We are a people who have been humbled by the reality that God, the Creator
of all things, sent Jesus Christ, His only Son, to dwell with mankind,
to live a perfect life, and to die a cruel death on a cross in order to forgive
our sins and give us eternal life by bringing us to God. (1 Peter 3:18)
WHAT TO EXPECT
We spend time reading and teaching God’s Word together
and praying for international missions, local outreach,
and our worship service.
During our corporate worship service, we continue to worship and adore God through song, Scripture reading, prayer,
hearing God’s Word preached, giving, and partaking of
the Lord’s Supper every Sunday.
We gather to sing, hear God’s Word taught, and pray
for various needs in the church, in the community,
and around the world.
CORPORATE WORSHIP AT BAXTER
As God’s Word informs Christian worship, we at Baxter worship God through gratefully singing psalms, hymns,
and spiritual songs (Col. 3:16, Eph. 5:19). Though our instrumentation is acoustic and folk-like, we believe
the voices of the congregation are the most important instruments.
Scripture Reading & Prayer
During our Sunday gatherings, one of our members reads a passage from God’s Word that is in conjunction with the sermon text for that Sunday. All of our worship service elements support the Scriptures read that Sunday.
We believe prayer is a major part of God’s plan of redemption, as seen in the Lord’s Prayer (Matt. 6:5-15).
We pray knowing that God hears our prayers (1 John 5:14-15) because we humbly submit ourselves to
God’s sovereignty over all things, and His word abides in us (John 15:7-8).
Pastor George preaches through the Bible. Our sermons are expository, meaning Bible passages
are interpreted accurately and applied to the life of the church, individually and corporately.
We believe the preaching and hearing of God’s Word is central to the corporate worship of God’s people.
“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction,
and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”
2 Timothy 3:16-17 (ESV)
After the sermon, we have a time of response to God’s Word in which we sing, pray,
reflect in silence, and prepare our hearts to partake together in the Lord’s Supper.
The Lord's Supper
We believe the Lord's Supper is a joyful celebration for Christians in remembering what Jesus has done
for us in the gospel and proclaiming His death and resurrection until He comes again.
The Lord’s Supper is for those who have given their lives to God in faith and repentance of sins,
have been baptized, and are in good standing with their local church.
At Baxter, we worship God through the partaking of the Lord’s Supper every Sunday.
We worship God through the weekly giving of our tithes and offerings. During the offering time of our service,
we reflect on God’s Word and how we should give our lives in obedience to God in the upcoming week.
At Baxter, we give according to our means and beyond our means as one of the ways we demonstrate
our love for God, our church, our community, and our missionaries (2 Cor. 8:8).
Christians are characterized by their unity and love for one another. Our Baxter family spends time together
before and after our Sunday and Wednesday gatherings, as well as informally throughout the week.
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to
love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."
At Baxter you’ll find a variety of folks wearing a variety of outfits,
but mostly folks dress from casual to business casual.