Our Mission:

To introduce people to Jesus, to help them grow as part of God’s family, clarify their purpose, and equip them for participation in today’s world. 

Our church family’s hope is that we can help you achieve the fullness of life that Jesus was talking about.

 

Our Shared Values and Beliefs:

We believe Jesus Christ is our Savior and Lord. From Him we learn how to live an abundant life, full of joy in service and in fellowship with God.  

We believe the Bible is the Word of God. Scripture reveals God’s plan for salvation through Jesus Christ. It teaches us how to live, serve and become His disciples.  Each day, we strive to  deepen our relationship with God and our understanding of His purpose for us.

We believe Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are symbolic  reminders of God's love.  Baptism is a personal commitment, celebrating new life in Christ. The Lord’s Supper reminds us of Christ’s sacrifice for us on the Cross.

We believe the Church is the body of Christ on earth. A local congregation (church) is a fellowship of believers, not a building or institution. Each individual congregation is autonomous, yet is still part of the larger body of Christ with many expressions and locations. Believers achieve oneness in Christ that transcends all human limitations, including the differences that exist between denominations.  Our greatest joy comes not from being "Baptist" but from being committed followers of Jesus. 

 

Our Affiliations:

In our life together at GBC, we work with:  Dover Baptist Association (local), Baptist General Assembly of Virginia (state), Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (international) and Southern Baptist Convention (international)