the great commission as a guide for the church's ministry.
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16 KJV).
Today we continue to preach the good news about Jesus and teach His disciples God's word. The pastor gives direction and oversight in equipping members to serve according to their spiritual gifts. We want to be God's redemptive community, working together in love and fellowship as the Holy Spirit guides us to do His will.
A Personal Invitation from the Pastor
Those seeking a church home could not make a better choice than Pine Forest. I invite you to become part of this church family as we worship, study, pray and reach out to others. We care about you and want to minister to your needs as we all grow in love and understanding of God's plan. Become a part of what God is doing at The Place Where Love Meets!
- Dr. Stephen Dollar, Pastor
How To Join God's Church at Pine Forest
Profession of Faith: This means you have trusted Christ as your Lord and Savior. The church will vote to accept you as a candidate for baptism. The pastor will counsel with you, give you training in discipleship, and baptize you by immersion.
Joining by Letter: This means you are a member of another Baptist church, and wish to transfer your membership to this church. The pastor will talk with you about your conversion experience and beliefs, and present you to this church for acceptance as a member.
Joining by Statement: If you are a Christian who has been baptized in a Baptist church which cannot send your letter, you may come as a candidate for membership by Statement. The pastor will talk with you about your conversion experience, former church membership and beliefs. He may then present you to this church for acceptance as a member by statement of your former membership.
To have abundant life on earth and eternal fellowship with God in heaven, you must:
Realize that sin separates us from God: "All have sinned and come short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23)
Understand God's forgiving love: "God so loved the world that he gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16)
Believe that Jesus can forgive and save you: "God showed his love for us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8)
Accept His forgiveness, turn away from your sins, and confess Jesus as Savior and Lord: "If you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved" (Romans 10:9)
- A Guide For Prayer -
"Lord Jesus, I turn away from my sins and ask your forgiveness. Take complete control of my life. Thank you for doing what you promised. Amen."
When the pastor gives an invitation (usually at the close of worship services), you may step forward to tell him of your decision. After your decision, following Christ in baptism is a testimony to others that you have died to sin and have been raised to new life.
Church membership brings opportunities for Bible study, fellowship, encouragement and service.
A Place For Everyone
Jesus gave no limits to the great commission! Until He returns, we must keep preaching and teaching God's word. We can never stop visiting the sick, caring for the needy and making disciples. Wherever your talents and gifts may be, there is a place for you at Pine Forest Baptist Church.
Share The Vision
Following a vision has led us in 60 years from a brush arbor to a beautiful and innovative worship center. Now, led by our dedicated pastor and a gifted staff, we are asking God to expand that vision into this new century. God's unchanging message must be proclaimed to every new generation in the most effective way. We invite you to share the vision as we work to make the church of tomorrow a reality today!
Every week brings opportunities for youth activities, Bible study, prayer groups, sports, crafts, fellowship, dinners, mission studies, music groups and senior adult activities.
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