We are a community of Jesus followers brought together by God’s Spirit to fulfill God’s purpose.
We are one congregation . . .
. . . comprised of multiple generations,
. . . worshiping in multiple services,
. . . reaching multiple communities,
. . . collaborating with multiple ministry partners,
. . . seeking to multiply ourselves to the glory of God.
Why do we exist?
We live to bring glory to God
as we obey the Great Commandment: Loving God;
as we live the Great Commitment: Serving others;
and as we fulfill the Great Commission: Sharing Jesus.
Who do we believe we are?
We are a biblical congregation; God’s word is the authority for what we believe and what we do.
We are a multigenerational congregation; God has called us together to be His family across many decades.
We are a missional congregation; God has a purpose for our church that extends outward for His glory.
Our Confession of Faith
What truths guide and inform us?
We affirm the Holy Bible as the inspired word of God and consider the Scriptures authoritative for our beliefs and practices. We affirm as our confession of faith “The Baptist Faith and Message” as adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention in 1963.
Our Criteria for Membership
What is required to join the fellowship called First Baptist Plano?
Three questions are asked of each person who presents themselves for membership:
Is Jesus Christ the Lord of your life?
Have you followed Him in believer’s baptism by immersion?
Do you sense the leadership of the Holy Spirit to join this family of faith?
We enjoy helping those who haven’t yet trusted Christ pray to receive Him personally. We encourage those who believe in Jesus to profess Him as the New Testament portrays and prescribes—water baptism as a symbol of new life in Christ. We rejoice with those baptized believers who are led to unite with this local expression of the Body of Christ.
Opportunities to join are extended at the conclusion of most worship services. Anyone with a desire to join the church is welcome to indicate that by submitting that information to the church office. A member of the ministry staff will connect and encourage prospective members, answering any questions and praying with them. The congregation approves new members during regularly scheduled church business meetings, not as a part of worship services.
Membership is a meaningful commitment that assists believers as they follow Christ together. It opens the door to leadership in worship, service, and witness. It strengthens fellowship and grows disciples in obedience to Jesus.