The Parkers Chapel First Baptist Church mission is to be used by God to share love of Jesus through our God given purposes.

I. WE EXIST TO CELEBRATE GOD’S PRESENCE (WORSHIP – John 4:20-24)
A. God’s presence is REAL.  (Matt. 18:20 & Rev. 2:1)
B. God’s passion is for WORSHIPPERS (John 4:23,24)
C. God’s pattern is ESTABLISHED.
1. In spirit and in truth (John 4:24)
2. Decently and in order (I Cor. 14:40)
3. Honor and glory (I Cor. 10:31)
D. God’s purpose is GOOD.
1. Real worship provides CELEBRATION.
(Psalm 122:1; II Corinthians 2:14; Rom. 8:37;   I John 5:4,5)
2. Real worship provides INSPIRITATION.
(Isaiah 40:31)
3. Real Worship provides PREPARATION.
(Luke 4:10; Ephesians 4:11,12)

II. WE EXIST TO SHARE GOD’S SON (EVANGELISM – Mark 16:15; ACTS 1:8)
A. God commanded us to GO.
B. God loves people A LOT.
(Gen. 1:28, Luke 14:23, II Peter 3:9, Matt. 16:18).

III. WE EXIST TO ENJOY GOD’S FAMILY (FELLOWSHIP – Romans 12:5, Ephesians 2:19)
A. Every child NEEDS a family (Psalm 68:6)
Your Church Family Provides:  stability, security, health, support and encouragement to face and solve problems,
a place to be loved and accepted, fulfills the need to belong, a cure for loneliness, life-skills, and an environment for growth.
B.   Every child CONTRIBUTES to the family.
(Hebrews 10:24,25, Acts 2:42-47, Heb. 3:13)
1.  Love one another (Romans 13:8)
2.  Preferring one another (Romans 12:10)
3.  Be of the same mind one towards another (Romans 12:16)
4.  Receive one another (Romans 15:7)
5.  Admonish one another (Romans 15:14)
6.  Have the same care one for another (I Cor.  12:25)
7.  Serve one another (Galatians 5:13)
8.  Forbearing one another (Ephesians 4:2)
9.  Be ye kind one to another (Ephesians 4:32)
10.  Forgiving one another (Eph. 4:32)
11.  Lie not one to another (Col. 3:9)
12.  Comfort one another (I Thess. 4:18)
13.  Edify one another (I Thess. 4:18)
14.  Exhort one another (Heb. 3:13)
15.  Speak not evil one of another (James 4:11)
16.  Grudge not one against another (James 5:9)
17.  Pray one for another (James 5:16)
18.  Having compassion one of another (I Peter 3:8)
19.  Be subject one to another (I Peter 5:5)
20.  Fellowship one with another (I John 1:7)

IV. WE EXIST TO TEACH GOD’S WORD (DISCIPLESHIP – Matthew 28:18-20)
A. God wants GROWING Children (II Peter 3:18; I Peter 2:2, Luke 2:52).
B. God wants MATURE Children ( Hebrews 6:1, Ephesians 4:11-13).
four marks of a mature person:
1. SELF – SUPPORTING  (Hebrews 5:13)
2. SELF – GOVERNING (Hebrews 5:14)
3. SELF – PROPAGATING  (Hebrews 5:12)
4. SELF – EXPRESSING (John 4:23-24)

V. WE EXIST TO DEMONSTRATE GOD’S LOVE (MINISTRY – John 13:36)
A. God’s view of MINISTRY (Galatians 5:13)  Ministry is meeting any need of another with love.
B. God’s view of MINISTERS (Rev. 1:6, Ephesians 4:11-16; I Corinthians 12:18-27)
1. Every member is a MINISTER.
2. Every task is IMPORTANT.
3. Every minister is UNIQUE.

A healthy church has a balance of all five reasons for her existence. A healthy Christian is participating in all five of these areas.