Our Mission Statement.
First Baptist Church of Willard will spread the gospel locally and worldwide, will maintain the public worship of God, and will promote fellowship, discipleship, and ministry among its members
Our Purpose Statement.
The purpose of the First Baptist Church of Willard will be to carry out the Great Commission of the Lord Jesus Christ, to develop Christian fellowship among the saints, and to grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ
What Do We Believe?
The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God's revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy. It reveals the principles by which God judges us, and therefore is, and will remain to the end of the world the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried. All Scripture is a testimony to Christ, who is Himself the focus of divine revelation.
There is one and only one living and true God. …The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.
Salvation is by faith alone, by grace alone and by the finished work of Christ alone.
Baptism & The Lord's Supper
Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water. …It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer's faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior, the believer's death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. The Lord's Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members … memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.
Evangelism & Missions
It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nations... to seek constantly to win the lost to Christ by verbal witness undergirded by a Christian lifestyle, and by other methods in harmony with the gospel of Christ.
What Do You Need To Do To Be Saved?
Obtaining salvation is as simple as ABC:
A -- Admit that you are a sinner. Romans 3:23, "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God."
B -- Believe that Jesus is God's Son and that He died on the cross for your sins. Romans 5:8, "But God commendeth his love toward us in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
C -- Confess faith in Christ Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Romans 10:9-10, "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."
Romans 10:13, "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."