Welcome to Whetstone Baptist Church.
Our prayer is that the information here will be helpful to you and that you find your place of service and ministry for the Kingdom of God. It is also our prayer that if you do not have a relationship with Jesus Christ, that you will come to know Him and the abundant life that He offers freely.
Mission & Value:
Whetstone Baptist Church exists to bring people to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and enable them to become His obedient followers.
The Body of Jesus Christ recognizing that He is the Head of the Church.
The Bible to be God's Holy Word .... King James Version.
The biblical fact that salvation is available only through Jesus Christ as personal Savior and Lord.
The Great Commission of Jesus Christ seeking to empower and extend the Kingdom of God.
The Pastoral and staff leadership as God would lead them.
The Sunday school organization and small group ministries.
Baptism & the Lord's Supper:
Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water. …It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer's faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Saviour, the believer's death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus.
The Lord's Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members … memorialize the death of Jesus Christ and anticipate His second coming.
God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood or adoption.
Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. ... The husband and wife are of equal worth before God, since both are created in God's image. A husband is to love his wife as Christ loved the church. He has the God-given responsibility to provide for, to protect, and to lead his family. A wife is to submit herself graciously to the servant leadership of her husband even as the church willingly submits to the headship of Christ. She, being in the image of God as is her husband and thus equal to him, has the God-given responsibility to respect her husband and to serve as his helper in managing the household and nurturing the next generation... Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and
heritage from the Lord. Parents are to demonstrate to their children God's pattern for marriage.
The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God's revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy. It reveals the principles by which God judges us, and therefore is, and will remain to the end of the world the true center of Christian union,
and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried. All Scripture is a testimony to Christ, who is Himself the focus of divine revelation.
A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is an autonomous local congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel, observing the ordinances of Christ, governed by His laws, exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word, and seeking to
extend the gospel to the ends of the earth. Our congregation operates under the Lordship of Christ through democratic processes. Each member is responsible and accountable to Christ as Lord. Its scriptural officers are pastors and deacons. While both men and women are gifted for service in the church, the office of pastor is limited to men as qualified by Scripture.