We exist to glorify God and present the Lord Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world by proclaiming the gospel, loving mankind, ministering to people’s needs, and nurturing growth and service.
To fulfill the Great Commission. “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” Matthew 28:19-20 (KJV)
Southern Baptists have prepared a statement of generally held convictions called The Baptist Faith and Message 2000. It serves as a guide to understanding who Southern Baptists are. The topics here provide only a brief, partial summary.