Mission Statement: Impacting the World with Jesus' Authority and Power
At New Saint James Missionary Baptist Church of Saint Augustine, our mission is to become effective believers who walk in the authority and power of Jesus Christ. Guided by His teachings, we are committed to making disciples of all humanity and introducing Jesus to everyone we encounter. Our primary focus is to have a profound impact on the world by leading individuals into a genuine, extraordinary, and everlasting life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ.
Walking in Jesus' Authority and Power
We recognize that as believers, we have been entrusted with the authority and power of Jesus Christ. Through our faith and reliance on Him, we strive to walk in His footsteps, emulating His teachings, and demonstrating His love and compassion to the world. By living out our faith authentically and with conviction, we aim to be a powerful testimony of God's grace and transformative power.
Making Disciples of All Humanity
Central to our mission is the call to make disciples of all humanity. We understand that every person has the potential to experience the life-changing power of Jesus Christ. Through our ministries, programs, and personal interactions, we seek to lead individuals into a deeper understanding of who Jesus is and the profound impact He can have on their lives. Our desire is to help others develop a genuine and extraordinary relationship with Him.
Introducing Jesus to All We Encounter
We believe that it is our responsibility to introduce Jesus to all we encounter. Whether it is within our church community, our neighborhoods, or beyond, we strive to be intentional in sharing the love, truth, and message of Jesus Christ. Through our words, actions, and lifestyle, we seek to reflect His character and invite others into a transformative encounter with Him.
Leading to a Genuine, Extraordinary, and Everlasting Relationship
Our ultimate goal is to lead individuals into a genuine, extraordinary, and everlasting life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ. We understand that this relationship is not superficial or temporary but has the power to transform lives for eternity. Through our ministry efforts, we aim to guide individuals towards a deep, personal, and transformative connection with Jesus, where they can experience His love, grace, and redemption.
As we fulfill our mission with passion, conviction, and the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, we believe that we can make a significant impact on the world around us. By introducing Jesus, making disciples, and leading individuals into a life-changing relationship with Him, we strive to bring hope, healing, and transformation to humanity.
18And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Utilizing Salvation and Embracing our Role
Through salvation in Jesus Christ, we recognize that we have been given a precious gift that frees us from the bondage of sin and death. Jesus sacrificed His life to provide us with the opportunity to have a personal relationship with Him. As recipients of His grace, we understand that we are not only saved but also called to be valuable assets in His Kingdom.
Being Instruments of Healing and Restoration
Following Jesus' example, we seek to bring healing and restoration to those who are hurting, lost, and in need of hope. We believe that salvation is not only a personal experience but also an invitation to actively participate in God's work of reconciliation and transformation in the world. By extending love, compassion, and practical assistance, we aim to impact lives and bring hope to those who are brokenhearted.
Becoming Effective Kingdom Assets
Our vision encompasses the understanding that as followers of Christ, we are called to be effective assets in His Kingdom. Through our faith, service, and dedication, we aim to make a meaningful impact in our communities and beyond. By utilizing our God-given gifts, talents, and resources, we strive to bring about positive change and contribute to the advancement of God's Kingdom on earth.
Taking Action and Spreading the Gospel
With a vision that goes beyond the church walls, we are committed to actively living out our faith and sharing the message of the Gospel. We understand that our role as disciples is not passive but requires us to take intentional steps to reach the lost, share the Good News, and invite others into a relationship with Jesus Christ. Through our words and actions, we aim to compel others to experience the transformative power of God's love and grace.
By embracing this vision and living out our calling as followers of Christ, we believe that we can impact lives, bring hope to the brokenhearted, and contribute to the expansion of God's Kingdom in our communities and beyond.
New Saint James Missionary Baptist Church of Saint Augustine: Our Vision and Values
Growing Nearer to God through Partnerships
At New Saint James Missionary Baptist Church of Saint Augustine, we deeply value our associations and believe in developing partnerships that bring us closer to God. We recognize that this endeavor would not be possible without God's amazing grace, which is at the core of everything we do. Guided by His grace, we strive to embody the teachings of Jesus Christ and create an atmosphere of unconditional love and acceptance.
Unconditional Love and Acceptance
Our church community is committed to demonstrating unconditional love towards sinners, understanding that none of us are exempt from sin. Rather than casting anyone out, we embrace the opportunity to offer compassion, support, and a guiding hand to those in need. We believe that by extending love and acceptance, we can provide a safe and nurturing environment for individuals to experience the transformative power of God's grace.
Living with Christ at the Center
We firmly believe that life is truly enriched when Christ is at the focal point of all our thoughts, actions, and decisions. Through our worship, teaching, and fellowship, we strive to create an atmosphere where Jesus Christ is exalted, and His teachings are embraced. By centering our lives on Him, we seek to draw closer to God and find fulfillment in His purpose for us.
Emulating Christ, Not the World
In our pursuit of discipleship, we recognize the importance of being transformed by the Holy Spirit. We strive to align our lives with the character of Christ, continually seeking His guidance and allowing the Holy Spirit to shape us from within. As we grow in faith and discipleship, our desire is to become more like Christ and less influenced by the values and standards of the world around us.
Through God's grace and the power of the Holy Spirit, we aspire to fulfill our vision of creating a vibrant and compassionate church community. Together, we can impact lives, build meaningful partnerships, and draw others closer to God through our love, acceptance, and commitment to following Jesus Christ.