Bible Baptist Church is an independent, fundamental Baptist church serving the communities of Marionville, Billings, and Aurora, Missouri.
We exist as a church to bring honor and glory to God as we celebrate and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ to all the world, while growing together in grace and in the knowledge of our Savior, and educating believers in a manner consistent with the requirements of Holy Scripture and by the power of the Holy Spirit.
The Scriptures make it clear that true worship is centered on the Word of God and saturated with the Gospel. The Word of God should be the primary focus when a congregation of believers gather together to worship our God. When we gather together as a body, we are not concerned nor interested in opinions, rather we come together for the purpose of meditating on the Word. At Bible Baptist Church, the Word of God is the content of our reading, singing, and preaching. Our aim is not to be a “traditional” church nor a “contemporary” church, however those are defined. Our desire is to be a Bible-centered church, a church where God is glorified, Christ is exalted, and the Gospel is unashamedly proclaimed. Our worship is primarily expressed through our Sunday morning worship service. We are not in a hurry when we come to worship, rather we set apart much time for singing, Scripture reading, and the preaching of the Word. If as members we are not gathering together weekly to take in the spiritual sustenance that worship provides, our other areas of involvement will greatly suffer. So, this corporate gathering together to worship is something we anticipate throughout the week and it’s the first commitment we ask of all members.
Spiritual growth originates with God. From the moment of salvation, it is God, through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, who begins the process of conforming us into the image of Christ. Philippians 1:6 assures us that He will finish what He started in us. Spiritual growth is anchored in Jesus Christ, yet at the same time we are commanded in the Scriptures to “consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works.” God established His church to be an instrument of growth which is why we are commanded to regularly assemble together to stir up and to edify our brothers and sisters in Christ. These commands include “love one another,” “serve one another,” “teach one another,” and “admonish one another.” When we depart the church building, our work as a body of believers has just begun. Therefore, we meet together for regular Bible study for the purpose of edification, accountability, and exhortation unto love and good works. Growing through regular, consistent personal and small-group Bible study is the second commitment we ask of our members.
We often separate those in the church into groups that are in “full time ministry” and those that are “laymen.” In John 4 Jesus makes it clear that all believers are in full time ministry, and whether you get a paycheck from Walmart, McDonalds, or a church is irrelevant. The Samaritan woman in John 4 immediately went from becoming a convert to actively taking part in discipleship. At Bible Baptist Church the third commitment we ask of our members is that they be involved in the discipleship of other members. Whether that is through one-on-one Bible study, mentoring, teaching, serving in the nursery or as a janitor, we must be committed to discipleship as followers of Jesus.