OUr Core Values


•By expressing an attitude of worship.  "God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth" (John 4:24).
•By attending faithfully.  "As usual, He entered the synagogue on the Sabbath day and stood up to read" (Luke 4:16).
•By living in a Christ-like manner.  "Just one thing: live your life in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ" (Philippians 1:27).
•By giving regularly.  "On the first day of the week, each of you is to set something aside and save to the extent that he prospers..." (1 Corinthians 16:2).

•By reading my Bible daily.  "This book of instruction must not depart from your mouth; you are to recite it day and night, so that you may carefully observe everything written in it" (Joshua 1:8).
•By participating in Bible study.  "All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness" (2 Timothy 3:16).
•By memorizing Scripture.  "I have treasured Your word in my heart so that I may not sin against You" (Psalm 119:11).

•By using my gifts and talents.  "Based on the gift they have received, everyone should use it to serve others..." (1 Peter 4:10).
•By serving our leaders.  "And He personally gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, for the training of the saints in the work of ministry, to build of the body of Christ" (Ephesians 4:11-12).
•By developing a servant's heart.  "Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus...by assuming the form of a slave..." (Philippians 2:5, 7a).

•By doing my part.  "The harvest is abundant, but the workers are few" (Luke 10:2).
•By inviting the unchurched to attend.  "Go out into the highways and lanes and make them come in, so that my house may be filled" (Luke 14:23).
•By fulfilling the Great Commission.  "Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations..." (Matthew 28:19).

•By loving other members.  "...love one another earnestly from a pure heart..." (1 Peter 1:22).
•By refusing to gossip.  "No rotten talk should come from your mouth, but only what is good for the building up of someone in need..." (Ephesians 4:29).
•By following the leaders.  "Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account, so that they can do this with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you" (Hebrews 13:17).

•By being present.  "...not staying away from our meetings, as some habitually do, but encouraging each other..." (Hebrews 10:2

statement of faith

First Baptist Church Forsyth is an autonomous, independent congregation of baptized believers who choose to cooperate with the Tri-County Baptist Association, the Missouri Baptist Convention, and the Southern Baptist Convention. As an autonomous Baptist congregation existing within the larger body of the New Testament Church, First Forsyth holds to certain core values and beliefs.

We at First Forsyth strongly believe in the soul competency of each individual, which means that each Christian is called to act as a believer-priest in his relationship with God. However, we do hold that inherent with church membership is the requirement of agreement and adherence by each member to the basic beliefs and core values representative of this body and to the structure that governs this body as well.

With this in mind, our core values and statement of faith are presented with a two-fold purpose. First, to help in your decision as to whether you feel God is calling you to become a part of this congregation, and second, to aid you as a member in evaluating and implementing your role.

Baptist Faith and Message. www.sbc.net.

Purpose, vision, Mission

Purpose Statement


We exist to please Christ by fulfilling the functions of a New Testament church.  (2 Corinthians 5:9; Acts 2:42-47)



Vision Statement


Our vision is to grow into a spiritually mature body of believers obediently devoted to the teachings of Scripture.  (1 Corinthians 3:2; Hebrews 5:12; 1 Peter 2:2)



Mission Statement


Our mission is to impact our culture with a radically apparent biblical worldview.  (Matthew 5:13-16; Ephesians 5:8, 11; Colossians 4:6; 1 Thessalonians 5:22)