This page will contain helpful resources and links that you may enjoy. To get you started, here is a recent Purpose Statement for our congregation, written by members in 2015:
First Baptist Church of Shelton, CT
To invite people to know Jesus and to make Jesus known
To seek this purpose, the members of First Baptist Church of Shelton, CT aim to prayerfully work together as a faith community towards the following goals:
- To enable all persons to be aware of God as revealed in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, to respond in faith and love.
- To offer opportunities for worship, prayer, and fellowship, which nurture and sustain the people of God.
- To offer opportunities for study centering on God’s Word, by which the mind, heart and spirit are expanded to perceive the truth.
- To offer opportunities for commitment and service, whereby the love of God can be proclaimed to all and the teachings of Jesus Christ fulfilled for all people.
- To equip people to use talents and gifts for ministry at home, at church, in the community, and in the world.
- To help and encourage each other as we grow in God’s family to Christ-like maturity through God’s grace, love and power, so that in everything we may reflect the glory and love of God.
–Adapted from a purpose statement adopted by the members of First Baptist Church of Shelton, CT in March, 2015