A Message from our Pastor
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It is the mission of the One Way Baptist Church to spiritually support, develop, and empower the community as we strive to promote disciples for God. We seek to accomplish our mission with diligent love expressed through the compassion and encouragement that extends through Outreach, Worship, Biblical Education, and Christian Fellowship (OWBC).
As the people of God, we seek to exercise our spiritual gifts for the edification of the body of Christ to motivate and make a positive change in our community.
Our Core Values
Love One Another
(I Peter 4:10)
The Church Must Emphasize Teaching
Exposition is one of the processes of communicating from the Bible the meaning of the text as the biblical author intended and then applying it to the audience in a relevant manner. This is critical because in our community we need to be taught not entertained (I Timothy 4:13; II Timothy 4:1-5).
The Church Cannot Depend on the Government
It is not the government that has the responsibility of taking care of God's family. The church is responsible for the church so that the secular world sees first hand the reality of the divine household at work (John 13:35; Acts 2:44-45; Philippians 4:19).
The Church Must Move Beyond Tradition
While it is true that we have a tremendous heritage as a people, it must not be forgotten it is equally true that we cannot become locked into traditions that are man-made and that are not biblical. Two questions must be asked about all the activities of the church: Is it biblical and then is it effective? The Bible must sit in judgement over our heritage (Matthew 15:1-9; Colossians 2:8).
The Church Must Use the Spiritual Gifts of the Body
One man cannot do it all and should not try. God has so constructed the spiritual body like the human body so that every part must contribute so that the whole might function properly. Believers must be held accountable to serve the rest of the church family so the gifts of the body can be enhanced and leaders developed (Ephesians 4:7-17; I Corinthians 12:12-27; II Timothy 2:2).
The Church Must Disciple It's Members
It is not enough to have people's names on the church roll. They must be held accountable for learning and applying God's truth. This means that the church has to establish accountability mechanisms that are followed up with and by its members (Matthew 28:17-20).
The Church Must Address Sin
This must not be done only through the sermons, but also in the discipline procedures of the church so that the members see the seriousness of the Holy Spirit leading; beginning in the pulpit and moving into the pews (I Corinthians 5:11; II Thessalonians 3:6).
The Church Must Become a Community
The church is not first of all a geographical site where a building is located. It is first and foremost a fellowship of believers who, in response to their Lord, share themselves and their resources to address the needs of its members (Acts 4:32-37).
The Church Must Become Unified
We can ill afford to be divided over non-essential matters. While we cannot compromise biblical truth, if we can find a basis for the unity on the essentials of the faith, then we will have the unity which is necessary to oppose our adversary in the community for which we serve (John 17:12, 21; Ephesians 4:13).
OWBC has Moved from Program to Ministry
The plight of our African American community and families demands that we must move beyond Choir Musicals, Men's and Women's day and other programs that are not tied to ministry.
The Church Must Move from Mediocrity to Excellence
God ought not to receive the leftovers, but rather He ought to have the absolute best we can offer Him given the resources at our disposal. People need to know that when they serve God, they do so in keeping with His perfection (Malachi 1:6-10).
Samuel L. Buhl, Sr.
Dr. Bernard Buhl
Min. William Grantham
Rev. Dr. Robert Enchil
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In Person and Online Morning Worship 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
In Person and Online Communion/Baptism 9:00 AM every First Sunday
Wednesday Bible Study (In Person and Online) 7:00 PM
Senior's Bible Study (In Person Only) Thursdays at 10:00 AM
Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Church Office closed on Fridays.
Phone 512-238-6922 (OWBC)