What we believe
We believe in the redeeming love of God as manifested in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ - We believe that walking in ‘the way’ of Christ is a journey of which every person is valued, for we all are created in God’s image. We commit ourselves to love others as Christ loves us and to serve others in Jesus’ name. We believe that there is nothing in an individual's life that disqualifies him or her from beginning to follow Jesus; we also believe that Jesus is calling every aspect of our lives to be turned over to his lordship. We also believe in:
Being a Transformational Church - We make every effort to be a transformational church that helps believers become Christ-like and prepare them to engage culture and to advance the Kingdom of God.
Spiritual Formation and Discipleship - We value intimacy with God that forms the image of Christ in us. We submit our lives to be shaped by God through feeding on the Word, praying continually, sharing Christ, and living in community with other believers.
Servant Leadership - We value servant leadership that models the ministry of Jesus as he called people to become his disciples and to serve all the interests of God’s Kingdom. We are committed to the ongoing nurture and development of courageous servant leadership in our churches.
the Bible - We value the Bible as the divinely inspired record of God’s revelation of Godself to us. It serves as the authoritative guide for life and ministry.
Integrity - We value integrity in our lives and in our church, demonstrated by Christ-like attitudes and actions that are consistent and evident in all we think and do. Integrity is the foundation for the mutual trust, accountability, excellence in ministry, and teamwork that marks our work together.
We partner with Texas Baptists (Baptist General Convention of Texas) and the Waco Regional Baptist Association. For further information about FBC Elm Mott’s beliefs you can read the 1963 Baptist Faith and Message.