Trinity Baptist
Church

A Place for New Beginnings

PURPOSE  &
MISSION STATEMENT


Trinity Baptist Church of Vidor strives to be a “Great Commandment/Great Commission” church. We use two key passages from the Gospel of Matthew.  These passages help us to define the five core foundational purposes for the local church.

First, the two key passages:

The Great Commandment

“37 He said to him, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.[a] 38 This is the greatest and most important[b] command. 39 The second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.[c] 40 All the Law and the Prophets depend[d] on these two commands.” (Matthew 22:37–40 HCSB)

The Great Commission

 “18 Then Jesus came near and said to them, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go, therefore, and make disciples of[a] all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember,[b] I am with you always,[c] to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18–20 HCSB)

From these two verses, we get…

The Five Purposes of Trinity Baptist Church of Vidor

Worship — “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind…” The first and most important purpose of the local Church is to offer our praise and adoration to God for what He has done.  A church grows stronger through worship.

Evangelism — “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations…” The purpose of Trinity Baptist Church of Vidor is to share the Good News of Christ’s work to those who do not believe.  A church grows larger through evangelism.

Fellowship — “…baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…” The purpose of Trinity Baptist Church of Vidor is to incorporate new believers into the life of the Body of Christ.  A church grows warmer through fellowship.

Discipleship — “…teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you…” The purpose of Trinity Baptist Church of Vidor is to develop its members so that their individual spiritual lives are constantly deepening and increasing.   A church grows deeper through discipleship.

Ministry — “Love your neighbor as yourself …” The purpose of Trinity Baptist Church of Vidor is to bring the love of Christ to those lost and hurting in the local and global communities.  A church grows broader through ministry.

Mission Statement

"Trinity Baptist Church of Vidor exists to join believers together, to exalt God, and shape our lives after Him, in order to use our gifts, to shine His light into the world... it's all about Jesus!"