Our Mission & Purpose

OUR MISSION: To love God, to love others, and to magnify the name of Jesus Christ. The vision of our church is to glorify our God and Savior, Jesus Christ, to make true disciples throughout all the nations by means of missionary activity and support, to minister the ordinances, to edify believers, and to do all that is sovereign possible and biblically permissible to magnify the name of Jesus.  

OUR PURPOSETo Glorify God (1 Corinthians 10:31) by pursuing his calling for his church. As revealed in Scripture these are the primary and overarching purposes of a church (Acts 4), to be seen as the “vital signs” of a healthy, growing and biblical church: OUTREACH, UPREACH, and INREACH.  

+  MISSION (OUTREACH) – Sharing the gospel of Christ through ministries of word and deed. A people committed to evangelism, church planting, mercy and social concern both locally and globally.  

+  WORSHIP (UPREACH) – Offering praise to God and communing with him through prayer. We are called to gather for the adoration of our God, the ministry of God’s Word through preaching, and praise through music and song.  

+  COMMUNITY (INREACH) – Living in gospel fellowship where people feel responsibility and love for one another as the family of God.  Learning together how to follow Christ and apply the gospel of grace while equipping and reproducing leaders.       


Stones River Baptist Church affirms the Baptist Faith and Message approved by the Southern Baptist Convention in 2000. To view the complete doctrinal statement, click here.