What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

Mission Statement

To put to death Sunday morning Christianity as we seek the heart of God and to fully understand the who, what, when, where, and WHY of our faith.

Purpose Driven

Spirit Empowered

Action Oriented

Relationship Minded

Mission Living

Gratitude Expressing

Jesus Focused

Vision Statement

Come As You Are. It might seem like a simply constructed sentence, but for us we embrace this mindset. Lingleville Baptist Church understands that the grace of Jesus is big enough for everyone and will do everything we can, short of sin, to create a welcoming atmosphere for those in our paths. As a body of believers, we acknowledge that we are NEVER so far gone that Jesus cannot step into our story.

Core Beliefs

God the Father

God is great: He is all powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, Holy. It is in Him that we live, move and exist. God is good. He is our Father. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.

Exodus 3:14
Numbers 23:19
Leviticus 11:44-45; 19:2
Psalm 11:4-6
Malachi 3:6
John 3:16; 4:24; 5:26; 14:1
Acts 17:28
Romans 3:3-4

The Trinity

We believe in one God eternally existing as one essence and three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Each person is fully, equally and eternally God, yet there is one God. Each person has precisely the same nature and attributes and is worthy of precisely the same worship, honor and praise. The entire Christian faith is bound together with the confession of God’s Trinitarian nature.

Matthew 28:18-20

Christ the Son

Jesus Christ is completely human but, at the same time, completely God. He is the only plan for bringing people who are far from God back into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life, so that He could be a substitution for us in satisfying God’s demands for perfection. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we can have life.

Isaiah 7:14; 53
Matthew 1:18-23; 3:17; 8:29; 14:33
Matthew 16:16; 28:5-6
Luke 22:70; 24:46-47
John 1:1, 14; 10:30; 11:25-27; 17:1-5
Acts 1:9; 2:22-24; 7:55-56
Romans 1:3-4; 3:23-26;
Romans 8:1-3; 10:4
1 Corinthians 8:6
2 Corinthians 5:19-21
Gal 4:4-5
Philippians 2:5-11
Colossians 1:15; 2:9
1 Timothy 2:5-6; 3:16

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit’s presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth and exalts Christ. He convicts people of their sin, God’s righteousness, and the coming judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ.

Genesis 1:2
Psalm 51:11; 139:7
Isaiah 61:1-3
Joel 2:28-32
Mark 1:10
Luke 1:35; 4:1; 11:13; 12:12
John 15:26; 16:7-14
Acts 1:8; 2:1-4; 13:2
Romans 8:9-11, 14-16, 26-27
1 Corinthians 3:16
Ephesians 1:13-14
2 Peter 1:21
Revelation 22:17


Man was created to exist forever. He will exist either eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is Heaven. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.

John 3:16, 36
Romans 6:23
1 John 2:25, 5:11-13
Revelation 20:15


Man is made in the image of God and is the supreme object of His creation. Man was created to have fellowship with God but became separated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man cannot attain a right relationship with God through his own effort. Every human personality is uniquely created, possesses dignity, and is worthy of respect and Christian love.

Genesis 1:26-30; 2:7, 18-22; 3
Psalms 8:3-6; 32:1-5; 51:5
Isaiah 6:5
Jeremiah 17:5
Acts 17:26-31
Romans 1:19-32; 3:10-18, 23
Romans 5:6; 6:6; 7:14-25
1 Corinthians 1:21-31; 15:19, 21-22
Ephesians 2
Colossians 1:21-22; 3:9-11

The Fall

When Adam and Eve chose not to obey God, they ceased to be what they were made to be and became distorted images of God. This caused them to fall out of fellowship with God, and fractured all of creation ever since that time.

Genesis 1-3


The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift from God, and it cannot be earned through our own efforts.

Isaiah 1:18; 53:5-6; 55:7
Matthew 1:21; 27:22-66, 28:1-6
Luke 1:68-69; 2:28-32
John 1:12; 3:16, 36; 5:24
Acts 2:21; 4:12; 16:30-31
Romans 1:16-18; 3:23-25
Romans 5:8-10; 6
1 Corinthians 1:18
2 Corinthians 5:17-20
Galatians 2:20; 3:13
Ephesians 2:8-10
Philippians 2:12-13
Hebrews 9:24-28
Revelation 3:20

Baptism by Immersion

The precedent we find in the New Testament is baptism following conversion by immersion into water. Baptism by immersion is meant to symbolically depict the believer’s real union to Christ in His death and resurrection.

Romans 6:1-14

The Church

The Church is a local community of baptized believers unified through faith in Christ. It is committed to the teachings of Christ and obeying all of His commands, and it seeks to bring the Gospel to the world. The Church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.

Matthew 16:18-19; 18:15-20
Acts 2:41-47; 5:11-14; 13:1-3
Acts 14:23; 16:5; 20:28
1 Corinthians 7:17; 9:13-14; 12
Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:19-22
Ephesians 3:10-12; 5:22-32
Colossians 1:18; 3:15
1 Timothy 4:14
1 Peter 5:1-4
Revelation 21:2-3

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