We, as members of Locust Grove Baptist Church, humbly submit our lives as prisoners of the Lord, and commit ourselves to walk worthy of the calling with which we were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, and longsuffering, bearing one another in love and to endeavor to keep the unity of the Spirit, just as we were called in one hope of our calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in us all. Furthermore we understand that unto every one of us was given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ and that we have all been gifted for the work of the ministry and for the edifying of the Body, for the purpose that we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ. Therefore we make it our life's duty to be no longer children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but by speaking the truth in love we will grow up in all things into Him, who is the head of the Church, and from whom also the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does it's share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love. We do now in the presence of God commit to these things and to one another, not for our own benefit but for the edification of each other and for the glory and honor of our God, knowing, that though we may fail in our efforts to uphold this commitment completely and totally, we depend solely on God's amazing grace, who has already given us the victory through His Son, and our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Adapted from Ephesians 4:1-16
Our purpose and mission statement...
The purpose of Locust Grove Baptist Church is to faithfully and diligently serve the Lord Jesus Christ through the study of His Holy Word, and by fervent prayer and humility lead our families in godliness and charity. We aim to earnestly and honestly contend for the faith and to uphold sound biblical doctrine without compromise. By God's grace our mission is to be used as an instrument of God to spread the wonderful news of redemption that is in the Lord Jesus Christ.