About FBC Crawford

Mission Statement

The mission of First Baptist Church Crawford is to serve this community by meeting the physical and spiritual needs of individuals and families, to proclaim the gospel message clearly and simply, and to disciple and mentor those who have invited Christ into their hearts and lives.

Church Covenant

Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior;

And on the profession of faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost;

We do now, in the presence of God, joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.

We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; and to strive for the advancement of His church; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines;

To contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations.

We also engage to maintain family and private devotions; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances;

To walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagement, and exemplary in our deportment; and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior.

We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love.

To remember each other in prayer: to aid each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy;

To be courteous in speech, slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation, and to seek it without delay.

We agree that marriage is a biblical institution established by God as described in Scripture. We believe that biblical marriage can only occur between one man and one woman. This church recognizes that marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment.

We moreover engage that when we move from this church we will, as soon as possible, unite with another church, where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.

Church Purpose

Foundation: The foundation of First Baptist Church, Crawford, Texas, is Jesus Christ and its one leader is the Holy Spirit. It places many of its members in places of leadership, but they are leaders in the church, never leaders of the church. First Baptist Church believes, teaches, and practices the Bible as the sole and sufficient rule and guide of its faith and practices.

Method: In order to accomplish its primary objective, it is and shall be a missionary church through all its teachings and giving to missionary causes and programs. It shall cooperate with the Waco Regional Baptist Association and Texas Baptists.