WHAT WE BELIEVE
Being led by the Holy Spirit, we the members of Hocutt Baptist Church, believe our purposes are to: worship God; evangelize the lost; fellowship together; minister to those in need and disciple members to greater Christian maturity.
True worship is single-minded, unhindered, unqualified concentration on God the Father, Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and the Holy Spirit as our Comforter and Guide, resulting in praise and exultation of the God.
EVANGELIZE THE LOST
Evangelism is the purposeful participation of individual believers and the church in God’s plan of salvation for sinful man. This means we are to “go” and “tell” the good news of Jesus Christ to lost people around the world. The Gospel message should be central to all activities of the church.
Fellowship binds and holds Christ’s church together. Pure Christian fellowship is a powerful testimony to the unsaved world. Fellowship shows the power of a resurrected Savior. Fellowship binds and holds Christ’s church together.
MINISTER TO THOSE IN NEED
Ministry is having the heart of a servant. It is seeking to identify oneself with Jesus. When we do this as a church, we will meet the needs of all people, no matter what their condition. The church will please God only when it seeks to serve. Jesus said, “I have come not to be served, but to serve.” The church should have the same attitude.
As followers of Jesus Christ, we are also disciple-makers and, as such, should live our lives in a state of continual learning and growing. The church needs to keep obeying that which Jesus commanded. His ideas, words, and commands are what the church should teach every member and prospective member.