Monterey Baptist Church
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Pastor Daryl L. Poe

About Us

Monterey Baptist Church is a Christ Centered, kingdom focused community of believers.    We are affiliated with The Southern Baptist Convention and work in cooperation with The State Convention of Baptist in Ohio and the Cincinnati Area Baptist Association.   We hold the Baptist Faith and Message as our statement of faith.
 
Our Purpose 
To glorify God in all we do. (1 Corinthians 10:31)
Christians are new creations in Christ, recreated to glorify Him through fruitful lives! (John 15:16).  Since the inward nature of Christians is now Christ, the  fruit of the Spirit is the expression of the Person of Christ in our lives (Galatians 5:22-23)!   The key to Christian fruitful living is found in abiding in Christ (John 15:5).
  
 
Our Values
 
Sacrificial Love and Service
Abiding in Christ,  Christians are empowered by the Holy Spirit to live out The Great Commandment: loving God supremely and our fellow man as ourselves. (Matthew 22:37-40)..
   
 
 Our Missional Journey
Sharing Christ's Kingdom  

The "already, but not yet" is the Gospel centered reality of Christ's Kingdom.  "We are God's children now, and what we we will be has not yet appeared"(1 John 3:2).  We seek not only to reach people for Christ but to equip them so that they, in turn, can help fulfill Christ's Great Commission to "go and make disciples of all nations" (Matthew 28:19).  
 
Our Missional Journey intentionally pursues connecting, growing and serving through the ministries of:  
 
Worship: Honoring Christ in  Praise & Prayer 
Discipleship: Maturing in Christ-likeness through obedience to The Word and The Spirit.  
Fellowship: Identifying with Christ's Body through Nurture and Edification  
Evangelism: Multiplying Christ's Followers through loving Witness and Outreach.   
 
Our Vision
 
To Be Like Jesus
God's promise for His church is that we shall be conformed into the image of Christ.  Our lifelong progress of sanctification is to become more Christlike  (Romans 8:28-29).  United in Christ, we are assured of that final victory when we shall see Him face to face (1 John 3:2-3).
 
Therefore, let us confidently journey as a Kingdom focused community that is ever mindful of our Biblical Mission and Purpose:
 
 Sharing Christ's Kingdom 
Connecting...Growing...Serving...Intentionally
 
 All for the Glory of God