An Introduction

Heritage Baptist Church have been blessed richly by the Lord Jesus with wonderful fellowship, rich study of the Word of God, and service in the furtherance of the Kingdom of God.  If you are looking for a church to call home, we invite you to visit us.  We would love to meet you and share our heart for ministry to see if Heritage would be the right place for you.

We value Christ-centered worship, strong fellowship in the Body of Christ, expositional preaching and teaching of the Word of God, and cooperative service for the expansion of the Kingdom of God. We have a strong testimony that there is power in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, who has been raised from the dead and exalted to the right hand of God.  He has sent forth the promise – the Holy Spirit – to enable the Body of Christ to boldly proclaim the glorious Good News that there is salvation in no other name but in Jesus the Messiah.  And therefore, we beg you, as though God were making an appeal through us: Be reconciled to God through repentance and faith in the Gospel of Jesus!

Our Heritage in Jesus Christ

Even though we appreciate our Baptist heritage, we see ourselves more profoundly as Christians who cherish the inheritance found only in Christ, an inheritance which is “imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away” (1 Peter 1:4). For this reason, we joyfully proclaim the Gospel of God’s sovereign grace in our evangelism and our services, and strive to build up the body of Christ by the work of the Holy Spirit through obedience to His word. Our fellowship is firmly grounded in the New Covenant, the Word of God, and the righteousness of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Worship In Spirit and In Truth

Since our goal is to worship God “in spirit and in truth”, Heritage strives to provide a simple format in each service so the worshiper can meet with God. As shepherds to the flock, our elders preach Christ crucified, encourage a life of godliness and devotion throughout the week, provide a place to assemble, and lead the service in a simplicity that does not distract from one’s worship. This concentration upon approaching the Lord in humble reverence is why we do not implement the trappings of theatrical staging that are prevalent in some churches today.

We believe the Scriptural evidence demonstrates that true worship is responding to the glory of God. Therefore our goal is to present Christ as revealed in the Word of God, and allow the Holy Spirit to cause the response of worship in the hearts of those in our congregation through adoration, prayers, and hymns.

Knit Together in Love

Nurturing the bond between believers is a particular focus at Heritage. Our Sunday evening and mid-week gatherings are a special time for prayer, fellowship, and discussion of the things of God, in order that we might redeem the time as wise builders, working diligently to build up one another in Christ by the sovereign work of the Spirit (Ephesians 5:15-21). Typically, we meet at a family home to encourage a warm atmosphere of Christian hospitality and intimacy.

On Wednesday nights, we divide our time between a period of prayer and supplication before the Lord and a study of Scriptures.  Sunday night meetings every other week allow a more informal fellowship time in which to have prayer and edifying discussions on Scripture or faith and practice.  Other fellowship opportunities like picnics, game nights, and ministry projects are all part of the joyful interaction we seek in our shared love for Jesus Christ and His people.

Colossians 3:11–17

Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all. Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Ephesians 4:1–7

“I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.”