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Church Vision

The Restoration Center is where you can restore your mind, body and soul through Christ Jesus under the Anointing of the Holy Spirit.

“Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that kept the law, happy is he.” (Proverbs 29.18)

Our Motto:

Experience the Presence, See the Glory, Sense the Change”

God’s vision for all creation is that it will come perfectly under God’s reign, which is to be a Kingdom of peace and justice, wholeness and completion, happiness and freedom. This reign comes and is to come as a gift by the mighty power of God. It is God who effects it. It is God who saves.

But what does this Kingdom expect of the people by way of response? When God entered into a covenant with Israel, Yahweh (God) reigns over them in a special way (Judges 8:23; 1 Samuel 8:7; Exodus 19:6) and they have the duty of total obedience to God’s will.

Since the Kingdom is God’s will for creation and the people, if the Israelites are to live their covenant relationship with God, they must live their lives according to God’s intentions.

Jesus proclamation of the Kingdom is a proclamation of how people’s lives ought to be lived. As the Kingdom is a manifestation of God’s love for us, we manifest the kingdom by loving God in our neighbor.

The congregation must continue to believe that it is capable of creating a better future on the strength of God’s vision. If that confidence dissipates, so will the backbone and resolve of the church, especially when it experiences hard times, such as environmental challenges, congregational disputes, leadership changes, resource shortfalls and cultural conflicts.

Knowing that the vision represents a route to God’s blessing toward realizing a livable and righteous world that keeps people seeking the future:

  • The church must experience God and seek His kingdom; listen to God and then make decisions.
  • Ministry – Teaches that we at First Baptist Church Crestwood “make full proof of thy ministry.” (2 Timothy 4:5)
  • The laborers must be trained to accomplish God mission; “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15)
  • Evangelism – We must evangelize our Crestwood Community the Internet and the rest of the World.
  • We all must become soul-winners for Christ, Jesus. The Pastor must evangelize.
  • We will put together a witness team to go and pass out spiritual tracks through out the new and old community.
  • Discipleship – We will conduct in house discipleship training.
  • Ensure that the church’s equipment and computer software is up to date for the year 2002 and beyond, with the latest versions installed.
  • We’ll use the mail system and Internet to reach those people who are always visiting the Web sites to inform them about our goal and mission.
  • We will institute a Prison Ministry to be included within the existing Help/Outreach program.
  • Worship – We must continue to emphasize our praise and worship services “But the hour cometh, and now is when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship Him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.” (John 4:23-24)
  • Fellowship – We must fellowship one with another, including fellowshipping with other churches. We are all part of one body, which is Christ, Jesus.
  • Recognize our elders within our church community.
  • Create a disaster team that will be divided among the congregation whose responsibility will be to check on the elderly during and after the time of a natural disaster within the church community.
  • Initiate a youth response group to help the young people to become more focus on creating their own history.
  • Establish a youth conference. Invite the youth in our church community discuss their concerns and problem that they feel is impacting their lives.
  • Expand our Music Department to edify Gods Praises to a new level of Praise and Worship.
  • Ensure our Coed-Softball Team remains in God’s Spirit of sportsman’s ship.
  • Continue our men and women basketball team.
  • Phase I build Gods’ New Tabernacle to support God’s plan.
  • Phase II of our building project will include a Family life center.
  • Phase III build a senior citizen day/night facility.

The Kingdom of God is growing and nothing can stop it. Let First Baptist Church Crestwood continue to stay planted and rooted in God’s Word until He returns to pick His fruit. Let the Church Say Amen!

Dr. Anthony B. Rodgers Sr.

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for our Sunday Worship Services:
8:00 AM and 10:00 AM

Our Location

4701 Bainbridge Blvd
Chesapeake, VA 23320-6308
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Phone: 757-545-3602

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