“Loving God. Loving People”

“The purpose of this church shall be to devote ourselves to having intimate fellowship with the living God, to the bringing of Christ to men and of men to Christ, and the ministering to the welfare of humanity through every open door and with every helping hand. We are an organization of workers to help make our city, country, and world what Christ would have them be, as set forth in the New Testament.”

-from the constitution of Northside Baptist Church.

“Jesus replied, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” Matthew 22:37-39

We demonstrate our love for God by:
Giving Him first place.
Matthew 6:33, Colossians 1:18

Obeying His commands.
John 14:15, 21, 23

Dedicating our lives to His service.
Romans 12:1-2

We demonstrate our love for others by:
Outreach.
A. Prayer Ministry – Acts 4:31
B. Evangelistic Ministry – John 1:41
C. Social Ministry – Matthew 25:31-40

Time.
A. We will give time for fellowship with other believers.
B. We will give time to building friendships with others.

Helping the helpless.
We will make it our goal to neglect no one in ministry.

Encouragement
A. Through mentoring.
B. Through ministries.

Raising a Standard of Righteousness.
A. Through the teaching of the word of God.
B. Through training in the word of God.

Sharing.
A. Our faith.
B. Our resources.
C. Our gifts (spiritual gifts) and abilities (God given talents).