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Core Values of Bendigo Baptist Church


These values are the intrinsic convictions of the people of the Bendigo Baptist Church. They define our beliefs and determine the goals needed to accomplish God's vision for this church.

Biblical Teaching

teaching250We believe God's word is the essential catalyst for bringing about change and growth in the life of an individual. We value the teaching of the Word of God that is empowered by the Holy Spirit.
(2 Timothy 3:16-17)

 

 

 

Prayer Dependence

prayer250We believe that God requires His people to pray and that He hears and answers prayer. We believe that reliance on God through prayer must be central to everything we do.
(Colossians 4:2) (Ephesians 6:18-19)

 


Servant Leadership


leadership250We believe in the importance of godly leadership in the life and ministry of our church, and that leaders empower others. We expect our leaders, within a team structure, to model integrity, courage, loyalty and a servant attitude.
(Philippians 2:5-7) (Matthew 20:26-28)

 


Personal Development


development250We are committed to the development of God's people. We believe it is our responsibility to equip, support, motivate and mentor individuals, enabling them to become all that God wants them to be.
(Ephesians 4:11-16)

 


Outreach Oriented


outreach250We believe that lost people matter to God and, therefore, should matter to the church. Our mission is to reach people for Jesus at the local, national and global level.
(Matt 28:18-20)

 


Healthy Relationships


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We are committed to providing an environment where people can experience God's love in action. We promote the development of friendships, acceptance of others and a sense of belonging.
(John 13:34-35)

 

 

 

Authentic Worship

worship250We believe we are created to worship and serve God. We are committed to worship being creative, relevant, reverent and pleasing to God.
(Romans 12:1) (Psalm 95:1-2)

 


Cultural Relevance


culture250We believe that God's Word never changes but our culture is constantly changing. We recognise the diversity of people and are committed to communicating the truth of God in the most relevant way.
(1 Corinthians 9:19-23)

 

 


Doctrinal Statement

We believe in:-

A) The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testaments.
(2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:19-21)

B) The existence of one God in three persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who by the act of creation called all things, both material and spiritual, into existence out of non-existence.
(Matthew 3:16-17, Matthew 28:19, Romans 8:9-10)

C) The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ
- His incarnation as the Son of God. (John 1:14)
- His atoning death, (1 Peter 3:18)
- His resurrection from the dead, (1 Corinthians 15:20)
- His exaltation to the right hand of God where He ever lives to make intersession for His people, (Acts 2:32-33)
- His coming again to receive His people to Himself. (John 14:3 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)

D) The ministry of the Holy Spirit in the regeneration of men and women and their sanctification.
(John 3:3-8 Romans 15:15-16)

E) The sinfulness of man - his fallen and lost estate by nature.
(Romans 5:12)

F) The necessity, for salvation, of repentance towards God, and of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
(Mark 1:15; Acts 2:38; Acts 20:21)

G) The immortality of the soul, the resurrection of the saints to eternal righteousness, the judgement of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ, and His final judgement upon all believers.
(John 3:26 & 11:26; 1 Thessalonians 4:14; John 5:22-27; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9)

H) The two ordinances of the Lord Jesus Christ, namely Baptism and the Lord's Supper, which are of perpetual obligation, baptism being the immersion of believers upon the profession of their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and a symbol of the fellowship of the regenerate in His death, burial and resurrection: the Lord's Supper being a memorial, until He comes, of the sacrifice of the body and blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.
(Romans 6:4-5; Mark 1:10; Acts 2:38-41; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29)