MISSION

Uniting Generations to Build Christ-Centered Families

MISSION

Kernan Baptist exists to glorify God and make disciples by uniting generations to build Christ-centered families.

OUR VALUES

THE BIBLE
INSTRUCTS US


The Bible is God's authoritative Word and provides instruction for a Christ-centered life.


All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness
2 Timothy 3:16

GRACE
COMPELS US


God's grace is demonstrated by Christ's humble sacrifice and compels us to extend that grace to others.


For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God
Ephesians 2:8

PRAYER
CONNECTS US


Prayer is talking and listening to God, which empowers us for daily living.


Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
James 5:16

DISCIPLESHIP
EQUIPS US


Discipleship is studying and living out God's Word, thus equipping us to go and make disciples.


Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit
Matthew 28:19

RELATIONSHIPS
DEFINE US


Relationships are built upon acts of sharing genuine love for one another and define who we are in Christ.


By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
John 13:35

SERVICE
IDENTIFIES US


Service is the visible expression of our selfless actions for the benefit of others and identifies us as followers of Christ.


But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
James 1:22

OUR BELIEFS



THE BIBLE

Kernan Baptist exists to glorify God and make disciples by uniting generations to build Christ-centered families.

Psalm 119:89; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; I Thessalonians 2:13


THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine Person, equal with God the Father and God the Son. We believe the Holy Spirit convicts the sinner, regenerates the sinner, indwells and seals the believer at the point of initial salvation and that He fills and empowers the believer in order that he may live a holy and fruitful life. We believe every Christian should live life under the control of the Holy Spirit of God. We believe that the evidence of the fullness or control of the Holy Spirit is in living a godly, holy, fruitful, and witnessing life. We do not accept the teaching that any of the sign gifts are to be sought as evidence of the Holy Spirit’s fullness. We do not believe that speaking in tongues is scripturally acceptable for our day and do not practice or teach it. We believe that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is an experience that takes place at the time of salvation and is not separate from salvation.

John 14:16, 26; John 15:26-27; John 16:7-11; Romans 8:1-14; I Corinthians 12:13


HEAVEN

We believe that heaven is a real place. We believe it is a lovely place, a perfect place, a place which will be populated by the saints of God from all ages. We believe the most important thing about heaven is the presence of the Lord Himself. We believe a person must make proper preparations to go to heaven, and that preparation is to receive Jesus Christ as one’s own Lord and Savior.

John 14:1-6; Hebrews 12:22-24; Revelation 21:10-17; 22:1-2


THE LOCAL CHURCH

We believe that the local church is God’s instrument in this present age and that all Christians should both belong to and be an active part of a local New Testament Church. We believe the church is a body of baptized believers in whom Jesus Christ lives and over whom He lords, and is to live under the direction and discipline of the Holy Word of God. They are united together in the Holy Spirit for the purpose of evangelizing the lost, building up the saved, and glorifying the Lord. We believe the church belongs to the Lord Jesus Christ, that He purchased it with His own blood, and we believe that the members of His church should love Christ and all the members of the body ...and they should be faithful to the church’s purposes. We believe in the separation of church and state. We believe the church is a God- governed body with the pastor serving as the spiritual leader of the body.

Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 3:21; Acts 2:41-47


GLOBAL EVANGELISM

We believe that it is the responsibility and privilege of every member of the local church to do everything he or she can to make the gospel of Jesus Christ available to as many people as possible. Hence, we believe that evangelism begins at home as we lead people to saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Then evangelism spreads to the community, the city, the state, the nation, and to the world. We believe that the energies of our church ought to be totally directed to getting the gospel to the masses of the world. We believe it is our solemn responsibility as a church to do everything we can to fulfill the Great Commission.

Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15-16; Luke 24:44-49; John 20:21-23; Acts 1:8


THE GODHEAD

We believe in the only true God, the Creator, Who is eternal, loving, just, merciful, holy and unchanging. We believe that God exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, equal in every divine attribute and executing distinct but complementary offices in the work of redemption.

2 Colossians 2:9; Matthew 28:19; Matthew 3:14-17


MAN IS A SINNER

We believe that Adam, the first man, was created in the image of God and in innocence. However, by his voluntary transgression against the will and law of God, he fell into sin and incurred not only physical death, but spiritual death, which is separation from God. Consequently, all human beings are born with a sinful nature and are in need of redemption.

Psalm 51:5; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23; Ephesians 2:1-4


HELL

We believe that hell is a real place, and it was prepared for the devil and his angels, and that all of those who die outside of the Lord Jesus Christ will spend eternity in hell. We believe that hell is a literal place of physical, mental, spiritual, and eternal suffering. We believe that every person will spend eternity either in heaven or in hell.

Luke 16:19-31; Revelation 20:11-15; Matthew 13:42; Matthew 25:41; Mark 9:43, 46


SATAN

We believe that Satan is a real person, that he was created, that he originally lived in heaven but was cast out of heaven when he rebelled against God. He is totally sinful, he is deceptive, he is powerful, and we believe that he is the leader of a vast host of evil spirits who seek to keep unsaved people lost, who seek to divide and deceive New Testament Churches, and who seek to devour and deceive individual Christians. We believe that Christ defeated the devil at the cross and that the Christian has authority and power over the devil now, through the Lord Jesus Christ. We also believe that Satan will ultimately be cast into the lake of fire at the end of the age.

Isaiah 14:12-17; Ezekiel 28:11-19; Ephesians 6:12; Genesis 3:1; II Corinthians 11:14; Revelation 12:11; I John 4:4


BAPTISM & LORD'S SUPPER

We believe that baptism by immersion is the only Scriptural mode. We believe that baptism does not save, but it is an act of obedience to the command of Christ and a testimony to the world of one’s faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that baptism identifies a believer with Jesus Christ and with the people of God. We further believe that the Lord’s Supper is a symbolic ordinance which pictures Christ’s body broken for our sins and His blood shed for our redemption. We do not believe it is a saving ordinance, but rather symbolical.

Romans 6:1-5; Matthew 28:19-20


JESUS CHRIST IS GOD'S SON

That He pre-existed with God the Father before His birth in Bethlehem... that He was supernaturally conceived by the Holy Spirit in the body of the virgin Mary... that He lived a totally sinless and perfect life... that He died on the cross for the sins of the whole world... that He was buried and supernaturally raised out of the grave and declared the victorious Son of God over sin, death, and hell... that He is presently seated at the right hand of God in the place of authority in heaven... that He is coming back to the earth soon to bodily resurrect the dead in Christ and to rapture every living believer to be carried to heaven with Him.

John 3:16; Colossians 1:17; Isaiah 7:14; Luke 2:26-38; I Peter 2:22,24; Romans 1:1-4; Hebrews 7:25; I Thessalonians 4:13-18


SALVATION

We believe that salvation is by grace through faith, that it is the free gift of God. We believe that man is saved by faith in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe a person must repent of his sin and by faith receive and trust the Person and pro-vision of Jesus Christ as Lord in order to be saved. We believe that salvation is a present reality, that one can be saved and can know that he is saved, and can enjoy his life of salvation. We also believe that all who have been truly born again will be saved forever and cannot lose their salvation. We believe that being saved is the most important experience in every individual’s life.

Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 10:9,10,13; Hebrews 9:22, Romans 5:1-19 Matthew 16:26


THE CHRISTIAN LIFE

We believe the greatest privilege of the Christian is to live for Jesus in this present age. We believe the Christian life is a supernatural life. It is Christ living His life in us and through us. We believe it is a spiritual life. It is the Holy Spirit of God empowering and enabling us to be what God wants us to be. It is a warfare life; it is a constant struggle between the flesh and the spirit. It is a life of separation. We believe the Christian life is one of separation from the ways of the world. It is a life of faith, which is total commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ. It is living by the promises of God and in obedience to the commands of God. It is a life of progress, spiritual growth, and maturity, where we become more and more like Jesus. It is a life of fruitfulness where the fruit of the spirit is exhibited in our lives in the way we live and in the witness of our lives as we lead other people to saving faith in Jesus Christ. We believe that witnessing is a necessary and normal part of the Christian life.

Galatians 2:20, 3:23, 5:17, 3:11, 4:19; 5:22-23 Ephesians 5:18; Acts 1:8; Titus 2:11-13


GIVING

We believe that every Christian should give at least ten percent of his income to the Lord through the local church. We further believe that every Christian should go beyond the tithe in his or her giving to Spirit-directed giving. We believe the Christian’s time, spiritual ability, and money ought to be given back to God as an act of dedication and love to Jesus Christ and in order to fulfill the Great Commission.

Matthew 28:18-20; Leviticus 27:30; Malachi 3:10; Luke 6:38


THE SECOND COMING

We believe that Jesus Christ will come again, visibly and bodily, for those who have trusted Him as Savior and Lord. Those who have died as believers in the Lord Jesus will be resurrected and those who are living believers will be raptured to meet the Lord in the air in glorified bodies. We will return with Christ to rule and reign with Him for a thousand years, a period known as the millennial reign of Christ, which afterwards we will spend eternity in heaven.

Acts 1:9-11; Romans 6:4, 8-9; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Titus 2:13-14


Jeremy Crawford

Pastor to Families and Discipleship

jeremy@kernanchurch.com

Steve Awtrey

Pastor to Children and Recreation

steve@kernanchurch.com

Kyle Lane

Director of Communications

kyle@kernanchurch.com

SUNDAY

9:00am - Small Group Bible Study

10:15am - Worship

Map

Map to Kernan

4000 Kernan Blvd South

What To Expect

Here's what you can expect on Sunday.

Small Groups

Our greeters will help you find the small group that's right for you. We have small groups available for every age at 9:00am.

Worship

After small groups, at 10:15am, we gather for worship in the worship center while the children have their own worship service in the Family Life Center. We will sing a few songs and then enjoy a sermon by one of our pastors.

Meet Us

After worship we would love to get to know you more in our pastor's guest reception area, located outside the worship center.

OUR MINISTRIES

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