CONNECTING people to Jesus Christ.
Sarasota Baptist Church exists to glorify God by sharing the gospel with unbelievers, serving the hurting, equipping believers practically with God’s Word, and exalting Jesus Christ in worship while encouraging people to live in an atmosphere of love and grace.
We are committed to DEVELOPING fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ and MULTIPLYING communities of faith.
Our Guiding Principles
We are committed to:
- Engaging people with the Gospel
Matthew 28:18-20 NASB
18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."
- Praying with Power
John 16:24 NASB
24 Until now you have asked for nothing in My name; ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be made full.
- Growing together in small groups
2 Timothy 2:2 NASB
2 The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.
- Mobilizing people to serve
Ephesians 4:11-12 NASB
11 And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the [a]saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ
- Expanding ministry influence
Acts 1:8 NASB
8 "...but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth."
1 Corinthians 9:19-22 NASB
19 For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a slave to all, so that I may win more. 20 To the Jews I became as a Jew, so that I might win Jews; to those who are under the Law, as under the Law though not being myself under the Law, so that I might win those who are under the Law; 21 to those who are without law, as without law, though not being without the law of God but under the law of Christ, so that I might win those who are without law. 22 To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak; I have become all things to all men, so that I may by all means save some.
- Worshiping authentically
Hebrews 10:24-25 NASB
24 ...and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, 25 not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.
- Relating to people with love and grace
Ephesians 4:32 NASB
32 Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.