Mission, Vision, & Beliefs
FBCG Mission Statement
The Mission of First Baptist Church of Garland is to fulfill
the Great Commission with excellence.
FBCG Vision Statement
The vision of First Baptist Church of Garland is to glorify God as a loving, welcoming community of faith, mobilized to engage all cultures and generations of Garland and the surrounding area while leading them to become followers of Jesus, encouraging their growth toward spiritual maturity and sending them out to impact the world in Jesus’ name.
There is one God. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit subsist in unity,
and also as three separate distinct Persons.
Jesus Christ is God’s Son. He was born of a virgin as both God and man, lived a sinless life, died to atone for the sins of human beings, was buried, arose from the grave, ascended into heaven and will literally return to earth.
The Holy Spirit is the divine helper, assistant, counselor and instructor, and His work is to reveal Christ, convict of sin, lead to repentance, guide believers, comfort, strengthen, and sanctify the soul.
The Bible is God’s Holy Word, without error, and is the sole authority for life.
Human beings are the special creations of God, made in His image. They fell through the sin of the first man, Adam, and all human beings are sinners in need of salvation.
Salvation is a gift through repentance toward God and faith in Jesus Christ. Every person who truly is saved is eternally secure in the Lord Jesus Christ and will spend eternity in heaven, while those who die in their sins will spend eternity in hell.
Baptism is by immersion after salvation and is done in obedience to Jesus Christ’s command.
The Lord’s Supper is observed in accordance with the Bible’s teaching, “Do this in remembrance of me."
Each believer has direct access to God through the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Church is a local body of baptized believers with the Lord Jesus Christ as the Head.