The Core Values of Eastford Baptist Church
1.) The Authority of the Written Word of God.
EBC holds the Holy Bible as the highest authority, being that the Bible is God’s inspired, breathed-out Word. EBC thus centers all of its ministries around the Bible, from the pulpit, to Sunday School classes, to the nursery. Everything we do in church life and in real life must be founded in God’s Word.
2.) The Power of the Gospel.
In Romans 1:16 the Apostle Paul said, “I am not ashamed of the Gospel, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes.” EBC believes that the Gospel of Jesus Christ, wherein all those, who by God’s grace, believe in the Son of God, Jesus Christ’s sacrifice made upon the cross for their sins (1 John 2:2), and His glorious resurrection from the dead (1 Cor. 15:12-19), will be forgiven of those sins, “cleansed from all unrighteousness” (1st John 1:9) and granted eternal life (John 3:16). The Gospel message is the central aspect of what makes a Christian a Christian and a church a church. EBC holds this Gospel truth as a core value because apart from this message, we have nothing.
3.) The Glory of God.
We strive as a church to make the glory of God the beginning, middle and end of all that we do. 1st Corinthians 6:20 states that the believer is to “glorify God”. Thus, we wish to do that in regard to our corporate worship, as well as our individual lives. We do not believe our Christianity should be left within the four walls of the church building, only to be picked up again the following week. We wish to follow Christ’s command by “making disciples” (Matthew 28:19), true and lasting disciples who glorify the God who saved them with their entire lives.