United Baptist Church
It is important to United Baptist Church that each person is recognized as the individual God made them to be. Each person is unique and different. These differences are intended by God and should be respected. Our differences help us to be a complete body of Christ working faithfully to glorify God in all that we do.
It is important to United Baptist Church that we recognize that our church is unique and made up of unique individuals who have joined together into a congregation. Though we are individuals, we are responsible for and accountable to each other
It is important to United Baptist Church that we maintain our identity and uniqueness and refuse to accept any pressure from outside our church to change or become anything other than what we feel God has called us to be.
It is important to United Baptist Church that we work with other evangelical churches to accomplish Kingdom purposes we cannot accomplish alone.
United Baptist Church is to be a world mission center in Riverton, Wyoming, fulfilling The Great Commission locally, nationally, and globally
United Baptist Church is a lighthouse shining the light of the Gospel
United Baptist Church serves as a Mission Partner, and Church Planting Center with the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention
United Baptist Church serves as a Global Priority Church with the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention
United Baptist Church exist to exalt the Savior, equip the saints, and evangelize the world. The order of our three-fold purpose is based on John 13:34-35: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will now that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” As this is a commandment, the Lordship of Jesus Christ is the primary focus. Second in importance is the relationship between Christ’s followers. The third point is the view of the world. We therefore exist to:
1. Exalt the Savior by encouraging personal worship of God and facilitating cooperate worship together
2. Equip the saints with sound biblical teaching to develop Christ-like character and activity.
3. Evangelize the world by mobilizing our members in ministry and mission to share the Gospel
The United Baptist Church Membership Covenant
Having received Christ as Savior and Lord, and having been scripturally baptized and in agreement with United Baptist Church’s bylaws, we commit ourselves to God and to all members to:
Protect the unity of United Baptist Church
by acting in love toward all other members (Romans 14:19; 15:5; I Peter 1:22)
by refusing to engage in any form of gossip (Ephesians 4:29)
by following the direction of elected leaders (Hebrews 13:17)
Share the responsibility of United Baptist Church
by praying for its growth (I Thessalonians 1:2)
by inviting the unchurched to attend (Luke 14:23)
by warmly welcoming those who visit (Romans 15:7)
by sharing the Gospel with the lost (II Corinthians 5:18-20)
Serve the ministry of United Baptist Church
by discovering my gifts and talents (I Peter 4:10)
by being equipped to serve (Ephesians 4:11-12)
by developing a servant’s heart (Philippians 2:3-5)
Support the testimony of United Baptist Church
by attending and worshiping faithfully (Hebrews 10:25)
by living in Christ-likeness (Philippians 1:27)
by giving regularly (I Corinthians 16:1-2; Leviticus 27:30)