souls. Thus, we strive to accomplish the two basic functions of the Church:
Evangelism and Discipleship.
What's the Work of the Church
The work of the church, for each member, consists of four primary areas. We call them "The Four W's of Serving God":
1. Worship- Every believer is called to be a worshipper. Lifting up the name of Jesus is one of the most important parts of being a part of a local church. (John 4:23-24; Hebrews 12:28-29)
2. Walk- Our walk with God is important in that we must always be growing as members of the Family of God. Constant growth is a necessity for the Christian who desires to grow closer to God. (2 Peter 3:18; Romans 15:1-4)
3. Work- God has called the church to have a servants heart just as our Savior. We are called to serve those who are vulnerable and needy. In addition, we are called to use our spiritual gifts to meet needs in the Body of Christ. (1 Peter 4:10-11; 2 Timothy 1:6-7)
4. Witness- God has called us to be witnesses to Himself. As members of the body, we have witnessed God's Grace. Because of this, we are called to testify about this Grace to a lost world. Each member is called to be a personal witness to those God places in our lives. (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8)