What we believe

Vision Statement

So that we and those to whom we minister may become like Jesus Christ, we envision:
…coming to our family of faith a constant stream of persons seeking the presence of God in their lives;
…sharing the Gospel with every person and family;
…our family of faith growing, exponentially, as unsaved persons accept Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, and saved persons choose to serve God as members of our fellowship;
…a church which emphasizes the spiritual discipline of prayer in every aspect of its congregational life and the personal lives of its members;
…a four-fold ministry which gives equal emphasis to evangelism, missions, Christian education and Christian nurture and care;
…a comprehensive life-long program of Bible study for all ages, to include specialized Biblical, theological, practical and family enrichment opportunities for training and education;
…providing programs of ministry designed, specifically, to meet the changing social, physical, emotional and spiritual needs of all of the people;
…a family of faith in which every person will experience, fully, the love and acceptance of their brothers and sisters in Christ;
…a fellowship so bonded in the love of Christ that neither race, gender, color, nationality, social standing, physical, emotional or mental disabilities, financial well-being, political persuasion or affiliation, nor any other circumstances of life shall impair its unity;
…a fellowship in which every member, as a minimum, tithes their time, talents and treasures in the service of God;
…obtaining sufficient land in the north end of St. Simons Island on which to build a ministry complex that will remain adequate to the future expansion and changing needs of our diverse community, and
…ultimately, a fellowship in which every person identifies and fulfills the special ministry God has intended for his or her life.

To lead people to a life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ so they may become like Him!

Articles of faith

We affirm the Holy Bible as the inspired word of God and the basis for our beliefs. (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21) This church subscribes to the doctrinal statement of “The Baptist Faith and Message” as adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention in 2000. We voluntarily band ourselves together as a body of baptized believers in Jesus Christ personally committed to sharing the good news of salvation to lost mankind. We recognize Believers Baptism and the Lord’s Supper as the two ordinances of the church. (Matthew 28:19-20, Mark 16:15-16, Acts 8:12, 36-38, 9:18, 10:47, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)

Why Baptize?

Baptism is not required for your salvation; it is a public statement of faith for believers. The baptismal waters don’t save anyone, only Jesus does that. Baptism is like a wedding ring, signifying a relationship rather than forming that relationship. Baptism illustrates Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection. (1 Corinthians 15:3-4) It shows our new life as a follower of Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:17) Baptism doesn’t make you a believer… it shows that you already believe. We follow Jesus’ example in baptism. He was baptized (Mark 1:9), and commanded us to be baptized (Matthew 28:19-20). At Frederica, we baptize by immersion. That’s the example we see throughout Scripture, and is the basis for the meaning of the word “baptize,” which means to immerse (or dip under) in water. Are you ready to be baptized? If you’re a believer, you should be baptized! It doesn’t matter if you were saved 20 years ago or just last week. Now is the time to take the next step in your faith journey.