Pilgrim Baptist Fellowship is a God-loving, Bible-believing, Christ-following church in the reformed, evangelical tradition. We thank God for you and want to extend an especially warm welcome to you. We would ask you to make it a point to introduce yourself to us and come and join us on a Sunday morning service at 10:30am. So, what should you expect when you come to Pilgrim Baptist Fellowship?
The apostle Paul believed that everything recorded in the Scriptures was the authoritative Word of God (1 Cor. 14:36-38)! So, all of it was and is important! But even among all the important revelation he wrote, he made clear there is one thing that is a governing and controlling revelation. He said this revelation is of 'first importance': it is more important than everything else. What is it? It is the Gospel of Jesus Christ, His death and resurrection (1 Cor. 15:3-5). We make this Gospel central to who we are and what we do. To better understand the Gospel, you can read an overview and a detailed explanation, or watch videos explaining the Good News.
Do you Belong?
God has made the local church central for all of His purposes in the world (Eph. 3:9-10). The church is plan A and there is no plan B. The local church is a microcosm of the large scale reality of the new heaven and new earth. Therefore, Jesus said that the world will know we're His disciples by our love for the members of our local church (John 13:35). For this reason, we believe that the local church is integral for the growth of every Christian. We believe this importance will be displayed in devotion to Christ through church membership. To better understand the church, you can read a brief overview of what it means to be congregational and about our leadership.
Jesus commanded us to make disciples (Matt. 28:18-20). This means that we must both be discipled and be making disciples. We call this disciple-making-disciples. Therefore, we strongly urge all members to be in discipleship reltionships. This means to intentionally seek out mature Christians to be discipled by, and then to make disciples of younger believers. We believe this is the norm for Christians and for churches.