We believe that all Christians should strive to love people and to share with them the gospel of grace. It is our duty to inform every person we encounter that salvation is for them; regardless of their ethnicity, nationality, social status, choice of clothing, or gender. God calls each and every one of us to live a life that is transformed by the teachings, actions, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
These beliefs shape the attitude and purposes of Student Ministry at Locust Grove Baptist Church. Because Christ died for all, we want our church to be open to all. Therefore we seek to create a place that all students can call home, worship services where students can praise God, and opportunities for students to serve the poor.
“There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:28)
“If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9)
“If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death— even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:1-11)