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Our Purpose For Being

Why do we exist as a church? This is one of the most important questions any church must answer, why do we exist? When we boiled it all down, we affirmed that we exist as a church to accomplish five specific directives from God. These five distinct purposes are not just unique to Bacon’s Castle– they are universal in their scope, applying to every local church on the planet. It is our duty to focus on these directives and do our best to accomplish them. They are evangelism, fellowship, discipleship, ministry and worship and we find all these commitments in what is known today as the great command and the great commission.

The Great Commandment: "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" Jesus replied: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments." (Matt.22:36_40)

The Great Commission: "Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me; Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." (Matthew 28:18_20)

  • To "Love God with all your heart" is "WORSHIP".
  • To "Love your neighbor as yourself" is "MINISTRY".
  • To "Go and make disciples..." is "EVANGELISM".
  • To "Baptize them..." is "COMMUNITY OR FELLOWSHIP".
  • To "Teach them to obey all things..." is "DISCIPLESHIP".

Rick Warren once said, and we agree, “A great commitment to the great commandment and the great commission will grow a great church!

In Matthew 5:18 it says we are “The light of the world” so we took the word LIGHT to help us remember our purpose and we wrote it into a statement. Our purpose or mission is to...

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Lead people to Jesus,

Involve them in the body of
Christ and meaningful worship,

Guide them to spiritual maturity,

Help them discover and
develop their ministries,

Train them to be on mission
for God!




Our greatest desire here at Bacon's Castle, is for this Body of Christ to grow in every way possible. First of all, we desire to see growth in the realm of spiritual maturity. The Bible says that God's desire for us is that we become more and more like the Lord Jesus Himself so our goal is to be a church where brothers and sisters can help one another grow to be like Jesus.

Secondly, we want to see the church grow numerically. We long to see more and more people come to know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord and become a part of our family.

Thirdly, we hope that our church will grow in efficiency at the tasks it undertakes and this means people growing in commitment to Christ. The more committed men and women are to Jesus Christ, the harder they work at whatever He asks them to do. This will usually result in greater efficiency, if not also, a more fruitful outcome.

Finally, we desire to see the church grow in greater ministry and service. Everyone who is a part of the Body of Christ is called to be a minister, a servant. We are asking God to help our church think of new and creative ways to reach out to a lost and hurting world.


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