Eagle Rock Baptist Church is called by God to reach MORE PEOPLE in our community and around the world with the Gospel of Jesus, and to encourage and equip people to be MORE LIKE JESUS!
To accomplish our mission, we believe that our church members must remain committed to these four steps:
Come worship regularly at the weekly church services. We have live in-person services every Sunday morning at 9 am and 11 am.
Take steps of faith through regularly participating in a Life Group, personal Bible study and prayer time, and giving financially to ERBC.
Evangelize through using your personal testimony and touch to bring others to Christ and His church.
Our Core Values
- We are created for community because God lives in community.
- Life’s not about me, it’s about we.
- We grow better together. Life change happens in circles, not rows. Life change happens life-on-life.
- The Christian life can’t be lived in isolation. You can only accomplish the ‘one anothers’ of Scripture in community.
- You’re never more like Jesus than when you’re giving and serving.
- What we think we own is really on loan. Even our breath is borrowed.
- We are blessed to be a blessing. When we are a blessing, we’re blessed.
- God desires the first and best portion. First-fruits living.
- Generosity is sharing and serving God with your time, talent, treasure, testimony and touch.
- We have been called out and commissioned. We are set apart and sent. Life’s not about me, it’s about Him and them.
- If you have a pulse, you have a purpose. We were made to make an impact.
- Who we are determines what we do. You can teach what you know, but only reproduce what you are.
A Commitment to PREACHING & TEACHING GOD’S WORD:
We envision a church family that communicates, in a variety of ways, the message of the Bible and its relevance to the beliefs, values and choices of daily life. We see a church family that receives the Word of God with great eagerness, examining the teaching for Biblical accuracy and applying it diligently to our daily lives (Acts 17:11). We see the members of our church family “thoroughly equipped for every good work” (II Timothy 3:16-17), “filled with the Spirit” (Ephesians 5:18) and demonstrating the “fruit of the Spirit” (Galatians 5:22-23). We envision a church family filled with “doers of the Word” and not merely hearers (James 1:22-23).
A Commitment to INSPIRING WORSHIP:
We envision a church family that looks forward with enthusiasm and joy to coming together to worship the Lord. We see believers being challenged to deepen their walk with the Lord. We see seekers being challenged to enter into a living encounter with Jesus Christ. We envision a church that comes together to worship in a variety of ways. We see our worship services being innovative and sensitive, reverent and relaxed, joyful and prayerful, intentional and authentic, expressive and nurturing. We see a celebration of God’s character and works in spirit and truth (John 4:24).
A Commitment to DISCIPLEMAKING:
Growing in Christ: We envision a church that develops people–new believers as well as more mature followers– into individuals who are becoming more and more like Jesus in their character, their attitudes, and their behavior. We see our members growing in Christ through godly habits developed individually, in small and mid-size groups, and in worship services. As a result we see a church family that loves, encourages, and fellowships with one another.
Serving Christ: We envision a church where “every member is a minister” where people are serving the Lord faithfully, having discovered how they are uniquely shaped by God for ministry. We see our people aware of their God-given spiritual gifts, equipped to serve Christ effectively and integrated into a ministry, within or outside our church, that matches who they are. We also see existing ministries thriving and new ministries starting up because of the uniquely-shaped individuals God brings to us.
Sharing Christ: We envision a church family that is enthusiastic about sharing the Good News with those that God is putting within their circle of influence. We see our people encouraged and equipped to share their testimonies wherever God places them –at work, over coffee, at home around the dinner table, at the park while their kids are playing… We see thousands of people coming to faith in Jesus from Eagle Rock and surrounding communities, and we see new believers being baptized as a testimony to lives changed by God’s grace.
A Commitment to LEADERSHIP THAT EMPOWERS:
We envision a church family with leaders who have intimate, growing relationships with God, resulting in proven Christlike character that is “above reproach” and a clear sense of God’s calling on their lives.
We see leaders who enthusiastically support and communicate the core values, mission and vision of our church, so that everyone understands them. We see a leadership team that defines goals for the accomplishment of our mission and vision and regularly monitors the implementation of these goals.
We envision a church with leaders who motivate, equip, support, and mentor people for ministry who, in turn, are able to mentor others. We see a church in which leaders are consistently and intentionally developing new leaders, because everyone is seen as a potential leader.
A Commitment to FAMILY LIFE:
We envision a church where healthy, God-honoring families are grown and reproduced. We see couples developing deepening relationships with each other and the Lord. We see parents being encouraged and equipped to train their children to follow the Lord. We see countless children and teens beginning personal relationships with Jesus Christ, being baptized and building a foundation that leads to a lifetime of full devotion to Jesus. We see young people eager to go to church with their parents and enthusiastically inviting their friends to come with them. We see more and more families of all kinds experiencing the joy of the Lord at ERBC.
A Commitment to MULTI-ETHINC & MULTI-GENERATIONAL MINISTRY:
We envision a church that reflects and celebrates the cultural and generational diversity we see in our community. We see people of all ages and ethnicities worshiping, growing, serving, and leading in our church. We see, in our church family, an appreciation for God’s creativity which leads a diverse group of people to worship the same God in unity.
A Commitment to LOCAL & GLOBAL MISSIONS:
We envision a church that is committed to growing God’s Kingdom from our doorstep to the ends of the earth. We see members of our church family bringing the Good News to our local community by supporting and serving with local outreach programs and projects. We see more new churches being planted and growing, as a result of our church’s partnership. We see people on the other side of the globe reached with the Good News and discipled to be more like Jesus, because of our missionary support and mini-missions involvement. We see a church that is aware and excited about fulfilling the Great Commission, and, as a result, people from our own church family answering the call to serve in career missionary service. We see a church that is following Jesus’s example by seeking to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of people across the street and around the globe.
THE WORD OF GOD
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons; that these are equal to every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption.
GOD THE FATHER
We believe in God, the Father, an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people and personal visible return to earth.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide.
We believe that all humans are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under condemnation. We believe that those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit.
THE LAST THINGS
We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal felicity of the righteous, and the endless suffering of the wicked.
We believe in the church universal, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible profession of faith, and associated for worship, work and fellowship. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world.
We believe that a Christian should live for the glory of God and the well being of his fellowmen; that his conduct should be blameless before the world; that he should be a faithful steward of his possessions, and that he should seek to realize for himself and others the full stature of maturity in Christ.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church, baptism and the Lord’s Supper (Communion). We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer into water in the name of the triune God. We believe that the Lord’s Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of His death. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that every human has direct relations with God, and is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith; that each church is independent and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority; that therefore Church and State must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling its duties free from dictation or patronage of the other.
We believe that local churches can best promote the cause of Jesus Christ by cooperating with one another in a denominational organization. Such an organization, whether a regional or district conference, exists and functions by the will of the churches. Cooperation in a conference is voluntary and may be terminated at any time. Churches may likewise cooperate with inter-denominational fellowships on a voluntary, independent basis.