Our Beliefs

Our Core Values

  • The Bible:  The Ultimate Truth of the Universe, authoritative, trustworthy, our standard for truth and obedience
  • Christ-Centered Living: loving the Lord God with our whole hearts
  • Dependency on God for every area of our lives
  • Prayer: individual and corporate prayer as crucial in doing God’s work
  • Equipping Believers for a passion-driven, gift-based ministry
  • Missions: taking Christ to the nations by giving, praying, and going
  • Loving Relationships: acceptance, caring for others, forgiving
  • Celebration Worship: vibrant, heartfelt, reflective
  • Small Groups: for spiritual growth and relationship building
  • Strengthening Families: along with strong youth, children’s, and adult ministries
  • Empowering Leadership
"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, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
-Matthew 28:19-20

What We Believe

FBC Cleburne accepts the following as our common ground of faith:

The Bible

The Bible is the ultimate truth of the universe and is the inspired, written record of God’s revelation of Himself to man; and the authority for doctrine and practice.

God, Jesus, and Holy Spirit

God is ruler of all mankind: Christ is the Head of the church ruling through the Holy Spirit.

Church Membership

We believe in a regenerated church membership, and we believe that the conversion experience through faith in Christ is a prerequisite for church membership.

Immersion In Water

We believe that immersion in water answers Christ’s command to baptize and that such immersions symbolize the heart of the gospel message: death, burial, and resurrection.

New Testament Ordinances

We believe in the two New Testament ordinances: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, and we believe that both are symbolic in nature.

The Baptist Faith and Message

We believe that “The Baptist Faith and Message” adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention in 1963 represents a consensus of our membership and is suitable for general instruction and guidance.

Freedom of the Individual Conscience

We believe in the freedom of the individual conscience and in the voluntary principle, not the coercive principle in religion.

Separation of Church and State.

We believe in the principle of separation of church and state.

Christian Cooperation

We believe that Christian cooperation is not dependent upon organizational unification. We believe we are united as brothers in Christ with all others who are children of God by faith in Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Additional Info

The above statements of faith are taken from Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution of First Baptist Church, Cleburne, Texas, adopted April 30, 1989 and amended October 1, 2006.