The purpose of Fayetteville Street Baptist Church is based on the scriptural reference in Acts 2:41-43.  The Scripture states four purposes for the New Testament Church which are also the foundational purposes for our church.  All decisions and ministries will be based upon the following purposes:

Evangelism – Fayetteville Street Baptist Church exists to reach lost people for whom Christ died.  Luke 19:10 tells us that the Son of Man came to seek and to save that which was lost.  Jesus provided salvation by His substitutionary death on the cross.  When He ascended back into heaven, He gave the church the commission to take the Gospel into all the world (Matthew 28:19-20).

Edification – Fayetteville Street Baptist Church exists to help believers become fully devoted followers of Christ.  After the 3,000 were saved and added to the church on the day of Pentecost, “they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine” (Acts 2:42-42).  Fayetteville Street Baptist Church must not only win the lost, but it must also nurture new babes in Christ.  Edification includes nurturing, maturing, and reproducing.  We cannot be satisfied until every believer has become a mature, reproducing disciple of the Lord Jesus.

Fellowship – Fayetteville Street Baptist Church exists to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs within the body of Christ and to provide a biblical means of mutual accountability.  Not only did the New Testament church see 3,000 saved and continue daily in the apostles’ doctrines, they also continued steadfastly in the fellowship.  Christian fellowship means meeting the basic needs of every individual.  We are our brother’s keeper and accountable to one another.

Worship – Fayetteville Street Baptist Church exists to worship and glorify God together as a body of believers.  The ultimate purpose of our church is to glorify God and honor Him.  May all that we do, say, or think as individual believers and as a local body of believers, bring glory to our Lord Jesus Christ.  It is important that we understand our purpose as a church.  Everything we do must be determined by our purpose.  Unfortunately, many churches today have gotten away from these four basic biblical purposes.  May that never be true of Fayetteville Street Baptist Church.

SECTION 2

This church, Fayetteville Street Baptist Church, is to remain independent and free from any alliance, conference, associations, or convention. This decision should not be altered in any way, unless by a three-fourths majority vote of active membership roll.

This congregation is organized as a church exclusively for charitable, religious, and educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (C) of the United States Revenue Law.