Our Vision

 

Our Affiliation 

This church is affiliated with the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada and is united with sister churches in:

    1. Encouraging one another;
    2. Giving and receiving advice and assistance; and
    3. Participating in and financially supporting mission together locally, provincially, regionally, nationally and around the world.

When did our story begin?

The Marysville Baptist Church’s story began in 1857 in a log church.  In 1870 a new church building was constructed near the log church to accommodate the growing congregation.  This second church building was dedicated in 1876.  A third Church was built at 389 Canada Street and dedicated in 1905 and was functional for nearly 100 years. Yet, another chapter in the history of the Baptist Church in Marysville occurred in 2003 when a new modern Church was constructed at 150 Cowperthwaite Street.  Our present facility features a gym, large well-equipped kitchen, a large foyer, several classrooms, a modern nursery, offices and Worship Center


Our Purpose

We exist to: worship God in Spirit and in Truth; fellowship together in supportive and encouraging relationships; pray for one another and the world; engage in making disciples who make disciples; and join God as He invites us to join Him in His redemptive mission to our community and beyond.


VISION

We are an authentic faith community who, being rooted in the Gospel of Jesus, is passionate in spirit, creative in our expression and innovative in our mission, equipping Jesus followers to love, obey and serve God with all their hearts.

 

Core Values

  1. Unwavering Integrity
  2. Authentic Community
  3. Gospel Centred
  4. Enduring Quality
  5. Missional Engagement
  6. Equipping for Service

Behaviors

  • Unwavering Integrity

Therefore…

  1. We resolve conflict and offence by going to the offending party first to resolve the issue.
  2. We manage our financial matters responsibly and honestly
  3. We comply with all intellectual property laws
  4. We do right regardless of cost
  5. We preserve Confidentiality
     
  • Authentic Community

Therefore…

  1. We acknowledge our own brokenness: hurts, habits and hang-ups.
  2. We seek out others beyond our normal social circles, inviting them into our lives.
  3. We practise appropriate transparency in all our relationships.
  4. We run headfirst into relationships with others who are broken, modeling the love of Jesus and extending life and hope.
  5. We seek reconciliation and redemption in every circumstance and relationship.
  6. We forego our liberty and freedom to maintain community.
  7. We journey together and all of life, celebrating our joys together, encouraging one another through the challenging times, and sharing our possessions with one another.
  • Gospel Centred

Therefore,

  1. We purpose to know Jesus more intimately
  2. We challenge one another to live and speak repentance and forgiveness
  3. We purpose to walk in victory over temptation and sin (1 Jn 5:1-5)
  4. We proclaim the death and resurrection of Jesus as the remedy for sin & the hope for humanity.
  5. We lead ourselves and one another toward true reconciliation, as we model living the gospel principles of repentance, confession, restoration, and victorious living, believing this to be possible in every relationship.
  6. We equip one another to become at ease and proficient in addressing all of life’s issues using gospel principles.
  7. In our weekend gatherings we solicit a public response to the gospel.
  • Enduring Quality

Therefore,

  1. We diligently prepare ourselves for every act of service.
  2. Every task is significant whether seen or unseen, simple or complex.
  3. We are committed to ongoing development and training for service.
  4. We invest in strategic planning, organizational structures and infrastructure to propel us toward the vision. 
  • Missional Engagement

Therefore,

  1. We are intentional about building relationships outside our normal circles.
  2. We practise hospitality as a foundation for mission.
  3. We are always listening for God’s invitation to be His hands, feet and voice to a person, family and community.
  4. We try to find a way to say “yes” to missional opportunities. 
  • Equipping for Service

Therefore…

  1. We commit ourselves to being equipped to speak the gospel as we enter into and cultivate relationships outside our normal circle.
  2. We purpose to equip and engage every Jesus follower in replicating disciple making.
  3. The primary and objective metric of leadership performance is this: “Has this leader been effective in equipping covenant partners to do the work of ministry”?
  4. In every ministry area, those assigned leadership responsibility must equip new ministers and new leaders.
  5. There is no silver bullet. This is hard work that will be achieved through incremental movement toward the goal.

 

Our Mission

  1. Revise organizational structures, processes and governance to better facilitate the church’s mission and strategies.
  2. Develop a culture of Gospel literacy.
  3. Develop a culture of missional engagement in every sphere (aspect) of our life
  4. Develop a culture that equips and engages every Jesus follower in replicating disciple making.
  5. Develop a serving culture where every covenant partner is both servant and minister.
  6. Enhance environment and infrastructure (facilities and technology) to facilitate the mission and strategies of the church.

Connecting. Equipping. Serving. Sending