Doctrinal Statement In the book "Taking God at His Word" Kevin DeYoung states, "For Jesus, Scripture is powerful, decisive, and authoritative because it is nothing less than the voice of God." Everything at First Baptist flows from this statement. It is in the Word of God that we come across the good news that Jesus Christ has come to the world to save us from ourselves - from our sin. This message is what we often refer to as the gospel. The gospel is what shapes our ministry - from corporate worship to preaching and even children's ministry. First Baptist Church is a community of people who gather together to worship God and live out the Great Commandment here in Kinston and throughout the world. We exist to know Christ and to make Him known. We do this by engaging our community with the gospel, connecting people to small groups, and equipping them to serve the Lord. What You Will Find at FBCA loving and kind churchSunday School and Small groups for all ages Expository preachingEngaging worshipA commitment to missionsFamily ministryA church that is centered on the gospel of Jesus ChristOur Core ValuesBible: the Bible is authoritative and sufficient in all areas of life and faithMissions: the joyful and obedient response to the Great CommissionUnity: the willingness to put others first and to keep the mission of the church central to its practiceFamily: the God ordained institution for raising children and building healthy communitiesCorporate Worship: the act of singing songs that glorify God and edify the churchGenerosity: the willingness to give sacrificially to Christ's church because God gave generously to us in ChristFirst Baptist Church is associated nationally with the Southern Baptist Convention and locally with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina and the Neuse Baptist Association in Kinston. For more information on the specifics of our doctrine, please refer to the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 at: http://www.sbc.net/bfm2000/bfm2000.asp.