Shine.

We shine for Christ so that others will come to Him. We strive to lead by example by living as much like Jesus as we can.

Whether in line at Walmart, on the job during the week, at the park with our family, or in church on Sunday, the believer is required to shine for God. The word “glorify” means to honor, make renowned, to cause the dignity and worth of some person or thing to become manifest and acknowledged. City Light Baptist Church is a group of believers committed to shining for Christ. We want people to see the difference a personal relationship with Jesus Christ makes not just in eternity but also in everyday living.

Matthew 5:14-16

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Serve.

We serve one another and share the burdens of life. We serve those who don’t know God’s love so we can reach them with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

City Light Baptist Church encourages believers to have an active faith that ministers to others within the church as well as those without. Matthew 5:16 implies that we should be doing good works. Christ himself came to earth to minster/serve.

Matthew 20:28

Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. James 2, encourages believers to have a working faith that impacts the lives around it.

Share.

We share the gospel—one person at a time. We see that a byproduct of following Jesus is “fishing for men.” We want to tell everyone we can about our wonderful Savior, all that he has done for us, and all that He can do for them.

Matthew 4:19-20

And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.

Send.

We desire to train and send others to be shining examples of God’s love, to evangelize and plant churches in our area and all around the world.

City Light Baptist Church sees its responsibility to evangelize the entire world. Christ taught that we were to be the light of the world. We will strive to fulfill the Great Commission.

Matthew 28:19-20

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.