April 23, 2014

Who We Are

Our Vision Statement

As followers of Jesus Christ, we are called to live out our faith in personal obedience to both the Great Commandment (cf. Matthew 22:34 – 40 \ Mark 12:28 – 34) and the Great Commission (cf. Matthew 28:16 – 20 \ Mark 16:15 \ Acts 1:8).  Therefore, every member of EABC is expected to faithfully endeavor to…

  • love God,
  • love one another, and
  • love our world.

 

Our Ministry Statement

Our purpose at EABC is to demonstrate and declare God’s love to everyone by faithfully fulfilling the following six avenues of ministry:

  • worship,
  • prayer,
  • evangelism,
  • disciplemaking,
  • service, and
  • fellowship.

Our Statement of Faith

The Bible is the inspired, infallible and inerrant Word of God, and serves as the basis of any statement of faith under the Holy Spirit’s guidance.  The EABC family subscribes to the revised doctrinal statement published as The Baptist Faith and Message (2000 edition).  This doctrinal statement was adopted by Southern Baptists on June 14th, 2000, at the annual convention held in Orlando, Florida.

Consider the following excerpts related to the purposes for this historic document:

  • “Baptists are a people of deep beliefs and cherished doctrines.  Throughout our history we have been a confessional people, adopting statements of faith as a witness to our beliefs and a pledge of faithfulness to the doctrines revealed in Holy Scripture.

Our confessions of faith are rooted in historical precedent, as the church in every age has been called upon to define and defend its beliefs.  Each generation of Christians bears the responsibility of guarding the treasury of truth that has been entrusted to us (2 Timothy 1:14).”

[Quoted from the “Preamble” section of The Baptist Faith and Message (2000 edition) as published at www.sbc.net by the Southern Baptist Convention].

  • “Baptist churches, associations and general bodies have adopted confessions of faith as a witness to the world, and as instruments of doctrinal accountability.  We are not embarrassed to state before the world that these are doctrines we hold precious and as essential to the Baptist tradition of faith and practice.”

[Quoted from the “Introduction” section of The Baptist Faith and Message (2000 edition) as published at www.sbc.net by the Southern Baptist Convention].

Our Affiliations

The EABC family is affiliated with the following Southern Baptist entities, and each of their respective organizations of ministry:  the Lebanon Baptist Association (local), the Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia (state convention), and the Southern Baptist Convention (national convention).