We could start by saying who we are not.
We are not a building. We are not an organization. We are not an institution.
We are a Family of Faith.
Our Mission Statement
First Baptist Church of Clemson, an inclusive community of faith, seeks to worship, glorify, and serve God, as revealed in Jesus Christ, both locally and globally.
This Church accepts the Scriptures as our authority on faith and practice. The Church also values other confessional statements of the Christian community that bear witness to our Lord. The Church governance shall be independent, autonomous and congregational in organization and polity. Congregational participation in Church governance shall be achieved through a system of standing ministry teams, councils, and committees functioning with the guidance of, and in concert with, the Senior Pastor and the Ministerial Staff; working together under the leadership of the Holy Spirit to accomplish the objectives of the Church ministries and programs.
Affirmation of Faith
Each week during Sunday morning worship we recite the following Affirmation of Faith:
We believe in God who has created and is creating,
who has come in Jesus, the Word made flesh
to reconcile and make new,
who works in us and others by the Spirit.
We are called to be the church, to celebrate God’s presence,
to love and serve others, to seek justice and resist evil,
and to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen,
our Judge and our hope.
In life, in death, and in life beyond death,
God is with us. We are not alone. Thanks be to God!
-Modified “An Affirmation of Faith,” United Church of Canada