Ridgecrest Baptist Church exists to glorify God by experiencing, proclaiming, and displaying the supremacy of Jesus Christ in all things to all peoples.
EQUIP: Having searched the scripture, we find that God commands us to make disciples and to build one another up so that we can each be involved in the process of making disciples.
Acts 2:42-47; Hebrews 10:24; I John 3:18
ENCOURAGE: We place a high value on family and seek to strengthen this vital part of not just church life, but community life. We prayerfully seek to strengthen all current and future families for the glory of God.
Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Ephesians 5; Romans 12:5; I Corinthians 12:12-27
ENGAGE: The church was never meant to hide within the walls of man-made buildings but was commanded to actively live such godly lives among the lost world that they might see God in and through us. To this end we seek to be active within our community that they might see and know God’s glory.
Matthew 28:19-20; I Peter 2:12
MISSIONAL: We focus our times together on building up believers and encouraging one another to take the Good News of salvation into the community, region, and world.
Exodus 19:5-6; Matthew 28:18-20; Hebrews 10:24-25
FAMILY: We place high value on the health of families and believe that husbands are to be the spiritual leaders of their households.
Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Ephesians 5:22-33
COVENANT MEMBERSHIP: Covenant membership involves all members’ commitment to be subject to one another for the sake of the integrity and spiritual growth of the Church. It is both a solemn and joyful matter—a deep agreement between regenerated believers that welcomes discipline for the sake of the greater good of sanctification.
Matthew 5:23; Acts 2:42; Hebrews 10:25; I John 2:19
EXPOSITIONAL PREACHING: Since “all Scripture is inspired by God, useful for teaching...”, we, in our corporate presentation of Bible texts, will deal exegetically with each passage, taking as our main point for the sermon the main point of the text and attending to each issue presented in the main Bible text.
II Timothy 3:16-17; II Timothy 4:2
GOSPEL-CENTERED COUNSELING: We acknowledge the Bible as the chief authority on healthy, fulfilled living. As such, pastoral counseling is first and foremost the application of Biblical truth to guide us through our struggles.
Hebrews 4:12; II Timothy 3:16-17
SOUTHERN BAPTIST: While God, with absolute sovereignty, accomplishes the salvation of his people, he uses his people to spread the gospel of eternal salvation; we, therefore, partner with the Southern Baptist Convention in supporting mission efforts worldwide. We also affirm Baptist polity.