The purpose of First Baptist Church of Lisbon ND shall be the proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ,  the administration of the ordinances of the New Testament, the education of and spiritual nurturing of its members and the spread of the gospel of Jesus Christ to our community and around the world.

Statement Of Faith

First Baptist Church of Lisbon accepts the Scriptures as its authority in matters of faith and practice. Its understanding of Christian truth as contained therein, is in essential accord with beliefs of Baptist Churches but it has no creed apart from the New Testament.

We Believe

  • In the one living God, who is Father, Son (John 10:30), Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19) Creator and Redeemer.
  • In the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, His life without sin, and His death on the cross for all persons. (Colossians 1:15-23)
  • In the bodily resurrection of Christ from the grave, His ascension into Heaven and His promised return. (John 14:3)
  • In the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, who comforts, teaches and nurtures believers and convicts the world of God’s truth. (John 14:26)
  • The Bible to be the inspired Word of God. (II Timothy 3:16, II Peter 1:21)
  • That every person can approach God directly through Christ. (Romans 5:1-2)
  • That the nature of human beings is basically sinful (Roman 3:23) but we are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ as a gift from God, and this faith produces works. (Ephesians 2:8-10)
  • In the symbolic ordinances of the believer’s baptism by immersion (Acts 2:38) and the observance of the Lord’s Supper administered to all believers (Acts 8:12, I Corinthians 11:23-29)
  • In the spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ; we willingly and joyfully enter into worship, praise, prayer and fellowship with other believers. (Acts 2:42-47)
  • In the autonomy of the local church.
  • In the separation of church and state (Matthew 22:18-21)
  • In a world-wide outreach through missions and evangelism. (Matthew 28:19-20)

Church Covenant

We believe the Spirit of God has led us to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior.

On profession of faith, we have been baptized in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

We enter into covenant as one body of Christ with God, the Father as out witness.

We commit ourselves to work together in Christian love by the help of the Holy Spirit

to advance the church in knowledge, holiness and comfort

to promote its spirituality and prosperity

to sustain its worship, ordinances, doctrines and discipleship

to contribute our tithes and offerings cheerfully and regularly in support of the ministry, church expenses, welfare of the poor and the spreading of the Gospel through missions.

We commit ourselves to spend time daily in family and personal Bible reading and prayer, to educate our children in our faith; to seek salvation of our family, friends and neighbors, to live properly as good examples in our area of the world, to avoid any and all kinds of substance abuse; to be honest in our dealings and faithful in our responsibilities.

We commit ourselves to courtesy in speech, avoiding gossip and controlled anger, willing to forgive and ask for forgiveness, always ready for reconciliation.

Further, we commit ourselves to advance the Kingdom of God with zeal, to watch over one another in Christian love, to remember each other in prayer, to help each other in sickness and distress and to practice Christian compassion.