About Elkview Baptist Church

Elkview Baptist Church was established on February 4, 1917 as an independent baptist church in Elkview, West Virginia.  Today some 90 plus years later God has tremendously blessed the fellowship of EBC. We have seen God work freely over the years, but none more noticeable than in recent days. The church has experienced growth physically and spiritually over the past several years with many people coming to Christ and following his example in believers baptism. If you are looking for purpose in life allow EBC to help you find that purpose God has for your life. Come worship with us.

Our Mission

Our mission is to reach the people of Elkview and the surrounding areas with the gospel of Jesus Christ and to teach them to love God with all of their heart.[i]

Our Vision

Our vision is to glorify God by seeing lives forever changed with the truth of the gospel.

Core Values

Our core values serve as principles that guide us as we accomplish our God given Mission and fulfill God directed Vision.  Our core values include the following guiding principles.

 

    • Authentic Love
      • Our words and deeds will demonstrate [ii] our love for God and love for others.[iii]  We love God because He first loved us[iv] and we want to demonstrate His authentic love by caring for spiritual and physical needs.[v]
    • Integrity
      • We will maintain personal and doctrinal integrity by doing what is right and correctly handling God’s Word.[vi]
    • Unity
      • Although we are many members, we function as one body[vii] with a common mission.  We accomplish more as a team.  We will value[viii], be accountable to[ix], and treat one another with respect.[x]
    • Excellence
      • We will do our best for the Lord with the abilities and resources God has blessed us with.[xi]
    • Faithfulness
      • We will be faithful stewards as we passionately serve God.[xii]

Our Purposes

A.  Worship – In all ways, demonstrating to God and to others the proper view and value of Him.

B.  Evangelism – Sharing our faith in Jesus Christ throughout the world.

C.  Discipleship – Making disciples of believers to help them become more like Jesus.

  1. Fellowship – Encouraging the body of Christ through personal and corporate relationships.
  2. Ministry – Serving the local body to life up Jesus’ name by worshiping Him, sharing Him, becoming more like Him, serving Him, and encouraging others.

 

[i] Matthew 28:19-20 – “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

[ii] James 2:24 – “You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone.”

[iii] Luke 10:27 – “And he answered, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.’”

[iv] 1 John 4:19 – “We love because he first loved us.”

[v] James 1:27 – “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.”

[vi] 2 Timothy 2:15 – “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.”

[vii] 1 Corinthians 12:12 – “For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.”

[viii] 1 Corinthians 12:22 – “On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable…”

[ix] Galatians 6:2 – “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”

[x] Luke 6:31 – “And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.”

[xi] Colossians 3:23 – “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,”

[xii] 1 Corinthians 4:2 – “Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful.”

 

 

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