“Reaching People For Jesus”
CHURCH MISSION AND VISION STATEMENTS
“Believing, Teaching, and Using the Bible to forever impact lives by Evangelizing the sinner and Educating the believer.”
It is the vision of the New St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church to remain a Christ centered church, but become a progressive Christian church in the Tampa Bay area. That is to say, although times have changed, the New St. Matthew M.B. Church remains faithful to God’s inerrant Word (the Holy Bible) and its teachings. However, the New St. Matthew M.B. Church realizes that it cannot effectively reach and minister to people using ancient methods of ministry in a contemporary era.
As a result, with the advent of new technology and as times have changed, the New St. Matthew M.B. Church is committed to using new techniques, and/or technology, in order to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to minister to the needs of those it encounters, and nurture members and visitors in the contemporary age. However, the New St. Matthew M.B. Church will not compromise its beliefs and/or implement any teachings, praise, or worship that runs afoul of God’s Word and His teachings.
To this end, the New St. Matthew M.B. Church will be a church that has, at its core, a teaching Sunday (Church) School; a powerful praise, teaching, and preaching worship service; a thriving Youth Ministry that promotes both the Christian and the secular education of its youth; a committed Missions Ministry that seeks the betterment of all people, a Young Adult Ministry (18 to 35 years of age) that seeks to minister to the needs of young adults on their Christian level; and a Community Service Ministry that seeks to better, and give back to, the local community.
Ultimately, due to what it offers, the New St. Matthew M.B. Church will be a church of high ethics and morals in order to foster a sense of trust by its members in their church and in the church’s staff. Therefore, the business transactions of this church will be handled professionally and in a transparent manner for the benefit of the church and its membership.
As a result of the above, it is the desire of this pastor that when people think of worshiping with a church, or seek a teaching and progressive church in the Bay area, such person(s) will attend New St. Matthew M.B. Church.