1. God's Word is our guide and authority for living.
2. People matter to God and therefore matter to us.
Our style of worship is a blend of contemporary praise choruses and traditional hymns, accompanied by a variety of instruments. Not only is it evidence of our generational and cultural diversity, but it also demonstrates that our focus is not on how we worship, but rather Who we worship. Worship is a lifestyle. This concept is the heart of our ministry at Mabel White. We promote a lifestyle of worshipping Jesus Christ every day of the week.
Turning Point at Mabel White Baptist Church exists to build lives that glorify God.
We do this by:
Bringing People In
Building Them Up
Sending Them Out
WHAT WE BELIEVE
1. ABOUT GOD.
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. Genesis 1:1,26-27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 Peter 1:2
2. ABOUT JESUS CHRIST.
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He rose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven's glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:22-23; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 1:3-4; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Hebrews 4:14,15; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13
3. ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT.
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with the power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily. John 16:7-13; 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12; 3:16; 2 Corinthians 3:17; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 1:13; 5:18
4. ABOUT THE BIBLE.
The Bible is God's Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error. Psalm 119:105, 160; 12:6; Proverbs 30:5; 2 Timothy 1:13; 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21
Throughout life we face circumstances that dictate change and our ministry is making the needed changes to be relevant in the 21st century. Here at Turning Point at Mabel White we are committed to helping people navigate these critical times in life by helping them see the need to continually turn to Christ.
These “turning points” are significant as we see people trust Christ for the very first time. It reminds our congregation that our ministry is driven by the passion to see people turn to Christ as well as grow in Christ. It says to our community what our focus is and it reminds us as individuals that as we continually turn to Christ there is victory.
We offer a variety of Bible Study options throughout the year on Wednesday nights. Visit our ministry pages to learn more about our Wednesday night options for Infants to Adults.
3. Every believer should grow to maturity which leads to a life of ministry.
4. Biblical LIFE Groups are a way of life and a way to grow.
The Christian life was never meant to be lived alone. Our LIFE Groups help connect people in similar life stages to walk with each other in their faith. LIFE Groups provide opportunities to Learn the Bible, Involve members in ministry, Fellowship, and Evangelize. You can find more information about our LIFE Groups on our ministry pages.
Mabel White Baptist Church is a diverse Body of Believers in Jesus Christ.
We are a cooperating Southern Baptist Church and are in agreement with the Baptist Faith and Message.
Core Values that define who we are:
5. ABOUT HUMAN BEINGS.
People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like him in character. People are the supreme object of God's creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called "sin". This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life. Genesis 1:17; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; 59:1-2; Romans 3:23
6. ABOUT SALVATION.
Salvation is God's free gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin's penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:2; 14:6; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1
7. ABOUT ETERNAL SECURITY.
Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot "lose" it. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security. John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10,14; 1 Peter 1:3-5
8. ABOUT ETERNITY.
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. Matthew 2:44,46; John 2:25; 3:16; 5:11; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15