Crawford Baptist Church exists to love and worship God by demonstrating His love through sharing the Gospel
so others can come to faith in Christ and be discipled. We are also here to encourage one another and
minister to others.

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At Crawford Baptist Church we deeply value:

The Authority of the Bible - The Bible (sixty-six books Genesis to Revelation) is the inspired, infallible and
complete word of God. As such, it is the highest authority that instructs, defines and directs our behavior and
decisions. (Psalm 19:7-11, Psalm 119:160, 1 Thessalonians 2:13, 2 Timothy 3:16-17,2 Peter 1:20-21)

The Death and Resurrection of Jesus- Jesus' death, burial and resurrection is the eternal plan of God to
provide the only means for forgiveness of sin which results in salvation for those who believe in Him. In light of
this truth we trust only in Jesus for our salvation and encourage others to do the same. (Isaiah 53:5-9, John
14:6, Romans 5:6-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 & 16-17)

Prayer - Prayer is our way of communicating our praises and concerns to God. As such we strive to pray
before we take action as a church seeking always to discern and follow His will. (Ephesians 6:18 - 20,
Philippians 4:6 & 7,1 Thessalonians 5:17,1 John 5:14 & 15)

Evangelism - Evangelism is our effort to fulfill Christ's command to make disciples by sharing the Gospel with
those who do not know Him as Lord in the hope of winning them to Him. (Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 16:15
&16, John 4:35 & 36,2 Timothy 4:5)

Because we deeply value the above, we strive to be focused on:

The Lordship of Christ - Christ is God in the flesh, Head of the church and our Master. We are under His
authority and He directs our paths. (Proverbs 3:5; John 1:1-3, 10; Colossians 1:18)

Meeting Needs - As a church we meet needs by praying for, visiting and supporting those going through
difficult times. (Galatians 6:2; Philippians 2:4; 1Timothy 6:18; 1 John 3:17)

Bible Teaching - We center our beliefs around the transformational teaching of scripture through regular
times of Bible Study and ministry. (Romans 12:2; Colossians 3:16; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Timothy 4:1-4)

Truth - Truth is a fundamental attribute that defines God and His Word. As a Church we strive to function in
light of this. Truth will keep us from compromising Biblical principles for results. (John 1:14, 8:31-32, 14:6,
17:17; 2 Timothy 4:1-4)